Kathryn Chaloner

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Kathryn M. Chaloner
Born(1954-08-24)August 24, 1954
DiedOctober 19, 2014(2014-10-19) (aged 60)
Alma materCarnegie Mellon University
University College London
Somerville College, Oxford
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Iowa
ThesisOptimal Bayesian Experimental Design
Doctoral advisorMorris H. DeGroot

Kathryn Mary Chaloner (August 24, 1954 – October 19, 2014) was a British-born American statistician.

Chaloner was a statistics researcher who developed methods in Bayesian experimental design, and well known for her work on HIV/AIDS, infectious diseases, and women's health.[1] She was a board member of the National Alliance for Doctoral Studies in the Mathematical Sciences, a group of faculty working towards inclusion and diversity in the doctoral-level mathematical sciences. She led an initiative in statistical sciences to broaden participation in doctoral-level studies in statistics and biostatistics.


She earned a bachelor's degree in Mathematics from Oxford University where she studied at Somerville College, and a master's degree in Statistics from the University College London before moving to the United States to study at Carnegie Mellon University, where received a PhD in Statistics.

She was a faculty member of the University of Minnesota School of Statistics from 1982–2002. In 2002, she was appointed Professor and Chair of the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Iowa.

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  1. ^ "A Tribute to Kathryn Chaloner". Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute. 2014-10-27. Retrieved 7 November 2014.
  2. ^ "Iowa Professor Recognized for Leadership in Statistics". Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health. Retrieved 7 November 2014.

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