Jose Alvir is a Senior Director in the Statistics group at Pfizer Inc. He has extensive experience in statistics, data management, as well as in data mining and analytics. Prior to joining Pfizer, Jose was affiliated with the New York State Psychiatric Institute, the Zucker Hillside Hospital (North Shore/Long Island Jewish Medical Center), and the NYU School of Medicine. He is currently President of the NYC Metropolitan Chapter of the American Statistical Association and serves as a member of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Health Services and Value Research Study Section. He has also been called upon several occasions to serve in NIH Study Sections specifically to review Data Coordinating Centers. He has served as the Industry Representative in the Medicare Evidence Development and Coverage Advisory Committee (MedCAC). He maintains an active interest in HIPAA compliance and data privacy issues.