Susanne S. Hoeppner, Ph.D., M.Ap.Stat, is a biostatistician and epidemiologist at the Center for OCD and Related Disorders (CORD) and an Assistant Investigator in Psychology (Psychiatry) at the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. Dr. Hoeppner received her Ph.D. in Oceanography and Coastal Sciences and her Master in Applied Statistics from Louisiana State University and conducted three years of post-doctoral research in climate change ecology at the University of Massachusetts Boston and Purdue University. With more than 12 years of experience in research and clinical investigation, she has extensive training and expertise in experimental design, statistical analysis and simulation modeling. Dr. Hoeppner’s clinical interests are in dynamic health behavior modeling and positive psychology. She has served as the principal statistician on pivotal trials approved by the FDA and has designed and analyzed Phase I-III studies in addiction, psychiatry, and psychology. She also has ample experience setting up, updating, and overseeing the use of electronic data capture forms as implemented via REDCap, having designed and managed such databases for several single- and multi-site clinical trials at MGH, and routinely trains and advises research assistants, data managers, and clinical staff on principles of good clinical practice.
Dalton Klare graduated from Texas State University with a B.A. in Psychology and M.A. in Psychological Research. His master’s thesis examined substance use in college students based on dimensions of sexual orientation and has published research aimed at understanding disparities for sexual minority people in areas of prescription drug misuse, social media use, and IO psychology. His interests are broadly in quantitative, clinical, and health psychology. He was previously a statistics instructor in graduate school, a clinical research coordinator while working in dermatology, and a data specialist for a global startup company. He wants to gain valuable experience with clinical data management and data analysis while working with the Center for OCD and Related Disorders and hopes to one day pursue a quantitative focused PhD program and concentrate on applied quantitative approaches to complex research questions.