Dionne L. Price is an African-American 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. Her division provides statistical advice "used in the regulation of anti-infective, anti-viral, ophthalmology, and transplant drug products".
Education and career
Price grew up in Portsmouth, Virginia; her mother was a schoolteacher. She majored in applied mathematics at Norfolk State University, earned a master's degree from the University of North Carolina, and completed her Ph.D. at Emory University in 2000. Her dissertation, Survival Models for Heterogeneous Populations with Cure, was supervised by Amita Manatunga, 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.
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. She was elected as a Fellow of the American Statistical Association in 2018.
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