Dr. Dalene Stangl

Professor of the Practice


Dalene Stangl is Associate Chair and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Statistical Science at Duke University where she has been on the faculty since 1992. She holds a PhD in statistics from Carnegie Mellon University. She has held editorships for Journal of the American Statistical Association, The American Statistician, Bayesian Analysis, and Chance. She co-edited two books, Bayesian Biostatistics and Meta-Analysis in Medicine and Health Policy. She has won numerous awards including ASA’s Youden Award for her research paper “Prediction and Decision Making Using Bayesian Hierarchical Models,” ASA Fellow for leadership in statistical education, outstanding contributions to research in health-related areas, and service to the profession, and Duke University's Trinity College Distinguished Teaching Award. She chairs the ASA’s Committee on Women in Statistics, launching the first Celebrating Women in Statistics conference in 2014.


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