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UW Biostatistics faculty and alumni named ASA fellows

Four UW Biostatistics faculty members and four alumni have been elected 2020 Fellows of the American Statistical Association. Fellows are named for their outstanding contributions to statistical science, leadership, and advancement of the field. Congratulations to all on this prestigious recognition.

Faculty ASA fellows

2020 ASA Faculty Fellows - Anderson, Chan, Nelson, Witten
UW Biostatistics faculty members honored as 2020 Fellows of the American Statistical Association (ASA), from left to right: Garnet Anderson, Kwun (Gary) Chan, Jennifer Nelson, Daniela Witten.
  • Garnet Anderson, Affiliate Professor of Biostatistics, Senior Vice President and Director, Public Health Sciences Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Kwun (Gary) Chan, Professor of Biostatistics, Professor of Health Services
  • Jennifer Nelson (PhD; ’99), Affiliate Professor of Biostatistics, Senior Investigator and Director of Biostatistics, Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute
  • Daniela Witten, Professor of Biostatistics and Statistics, Dorothy Gilford endowed Chair of Mathematical Statistics

Alumni ASA fellows

  • Manisha Desai (PhD; ’00), Research professor of Biomedical Informatics Research and Biomedical Data Science, Stanford University
  • Laura Lee Johnson (PhD; ‘02, Division Director, Office of Biostatistics, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Drug Evaluation and Research
  • Jeffrey Leek (PhD; ’07), Professor of Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins University
  • Pamela Shaw (PhD; ’06), Associate Professor Biostatistics, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania