Andridge named American Statistical Association fellow

Biostats professor Ohio State’s only 2020 award winner

Rebecca Andridge

Associate Professor of Biostatistics Rebecca Andridge was recently named a 2020 fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA). Fellowships are awarded each year to scholars who have made exceptional contributions to statistical science.

The ASA selected Andridge for the prestigious fellowship for her “influential research on missing data, outstanding collaborative research, superb and innovative classroom and distance teaching of statistics and editorial service to her profession.”

She joins 56 additional 2020 ASA fellows and is the only 2020 member elected from Ohio State. Professors Stan Lemeshow and Haikady Nagaraja are also ASA fellows.

"Dr. Andridge is an amazing educator. I have honestly never known a professor who could routinely obtain perfect scores in her course evaluations from groups of students with very diverse mathematical backgrounds and aptitudes," said Lemeshow, professor of biostatistics and founding dean of the College of Public Health. "Her teaching brings the best out of every student."

Andridge’s research focuses on developing and evaluating statistical methods for handling missing data, primarily in large-scale probability samples. She is also involved in research on statistical issues in group-randomized trials and collaborates with researchers across campus, including at the Ohio State Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research and the Nisonger Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. In addition to research and teaching, Andridge is chair of the Undergraduate Studies Committee and a faculty fellow for distance education.

A recognition ceremony for the 2020 fellows is tentatively planned for Aug. 4 in Philadelphia during the ASA President’s Address and Awards Ceremony.

“It is an incredible honor to be elected as an ASA fellow,” Andridge said. “The list of ASA fellows consists of incredible, influential individuals and seeing my name alongside theirs is an amazing feeling.”


About The Ohio State University College of Public Health

The Ohio State University College of Public Health is a leader in educating students, creating new knowledge through research, and improving the livelihoods and well-being of people in Ohio and beyond. The College's divisions include biostatistics, environmental health sciences, epidemiology, health behavior and health promotion, and health services management and policy. It is ranked 29th among all colleges and programs of public health in the nation, and first in Ohio, by U.S. News and World Report. Its specialty programs are also considered among the best in the country. The MHA program is ranked 8th, the biostatistics specialty is ranked 22nd, the epidemiology specialty is ranked 25th and the health policy and management specialty is ranked 17th.