Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington epidemiology PhD student Manyan Huang has been elected to serve as secretary of the American Statistical Association (ASA) Section of Statistical Program and Analysts (SSPA) for 2022–2023. Ms. Huang is in her third year of her doctoral program in epidemiology.
"I am blessed to be part of the SSPA team," says Ms. Huang. "It is very meaningful for me to contribute my professional skills to this community and promote communication. I also believe the valuable experience I will gain during this period will be helpful in my future career development."
Ms. Huang’s doctoral research focuses on genetic epidemiology and statistical genetics. She works with Dr. Ming Li, associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, to apply statistical methods to identify genetic risk factors for disease.
"I am thrilled that Manyan was elected as the secretary to the SSPA of ASA," says Dr. Li. "With her analytical skills and dedication, I have no doubt that she will serve well in this role."
"We congratulate Manyan on this terrific accomplishment," says Dr. Michael Hendryx, interim chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. "The EBIO department is proud to have her among our group of talented and dedicated students, and we are grateful to her for her service to the ASA and for representing the School of Public Health in this important position."
"The need to train our next generation of epidemiologists and biostatisticians has never been more critical, and the School of Public Health-Bloomington is poised to take a lead role in that effort through the accomplishments of our trainees," says Dr. Douglas Landsittel, incoming chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. "We are very proud of Manyan Huang for her efforts in successfully running for the office of the ASA SSPA secretary for 2022–2023. Efforts such as this are critical to optimally contributing to the larger professional community and maximizing our impact on public health. Congratulations, Manyan!"