Thomas E. Love, PhD

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Director of Biostatistics and Data Science, Population Health, Equity, and Research Institute, The MetroHealth System, CWRU
Professor, Departments of Medicine and Population & Quantitative Health Sciences, CWRU
Chief Data Scientist, Better Health Partnership


Thomas E. Love, Ph.D., is a Professor of Medicine, Population and Quantitative Health Sciences at Case Western Reserve University and directs Biostatistics and Data Science within the Population Health, Equity, and Research Institute at The MetroHealth System. Dr. Love serves as Chief Data Scientist (and was the founding Data Director) for Better Health Partnership, a collaborative of primary care providers, hospitals, health systems, and those who pay for and receive care in Northeast Ohio providing transparent information on actionable health outcomes. In these roles, he has studied replicable best practices, implementation science, learning health systems and electronic health records extensively. In over 100 co-authored publications, he has worked with dozens of researchers at CWRU and around the world on health services and clinical research projects from pediatrics to geriatrics and is a co-investigator on numerous ongoing funded projects. A Fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA), he has wide experience with applying and teaching statistical methods. He has led courses at clinical and statistical meetings on propensity scores, on cluster randomized trials and on related topics in causal effects. He is a past Chair of ASA’s Health Policy Statistics Section, and of the International Conference on Health Policy Statistics. He is an Associate Editor of The American Statistician and has served as Editor of Health Services Research & Outcomes Methodology, and as chair of a NIH special emphasis panel on statistical methods. He also leads the Health Care Analytics track for the M.S. program in Biostatistics at the Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences, where he teaches key courses in data science, applied statistical methods, and the epidemiology and analysis of observational studies. In 2018, he was honored with CWRU’s Diekhoff Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching. 



Fellow, American Statistical Association


  • Health services research
  • observational studies
  • electronic health records
  • biostatistics
  • data visualization
  • data science
  • statistics education
  • literate programming
  • psychometrics
  • causal inference


Center for Health Care Research & Policy
Rammelkamp R229A
2500 MetroHealth Dr.
Cleveland, OH 44109
Phone: 216-778-1265
Email: [email protected]