Dr. Judith Goldberg Receives Janet L. Norwood Award for Outstanding Achievement in Statistical Sciences

Honor Named After First Woman Commissioner of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


Judith Goldberg, ScD, Professor of Biostatistics at NYU Langone Medical Center in the Department of Population Health, has been honored with the Janet L. Norwood Award. The award is presented annually by the School of Public Health at The University of Alabama at Birmingham to an internationally recognized woman statistician for outstanding achievement in the statistical sciences. Janet L. Norwood, PhD, LL.D., was the first woman commissioner of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and is Past-President of the American Statistical Association.


Dr. Goldberg is the director of the PhD program in biostatistics in the environmental health sciences at NYU’s Graduate School of Arts and Science; director of the Biostatistics Shared Resource of the NYU Perlmutter Cancer Center; director of the study design, biostatistics and clinical research ethics core of the NYU-HHC Clinical Translational Science Institute; and director of the environmental health statistics and bioinformatics facility of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Center at NYU. Dr. Goldberg is also the principal investigator of the statistics and data management core of the NCI funded Myeloproliferative Disorders Research Consortium and a co-investigator on numerous other collaborative research grants in clinical and translational research in oncology and other areas. She has over 125 publications in statistics and substantive journals. Dr. Goldberg was founding director of the Division of Biostatistics at NYU Langone Medical Center from 1999 to 2013.


Prior to joining NYU, Dr. Goldberg was vice president of biostatistics and data management at Bristol Myers Squibb, executive director of statistics and data management at Lederle Laboratories, associate professor of biostatistics, at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and a research statistician for the Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York.


Dr. Goldberg is a fellow of the American Statistical Association and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). She has held numerous offices in national and international organizations including President of the Biometric Society, chair of the Fellows Committee of the American Statistical Association, and chair of the Statistics Section U of the AAAS. Dr. Goldberg’s research interests include survival analysis, clinical trials, methods for the analysis of screening and diagnostic tests, misclassification, methods for the analysis of observational data, statistical methods in epidemiology, and statistical genomics. She holds a BA in mathematics from Barnard College and a SM and ScD in biostatistics from the Harvard University School of Public Health.


With the Janet L. Norwood Award, the School of Public Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham: “wishes not only to recognize Dr. Norwood’s achievements, but also to recognize the contribution of all women to the statistical sciences. It is noteworthy that women have been traditionally under-represented many fields of science, with the degree of under-representation greater for the quantitative sciences. This denies the field the benefit of the great contributions women are obviously capable of making to the statistical sciences.”


Dr. Goldberg will accept the award on September 9 at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health, where she will deliver a special lecture.



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