Fifteenth Annual Janet L. Norwood Award

For Outstanding Achievement By A Woman In The Statistical Sciences

Recipient: Francesca Dominici, PhD

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Dr. Francesca Dominici, PhD, Senior Associate Dean for Research, Associate Dean for Information Technology, and Professor of Biostatistics at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, is the recipient of the Fifteenth Annual Janet L. Norwood Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Woman in the Statistical Sciences. She will accept the award at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Dr. Dominici’s work has focused broadly on developing and advancing methods for the analysis of large, heterogeneous data sets to identify and understand the health impacts of environmental threats and inform policy. Dr. Dominici’s team has provided the scientific community and policy makers with robust evidence on the adverse health effects of air pollution, noise pollution, and climate change.

Not only is Dr. Dominici a pioneer in statistics and biostatistics, but she has demonstrated stellar leadership in education and mentoring, and the promotion of diversity and gender equality. In 2009, she was awarded the Diversity Recognition Award by the President of Johns Hopkins University. She currently serves as a Chair of the Committee for the Advancement of Women Faculty at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health and has given several lectures and moderated panel discussions on work-family balance across Harvard.

Dr. Dominici was recognized by Thomson Reuters in their 2015 list of the most highly cited researchers, which ranked her in the top one percent of scientists in her field; additionally, Dr. Dominici has been named one of the top 10 Italian women scientists who have had the largest impact in biomedical sciences across the world. She is a fellow of the American Statistical Association. She has participated as a member of several committees of the National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine Committee, and she is a member of the NIH Biostatistical Methods and Research Design Study Section. In addition, Dr. Dominici has served as associate editor of the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society and as editor of the American Journal of Epidemiology

Held On: Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Time: 9:30 A.M.
Location: The Edge of Chaos Atrium
The Lister Hill Library, 4th floor
1700 University Boulevard
Birmingham AL

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The UAB School of Public Health has a fund-raising effort to grow the endowment for this award in honor of Dr. Norwood and her influence on women in the statistical sciences. For more information about this effort, please contact Dr. David Allison at