Professor of Statistical Science
Member, Duke Global Health Institute
Amy H. Herring, ScD, is Co-Director of Duke Forge. Professor Herring received her doctorate in biostatistics from Harvard University, where she developed methods for dealing with missing data in clinical trials and observational studies of survival outcomes. She began her academic career at UNC-Chapel Hill, where she was active in research and university leadership, serving on the Chancellor’s Advisory Council, as Chair of the University-wide Committee on Appointment, Promotion, and, Tenure, and as Associate Chair of Biostatistics. She has also been active in professional service, as Executive Secretary of the International Society for Bayesian Analysis and a member of the National Academies’ Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics, former President of the Eastern North American Region of the International Biometric Society, and former Chair of the American Statistical Association’s Biometrics Section. Her research has focused on statistical approaches for analyzing complex, high-dimensional data on individuals followed over time, and she has supported her research program as PI of numerous grants from the National Institutes of Health, Environmental Protection Agency, and Maternal and Child Health Bureau, in addition to numerous grant support as a key co-investigator and several grants and awards focused on training the next generation of data science researchers. She was awarded the Mortimer Spiegelman Award as Outstanding Public Health Statistician under age 40 and is an elected fellow of the American Statistical Association and the International Statistical Institute.