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Dandan Liu to lead the Association of Clinical and Translational Statisticians

Nov. 8, 2023, 10:37 AM

Dandan Liu, PhD

by Paul Govern

Dandan Liu, PhD, associate professor of Biostatistics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been elected president of the Association of Clinical and Translational Statisticians (ACTStat).

ACTStat fosters interaction and exchange of ideas among members to enhance the design, implementation and analysis of clinical studies. It advocates for optimal experimental design and data analysis plans and serves as an advocate for biostatisticians.

Liu has long collaborated with researchers in the Vanderbilt Memory and Alzheimer’s Center and the Department of Emergency Medicine, and this year she became director of the methods program at the Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, as well as co-director of the newly established Vanderbilt Biostatistics Data Coordinating Center.

Liu earned her PhD in biostatistics from the University of Michigan in 2010. She worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle before joining the Vanderbilt faculty in 2011.

Liu’s six-year term with ACTStat begins in 2024 with two years as president-elect.

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