Archer, Lu named American Statistical Association fellows

Denise Blough
Kellie Archer and Bo Lu

Chair and Professor of Biostatistics Kellie Archer and Professor of Biostatistics Bo Lu were recently named 2021 fellows of the American Statistical Association (ASA). Fellows are named each year in recognition of exceptional contributions to statistical science.

The ASA selected Archer for the prestigious title for “exemplary research associating high-throughput genomics data to clinical outcomes; for methodological contributions for high-dimensional data analysis; and for outstanding educational contributions to the statistical analysis of genomic data.”

Lu was awarded for his “striking methodological contributions, especially to causal inference; for impactful applied work to improve health outcomes; for dedicated mentoring of students and postdoctoral researchers; and for exemplary leadership in the profession.” 

They join 46 additional 2021 ASA fellows. Professors Rebecca Andridge, Stan Lemeshow and Haikady Nagaraja are also ASA fellows.

“It means a lot to have the support of the ASA committee and the researchers who I have admired for a long time in the field,” Lu said. “Being named an ASA fellow has shown me that my career choice has worked out well and that all the hard work has paid off.”

Added Archer, “I am thoroughly delighted to join the distinguished group of statisticians who have been honored as elected fellows of the ASA.”

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