Editorial Activites

    • Guest Editor, Journal of the American Statistical Association, Theory and Methods, Special Issue on Precision Medicine and Individualized Policy Discovery, 2019-2021, Appeared March and June 2021








Select National and International Professional Service

Clinical Research Committee, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (1997-2002).

Data Safety Monitoring Board, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (1999-2006).

Chair, Data Safety Monitoring Committee, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (2001-2006).

Program Chair, Institute of Mathematical Statistics, WNAR/IMS Joint Statistical Meeting, Los Angeles, California, June 23-26, 2002.

Program Co-Chair (with Jason P. Fine), Institute of Mathematical Statistics, ENAR/IMS Joint Statistical Meeting, Tampa, Florida, March 26-29, 2006.

Program Co-Chair (with Xiaotong Shen), Institute of Mathematical Statistics, Joint Statistical Meeting, Washington, D.C., August 1-6, 2009.

Biostatistical Methods and Research Design (BMRD) Study Section, National Institutes of Health (2011-2017).

Steering Committee Member for the SAMSI Innovations Lab on Interdisciplinary Approaches to Biomedical Data Science Challenges, July 20-24, 2015.

Planning Committee Member, Discussant, and Participant in Workshop on “Refining the Concept of Scientific Inference When Working with Big Data”, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Washington, D.C., June 8-9, 2016.

Panel for Strategic Review of Public Health and Population Sciences, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK, September 25-26, 2018.

External Review Committee (Chair) for the Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics, University of Pennsylvanian, December 13-14, 2018.

Advisory Committee for the Department of Biostatistics, Peking University (2018-present).

COPSS Presidents’ Awards Committee (2021-present, chair 2022).

President-elect, President, and Past President, Institute of Mathematical Statistics (summer 2022 through summer 2025).


2004: Honored Alumni, College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Brigham Young University.

2006: Fellow, American Statistical Association.

2007: Fellow, Institute of Mathematical Statistics.

2010: Yakovlev Colloquium Speaker, University of Rochester, Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology

2011: Accredited Professional StatisticianTM

2012: 2011 International Biometrics Society Best Paper in Biometrics Award for “Detecting disease outbreaks using local spatiotemporal methods”

2015: Myra Samuels Memorial Lecturer, Purdue University, Department of Statistics

2015: Institute of Mathematical Statistics Medallion Lecturer

2016: Distinguished Alumni Lecturer, University of Washington, Department of Biostatistics

2016: Plenary Speaker, Conference on Statistical Learning and Data Science, Chapel Hill, NC

2016: Distinguished Lecturer, Institute of Mathematical Statistics Asia Pacific Rim Meeting, Hong Kong

2016: Conference (Plenary) Speaker, SINAPE, Porto Alegre, Brazil

2016: Elected Member, International Statistical Institute

2016: Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science

2018: Keynote Speaker, Conference on Statistics and Health (Personalized Medicine and Big Data), Institut de Mathématiques de Toulouse, Toulouse, France

2018: Wijsman Lecturer, Department of Statistics, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

2018: Keynote Speaker, ASA Georgia Chapter Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia

2019: Annual Invited Lecturer, Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco

2019: Gottfried E. Noether Distinguished Scholar Award, American Statistical Association

2021: Palmetto Lecturer, Department of Statitsics, University of South Carolina

2022: VCU SSOR-Biostatistics Distinguished Lecturer, Department of Statistical Sciences and Operations Research and Department of Biostatistics, Virginia Commonwealth University

2023: George W. Snedecor Award, Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies (COPSS)