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Faculty Detail    
Campus Address RPHB 327D Zip 0022
Phone  (205) 975-9241
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Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Secondary  Medicine  Med - Preventive Medicine Professor
Center  Comp Arthritis, MSK, Bone & Autoimmunity Ctr  Comp Arthritis, MSK, Bone & Autoimmunity Ctr Professor Distinguished
Center  Comprehensive Diabetes Center  Comprehensive Diabetes Center Professor Distinguished
Center  Integrative Center for Aging Research  Integrative Center for Aging Research Professor Distinguished
Center  General Clinical Research Center  Center for Outcomes & Effectiveness Res & Educ Professor Distinguished
Center  General Clinical Research Center  Ctr for Clinical & Translational Sci Professor Distinguished
Center  General Clinical Research Center  Nephrology Research & Training Center Professor Distinguished
Center  Medicine  Ctr Cardiovasc Bio (Org Ret) Professor Distinguished
Center  Neurology   Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute Professor Distinguished
Center  Nutrition Sciences   Nutrition Obesity Res Ctr (NORC) Professor Distinguished
Center  UAB Ctr for Study of Community Health  UAB Ctr for Study of Community Health Professor Distinguished
Primary  Biostatistics  Biostatistics Professor Distinguished

Graduate Biomedical Sciences Affiliations
Medical Scientist Training Program 

Biographical Sketch 
Dr. George Howard received his training in biostatistics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has had extensive experience in biostatistics, data management, and the direction of coordinating centers of multicenter studies. He is currently the PI of the REasons for Geographic And Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) Study, a longitudinal cohort study of 30,239 African American and white participants in 48 states. He is the co-PI of statistical analysis center for the Carotid Revascularization Endarterectomy Stenting Trial (CREST), and the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study. He has previously been the PI of the coordinating centers for the Insulin Resistance Athersclerosis Study (IRAS) and the Secondary Prevention of Small Subcortical Stroke (SPS3) studies, He has been a co-investigator in numerous epidemiological studies and clinical trials including Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC), the Community Hospital-Based Stroke Program, the Postmenopausal Estrogen/Progestin Interventions (PEPI) study, and the Asymptomatic Carotid Atherosclerosis Study (ACAS). In addition to multicenter trials experience, he has also participated in multicenter ultrasound efforts and analyses including ARIC and ACAS. He has published extensively in the analysis of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular risk factors, and has an interest in the development and application of statistical techniques in large multicenter clinical trials and epidemiological studies.