Jordan Elm

Medical University of South Carolina

Jordan Elm, PhD is an Associate Professor of Biostatistics in the Department of Public Health Sciences (DPHS) at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). She is also a faculty member of the Data Coordination Unit (DCU), an academic CRO that specializes in the design, conduct, and analysis of multicenter clinical trials.  Her research is primarily collaborative and applied to clinical trials.  She has been involved in clinical trials since 2001, and she is the lead statistician for several clinical trials in the following areas: Parkinson’s disease, stroke, and status epilepticus.

Dr. Elm is currently a co-Investigator for the Statistical Center for three NIH-funded clinical trial networks: NET-PD, NETT-SDMC, and StrokeNet-NDMC (NINDS- U01NS043127, U01NS059041, and U01NS087748).  For the NET-PD network, she was the lead statistician for the FS-ZONE trial (phase II trial of pioglitazone in Parkinson’s disease funded by U01NS043127).  For the NETT network, she is the PI of the Statistical and Data Management Center (SDMC) for the POINT trial (NINDS – U01NS062835) a randomized, double-blind, multicenter trial of 5900 patients with TIA or minor ischemic stroke. She is the PI of the Statistical and Data Management Center (SDMC) for the ESETT trial, an adaptive comparative effectiveness clinical trial of Status Epilepticus (NINDS U01NS088023), which was developed in collaboration with the NETT and Berry Consultants. She is also the lead statistician for a clinical trial of transcranial direct current stimulation for the treatment of aphasia in chronic stroke patients (NIDCD  – U01DC011739). Dr. Elm has been invited to serve on DSMBs, NIH Special Emphasis Panels, the NINDS Common Data Elements Steering Committee, the Parkinson Study Group Scientific Review Committee, NINDS PD Planning Meeting, and several other panels. She also teaches Biostatistics courses to graduate students in her department at MUSC.