Eric Tchetgen Tchetgen, PhD



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Eric Tchetgen Tchetgen, PhD

University Professor; Professor of Biostatistics; Professor of Statistics and Data Science

As University Professor, Dr. Tchetgen Tchetgen holds joint primary appointments in the Department of Statistics and Data Science at The Wharton School and in the Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics at the Perelman School of Medicine. He received his BS in Applied Mathematics from Yale University in 1999 and his PhD in Statistics from Harvard University in 2006. After serving on the faculty of the Harvard School of Public Health for ten years, he joined The Wharton School in 2018 as the Luddy Family President’s Distinguished Professor and Professor of Statistics and Data Science. 

Dr. Tchetgen Tchetgen is a world leader in the field of causal inference. In recognition of his ground-breaking research, he was a co-recipient of the 2022 Rousseeuw Prize awarded to Causal Inference for pioneering research on causal inference with real-world applications in medicine and public health. He is co-director of the Center for Causal Inference at Penn.

Content Area Specialties

Semiparametric theory, nonparametric statistics, causal inference, missing data, and epidemiologic methods.

Methodology Specialties

Observational studies, broken experiments, genome-wide association studies, Mendelian randomization, confounding proxies, and negative control methodology.

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