2023 Lagakos Distinguished Alumni Award Lecture – 10/19

Rui WangWe are excited to welcome alumna Rui Wang, PhD ’08, Associate Professor of Population Medicine at the Harvard Medical School and Associate Professor of Biostatistics at the Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health, as she receives the 2023 Lagakos Distinguished Alumni Award and delivers an in-person lecture at the Harvard Chan School. 

The lecture will take place:Thursday, October 19, 2023 | Kresge G03 | 4:00 PM

A Journey of Joyful Learning and Exploration: Navigating the Seas of Heterogeneity Heterogeneous data arise from many sources, such as variations in study populations, measurement methods, and data collection processes. To draw meaningful conclusions from complex biomedical data with inherent heterogeneity manifesting in multiple ways, we need statistical approaches that not only account for the variability but also leverage it to uncover valuable insights. In this presentation, I will share some of our work on the design and analysis of individually- and cluster-randomized trials, where intriguing statistical challenges have spurred the development of new methodologies to address various forms of heterogeneity. I will also reflect on invaluable lessons from Dr. Lagakos and my colleagues during this enlightening journey of learning and exploration.