Marlena Gehret Plagianos is a senior data manager in the Reproductive Health program at the Population Council’s Center for Biomedical Research. Her primary responsibility is to prepare electronic datasets from clinical trials for analysis by programmers and statisticians. She also performs SAS programming for data management and analysis for manuscripts.
Plagianos rejoined the Council in 2011, having worked from 2004 to 2008 in the HIV and AIDS program, also as a senior data manager. From 2008 to 2011, she worked with the New York City Department of Health, focusing on disease surveillance as part of a project involving electronic health record implementation.
Plagianos holds an MS in biostatistics from the Mailman School of Public Health of Columbia University, and a BA in statistics and biomathematics from Rutgers University.