Alexandra Carides

Assistant Professor

  • Statistical Science
Office: 1810 Liacouras Walk, Room 340
Phone: 215.204.6891

Dr. Alexandra Carides comes to the Fox School with 20 years of pharmaceutical industry experience in applied statistics at Merck and Co.

As Merck’s Associate Director of Scientific Staff, Dr. Carides led teams of scientists through the process of designing studies, analyzing data and writing clinical study reports – 50 of which have been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Dr. Carides collaborated with clinical experts, and marketing groups, to help develop and promote Merck products. Along with her career at Merck, Dr. Carides kept current with the academic environment by teaching as an Adjunct in the Fox School’s Department of Statistics.

Before beginning her career at Merck, Dr. Carides worked for 10 years in Romania, first as a mathematics instructor and then as a researcher in Bucharest’s Center of Mathematical Statistics. Dr. Carides earned a Master of Science in Mathematics at the University of Bucharest, Romania, where she was class valedictorian, and her PhD in Statistics from the Fox School.