Elizabeth H. Slate
Distinguished Research Professor
Duncan McLean and Pearl Levine Fairweather Professor
Department of Statistics
Florida State University
slate @ stat . fsu . edu
Elizabeth joined the Department of Statistics at Florida State University in 2011 as the Duncan McLean and Pearl Levine Fairweather Professor of Statistics. She is honored to hold this named professorship, especially after having the opportunity to meet Dr. David Fairweather (PhD FSU Statistics, 1970), whose generosity made the position possible.
Elizabeth received her PhD in Statistics from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA and joined the faculty at Cornell University in the Department of Operations Research and Industrial Engineering (now Operations Research and Information Engineering) in 1992. She visited the Biometry Research Group of the National Cancer Institute 1999-2000 as Visiting Mathematical Statistician, which enhanced her interest in biostatistics. In 2000, she joined the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), where she collaborated broadly with clinical and basic science researchers. She directed the Biostatistics Core for the MUSC Center for Oral Health Research (2002-2011) and created and directed the NIH-supported predoctoral training program "Biostatistics for Basic Biomedical Research" (2005-2011).
Elizabeth's recent research is in longitudinal data analysis, Bayesian modeling and recurrent events, with applications in oral health research, disease biomarkers and other health research areas. She has many publications in statistics and medical journals and has received several grants from the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense and other sources. Elizabeth is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association.