We are very proud to announce that Dr. Nan Laird has been selected as the 2016 Statistician of the Year by the Chicago Chapter of the American Statistical Association. Laird is the Harvey V. Fineberg Research Professor of Public Health and Professor of Biostatistics and has worked at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health for over 30 years. Her major research interest is the development of statistical methodology in four primary areas: statistical genetics, longitudinal studies, missing or incomplete data, and analysis of multiple informant data. She has worked extensively in the analysis of family-based studies in genetics, and currently collaborates on genetic studies in bipolar disorder, asthma and lung disease.
Laird accepted the award on November 3rd in Chicago and delivered a talk on, “Some of My Favorite Experiences as a Biostatistician.”