Joan Buenconsejo

Community Engagement Award

DIA Statistics and Data Science Community


Joan Buenconsejo is Senior Director, Biostatistics supporting late stage cardiovascular, renal and metabolic therapeutic areas within biopharmaceutical R&D at AstraZeneca. Prior to AZ, she was a statistics team lead at CDER, FDA. Dr. Buenconsejo is chair of the DIA Statistics Community.  She is a long-time DIA member, has worked with the Advisory Council of North America, and served as program chair and steering committee member for the Annual FDA/DIA Statistics Forum, and track co-chair for the DIA Annual Meeting. Dr. Buenconsejo received a master’s degree in mathematical statistics from University of California, Irvine, and a MPH and PhD in biostatistics from Yale University.

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