Biography

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I am Professor and Chair of Statistical Science at SMU, Professor of Population & Data Sciences at UTSW, and Director of the SMU/UTSW collaborative doctoral program in Biostatistics.  I earned a BSc in Mathematics (1981), an MSc in Statistics (1984), and a PhD in Statistics (1985) from the University of Chicago.  I served on the faculties of UCLA, Penn State, Columbia, and Penn before moving to Texas in 2014.  I have over 200 publications in the literature of medicine and statistics.  My research interests include clinical trial design, causal inference, modeling with incomplete data, and statistical methods in health economics, pharmacogenomics, and smoking cessation.

Research Interest

  • Cancer
  • Causal inference
  • Clinical trials
  • Health economics
  • Incomplete data
  • Smoking cessation

Honors & Awards

  • Don Owen Award, American Statistical Association San Antonio Chapter
    (2017)
  • Elected Fellow, Society for Clinical Trials
    (2017)
  • President, Eastern North American Region, International Biometric Society
    (2013)
  • Elected Fellow, Institute of Mathematical Statistics
    (2012)
  • Elected Fellow, American Statistical Association
    (1997)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Southern Methodist University (2015)