Title: Susan Dwight Bliss Professor of Biostatistics
Company: Yale University
Location: New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Theodore R. Holford, Susan Dwight Bliss Professor of Biostatistics at Yale University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in biostatistics.
With an interest in both medicine and mathematics, Dr. Holford has found biostatistics to be the perfect combination. He started in the field as part of the research staff in the Committee for the Assessment of Biometric Aspects of Controlled Trials of Hypoglycemic Agents at Yale University in 1972, and steadily advanced within the institution. Over the years, Dr. Holford served as an assistant professor, the acting head of the Division of Biostatistics in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, an associate professor of biostatistics, a professor of biostatistics, the head of the Division of Biostatistics, the director of graduate studies in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, the associate director of the Investigative Medicine Program, and the acting dean of public health. He now holds the distinguished titles of Susan Dwight Bliss Professor of Biostatistics, head of the Division of Biostatistics, and professor of statistics.
Dr. Holford’s extensive background and research has led him to become a highly respected voice in his community. He has been the associate editor of the Journal of Epidemiology and Biostatistics since 1999, and has contributed 331 articles and 15 editorials to professional journals. Most recently, in 2017, he coauthored “Lupus-related single nucleotide polymorphisms and risk of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma” for Lupus Science & Medicine, “Potential deaths averted in USA by replacing cigarettes with e-cigarettes” for Tobacco Control Online First, and “Developing Consistent and Transparent Models of E-cigarette Use: Reply to Glantz and Soneji et al” and “The Application of a Decision-Theoretic Model to Estimate the Public Health Impact of Vaporized Nicotine Product Initiation in the United States” for Nicotine & Tobacco Research. Dr. Holford has also lectured for the Food and Drug Administration, the American Association for Cancer Research, the Tobacco Policy Modeling Workshop, the University of Miami Spatial Statistics Conference, and Banff International Research Statistics. Further, he is a member of the Data Safety Monitoring Board of the Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network, the Society for Epidemiologic Research, the American Statistical Association, and the Biometric Society.
As a testament to his efforts, Dr. Holford was honored as an inductee of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering in 2014 and as the recipient of the Wakeman Award for Research in the Neurosciences in 1990. He was also proud to earn a PhD in biometry from Yale University in 1973 and a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics and chemistry, with honors, from Andrews University in 1969. His achievements have been highlighted in numerous volumes of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in the East, and Who’s Who in the World.
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