Awards/Honors/Major Services


Honors:

  • Gordon Ashton Lecture, 13th Guelph Annual Biomathematics and Biostatistics Symposium, Canada (2017)
  • Jane M. Glick Graduate Student Teaching Award, University of Pennsylvania (2014)
  • Keynote Speaker, Symposium on Personalized Medicine -- Emerging Technologies and Microbiome Research, Medical University Graz, Austria (2014).
  • Elected Fellow, Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS) (2013)
  • Keynote Speaker, Workshop on Data Mining for NGS Analysis, IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (BIBM 2012)
  • Myra Samuels Memorial Lecture, Department of Statistics, Purdue University (2009).
  • Elected Fellow, American Statistical Association (ASA)(2008)
  • Elected Member, International Statistical Institute (ISI) (2008)
  • "Best Paper of the Year" in Genetic Epidemiology, International Genetics Epidemiology Society (1999)

  • Editorial Board:

  • Co-Editor-in-Chief, Statistics in Biosciences (SIBS) (2017 - present).
  • Associate Editor, Journal of American Statistical Assocation (2003-2011)
  • Associate Editor, Statistics in Biosciences (SIBS) (2009 - 2017).
  • Associate Editor, Biometrics (2012 - present).
  • Associate Editor, Statistica Sinica (2014 - 2017).
  • Guest Editor, Special issue on Networks, Statistics in Biosciences (SIBS) (2012).

  • Member of National/International Committees:

  • Mentor, 2017 Innovation Lab on Quantitative Approaches to Biomedical Data Science Challenges in our Understanding of the Microbiome.
  • Chair, Section on Statistics in Genomics and Genetics, ASA, 2017.
  • Regular member, NIH Genetics of Health and Disease (GHD) study section (2015-2021).
  • Member, Board of Scientific Counselor for Clinical Sciences and Epidemiology, National Cancer Institute (NCI) (2011-2016)
  • Co-Chair, NCI Infections and Immunoepidemiology Branch, 2015.
  • Chair, NCI Biostatistics Branch Site Visit Review, 2014.
  • Co-Chair, NCI Nutrition Epidemiology Branch Site Visit Review, 2013.
  • Co-Chair, NCI Genetic Epidemiolgy Branch Site Visit Review, 2012.
  • Regular Member, NIH Biostatistics Methods and Research Design (BMRD) study Section (2008 - 2012)
  • Education Committee, International Biometrics Society (2008-2011).
  • Committee on International Relations in Statistics, American Statistical Association (2010 - 2012).
  • Committee on ENAR Distinguished Student Paper Awards, ENAR (2009-2012).
  • Various Conference Program/Organizing Committees.