Denis Agniel

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Ph.D. in biostatistics, Harvard University; A.M. in biostatistics, Harvard University; M.S. in statistics, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; B.S. in statistics, Loyola University Chicago; B.A. in philosophy, Loyola University Chicago


Denis Agniel is a statistician at the RAND Corporation. While he works broadly in health policy, his active areas of research include substance use, HIV, and medical informatics. His methodological interests include longitudinal data, multivariate and mixed outcomes, survival analysis, multiple hypothesis testing, nonparametric and semiparametric statistics, and causal inference. Recent projects include estimating the association between opioid misuse and post-surgical opioid prescriptions and personalizing treatment for adolescents with substance use problems. He received his Ph.D. in biostatistics from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and he maintains a part-time appointment at Harvard Medical School in biomedical informatics.

Concurrent Non-RAND Positions

Lecturer of Biomedical Informatics, Harvard Medical School