Dr. Lachin is Research Professor of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, and of Statistics, formerly with tenure 1987-2014; and formerly served as Director of The Biostatistics Center , a major research facility, 1998-2000.
Dr. Lachin was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana; received his B.S. in experimental psychology from Tulane University in 1965, and his Sc.D. in biostatistics from the University of Pittsburgh in 1972. In 1973 Dr. Lachin joined George Washington University as Assistant Research Professor of Statistics at The Biostatistics Center. He was promoted to Associate Research Professor in 1977 and Research Professor in 1982. In 1984 he was appointed Professor of Statistics, and tenure was awarded in 1987. In 2000 his appointment was shifted to the newly established School of Public Health and Health Services, now the Milken Institute School of Public Health.