It is only awarded every two years by a collaboration among five leading international statistics organizations, and recognizes a major achievement by an individual or team in the statistics field.
This year it was awarded to Harvard Biostatistician Professor Nan Laird. Among other things, Prof. Laird helped develop the statistical methods that allow researchers to extract detailed information from longitudinal studies. These are large studies that follow participants and collect their data over time, sometimes for many decades.
In this episode, she talks about the award and looks back at some of the highlights of her career. Joining us is one of her colleagues from the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, Professor Garrett Fitzmaurice.