Debashis Ghosh awarded the Mortimer Spiegelman Award
May 6, 2013
Debashis Ghosh has been awarded the 2013 Mortimer Spiegelman Award. The award was created in 1970 by the Applied Public Health Statistics Section of the American Public Health Association (APHA) to honor a statistician, 40 years of age or younger, who has made outstanding contributions to health statistics, especially public health statistics. The award is presented annually at the APHA meeting, and it serves three purposes: to honor the outstanding achievements of both the recipient and Spiegelman, to encourage further public health involvement by the finest young statisticians, and to increase awareness of APHA and the Applied Public Health Statistics Section in the academic statistical community. The award will be presented at the 2013 APHA meeting in November.
Debashis is a professor in the departments of statistics and public health sciences and an investigator at the Methodology Center. He works with Donna Coffman on the development and application of new statistical methodology for inferring causal effects from observational data. He is particularly interested in the development of machine learning methodologies for the analysis of observational data.