Donna Spiegelman 2019 Update

Donna Spiegelman, ScD, is the Susan Dwight Bliss Professor of Biostatistics at the Yale School of Public Health, Professor of Statistics and Data Science at Yale University, Director of the Implementation Research Methods Core of Yale’s Center on Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS, and co-director of the Yale Cancer Center’s Global Oncology Program. She remains Professor Emerita at the Harvard School of Public Health, in the Departments of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Nutrition and Global Health, and as a member of the Lown Scholars Program of which she serves as a longstanding board member.

In addition, Spiegelman is the inaugural director of the Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science (CMIPS) at Yale University. CMIPS was created to develop and disseminate innovative quantitative, qualitative and health economic methodologies to enhance implementation and prevention science, and ultimately, to improve health outcomes globally and locally. In the past year, Donna recruited four tenure-track faculty members to CMIPS, including herself: 3 biostatisticians (Xin Zhou — Harvard, Fan Li – Duke, and Laura Forastiere — Yale) and 1 qualitative methods expert, medical anthropologist Ashley Hagaman – UNC. In addition, CMIPS includes one research scientist, one post-doctoral fellow, three faculty associates, four affiliate faculty, and two senior administrative assistants, with substantial additional growth projected in the coming year. CMIPS faculty and staff include experts in causal inference, survival data analysis, longitudinal analysis, computing and optimization, measurement error, high-dimensional data reduction, network science, epidemiologic methods, and qualitative and mixed research methods. In the past year, Spiegelman won a Yale Cancer Center grant for an implementation program on barriers to cervical cancer screening in Nepal. She gave 7 presentations at conferences around the world. Dr. Spiegelman has also contributed to over 30 publications in 2019.

Currently, CMIPS is recruiting for a post-doctoral fellow in biostatistics and a tenure-track health economist, with expertise and interest in advancing methodologies in costing and cost-effectiveness analysis – please spread the word!