During this year’s National Public Health Week, Professor Roee Gutman was recognized by Brown University’s School of Public Health with the 2020 Dean’s Award in Excellence in Research Collaboration. Professor Gutman joined Brown’s Department of Biostatistics in 2011 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2018. Professor Gutman is a vibrant member of the Department faculty and is the Director of the Department’s Undergraduate Statistics Concentration.
With a research focus in areas such as causal inference, Bayesian data analysis, missing data and file linkage, to name a few, Professor Gutman brings rich and creative statistical methodologies to collaborative work with colleagues from throughout the School of Public Health and the University, ranging from the Departments of Health Services Policy and Practice, Behavioral and Social Sciences, Epidemiology and the Warren Alpert Medical School.
“The essence of statistics/biostatistics is to provide methods of analysis with real problems which arise from scientific queries.” says Gutman. “I have been very fortunate to have a great network of collaborators inside the School of Public Health and within the University at large, whom I have been able to learn from and who, fortunately, value my statistical expertise.”
Professor Gutman also places a very high value on the contributions made by the students with whom he works and teaches. “These collaborations would not have been possible without help from my past and current students,” he says, “who have done a tremendous amount of work to make these collaborations successful.” During his time at Brown, Professor Gutman has supervised the thesis work of 5 successful doctorates and is currently supervising several other PhD candidates and students, in additional to many Master’s and Undergraduate students through mentorship, research and thesis work.
Of this recognition, Professor Gutman noted, “Being recognized by my colleagues is incredibly gratifying and I look forward to continuing collaborating to advance biostatistics, science and public health.”