“Overdiagnosis is the diagnosis of disease that will not harm a person in their lifetime. If melanoma is being overdiagnosed, it means that too many people are getting the scary news that they have cancer, and receiving and paying for unnecessary treatment,” said Kathleen Kerr, professor of biostatistics in the UW School of Public Health.
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Three University of Washington School of Public Health Biostatistics faculty members have been elected 2022 Fellows of the American Statistical Association (ASA).
India's Objections To WHO COVID-19 Mortality Estimates Are Misleading, Experts Say
Unlike claims made by the Indian government in its press release, the WHO's estimates do not rely on models that include factors like seasonal variations in temperature, Jon Wakefield, professor of statistics and biostatistics at the University of Washington, who had led the modelling for India as a member of the TAG, explained
Kathleen Kerr, professor of biostatistics, is lead author of a recent JAMA Dermatology study that examined perceptions of skin cancer overdiagnosis among dermatopathologists.
Daniela Witten, professor of statistics and biostatistics at University of Washington, and the Dorothy Gilford Endowed Chair in Mathematical Statistics, has been elected a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS).