ASA/TSHS - Teaching of Statistics in the Health Sciences

2013 was International Year of Statistics.  The International Year of Statistics (Statistics2013)

And this year we celebrate ASA's 175th anniversary.

Welcome to the website of ASA's Section on Teaching of Statistics in the Health Sciences (TSHS).

  • "ABOUT US" for our mission, history, and governance,
  • "AWARDS" for the section's main awards, and
  • "NEWS" for the section's newsletters (3 issues a year), committee reports, and a series of member interviews.
*** NEW: Interviews w/ Section members: see News / Members' Spotlight ***


[The website is still evolving, so your suggestions and comments are most welcome. Constantine Daskalakis]


TSHS Invited Session Proposals for JSM 2015

The Section on Teaching of Statistics in the Health Sciences invites proposals and suggestions for invited sessions at JSM 2015. The theme for JSM 2015 is "Statistics: Making Better Decisions" but not all sessions need to be directly related to the theme. Formats vary for invited sessions, but all are 110 minutes in length and have a session chair. Two of the most popular and successful formats are: (i) 2-4 speakers with a discussant, or (ii) a panel discussion with 3-5 panelists.
If you wish to organize a session, please contact the TSHS Program Chair, Jeff Szychowski (, by August 28.

UTSPH position

The University of Texas School of Public Health (UTSPH) at Houston invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. The position will emphasize teaching excellence and research on teaching methods in biostatistics for public health.

This faculty member will be expected to teach five basic biostatistics courses for students in the School of Public Health per year (two in the Fall and Summer semesters and one in the Spring semester). Familiarity with STATA and SAS is required. The courses are offered in person, by interactive television, and on-line, depending on the course needs. All courses have assigned teaching assistants. This faculty member is also in charge of admissions to the Biostatistics degree program. He/she can also serve on thesis/dissertation committee.

For details:
or please contact:
Professor Wenyaw Chan, PhD
Division of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Texas, Houston, TX 77030
Tel: 713-500-9321

TSHS Outstanding Teaching Award - 2014

The Section is proud to announce that this year's recipient of the Outstanding Teaching Award is Bart Holland, PhD, Associate Professor, New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers University. Look for a summary of Bart's teaching, training, and mentoring accomplishments in our upcoming summer newsletter.
Congratulations Bart!


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