Harold Javitz, Ph.D., is a senior statistician and distinguished scientist at SRI International. Javitz has led and supported numerous projects at SRI over the past 35 years. Projects are sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the U.S. Department of Education, the National Science Foundation, the Department of Defense, and other governmental agencies, as well as by foundations and private companies.
His experience includes evaluations of behavioral interventions for emotionally disturbed youth, smoking cessation, cost-of-illness, gene association, fate of intracardiac structure and function as assessed by serial echocardiography, design of experiments, brain function in alcoholics, aquatic and mammalian toxicology, reproductive toxicology, mutagenicity, immunogenicity, bioequivalence, pharmacokinetics, heart arrhythmia, viral kill parameters using UV light, reliability engineering, quality control, and the effects of ambient oxidant concentrations on patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Javitz has also developed quality assurance tests for software used in bioscience analysis.
Javitz has a B.A. in mathematics, summa cum laude from Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, California, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in statistics from the University of California, Berkeley. His professional associations and honors include Sigma Xi, the Chancellor's Science Fellowship, and the Claremont McKenna Scholastic Honors Society (Phi Beta Kappa affiliate). He is the author or co-author of more than 70 peer-reviewed publications and numerous reports and presentations.