Marlena Gehret Plagianos is a senior biostatistician at the Population Council’s Center for Biomedical Research, working in both the HIV and AIDS and Reproductive Health programs. Her primary responsibility is to ensure that data collected in clinical trials is organized and formatted to meet analytical and regulatory requirements. She provides statistical consulting, such as sample-size calculation, and writes analysis plans. With extensive experience in SAS programming, she executes analyses for manuscripts and designs graphs for presentations.
From 2004 to 2008, Plagianos worked for the Council’s HIV and AIDS program 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.