Vernon M. Chinchilli, PhD

Vernon M. Chinchilli, is a Distinguished Professor and Chair in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the Penn State College of Medicine. His professional experience includes two years as a post-doctoral fellow in mathematical statistics at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (1979-1981), 11 years as Assistant Professor through Professor in the Department of Biostatistics at the Medical College of Virginia Commonwealth University (1981-1992), and the subsequent years as Professor at the Penn State College of Medicine (1992-current).

Dr. Chinchilli has contributed extensively to the biostatistical and biomedical research literature with 350 peer-reviewed publications. He has developed a biostatistical methodology appropriate for the analysis of biomedical research data from multi-center trials. His publications include papers dealing with methods for the multivariate analysis of continuous outcome variables, such as repeated measurement/longitudinal data analysis for parallel and crossover designs, nonparametric multivariate analysis, measures of agreement, equivalence testing of competing therapies, and the consistency of results across centers within a multi-center clinical trial. He co-authored a book with Edward F. Vonesh, PhD, entitled Linear and Nonlinear Models for the Analysis of Repeated Measurements in 1997. 

Dr. Chinchilli’s activities as Principal Investigator of NIH-funded data coordinating centers (DCCs) include

  • Asthma Clinical Research Network (ACRN), 1993-2011
  • Childhood Asthma Research and Education (CARE) Network, 1999-2007
  • Community and Child Health Network (CCHN), 2006-2013
  • Assessment, Serial Evaluation, and Subsequent Sequelae in Acute Kidney Injury (ASSESS-AKI) Consortium, 2008-2021
  • Type 1 Diabetes in Acute Pancreatitis Consortium (T1DAPC), 2020-2025