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Student & Alumni Achievements

Iowa Alumnus Named Fellow of the American Statistical Association

Dr. James Leeper, a professor in the department of community and rural medicine at The University of Alabama’s College of Community Health Sciences, has been selected as a fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA).

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[Photo: Dr. James Leeper]

Dr. Leeper earned his doctorate in biostatistics at the University of Iowa. Upon graduation, he joined the University of Alabama’s College of Community Health Sciences and, from 1987 through 2001, he was chair of the department of community and rural medicine.

Dr. Leeper was recognized for “continuous contributions of statistical knowledge to the medical and public health research communities; for outstanding mentorship and teaching of medical, other health sciences, and graduate students; and for service to the statistics profession through exceptional leadership as an applied statistician in public health and medicine.”

A ceremony to honor Dr. Leeper will be held August 11 in Seattle during the ASA annual meeting.

Dr. Leeper teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on biostatistics and serves on numerous thesis and dissertation committees. He directs the College of Community Health Sciences’ master’s degree program in rural community health and is the director of education and evaluation for the college’s rural programs.

Photo and press release courtesy of The University of Alabama