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Biostatistics student receives training fellowship

Katie Paulson

Biostatistics student Katie Paulson has been awarded a 2024-25 Data Science and Demography Training (DSDT) Fellowship by the University of Washington Center for Studies in Demography & Ecology (CSDE). 

Funding for the fellowship program comes from the National Institutes of Health which aims to advance pre-doctoral, population health scientists’ and demographers’ training by equipping them with the skills to conduct data intensive research with advanced computational and statistical methods. 

Paulson’s research will revisit existing UN Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation Bayesian methods for estimation of national child mortality from census, vital registration and household survey data by incorporating survival methods.

“My primary research goal is to develop methods to estimate demographic measures with statistical integrity. I am very grateful to receive the CSDE DSDT Fellowship, to enhance my training in demography and accelerate my research. I also look forward to being more integrated into the UW CSDE community and the demography community more broadly.,” said Paulson.

Paulson is advised by Professor of Biostatistics Jon Wakefield.