Xihong Lin to Receive Zelen Award and Deliver Lecture – 5/5

Xihong Lin

Described by colleagues as “a force of nature”, “a major star”, and “one of the most influential statistical scientists of our time”, Dr. Xihong Lin has distinguished herself as a world leader in statistical methods and applications who has dedicated her career to advancing biostatistics, medicine, and public health.Please join us as we honor Dr. Lin as the 2022 awardee of the Marvin Zelen Leadership Award in Statistical Science, where she will receive the award and deliver a virtual lecture on:

Thursday, May 5, 20221:00-2:00pm ESTVia Zoom – Register for EventDr. Xihong LinProfessor of Biostatistics and Coordinating Director of the Program in Quantitative Genomics at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Professor of Statistics at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences of Harvard University

Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Statistician’s Reflection

In this talk, I will discuss my experience as a statistician involved in COVID-19 research in multiple capacities in the last two years, especially in the early phase of the pandemic. I will reflect on the challenges and the lessons I have learned in pandemic research regarding data collection and access, epidemic modeling and analysis of the Wuhan and US data, open science and real time dissemination of research findings, implementation science, media and public communication, and partnerships between academia, government, industry and civil society. I will also make several recommendations on preparing for the next stage of the pandemic and for future pandemics.See website for more of Dr. Lin’s career highlights and a previous list of recipients.