Lilian Golzarri-Arroyo is a Biostatistician at the Biostatistics Consulting Center in the School of Public Health at Indiana University–Bloomington.
Lilian Golzarri-Arroyo won the 2021 Latino Faculty and Staff–Staff Award for her exemplary professional work and her contributions to creating a positive campus environment. As Biostatistician II in the Biostatistics Consulting Center, Lilian collaborates with faculty to support study design and data analysis for their research. She works on multiple projects at a time, ranging from grant development to data analysis to manuscript preparation. In one such collaboration, Lilian works with Dr. Molly Rosenberg and Dr. Aaron Carroll from the mitigation COVID-19 group at IU to generate weekly reports of positivity rates of COVID among vaccinated individuals at the university. She then compares the positivity rates between vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals.
In cooperation with Dr. Susan Rawl from the IU School of Nursing, Dr. David Haggstrom from the Indiana University (IU) School of Medicine, and Dr. Gerardo Maupome from the Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) School of Public Health, Lilian works on the Indiana Latino Health Assessment. This survey assesses the knowledge, beliefs, and behaviors of the Latino population in Indiana regarding cancer screening and cancer prevention. For this project, Lilian is principal biostatistician, working with the doctors to help them review the survey, curate the data, create a report of results, and work on the analysis for the manuscripts.
Lilian was born in Mexico, where she completed her undergraduate studies. She then received a scholarship from the Mexican National Council for Science and Technology to earn her masters in Statistical Sciences at Indiana University–Bloomington from 2013 to 2015. During that time, she was also a teaching assistant on several statistics courses, including Statistics Literacy, Business Statistics, and Multivariate Statistical Analysis. Lilian then returned to Mexico to work for the government for three years. In 2018, she returned to Bloomington with her husband and applied for a position in the School of Public Health.
"I would be hard pressed to find a person more deserving of this award than Ms. Golzarri-Arroyo," says Dr. Gerardo Maupome, Associate Dean of Research, IUPUI. "She embodies professional excellence and commitment to the IU mission by supporting multiple scholarly endeavors in IU and IUPUI. I have conducted research and collaborations over the past 25 years; I would rate Ms. Golzarri-Arroyo’s teamwork and collegial disposition in the top 5% of any colleague I have had during this time. As a Hispanic person myself, I am proud to see her being a valuable member of the IU community." "Lilian is a hard worker, highly motivated, and professional. Fluent in Spanish and English, she also speaks basic French and Italian," says Dr. David B. Allison, Dean, School of Public Health, Indiana University–Bloomington. "She serves as a mentor to interns, MPH, and Ph.D. students, providing training and statistical guidance when necessary. She demonstrates exemplary academic and professional work, leadership skills, and mentoring initiatives and serves as a shining illustration of the best spirit of our community of scholars." To learn more about the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics.