Professor Sarah J. Ratcliffe has been elected as a Fellow of the American Statistical Association. She was honored “For the development and application of statistical methodology in women’s health, HIV, and critical care medicine. For the development of innovative methods for informative dropout, outstanding teaching and mentoring, and service to the profession”. She will be formally presented with this honor at an awards ceremony at the Joint Statistical Meeting in August 2020.
The American Statistical Association (ASA) is the world’s largest community of statisticians and the second-oldest continuously operating professional society in the United States. Its members serve in industry, government and academia in more than 90 countries, advancing research and promoting sound statistical practice to inform public policy and improve human welfare. The designation of ASA Fellow has been a significant honor for nearly 100 years, and is the highest honorary grade of membership in the association. Under ASA bylaws, the Committee on Fellows can elect up to one-third of one percent of the total association membership as fellows each year. To be selected, nominees must have an established reputation and have made outstanding contributions to statistical science. The Committee on Fellows evaluates each candidate’s contributions to the advancement of statistical science and places due weight on the following:
- Published works
- Position held with employer
- ASA activities
- Membership and accomplishments in other societies
- Professional activities