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Howard Friedman


Howard Friedman

Education:
BS, Applied Physics; Binghamton University
MS, Statistics; John Hopkins University
PhD, Biomedical Engineering; John Hopkins University

Professional experience:
Howard Friedman works as a statistician and health economist for the United Nations, currently focused on the areas of maternal and newborn child health, health expenditures, and fertility at UNFPA. He has been a lead modeler on a number of key United Nations projects including the ICPD @ 15 Costing, High Level Task Force on Innovative Financing, and the Adding It Up reports. He is credited with being the lead developer of the tool used for costing the Health-related Millennium Development Goals within UNDP. Prior to joining the United Nations, Friedman ran Analytic Solutions LLC which provides consulting services in areas of designing, developing and modeling data. This work also included teaching taught data mining and modeling techniques for major international corporations and foreign governments. Before owning Analytic Solutions, LLC, he was a director at Capital One where he led teams of statisticians, analysts and programmers in various areas of operations and marketing. Howard is the author of over 35 scientific articles and book chapters in areas of applied statistics, and health economics.

Courses I teach include

Propensity Score Matching, Adjustment, and Randomized Experiments
Establishing Causal Inferences: Propensity Score Matching, Heckman's Two-Stage Model, Interrupted Time Series, and Regression Discontinuity Models

What students are saying:

Howard displayed a fantastic combination of intelligence, teaching skill, and common sense that was certainly among the best I have ever experienced.
This was some of the very best instruction I have ever experienced.
Very knowledgeable, well-spoken, and entertaining which says a lot when teaching a statistical course.

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