Encyclopedia of Biostatistics

Encyclopedia of Biostatistics

Online ISBN: 9780470011812

DOI: 10.1002/0470011815

Editors & Contributors




Peter Armitage  has a Cambridge M.A. in mathematics and a London Ph.D, in Statistics. He was a Statistician for the Medical Research Council from 1947-61, and Professor of Medical Statistics at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine from 1961-76. He then moved to Oxford, first as Professor of Biomathematics, later as Professor of Applied Statistics and head of the new Department of Statistics, retiring in 1990.

His research has centred around the development of methods for medical statistics, especially clinical trials. He is a Past President of the International Biometric Society, International Society for Clinical Biostatistics, and Royal Statistical Society, and edited the journal Biometrics 1980-84. He was appointed C.B.E. in 1984.

Theodore Colton earned an M.S. in Statistics from the University of North Carolina and an Sc.D. in Biostatistics from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He has held faculty positions at Harvard Medical School, Dartmouth Medical School, and Boston University School of Public Health where he was Professor and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. He was twice the recipient of fellowship awards, from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health, for study at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

He is a fellow of the American Statistical Association, the American College of Epidemiology, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science and he has served as president of Biometrics (Eastern North-American Region) and the Statistics Section of the American Public Health Association. He has served and continues to serve on numerous advisory committees and peer review groups for governmental agencies including the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control, and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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