James H. Ware, American biostatistician, Dead


James Hutchinson Ware was born on October 27, 1941, and died on April 26, 2016.

He was a biostatistician.

He was the Frederick Mosteller Professor of Biostatistics and Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Science at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

He served as the Academic Dean for 19 years (1990-2009) under Deans Harvey Fineberg and Barry Bloom and served as Acting Dean from 1997 to 1998, as Harvey Fineberg assumed the position of Provost of Harvard University.

Over the period of his career as academic dean (1990-2009), the student the School’s student body doubled in size and its research budget grew at an annual rate of eight percent.

James H. Ware was a co-investigator in the landmark Six Cities Study of Air Pollution and Health, which has had a profound effect on Clean Air Act regulations in the U.S. and efforts to limit air pollution around the world.

He became a member of staff at the Harvard School of Public Health faculty in 1979 after receiving his PhD in statistics from Stanford University and spending eight years as mathematical statistician at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

James was involved with a number of controversial issues, when he served as a Dean.

James H. Ware passed away in 2016 due to esophageal cancer.