Regina Nuzzo

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Regina Nuzzo is a professor of statistics at Gallaudet University in Washington D.C., a liberal arts school for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. She also writes articles about the importance of statistical and science communication and is an advocate for people with disabilities in the science and technology field.[1]


Nuzzo graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor's degree in industrial engineering and went on to obtain her Ph.D in statistics from Stanford University in 2004, supervised by Richard A. Olshen.[2] Her dissertation was written on the usage of stochastic models in bio-chemistry.

Nuzzo also graduated from the University of California Santa Cruz's science writing program, where she learned how to write effectively for a variety of audiences about science and technology.[3]


Nuzzo has been a faculty member at Gallaudet University since 2006. She has written multiple articles for publication in major magazines, including WIRED magazine, the New York and Los Angeles Times, as well as Reader's Digest. In addition to teaching, she gives seminars about statistics, which have been hosted at the University of Washington,[4] the University of Maryland,[5] and Harvard University.[6]

In 2019, Nuzzo was appointed the Senior Advisor for Statistics Communication and Media Innovation for the American Statistical Association.[7]


In 2014, Nuzzo was awarded the Excellence in Statistical Reporting Award (ESRA) by the American Statistical Association for her article in Nature magazine about statistical p-values.[8]

Notable popular press work[edit]

  • "Standing Strong", Cancer Today - 2013 [9]
  • "The Future of Election Forecasting", Scientific American - 2014 [10]
  • "Regrown nerves boost bionic ears", Nature - 2014 [11]
  • "How scientists fool themselves - and how they can stop", Nature - 2015 [12]
  • "What Happens When Scientists Experiment on Themselves?" - Reader's Digest - 2016 [13]
  • "When courtroom science goes wrong - and how stats can fix it", Knowable Magazine - 2018 [14]

Notable academic journal articles[edit]

  • "Intracellular reduction of selenite into glutathione peroxidase... " - US National Library of Medicine - 2000 [15]
  • "Vestibular Dysfunction in DFNB1 Deafness" - US National Library of Medicine - 2011 [16]


  1. ^ Cherry, Nikki. "World of Wonder Seminar, April 2016 | Rochester Bridges to the Doctorate". Retrieved 2020-03-25.
  2. ^ "Regina Nuzzo | Department of Statistics". Retrieved 2020-03-25.
  3. ^ "About the Program". Retrieved 2020-03-25.
  4. ^ "Biostatistics Seminar: Regina Nuzzo | Department of Biostatistics". Retrieved 2020-03-25.
  5. ^ "Grand Rounds with Regina Nuzzo | UMD School of Public Health". Retrieved 2020-03-25.
  6. ^ "Regina Nuzzo | Department of Biostatistics | Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health". Department of Biostatistics. Retrieved 2020-03-31.
  7. ^ "ASA Welcomes Regina Nuzzo as Senior Advisor for Statistics Communication and Media Innovation". Retrieved 2020-03-25.
  8. ^ Nuzzo, Regina (2014-02-13). "Scientific method: Statistical errors". Nature News. 506 (7487): 150–152. Bibcode:2014Natur.506..150N. doi:10.1038/506150a. PMID 24522584.
  9. ^ "Standing Strong". Retrieved 2020-03-30.
  10. ^ Nuzzo, Regina (November 1, 2014). "The Future of Election Forecasting". Scientific American. doi:10.1038/scientificamerican1114-21.
  11. ^ Nuzzo, Regina (2014). "Regrown nerves boost bionic ears". Nature News. doi:10.1038/nature.2014.15082. S2CID 180772463.
  12. ^ Nuzzo, Regina (2015-10-08). "How scientists fool themselves – and how they can stop". Nature News. 526 (7572): 182–185. Bibcode:2015Natur.526..182N. doi:10.1038/526182a. PMID 26450039.
  13. ^ Apr. 16, Regina NuzzoUpdated; 2016 (2014-08-28). "What Happens When Scientists Experiment on Themselves?". The Healthy. Retrieved 2020-03-30.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  14. ^ Nuzzo, Regina (2018-10-12). "When courtroom science goes wrong — and how stats can fix it". Knowable Magazine. doi:10.1146/knowable-101118-4. S2CID 189573453.
  15. ^ Bhamre, S.; Nuzzo, R. L.; Whitin, J. C.; Olshen, R. A.; Cohen, H. J. (August 2000). "Intracellular reduction of selenite into glutathione peroxidase. Evidence for involvement of NADPH and not glutathione as the reductant". Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry. 211 (1–2): 9–17. doi:10.1023/a:1007121506445. ISSN 0300-8177. PMID 11055542. S2CID 20643320.
  16. ^ Dodson, Kelley M; Blanton, Susan H; Welch, Katherine O; Norris, Virginia W; Nuzzo, Regina L; Wegelin, Jacob A.; Marin, Ruth S; Nance, Walter E; Pandya, Arti; Arnos, Kathleen S (May 2011). "Vestibular Dysfunction in DFNB1 deafness". American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A. 155 (5): 993–1000. doi:10.1002/ajmg.a.33828. ISSN 1552-4825. PMC 3080433. PMID 21465647.