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Faculty & Staff Honors

Faculty & Staff Honors

Emory Professor Named ASA Vice President

Dr. David Williamson, alum and adjunct professor in the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics at Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health, has been elected as vice president of the American Statistical Association, effective January 2018.

Dr. Williamson is currently the senior science adviser at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and executive director of the Statistical Advisory Group.   Among his appointments with the ASA, Williamson became a fellow in 2004 and was joint program committee chair of the Joint Statistical Meetings in 2000.

“We are extremely proud of Dr. Williamson’s achievement,” says Dean James Curran. “His a proven track record as a leader and innovator in his field makes him an ideal choice for vice president.”

Active in several ASA awards and committees, Dr. Williamson has served as vice chair of the Committee on Meetings from 1999-2002, chair (and member) of the 2012 Karl Peace Award, member of the Strategic Initiative on Visibility and Impact in Policy Task Force, and program chair of the Statistics in Epidemiology Section.

Dr. Williamson is also adjunct professor at Georgia Southern University.  In addition to earning his PhD in biostatistics and bioinformatics at Emory, Williamson earned two master’s degrees in statistics and biology from Virginia Tech and Georgia Southern University.