HDSI Awarded Grant from Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

The Harvard Data Science Initiative (HDSI) has received a generous grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to support a team of Harvard faculty working on new methods for causal inference and … Continue reading “HDSI Awarded Grant from Alfred P. Sloan Foundation”

Francesca Dominici to Speak at COVID-19 Town Hall – 7/15

Dr. Francesca Dominici, the Clarence James Gamble Professor of Biostatistics, Population and Data Science and co-director of the Harvard Data Science Initiative, will speak at the upcoming COVID-19 Town Hall Series presented by … Continue reading “Francesca Dominici to Speak at COVID-19 Town Hall – 7/15”

More Evidence of Causal Link Between Air Pollution and Early Death

Doctoral student Xiao Wu, Research Scientist Danielle Bruan, and Professor Francesca Dominici are among the authors of a new study that evaluates the impact of long-term exposure to fine particulate matter on mortality among the … Continue reading “More Evidence of Causal Link Between Air Pollution and Early Death”

Francesca Dominici & Team Receive Star-Friedman Funding

Congratulations to Francesca Dominici, Clarence James Gamble Professor of Biostatistics, Population and Data Science and Co-Director of the Data Science Initiative, who was recently selected as the recipient of the 2020 Star-Friedman … Continue reading “Francesca Dominici & Team Receive Star-Friedman Funding”

Environmental Justice is Health Justice: Webinar with Francesca Dominici & Cory Booker

Statistics and studies have demonstrated the link between COVID-19 death rates and environmental injustice. This webinar will address this link from three perspectives: scientific research, front line experience, and government … Continue reading “Environmental Justice is Health Justice: Webinar with Francesca Dominici & Cory Booker”

Upcoming Dissertation Defenses

**Contact Jelena Follweiler for Zoom info 5/4/2020 at 12:30 pm Lee Kennedy-Shaffer Statistical Methods for the Design and Analysis of Infectious Disease Studies Advisor: Michael Hughes Dissertation Committee Members: Marc Lipsitch (EPI), Victor … Continue reading “Upcoming Dissertation Defenses”

Francesca Dominici Receives Karl E. Peace Award

Congratulations to Francesca Dominici, Clarence James Gamble Professor of Biostatistics, Population and Data Science and Co-Director of the Harvard Data Science Initiative, who was selected as the 2020 recipient of the … Continue reading “Francesca Dominici Receives Karl E. Peace Award”

Linking Air Pollution To Higher Coronavirus Death Rates

A recent Harvard analysis led by Professor Francesca Dominici along with Doctoral student Xiao Wu and Assistant Professor Rachel Nethery is the first nationwide study to show a statistical link between COVID-19 deaths and other diseases associated with … Continue reading “Linking Air Pollution To Higher Coronavirus Death Rates”

21st Annual Celebration with the Stars

21st Annual Celebration with the Stars A recognition event to honor staff, faculty and academic appointees who have reached a key milestone at Harvard in calendar year 2019 Wednesday, March 4, … Continue reading “21st Annual Celebration with the Stars”

The Persistence of Patriarchy in Science

An op-ed in Stat Magazine by Biostats doctoral candidate Emma Thomas relates her surprising findings regarding continued gender disparities in medical journals, and how these findings have manifested in her own experience. The study, co-authored by Thomas’ advisor Francesca Dominici and collaborators … Continue reading “The Persistence of Patriarchy in Science”