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”

Francesca Dominici on the Health Effects of Bushfires and Particulate Matter

A Health Report broadcast aired on ABC Radio National put the impacts of the recent bushfires in Australia into the context of an ongoing issue; the health impacts of air pollution. In … Continue reading “Francesca Dominici on the Health Effects of Bushfires and Particulate Matter”

HSPH Researchers Examine Short Term Exposure to Fine Particulate Matter

Pollution is taking a much more devastating toll on our health than we realize. A recent article in CNN Health cites research on the surprisingly strong link between exposure to particle … Continue reading “HSPH Researchers Examine Short Term Exposure to Fine Particulate Matter”

Francesca Dominici Interview: Wildfire Health Impacts

As wildfires rage in California, what are the health impacts? Francesca Dominici, professor of biostatistics and co-director of the Harvard Data Science Initiative, and colleagues have studied the growing threat posed … Continue reading “Francesca Dominici Interview: Wildfire Health Impacts”

Data Science & Climate Change with Francesca Dominici – 11/12

Boston Women in Machine Learning and Data Science will host Francesca Dominici, professor of biostatistics and co-director of the Harvard Data Science Initiative, to speak about how data science can be used to tackle … Continue reading “Data Science & Climate Change with Francesca Dominici – 11/12”

Gender Gaps in Invited Commentaries for Medical Journals

In medical journals, publication of an invited commentary is a recognition of expertise and can raise an author’s profile. A recent press release outlines the findings from a study led by the Harvard … Continue reading “Gender Gaps in Invited Commentaries for Medical Journals”