Elkan F. Halpern, PhD

Statistical Consultant Elkan F. Halpern
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Dr. Halpern received a BA in mathematics from Harvard College and a M.S and Ph.D. in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Michigan. He has been on the faculty of the statistics department at Rutgers University and the mathematics department at Boston University. He was Vice President and Principal Statistician for Consulting Statisticians, Inc. and later PAREXEL for fifteen years. In all, Dr. Halpern has been involved in the design, conduct, and analysis of clinical trials, including screening and prevention trials, for more than 35 years. His principal research interests are in the design and analysis of radiology clinical and preclinical trials, and he has particular expertise in imaging technology evaluation.


  • Lubitz, C. C., Gregorio, L. D., Fingeret, A. L., Economopoulos, K., Teremzawi, D., Hassan, M., Parangi, S., Stephen, A., Halpern, E. F., Donelan, K. & Swan, J. S. (2017). Measurement and Variation in Estimation of Quality of Life Effects of Patients Undergoing Treatment for Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma.. Thyroid : official journal of the American Thyroid Association, 27(2), 197-206. [Online version]
  • Elmi, A., Murphy, J., Hedgire, S., McDermott, S., Abtahi, S.-M., Halpern, E. F., Castillo, C. F. & Harisinghani, M. (2017). Post-Whipple imaging in patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma: association with overall survival: a multivariate analysis.. Abdominal radiology (New York), . [Online version]
  • Cheng, K.-H., Handschumacher, M. D., Assuncao, B. M., Sebag, I. A., Halpern, E. F. & Scherrer-Crosbie, M. (2017). Contraction Timing Patterns in Patients Treated for¬†Breast Cancer Before and After Anthracyclines¬†Therapy.. Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography, . [Online version]
  • Eisenberg, J., Reisner, A. T., Binder, W. D., Zaheer, A., Gunn, M. L., Linnau, K. F., Miller, C. M., Tramontano, A., Herring, M., Dowling, E., Halpern, E. F., Donelan, K., Gazelle, G. S. & Pandharipande, P. (2017). Role of CT in the Diagnosis of Nonspecific Abdominal Pain: A Multicenter Analysis.. AJR. American journal of roentgenology, , 1-7. [Online version]
  • Veld, J., Vossen, J. A., Bernstein, K. D., Halpern, E. F., Torriani, M. & Bredella, M. A. (2016). Adipose tissue and muscle attenuation as novel biomarkers predicting mortality in patients with extremity sarcomas.. Eur Radiol, 26(12), 4649-4655. [Online version]