Boston, MA – Biostatisticians Dr. Francesca Dominici and Dr. Xihong Lin of Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health have been elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). Membership in the NAM is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievements and commitment to service.
Dr. Dominici, professor of biostatistics, population, and data science at Harvard Chan School and co-director of the Harvard Data Science Initiative (HDSI). As HSDI co-director, she is helping to foster collaborations among data scientists at the University and to catalyze research to benefit society and the economy. In her own research, she focuses on developing statistical methods for the analysis of large and complex data sets. She leads several interdisciplinary groups of scientists working to address major questions in environmental health science, climate change, comparative effectiveness research in cancer, and health policy. At Harvard Chan, she has served as associate dean of information technology and senior associate dean for research.
Dr. Lin, professor of biostatistics, is globally recognized for her leadership and expertise in statistical genetics and genomics. Her research focuses on the development and application of statistical and computational methods for analysis of high-throughput genetic and genomic data in epidemiological, environmental, and clinical studies, analysis of complex exposure and phenotype data in observational studies, and statistical learning and inference for massive data. She is coordinating director of the Program of Quantitative Genomics at Harvard Chan School, a school-wide interdisciplinary program focused on the development and application of quantitative methods.