Xihong Lin receives prestigious Marvin Zelen Leadership Award in Statistical Science

April 15, 2022
Xihong Lin

DMAC Co-Leader, Xihong Lin is this year's recipient of the prestigious 2022 Marvin Zelen Leadership Award in Statistical Science. Dr. Lin is Professor of Biostatistics & Coordinating Director of the Program in Quantitative Genomics at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Described by colleagues as "a force of nature", "a major star", and "one of the most influential statistical scientists of our time", Dr. Xihong Lin has distinguished herself as a world leader in statistical methods and applications who has dedicated her career to advancing biostatistics, medicine, and public health. See website for her career highlights.

Dr. Lin will receive the award and present a virtual lecture entitled, Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Statistician’s Reflection” on 
Thursday, May 5, 2022 1-2pm,  Via Zoom

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Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Statistician’s Reflection

In this talk, I will discuss my experience as a statistician involved in COVID-19 research in multiple capacities in the last two years, especially in the early phase of the pandemic. I will reflect on the challenges and the lessons I have learned in pandemic research regarding data collection and access, epidemic modeling and analysis of the Wuhan and US data, open science and real time dissemination of research findings, implementation science, media and public communication, and partnerships between academia, government, industry and civil society. I will also make several recommendations on preparing for the next stage of the pandemic and for future pandemics.