Richard J. Caplan, Ph.D

Senior Biostatistician

Dr. Caplan is a Senior Biostatistician at the Value Institute.  He joined Christiana Care Health Systems in 2014.  He participates in grant proposals, study design, data analysis, and publications covering a wide variety of in-hospital projects.  Before joining Christiana Care, he worked for many years at AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals and its predecessor companies as a project statistician and manager of statisticians.  At AstraZeneca, he supported several cardiovascular and oncology drug development programs.  Before working at AstraZeneca, he was a project statistician at two NCI cooperative oncology groups, at different times:  National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP) and the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG).  Rick has extensive experience in clinical research in oncology, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases; with an emphasis on large studies in chronic disease.  Rick’s general interest in clinical research and public health brought him to Christiana.