Joseph C. Cappelleri

Pfizer – Global Research and Development

Phone: (860) 389-8107
Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Meta Analysis, Psychometry and Epidemiology


Joseph C. Cappelleri earned his MS in statistics from the City University of New York (Baruch College), PhD in psychometrics from Cornell University, and MPH in epidemiology from Harvard University. Dr. Cappelleri is an executive director of biostatistics in the Statistical Research and Data Science Center at Pfizer Inc, where he is the recipient of the Craig A. Saxton Clinical Development Excellence Award. As an adjunct professor, he has served on the faculties at Brown University (biostatistics), Tufts Medical Center (medicine), and the University of Connecticut (statistics). He has served on the executive council of the New England Statistical Society, where he has served as its president and chaired its Chernoff Excellence in Statistics Award. The most published author in the history of Pfizer, and among the most prolific in the pharmaceutical industry, he has co-authored about 600 publications and 1200 external presentations on clinical and methodological topics, including on regression-discontinuity designs, meta-analysis, and health measurement scales. Dr. Cappelleri is the lead author of the book “Patient-Reported Outcomes: Measurement, Implementation and Interpretation” and has co-authored or co-edited three other books (“Design and Analysis of Subgroups with Biopharmaceutical Applications,” “Statistical Topics in Health Economics and Outcomes Research,” “Phase II Clinical Development of New Drugs”). He is an elected Fellow of the American Statistical Association.

Courses and Seminars

Since 2003, Dr. Cappelleri has been teaching the “Introduction to Epidemiology” course at UConn every academic year.

In addition, he has delivered seminars on patient-reported outcomes and meta-analysis at UConn and has also interacted with faculty and students there.