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    Alex Kartashov

Alex Kartashov

Ph.D, M.A.
Senior Research Analyst

Dr. Alex Kartashov is a Senior Research Analyst for PINC AI™ Applied Research with an expertise in predictive models for outcomes and survival analyses. He has more than 25 years of research experience across a broad range of therapeutic areas and study designs. Major therapeutic areas of expertise include cardiology, oncology, nutritional epidemiology and lung diseases. Study designs include observational, interventional, retrospective and prospective. Dr. Kartashov has extensive experience working with hospital administrative databases, claims databases and electronic medical records. Before joining Premier, he worked as a Senior Consultant at a number of contract research organizations, predominately in the area of Health Economics and Outcomes Research. Prior to his consulting positions, Dr. Kartashov was a Biostatistician at Children’s Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. As a member of their Clinical Research Centers, he provided statistical and research methodology expertise to support clinical investigative studies. He participated in developing predictive models for disease outcomes such as Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis mortality. He also participated in epidemiological studies that established links between diet and Type II diabetes. Dr. Kartashov holds a master’s degree in biostatistics and a doctorate degree in biology with a concentration in population ecology. He has co-authored more than 40 publications in peer-reviewed journals and presented at national conferences.

Featured Publications

Kartashov, Alex, et al. (2020). Contemporary trend of acute kidney injury incidence and incremental costs among US patients undergoing percutaneous coronary procedures. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, doi: 10.1002/ccd.28824.

Kartashov, Alex, et al. (2011). Ascertainment of individual risk of mortality for patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 184(4):459-66. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201011-1790OC. 

Kartashov, Alex, et al. (2005). Fast-food habits, weight gain, and insulin resistance (the CARDIA study): 15-year prospective analysis. Lancet, 1-7;365(9453):36-42.


  • Ph.D., Biology; Population Ecology Concentration, Lomonosov Moscow State University
  • M.A., Biostatistics, Boston University

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