Nathan Mantel Award

2023 call for nominations (deadline 2/1/2023)
The Section on Statistics in Epidemiology (SIE) of the American Statistical Association (ASA) invites nominations for the Nathan Mantel Award for lifetime contributions to the development and application of statistical science to problems and issues in epidemiology. The Nathan Mantel Award is in honor of Nathan Mantel (1919-2002), in recognition of his seminal and pivotal contributions to statistics in epidemiology. The award is given every two years to a researcher for lifetime contributions to the development and application of statistical science to problems and issues in epidemiology. The award consists of a $1000 award and a plaque and will be presented by the Section on Statistics in Epidemiology (SIE) at the Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM).

The nominee should be a person widely known to have a strong established record in developing statistical methods for epidemiology. The nominee should be a member of the ASA, but consideration is not limited to candidates who are members of the SIE Section.

To submit a nomination, please submit a CV and cover letter to Jenna Krall (, the Section Secretary/Treasurer, by February 1, 2023.  Questions about the award can also be addressed to Nandita Mitra, the 2023 Section Chair at

Early Career Awards (previously Young Investigator Awards)

2024 call for applications (deadline 12/1/2023)

The Section on Statistics in Epidemiology (SIE) of the ASA invites applications from early stage investigators who will present their papers at the 2024 Joint Statistical Meetings, taking place August 3-8, 2024 in Portland, OR, USA. The awards honor the best papers by early stage investigators in statistics in epidemiology presented at the JSM. The awards are open to all current graduate students in statistics, biostatistics, and epidemiology, and also recent graduates who received their degrees no earlier than December 31, 2021. The top paper will be awarded the Norman Breslow Prize with a $1000 stipend. Additional awards consisting of $800 to help defray travel costs to the JSM will also be awarded. A reception will be held at the Toronto meeting to honor award recipients.

Preference will be given to papers with both methodological contributions and substantive epidemiological applications. Jointly authored papers are certainly acceptable, but the applicant is expected to be the lead author and present the work at the 2024 JSM. The presentation at JSM may be in a regular session, speed session or poster session. Further, the presentation does not have to be in a session sponsored by the SIE Section, nor must applicants necessarily be current members of the SIE Section. The presentation at JSM must, however, correspond to the paper receiving the award.

Papers should be BLINDED and submitted in .pdf format with 12-point type, double-spaced and one-inch margins. We strongly recommend that papers be no longer than 20 pages, but this is not an absolute maximum.

In order to apply for the award, please submit the paper no later than December 1, 2023. Early submissions are encouraged. To apply, please follow the instructions found on the Google form at

Questions can be addressed to Jenna Krall,, Section Secretary/Treasurer.

Service Award

2024 call for applications (deadline 1/15/2024)

The Statistcs in Epidemiology (SIE) section service award is given every three years to a member of the section that has demonstrated extraordinary service and dedication to the goals of the section. Examples include, but are not limited to, serving as a mentor to junior investigators through the SIE mentoring program, serving as a section officer, being a judge for SIE young investigator paper awards, leading diversity and inclusion initiatives, or teaching SIE sponsored workshops.

To nominate an individual, please send a brief description of the nominee's service activities and how they have had an impact on our section to our Section Representatives: Ran Tao ( and Elizabeth Handorf ( 

Self-nominations are welcome!

Nominations are due January 15, 2024.

2024 Service Awardee

Congratulations to Charles B. Hall, Ph.D., for receiving a service award. He is a Professor in the Department of Epidemiology & Population Health (Biostatistics) and in The Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.