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Sherri Rose Wins Prestigious Spiegelman Award for Contributions to Public Health Statistics

It's the second recognition this year for Sherri Rose, whose work is making significant contributions to health statistics.
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Rod Searcey

Sherri Rose has been honored with the Mortimer Spiegelman Award, the nation’s highest honor in biostatistics, given to a statistician younger than 40 who has made the most significant contributions to public health statistics.

Rose, an associate professor of medicine at Stanford Health Policy, is co-director of the Health Policy Data Science Lab. She was recognized for her contributions to statistical methods in health policy, including nonparametric machine learning techniques for causal inference, prediction, and algorithmic fairness.

The annual Spiegelman Award was established in 1970 to honor Mortimer Spiegelman, an actuary, biostatistician, and demographer. Rose will be presented with the award at the 2021 American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting in October.

“To see my work in interdisciplinary statistics recognized with such a singular honor and join luminaries in the field of biostatistics who have received the Spiegelman Award is humbling,” Rose said. “I hope by receiving this award it will help demonstrate that this type of research is impactful and valued in the profession.”

Rose was also honored earlier this year with the Gertrude M. Cox Award from the Washington Statistical Society and RTI International, which recognizes a statistician in mid-career who has made significant contributions to applied statistics.

Rose is a second-generation Spiegelman awardee; her doctoral advisor, Mark van der Laan, received the award in 2004.

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