Roee Gutman, Promotion to Associate Professor

We are pleased to announce the promotion of Roee Gutman, PhD, to the position of Associate Professor of Biostatistics, with tenure. Dr. Gutman joined the Department of Biostatistics in 2011 following the successful completion of his PhD in statistics from Harvard University. Dr. Gutman completed his undergraduate degree in computer science and statistics and Master’s in statistics (summa cum laude, 2004) from Tel Aviv University. Dr. Gutman’s expertise lies in the areas of statistical methods for causal inference and for record linkage, two topic areas that are critical to analysis of large and complex data in public health and health policy research. While at Brown, Dr. Gutman has accomplished significant research work both in statistical methodology and in domain-specific areas of collaboration. He has a significant publication record that continues to evolve and his research is having impact on the translation of techniques for rigorous statistical practice in various fields of application. Dr. Gutman has been actively engaged in and has spurred the growth of the University’s undergraduate Statistics concentration program. Under his leadership as Program Director, the concentration now consists of approximately 20 students and continues to grow. He also initiated an undergraduate research group in the area of sports statistics and in the Fall 2017 semester, supervised a new course, GISP004 Sports Analytics, which is run by the members of the club. Dr. Gutman is a strong advocate and mentor for our graduate students as well, currently supporting and mentoring three doctoral candidates in addition to many Master’s and Undergraduate students. In the past seven years, Dr. Gutman has supervised the successful completion of three PhD dissertations; all of these PhD candidates secured positions in academia. He has also advised multiple Master theses and over 20 undergraduates. In his free time, Dr. Gutman plays recreational volleyball and spends time with his family. None of these accomplishments would have materialized without the support and patience of his wife, Katie, and his two year-old son, Elan. Please join us in congratulating Associate Professor Roee Gutman on this notable milestone. We wish him the very best and are excited to witness his future.