In another shining leadership accomplishment for the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington (IUSPH-B) Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, associate professor Carmen Tekwe was recently elected as a Council of Sections Representative 2024–2026 for the American Statistical Association (ASA) Biometrics Section.
“I am excited and honored to be elected to this position. I look forward to working with the leadership team at ASA and to serving as a liaison to the Biometrics section,” Dr. Tekwe shared in a recent conversation. “I also hope to encourage other younger and earlier career professionals in statistics from URM backgrounds to see that they belong in the field when they observe others who look like them take on more leadership roles within our field."
Designed specifically for ASA members with special interests in the “development and application of biostatistical and biomathematical methods,” the Biometrics Section also includes researchers the opportunity to interpret quantitative data in a variety of biological science fields. Dr. Tekwe was also selected this spring to serve as a member of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) Committee for a two-day public workshop focused on The Role of Advanced Computation, Predictive Technologies, and Big Data Analytics Related to Food and Nutrition Research.
We warmly congratulate Dr. Tekwe on these recent accomplishments and the opportunity to share her expertise with the professional public health community, as well as uphold the values of diversity and inclusion that form the cornerstone of SPH-B. For more great examples of how our faculty is leading the way, visit go.iu.edu/48bx.