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Brown Biostatistics Welcomes Roberta De Vito, PhD

Department Welcomes Newest Faculty Member

Brown Biostatistics Welcomes Roberta De Vito, PhD

Chair of Biostatistics Christopher Schmid provides commentary on technology that allows individuals to do their own studies in collaboration with their physicians.

A growing number of researchers are finding meaningful, impactful results through “N of 1” studies in which scientific discoveries are being made for “one person at a time” to enhance personalized medical care, nutritional planning, identification of beneficial exercise routines and much more! Among the various examples identified through a recent article in Knowable Magazine, the article referenced a 2018 study involving Schmid along with Dr. Richard Kravitz of the University of California, Davis, and their other collaborators.

Professors Papandonatos and Schmid

Congratulations to our Promoted Faculty

During the School of Public Health's annual Faculty Recognition Reception, held on Tuesday, 29 October 2019, Department Chair Chris Schmid recognized two of our faculty who where promoted in the past year.

Lorin Crawford, PhD, named in The Root 100 2019

Congratulations to Professor Lorin Crawford who has been named by The Root among the 100 most influential and prominent members of the African American community! Professor Crawford is being recognized as “an up-and-coming researcher…. developing statistical models to help scientists better understand genetic disorders.”

Faculty and Alumni Honored at 2019 JSM in Colorado

At this year’s Joint Statistical Meeting (JSM), the American Statistical Association announced a Biometrics Jounal paper for the 2019 Outstanding Statistical Application Award. The winning paper was authored by Assistant Professor Liangyuan Hu, PhD’16 (Alumni), Professor Joseph W. Hogan (Faculty), Adjunct Assistant Professor and Moi University Instructor Ann W. Mwangi, PhD’11 (Alumni and Adjunct Faculty member), and Abraham Siika (Moi University).

2019 Brown Biostatistics Commencement

Congratulations to our graduating class of 2019!! The Department of Biostatistics celebrated its largest graduating class to date with a total of 30 graduating students! Our graduates included 2 Doctorates, 20 Master’s graduates and 8 undergraduate concentrators.

Brown Biostatistics Makes an Appearance in Providence Rhode Races!

Yesterday, Brown’s School of Public Health Biostatistics' students celebrated Cinco De Mayo by participating in Providence’s Rhode Races! Representatives included Lauren Bergam, Gabriella Silva, Kexin Qu, Evon Okidi, Kevin Wu and his wife, Samantha Morrison, Isaac Zhao, Taylor Fortnam, Augustus Ge and Carolina Velasco Molina, to name a few.

Biostatistics Represents at 2019 Public Health Research Day

The School of Public Health held its annual Public Health Research Day, celebrating 20 years, on Thursday, 4 April 2019. An impressive 94 posters were displayed, representing research work of Undergraduates, Master’s, PhD, and Post-Doctoral trainees and students at this year’s event which took place at Brown’s Alumnae Hall on Meeting Street.

We are proud to report that the Department of Biostatistics was represented by 29 posters from Undergraduate Statistics Concentrators, Master’s students and PhD students and candidates!

Dr. Constantine Gatsonis named 2019 Mosteller Statistician of the Year!

Dr. Constantine Gatsonis was recognized last night by the Boston Chapter of the American Statistical Association (ASA) and honored as the Chapter’s 2019 Mosteller Statistician of the Year. This is an annual recognition by the Boston Chapter of the ASA considering individuals from academia, industry and government who have made exceptional contributions to the field of statistics and who have shown outstanding service to the statistical community.

Dr. Lorin Crawford Named 2019 Sloan Research Fellow

Dr. Lorin Crawford is one of 126 early-career scholars named as 2019 Sloan Research Fellows.  Dr. Crawford, who was appointed as Assistant Professor of Biostatistics in 2017, has been recognized with 3 other Brown faculty as early-career scientists and scholars chosen from over 70 U.S. and Canadian universities as the “next generation of scientific leaders”. “Sloan Research Fellows are the best young scientists working today,” says Adam F. Falk, president of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

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