Zubizarreta elected ASA Fellow

Associate professor of health care policy (statistics) José Zubizarreta, PhD, has been elected as a Fellow of the American Statistical Association.

The American Statistical Association (ASA) is the world’s largest community of statisticians, promoting the practice and profession of statistics by supporting excellence in the development, application, and dissemination of statistical science. ASA fellows are nominated based on exceptional contributions to statistical science, with consideration of published works, position, professional activity, participation in ASA activities, as well as membership and accomplishments in other societies.

The ASA recognizes Zubizarreta “for outstanding contributions to the design and analysis of observational studies, particularly on matching and weighting methodologies; for excellence in teaching of causal inference; and for dedicated mentoring of young scholars."

Zubizarreta’s work centers on the development of statistical methods for causal inference and impact evaluation to advance research in health care and public policy, with interest in assessing the quality of care provided by hospitals and physicians using health outcomes and operations measures, while also encompassing comparative effectiveness research and health program impact evaluation. He currently serves as co-editor of the Handbook of Matching and Weighting in Causal Inference (Chapman & Hall/CRC) and associate editor for Biometrics, the Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics, and Observational Studies.

With this nomination, Zubizarreta joins HCP affiliated Fellows: S. James Adelstein Professor of Health Care Policy (Biostatistics) Sharon-Lise Normand, PhD, Daniel C. Tosteson Professor of Health Care Policy (Statistics) Alan Zaslavsky, PhD, and professor of health care policy Mary Beth Landrum, PhD, and former professor of Health Care Policy, Sherri Rose, PhD.