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Martin Kulldorff

Martin Kulldorff is a Senior Scholar at the Brownstone Institute, a Fellow at the Academy for Science and Freedom, and co-author of the Great Barrington Declaration. He received his Ph.D. in operations research-applied probability from Cornell University, and he has been Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Associate Professor of Statistics and Director of the Division of Biostatistics at the University of Connecticut, Biostatistician at the National Cancer Institute, and Associate Professor of Statistics at Uppsala University in Sweden.

A contributing author to numerous scholarly books, he is the author of over 200 articles and reviews in peer-reviewed science journals, and his popular articles have appeared in such publications as USA Today, Wall Street Journal, The Hill, The Spectator, Spiked, Newsweek, Toronto Sun, Epoch Times, and The Federalist.

He has served on numerous scientific advisory committees to the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control. And, he was named Honorary Doctor of 2020 at the Faculty of Science and Technology at Umeå University.

Kulldorff developed a free SaTScan software program used for geographical and hospital disease surveillance as well as a TreeScan software program for data mining. He is the co-developer of the R-Sequential software program for exact sequential analysis. However, his key scientific contribution is the development of the statistical and epidemiological methods that are used in the software. These methods include spatial and space-time scan statistics, the tree-based scan statistics and various sequential analysis methods.