Alexa Beiser is Professor of Biostatistics in the School of Public Health at Boston University. She received her M.A. from University of California at San Diego, and her Ph.D. from Boston University. Her research interests include clinical trials methodology, statistical computing, and survival analysis. Dr. Beiser joined the Framingham Study in 1994 after spending many years collaborating on a variety of pediatric research projects. She is primarily involved in the investigation of risk factors for stroke, dementia, and Alzheimer's Disease using data collected as part of the Framingham Study. Dr. Beiser's foremost methodological interest is in estimation of lifetime risk of disease. Dr. Beiser has published articles in the NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE, the JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, STATISTICS IN MEDICINE, STROKE and NEUROLOGY. She enjoys reading, traveling and spending time with her four children.