08 Nov Boston Biomedical Associates Announces Joe Massaro, PhD Joins Boston Biomedical Associates
MARLBOROUGH, MA – Boston Biomedical Associates (BBA), a strategic clinical and regulatory consultancy and full-service contract research organization (CRO) serving the medical device and biopharmaceutical industries, today announced an appointment to the company’s biostatistics team.
Joseph M. Massaro, Ph.D. has joined the company as a Principal Consultant, Biostatistics in its Consulting Services Group. In his new role at Boston Biomedical Associates, Dr. Massaro will assist the firm’s more than 100 clients in developing strategies for appropriate clinical study design and analysis. He will also work with the firm’s regulatory and clinical operations staff and in the design of clinical trials to support device clearances and approvals while he continues to serve as a Professor in the Department of Biostatistics at Boston University.
Dr. Massaro joins BBA following 14-years consulting with the Harvard Clinical Research Institute, where he served as a Managing Director, Biometrics and Data Management and more recently as the Director of Statistical Consulting. He has over 25 years’ experience in the design and statistical analysis of clinical trials, and has co-authored numerous clinical trials-related articles. Dr. Massaro is a highly regarded and well-respected Biostatistician in both in industry and academia.
“We welcome Dr. Massaro to our company and we are certain he will provide highly valued insight and assistance to our clients,” said Lauren Baker, CEO of Boston Biomedical Associates. “Dr. Massaro brings a very unique blend of experiences that will enhance BBA’s ability to offer our clients the opportunity to use cutting edge techniques in study design, and statistical analysis, to improve overall trial efficiency and reduce cost. We look forward to Joe joining the team and working with the Biometrics and Consulting Services teams at BBA on client engagements that require sophisticated study design and analysis guidance.”
“Joining the team at BBA provides me the opportunity to bring my experiences, and the perspectives I developed over the years in my role as a biostatistician on the design and analysis of clinical trials to companies developing new medical technology”, said Joe Massaro. “I am excited to join the Consulting Services team at BBA and leverage my experience to help our clients find innovative and straight forward statistical strategies and solutions to advance their product through the product approval process,” he added.
In addition to serving in consulting capacity to Clinical Research Organizations, Dr. Massaro has served as a member of Data Monitoring Committees, whose purpose is to review the data trends in safety and efficacy of a clinical trial to provide recommendations to study sponsors regarding continuation or stopping of a clinical trial. While working in industry he has co-authored over 50 publications related to health care and clinical trial outcomes. Many of the clinical trials he has supported have investigated new treatment paradigms for cardiovascular disease. Dr. Massaro is also a statistical investigator at the Framingham Heart Study, assessing risk factors for cardiovascular disease and dementia. He is an accomplished public speaker having presented at many academic and industry conferences on statistical methods in clinical trials. In addition Dr. Massaro has been recognized for his excellence in the classroom with numerous excellence in teaching awards at Boston University.