Amy Herring

Sara & Charles Ayres Professor

Statistical Science, Global Health, and Biostatistics & Bioinformatics

Amy H. Herring is Sara & Charles Ayres Distinguished Professor of Statistical Science, Global Health, and Biostatistics and Bioinformatics at Duke University. Dr. Herring received her doctorate in biostatistics at Harvard University and came to Duke from UNC-Chapel Hill, where she was distinguished professor of biostatistics. Her research interests include development of statistical methodology for longitudinal or clustered data, Bayesian methods, latent class and latent variable models, missing data, complex environmental mixtures, and applications of statistics in population health and medicine. She has received numerous awards for her work, including the Mortimer Spiegelman Award from the American Public Health Association as the best applied public health statistician under age 40. Her research program is funded by NIH, and she holds leadership positions at the national and international level, including as Chair of the American Statistical Association's Section on Bayesian Statistical Science, as President-Elect of the International Society for Bayesian Analysis, and as a member of the Board of the International Biometric Society. She sits on several national committees, including the National Academy of Science Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics and the Research Committee of the Health Effects Institute.