Meet the Fellows

Our Regulatory Science Fellows join us from around the world and conduct research in a variety of disciplines. Learn more about our fellowship cohort and why they joined us below.

Andrea Arfè, PhD
Regulatory Science Fellow, Harvard-MIT Center for Regulatory Science
Hometown: Milan, Italy
Fun Fact: "Statisticians are paid to be skeptics; they are the conscience of science.” -- Judea Pearl
Research: Clinical trials, Statistical decision theory, Machine learning
“Doing research in Regulatory Science puts me in contact with exciting ideas that have been transforming how we develop new cancer drugs in clinical trials.”
Alejandra Avalos-Pacheco, PhD
Regulatory Science Fellow, Harvard-MIT Center for Regulatory Science
Hometown: Mexico City
Fun Fact: My longest lasting friend and I met when we were 3 years old.
Research: Data integration, High-dimensional inference, Applied bayesian statistical modelling
“I was immediately attracted by the opportunity to develop not only theoretical models, but also practical tools for data analysis in close relationship with the academic research community, industry, and regulatory bodies. This fellowship allows me to design more efficient clinical trials to fight cancer through novel data-driven approaches.”
Massimiliano Russo, PhD
Regulatory Science Fellow, Harvard-MIT Center for Regulatory Science
Hometown: Benevento, Italy
Fun Fact: I used to play the double bass in an orchestra.
Research: Clinical trials design, Decision theory, Bayesian statistics
“Regulatory science is a fascinating discipline that offers many research challenges, balancing the needs of developing innovative methodologies and making them easy to use in practice.”
Michael S. Sinha, MD, JD, MPH
Regulatory Science Fellow, Harvard-MIT Center for Regulatory Science
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Fun Fact: I collect vinyl records, particularly 1980s-1990s hip-hop, and pre-COVID, often DJed my own small house parties.
Research: Pharmaceutical/FDA law, Intellectual property law, Health services research
“This fellowship has given me the opportunity to grow from lead author to senior author, from mentee to mentor, and from learner to teacher -- all skills that will help me succeed in academia as a junior faculty member.”