Susanne Sigrid Hoeppner, Ph.D., M.Ap.Stat.


Assistant Investigator
Psychiatry, Research Institute
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School
Research Staff
Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital
PhD Louisiana State University 2008
benzazepines; computer simulation; data analysis; happiness; mecamylamine; nicotinic agonists; nicotinic antagonists; quinoxalines; statistical analysis Susanne S. Hoeppner, Ph.D., M.Ap.Stat, is a biostatistician and epidemiologist at the OCD and Related Disorders Program and an Assistant Investigator in Psychology (Psychiatry) at the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School.  Dr. Hoeppner received her Ph.D. in Oceanography and Coastal Sciences and her Master in Applied Statistics from Louisiana State University and conducted three years of post-doctoral research in climate change ecology at the University of Massachusetts Boston and Purdue University.  With more than 12 years of experience in research and clinical investigation, she has extensive training and expertise in experimental design, statistical analysis and simulation modeling.  Dr. Hoeppner’s clinical interests are in dynamic health behavior modeling and positive psychology.  She has served as the principal statistician on pivotal trials approved by the FDA and has designed and analyzed Phase I-III studies in addiction, psychiatry, and psychology.  She also has ample experience setting up, updating, and overseeing the use of electronic data capture forms as implemented via REDCap, having designed and managed such databases for several single- and multi-site clinical trials at MGH, and routinely trains and advises research assistants, data managers, and clinical staff on principles of good clinical practice.