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Johns Hopkins: Alumna Honored by Amstat News in ‘Celebrating Women in Statistics and Data Science’

Dr. Amanda Mejia, an alumna of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, is featured in Amstat News’ recent “Celebrating Women in Statistics and Data Science” piece in honor of Women’s History Month. Amstat News is the membership magazine of the American Statistical Association (ASA).

Dr. Mejia received her PhD from the Bloomberg School ‘s department of biostatistics in 2016.

“Celebrating Women in Statistics and Data Science” includes more than 20 ASA women who work in statistics and data science. The list also features some trailblazers, such as Florence Nightingale. These women were selected by Amstat News because they inspired and influenced other women in their field.

In an accompanying bio, Dr. Mejia recounts how she became interested in statistics, noting that she developed a passion for statistics as “a tool to advance scientific discovery” while pursuing her PhD at the Bloomberg School, where she also developed an interest in brain imaging, which became her research focus.

Dr. Mejia is currently an assistant professor in Indiana University’s department of statistics and is also a member of IU’s Program in Neuroscience.

Read “Celebrating Women in Statistics and Data Science”.