Steven Joffe, MD, MPH
Steven Joffe, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at DFCI and a faculty member of the McGraw/Patterson Center for Population Sciences, has served as Faculty Director of the SDMC since 2007. Dr. Joffe is a pediatric oncologist, medical ethicist, and health policy researcher whose work involves extensive use of survey methods. His research focuses on the ethical challenges of human subject research, particularly pediatric research ethics, cancer clinical trials, ethical aspects of research design, conflict of interest, and ethical issues in genomic research.
Yolanda Martins, PhD
Yolanda Martins, PhD, Senior Survey Methodologist, and a faculty member in General Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, joined the SDMC in the fall of 2010. Dr. Martins provides scientific leadership for the Core’s activities. She serves as the principal methodological consultant for investigators seeking to make use of the Core’s resources. She has expertise in research design and methodology, including questionnaire development, patient-reported outcomes, psychometric testing and assessment and the relationship between attitudes and behaviors. In addition, she has extensive experience in behavioral research statistical analyses and has worked with a variety of populations ranging from infants to adults in varying sociocultural group. She has served as a methodological consultant for academics and governments in areas including medicine, psychology, health, and education. She also has over 12 years of experience teaching statistics, research methods, survey design and testing and assessment, to undergraduate and graduate students, and colleagues.