Dionne Price

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Dionne L. Price is an African-American[1] statistician who works as a division director in the Office of Biostatistics of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, in the US Food and Drug Administration.[2] Her division provides statistical advice "used in the regulation of anti-infective, anti-viral, ophthalmology, and transplant drug products".[3]

Education and career[edit]

Price grew up in Portsmouth, Virginia; her mother was a schoolteacher.[1] She majored in applied mathematics at Norfolk State University, earned a master's degree from the University of North Carolina,[1][3] and completed her Ph.D. at Emory University in 2000. Her dissertation, Survival Models for Heterogeneous Populations with Cure, was supervised by Amita Manatunga,[4] and with it she became the first African-American to earn a doctorate in biostatistics at Emory. After finishing her doctorate, she joined the Food and Drug Administration.[1]


Price was the keynote speaker at StatFest 2016, a one-day conference at Howard University organized by the American Statistical Association Committee on Minorities in Statistics to encourage statistical students from underrepresented groups.[3] She was elected as a Fellow of the American Statistical Association in 2018.[5][6]


  1. ^ a b c d McKinney, Megan, "The Sky is the Limit When it Comes to Mathematics: Dionne Price", 2002 AWM Essay Contest: Honorable Mention in College Category, Association for Women in Mathematics, retrieved 2018-10-14
  2. ^ CDER – Office Of Biostatistics, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, retrieved 2018-10-14
  3. ^ a b c Speakers and Organizers for StatFest 2016, September 24, 2016, American Statistical Association Committee on Minorities in Statistics, retrieved 2018-10-14
  4. ^ Dionne Price at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  5. ^ "Many Honored at President's Address, Awards Ceremony", AMSTAT News, October 1, 2018
  6. ^ "Rollins Biostatisticians awarded by the American Statistical Association", Emory News Center, Emory University, April 23, 2018, retrieved 2018-10-14

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