Myrto Distinguished Lectureship & Lagakos Alumni Award NOMINATIONS DUE – July 15

  Each year the lectureship is awarded to a promising statistician who has made contributions to either collaborative or methodologic research in the applications of statistical methods to biology or … Continue reading “Myrto Distinguished Lectureship & Lagakos Alumni Award NOMINATIONS DUE – July 15”

Postdoc Tian Gu Receives HDSI Funding

Congratulations to postdoc Tian Gu, who recently awarded the  2022 Postdoctoral Fellow Research Fund from the Harvard Data Science Initiative (HDSI). The fund  incentivizes and supports cross-disciplinary collaboration between data scientists at the postdoctoral … Continue reading “Postdoc Tian Gu Receives HDSI Funding”

From Data Science Class to the World of Health Tech Entrepreneurship

Health Data Science (HDS) master’s students Amber Nigam, SM ’23 and Jie Sun, SM ’22,  were recently profiled in an HSPH featured news article after joining forces to found a tech startup to help people manage … Continue reading “From Data Science Class to the World of Health Tech Entrepreneurship”

Rui Duan Receives Google Research Scholar Award

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Rui Duan, who received a 2022 Google Research Scholar Award in Health Research for her project, “Targeting Underrepresented Populations in Precision Medicine via Federated Transfer Learning.” The Research Scholar … Continue reading “Rui Duan Receives Google Research Scholar Award”

Goodman, Sebro, Pagano, and Bather Publish Paper in Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Biostats and Epidemiology

Alumni Melody Goodman, PhD ’06 and Ronnie Sebro, PhD ’07, professor Marcello Pagano, and doctoral student Jemar Bather recently published a paper on “Racial and Ethnic Diversity Among Students, Graduates, and Faculty in Biostatistics and Epidemiology, 2010-2020” in Public Health … Continue reading “Goodman, Sebro, Pagano, and Bather Publish Paper in Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Biostats and Epidemiology”

First day of the 2022 Summer Program!

The Department virtually welcomed the 2022 cohort of the Summer Program in Biostatistics and Computational Biology this morning!Eleven undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students will spend the next 6 weeks participating in classes such as biostatistics, programming, health data science and … Continue reading “First day of the 2022 Summer Program!”

Xihao Li ASA Interview

After being a winner in the Student Paper Award Competition for the 2022 ASA Section on Statistics in Genomics and Genetics for his paper “Powerful, scalable and resource-efficient meta-analysis of … Continue reading “Xihao Li ASA Interview”

Alumnus Kevin Cummiskey Promoted at West Point

Congratulations to alumnus Colonel Kevin Cummiskey, PhD  ’18 who has been awarded the academic promotion to Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. The … Continue reading “Alumnus Kevin Cummiskey Promoted at West Point”

McGoldrick Fellow Sikhulile Moyo Named to TIME100 List of the Most Influential People in the World

McGoldrick Fellow, Dr.  Sikhulile  Moyo, has been named to TIME’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2022! Dr. Moyo is the Research Laboratory Director at the Botswana Harvard AIDS Institute … Continue reading “McGoldrick Fellow Sikhulile Moyo Named to TIME100 List of the Most Influential People in the World”

Rachel Nethery Receives Climate Change Solutions Fund Award

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Rachel Nethery, whose research on “Characterizing Wildfire Smoke Health Impacts and Identifying Vulnerable Populations: A 10-year Study of the Western U.S.” was one of the winning … Continue reading “Rachel Nethery Receives Climate Change Solutions Fund Award”