Dr. George Luta is an Associate Professor of biostatistics, bioinformatics and biomathematics at Georgetown University. He served as a NISS postdoc from 2006 to 2007.
Prior to working with NISS, Luta earned his Ph.D. in biostatistics from North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As a NISS postdoc, he undertook an extensive background study effect sizes for the National Center for Education Statistics. In addition, he worked on a research project to measure electrocardiogram QT intervals for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Finally, he collaborated with Michael Last to produce a research project entitled “Pooled ANOVA” that was published in 2008 in Computational Statistics and Data Analysis.”
Through his professorship, Luta is currently collaborating with researchers from the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center on cancer control and prevention. He credits his ability to effectively collaborate work to his experiences with NISS. “I really enjoyed being part of an interdisciplinary team… Team-based research makes the statistician an equal player at the table and recognizes the intellectual contributions above and beyond his/her statistical expertise.”