Professor and Head
Hasselt University & University of Leuven
Geert Molenberghs is Professor of Biostatistics at the Universiteit Hasselt and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium. He received the B.S. degree in mathematics (1988) and a Ph.D. in biostatistics (1993) from the Universiteit Antwerpen. Dr Molenberghs published methodological work on surrogate markers in clinical trials, categorical data, longitudinal data analysis, and on the analysis of non-response in clinical and epidemiological studies. He served as Joint Editor for Applied Statistics (2001-2004), Co-editor for Biometrics (2007--2009) and as President of the International Biometric Society (2004-2005). He currently is Co-editor for Biostatistics (2010--). He was elected Fellow of the American Statistical Association and received the Guy Medal in Bronze from the Royal Statistical Society. He has held visiting positions at the Harvard School of Public Health (Boston, MA). He is founding director of the Center for Statistics at Hasselt University and currently the director of the Interuniversity Institute for Biostatistics and statistical Bioinformatics, I-BioStat, a joint initiative of the Hasselt and Leuven universities. Geert Molenberghs and Geert Verbeke are editor and author of several books on longitudinal data analysis, possibly subject to missingness (Springer Lecture Notes 1997, Springer Series in Statistics 2000, Springer Series in Statistics 2005, Chapman Hall/CRC 2007), and they have taught well over a hundred short and longer courses on the topic in universities as well as industry, in Europe, North America, Latin America, and Australia. Geert Verbeke and Geert Molenberghs received several Excellences in Continuing Education awards for courses offered at the Joint Statistical Meetings.