2019 Recipients

2019 David P. Byar Young Investigator Award Recipients

The David P. Byar Young Investigator Award is given annually to a new researcher in the Biometrics Section who presents an original manuscript at the Joint Statistical Meetings. The award commemorates David Byar, a renowned biostatistician who made significant contributions to the development and application of statistical methods during his career at the National Cancer Institute. In addition, we give out travel awards to deserving recipients.

We are pleased to announce the following recipients:

David P. Byar Award Winner

Tiffany Tang, University of California, Berkeley

Integrated Principal Components Analysis                    


JSM Travel Award Winners

Methods Section

Yuan Chen, Department of Biostatistics, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Stage-Wise Synthesis of Randomized Trials for Optimizing Dynamic Treatment Regimes


Lucy L. Gao, University of Washington  

Are Clusterings of Multiple Data Views Independent?            


Pixu Shi, Department of Biostatistics, University of Wisconsin - Madison    

High-dimensional Log-Error-in-Variable Regression with Applications to Microbial Compositional Data Analysis                   


Ted Westling, Center for Causal Inference, University of Pennsylvania      

Causal isotonic regression           

(In absentia.) 

Rui Chen, Department of Statistics, UW-Madison        

Tailored Optimal Post-Treatment Surveillance for Cancer Recurrence


Practice Section

Amanda Mejia, Department of Statistics, Indiana University

A Spatial Bayesian Modeling Approach for Cortical Surface fMRI Data Analysis   


Fan (Frank) Li, Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Duke University   

Propensity Score Weighting for Causal Inference with Multi-valued Treatments    


Giovanni Nattino, Division of Biostatistics, College of Public Health, Ohio State University         

Triplet Matching for Estimating Causal Effects with Three Treatment Arms: A Comparative Study of Mortality by Trauma Center Level

The ASA Biometrics Section congratulates the award winners and thanks committee members for their hard work.

Byar Award 2019 Committee Members:
Rebecca Hubbard (Chair)
Sheng Luo
Sherri Rose
Dipankar Bandyopadhyar
Jennifer Sinnott
Roland Matsouaka
Gen Li
Brenda Kurland
Thomas Braun
Sandra Safo
Phil Boonstra
Haochang Shou
Andrew Spieker