We are extremely pleased to announce that alumnus Dr. Eric Tchetgen Tchetgen, ’06 will be the recipient of the 2020 Myrto Lefkopoulou Distinguished Lectureship. Dr. Tchetgen Tchetgen will receive the award and deliver a lecture remotely in September.
Dr. Tchetgen Tchetgen is a graduate of the Department, having received his PhD in 2006 upon defending his dissertation on “Statistical Methods for Robust Inference in Causal and Missing Data Models” under his advisor Dr. Jamie Robins. After receiving his PhD, he was a Yerby Fellow at the School from 2006-2008 before serving on the faculty from 2008-2017. In 2018 Dr. Tchetgen Tchetgen was named the inaugural Luddy Family President’s Distinguished Professor in the Department of Statistics at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He remains an Adjunct Professor of Biostatistics and Epidemiologic Methods at the Harvard Chan School.
Dr. Tchetgen Tchetgen has distinguished himself as one of the leading young biostatisticians and epidemiologic methodologists in the world, having made numerous influential contributions to the development and application of statistical methods for missing data, causal inference, and semiparametric regression in social, genetic and infectious disease epidemiology.
In addition to his myriad of research accomplishments, Dr. Tchetgen Tchetgen is a talented and inspiring teacher and mentor who has published over 140 papers in top statistical and epidemiological journals, produced an impressive record of grant funding, and has generously and tirelessly served the statistical profession, both nationally and internationally. He is a hardworking, creative, and well-respected leader, and through his statistical talent, has dedicated his career to advancing public health.
Read more about Dr. Tchetgen Tchetgen’s career highlights here. More details on his remote lecture will be available soon.