Michael Healy (statistician)

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Michael Healy
Born (1923-11-26)26 November 1923
Paignton, Devon
Died 17 July 2016(2016-07-17) (aged 92)
Citizenship United Kingdom
Fields Statistics
Institutions Rothamsted Experimental Station
MRC Clinical Research Centre
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Alma mater Trinity College, Cambridge
Notable awards Guy Medal (Silver, 1979) (Gold, 1999)

Michael John Romer Healy (26 November 1923 – 17 July 2016) was a British statistician known for his contributions to statistical computing, auxology, laboratory statistics and quality control, and methods for analysing longitudinal data, among other areas.[1] He was professor of medical statistics at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine from 1977 until his retirement. The Royal Statistical Society awarded him the Guy Medal in Silver in 1979 and Gold in 1999, and he also acted as chairman of its medical section.[2] He was the author or co-author of three books and over 200 scientific papers.[3]

He died on 17 July 2016 at the age of 92.[4]



  1. ^ Tanner, James Mourilyan (1998). "Foreword [to special issue in honour of Professor Michael Healy, on the occasion of his 75th birthday]". Statistics in Medicine. 17 (23): 2655–2659. doi:10.1002/(SICI)1097-0258(19981215)17:23<2655::AID-SIM32>3.0.CO;2-D. PMID 10094668. 
  2. ^ Healy, M.J.R. (1978). "Is Statistics a Science?". Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. Series A (General). 141 (3): 385–393. doi:10.2307/2344809. JSTOR 2344809. 
  3. ^ "Bibliography: Publications of Michael Healy up to May 1998". Statistics in Medicine. 17 (23): 2793–2802. 1998. doi:10.1002/(SICI)1097-0258(19981215)17:23<2793::AID-SIM43>3.0.CO;2-Z. 
  4. ^ Obituary – Professor Michael Healy