Alumna Scarlett Bellamy to Receive 2021 Lagakos Distinguished Alumni Award

Scarlett Bellamy

We are extremely pleased to announce that alumna Scarlett Bellamy, ScM ’97, ScD ’01 will be the recipient of the 2021 Lagakos Distinguished Alumni Award!

Dr. Bellamy is an internationally recognized biostatistician who has distinguished herself as a respected leader in research, education, service, and outreach.

An extremely productive and effective researcher, Dr. Bellamy’s methodological work has focused on evaluating intervention efficacy of longitudinal behavioral modification trials, including cluster- and group-randomized trials. Her robust research portfolio has applied this methodology to lung injury and transplantation, HIV/AIDS, and health disparities – and often the intersection between them.

Dr. Bellamy has proven to be a phenomenal teacher and mentor, supporting both students and junior faculty. She has worked tirelessly to serve and advance the field, making extraordinary efforts to increase diversity, including founding the annual Fostering Diversity in Biostatistics workshop at ENAR and serving on the advisory board of our Summer Program in Biostatistics & Computational Biology.

Dr. Bellamy is an inspiration to those around her and truly embodies the spirit of this award that honors the legacy of Dr. Stephen Lagakos. She is dedicated to her research and teaching, gives her time generously to service and mentoring, is passionate about public health, and is committed to making the world a better place through her work.

Dr. Bellamy joined the Department of Biostatistics at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health after receiving her BA in Mathematics from Hampton University. She was the recipient of The Robert Balentine Reed Prize for Excellence in Biostatistical Science for receiving the highest grade on the Department’s written qualifying exam. Advised by Louise Ryan, she presented her dissertation on “Clustered Data Methods with Applications to Community-Based Research.” After receiving her ScD in 2001, Dr. Bellamy went on to spend 15 years at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine before joining the faculty at Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health. She is currently Professor of Biostatistics in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Associate Dean for Diversity, Inclusion and Faculty Development at Drexel.

Please join us for her virtual lecture on:
Thursday, October 14, 2021 | 1-2pm
Zoom information will be available soon.