Dr. Schechtman is a Professor of Biostatistics and a Professor of Medicine in Cardiology. He received a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Washington University in 1978. He is an applied statistician with expertise in the design and anaylsis of clinical trials. Dr. Schechtman has broad experience in the conduct of both small clinical trials and large multicenter clinical trials, especially in the areas of cardiology and exercise physiology.
Dr. Schechtman currently directs all consulting activities within the division of Biostatistics. He is the Director of the Biostatistics Core of Washington University’s Pepper Center, a multifaceted program project which is studying the effects of exercise and hormone replacement therapy in older adults. In collaboration with the School of Public Health at St. Louis University, he also directs the Biostatistics subcontracts of two NIH funded randomized trials focused on improving the diet of inner city youth and on encouraging women to have mammograms. He is actively associated with the Coordinating Centers for several multicenter clinical trials and observational studies. Thus, he has served as the Director of Biostatistics and Data Management for the Diltiazem Reinfarction Study and as an investigator or Co-principal investigator at the Data Coordinating Center of the HERITAGE Family Study, the Frailty and Injuries Cooperative Study of Intervention Techniques (FICSIT), and the Collaborative Longitudinal Evaluation of Keratoconus Study (CLEK). Dr. Schechtman is also the Biostatistician for the Protocol Review and Monitoring Committee of the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center, directs the Biostatistics Core of an asthma program project, and is an investigator in a randomized clinical trial focused on exercise following hip fracture.