Ralph Benedict D’Agostino Jr., Ph.D.

Ralph D'Agostino

Title: Professor of Biostatistical Sciences
Company: Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Location: Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States

Ralph Benedict D’Agostino Jr., Ph.D. Professor of Biostatistical Sciences at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in statistics and higher education.

Inspired to enter the field of education by his father, Dr. D’Agostino could envision the opportunities and benefits of his career choice. Delving into academia, he pursued an education at Bowdoin College and earned a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics in 1988, followed by a Master of Arts in statistics from Harvard University in 1989. In 1994, he received a Doctor of Philosophy in statistics from Harvard University. After obtaining some hands-on experience in the field, he completed postdoctoral coursework at The Jackson Laboratory in 2003.

Since 2010, Dr. D’Agostino has been a professor in the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. While serving in these positions, he has also acted as a tenured professor in the department of biostatistics at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine and a director of biostatistics core in the Comprehensive Cancer Center at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine since 2004. He has also been a consultant and senior director of biostatistics at Target Health, Inc., since 1997.

Among his other notable achievements, Dr. D’Agostino is most renowned for developing patents for workstations with circuits for generating images of global injury, cardiac visualization systems for displaying 3D images of cardiac voxel intensity distributions with optional physician interactive boundary tracing tools, and non-invasive systems and methods for the determination of cardiac injury using a characterizing portion of a voxel histogram. He has contributed more than 300 articles to professional journals, more than 100 abstracts, and several book chapters in his area of expertise.

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