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Faculty & Staff Honors

Washington: Biostatistics Professor to Receive APHA’s Mortimer Spiegelman Award

Dr. Daniela Witten, a professor in biostatistics at the University of Washington School of Public Health, will receive the 2019 Mortimer Spiegelman Award from the American Public Health Association (APHA) at the APHA Annual Meeting & Expo in Philadelphia in November.

Dr. Witten, also the Dorothy Gilford Endowed Chair in Mathematical Statistics at the UW, is being honored for her outstanding contributions to statistical methodology and its applications in public health.

“It is an honor to receive this award in recognition of my research in statistical machine learning, as well as my collaborative work,” she said. “As data sets continue to grow in size, and as the questions that researchers ask about these data become increasingly complex, there is an increasing need for the development of new statistical methods. This award highlights the importance of statistical machine learning to public health and other fields.”

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