Dalene Stangl

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Dalene Kay Stangl is an American statistician known for her research on children's mental health and mental health services.

Education and career[edit]

Stangl grew up on a farm in Iowa, and was the first in her family to attend college. She graduated from Iowa State University in 1978 with a bachelor's degree in psychology and sociology, and earned a master's degree in 1980 from the University of Iowa. Returning to graduate school at Carnegie Mellon University, she earned a second master's degree in statistics in 1988 and a Ph.D. in 1991.[1] Her dissertation was Modeling Heterogeneity in Multi-center Clinical Trials Using Bayesian Hierarchical Models.[2]

Stangle worked for 25 years as a faculty member at Duke University, beginning in 1992 and eventually becoming Professor of the Practice of Statistics and Public Policy and director of the Institute of Statistical Science. She then moved back from Duke to Carnegie Mellon University, where she is a teaching professor.[1][2]


With Don Berry, Stangl has edited books on Bayesian methods in biostatistics[3] and on meta-analysis.[4]

She chaired the Section on Bayesian Statistical Science (2006) and the Committee on Women in Statistics (2011–2016) of the American Statistical Association. She is a founder of the annual Women in Statistics and Data Science conference.[1]


In 2002, Stangl was elected to be a Fellow of the American Statistical Association.[5]


  1. ^ a b c "Dalene K. Stangl", A Statistician's Life, Celebrating Women in Statistics, AMSTATNews, American Statistical Association, March 1, 2018
  2. ^ a b Curriculum vitae (PDF), 2013, retrieved 2018-10-30
  3. ^ Gilks, W. R. (July 1997), "Review of Bayesian Biostatistics", Statistics in Medicine, 16 (14): 1665–1666, doi:10.1002/(SICI)1097-0258(19970730)16:14<1665::AID-SIM590>3.0.CO;2-W
  4. ^ Williamson, Paula (2002), "Review of Meta-Analysis in Medicine and Health Policy", Statistics in Medicine, 21 (17): 2610–2611, doi:10.1002/sim.1071
  5. ^ ASA Fellows, Caucus for Women in Statistics, retrieved 2018-10-30

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