COPSS-NISS Leadership Webinar: Leadership in Translational Statistical Research

Tuesday, April 30, 2024 at 12-1pm ET
Join us for our another insightful webinar on the topic of leadership in the field of statistics and data science! The focus of this event will be to discuss the conduct of statistical research motivated by public health and medicine, and how statisticians and data scientists can ensure their work was translational impact. Statisticians and data scientists at any stage in their careers are invited to attend.
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Sherri Rose, Professor of Health Policy and Co-Director of the Health Policy Data Science Lab at Stanford University
Taki Shinohara, Professor of Biostatistics and Epidemiology and Director of the Penn Statistics in Imaging and Visualization Center, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Jeff Goldsmith, Associate Professor of Biostatistics and Associate Dean for Data Science, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

About the Speakers:

Sherri Rose, Ph.D. is a Professor of Health Policy and Co-Director of the Health Policy Data Science Lab at Stanford University. Her research is centered on developing and integrating innovative statistical machine learning approaches to improve human health and health equity. Within health policy, Dr. Rose works on risk adjustment, ethical algorithms in health care, comparative effectiveness, and health program evaluation. Her honors include an NIH Director’s Pioneer Award, NIH Director’s New Innovator Award, and the Mortimer Spiegelman Award. She received her Ph.D. in Biostatistics from the University of California, Berkeley and a B.S. in Statistics from The George Washington University before completing an NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Johns Hopkins University. 
Taki Shinohara is a Professor of Biostatistics at the University of Pennsylvania. His lab focuses on translational statistical and machine learning research for improving of brain health through the analysis of multimodal medical images. Dr. Shinohara directs the Penn Statistical Imaging and Visualization Endeavor (PennSIVE), a research center in imaging statistics at the Perelman School of Medicine.

About the Moderator:

Jeff Goldsmith is an associate professor in Biostatistics at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. His work advances the state-of-the-art in functional data analysis by developing methods for understanding patterns in large, complex datasets in neuroscience, physical activity monitoring, and other areas. 


About the COPSS-NISS Leadership Webinar Series

COPSS (Committee of the Presidents of Statistical Societies) and NISS have come together to organize and host a new webinar series focusing on leadership in statistics and data science. Plan to attend these webinars every month during the academic year! Visit the COPSS-NISS Leadership Series Page for previous webinars.

The COPSS-NISS Leadership Webinar Series is co-organized by the Committee of the Presidents of Statistical Societies (COPSS) Emerging Leaders in Statistics and the National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS). The purpose of the webinar series is to promote leadership skills for members of the statistical societies at any stage in their careers. The series features conversations with leaders throughout the discipline, including leaders from major academic and government institutions, and companies. Invited speakers share their leadership stories and answer questions about their experiences. Each webinar is moderated by a member of the COPSS Emerging Leaders in Statistics program.

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