M. Alan Brookhart, PhD 

Co-Founder and Chief Scientist


Alan is a biostatistician and an epidemiologist who has spent the last 15 years developing and applying epidemiological and statistical methods for studies using real-world healthcare data. He has more than 200 publications in leading journals in medicine, biostatistics, and epidemiology.

At NoviSci, Alan oversees all scientific activities and helps catalyze new projects, ideas for software, visualization tools, and research methodology.

In addition to his role at the company, he is a Professor in the Department of Population Health Sciences at Duke University, an Adjunct Professor at UNC Chapel Hill, and an Honorary Professor of Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Aarhus, Denmark. Previously Alan was on faculty at Harvard Medical School and was also a co-founder and chair of the scientific advisory board of RxAnte, Inc., a successful venture-backed provider of widely used predictive analytics for decision support. Alan is a member of many scientific advisory groups, review panels, and editorial boards.

When not at work, Alan can often be found fishing on Eastwood Lake or at home cooking with family and friends.