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Karen Bandeen-Roche

bandeen-rochekarenKAREN BANDEEN-ROCHE, the Frank Hurley and Catharine Dorrier Professor, joined the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 1990, rising to the rank of professor in 2002. She served as co-director of the Epidemiology and Biostatistics of Aging Training Program from 1996 until April 2008 when she became its director. She received the Bloomberg School’s Advising, Mentoring and Teaching Recognition Award in 2001, 2005 and 2010 and its Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2010. She is the first woman to lead the Department of Biostatistics. Dr. Bandeen-Roche is a fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA), a 1997 Brookdale National Fellow, recipient of the 2016 Marvin Zelen Leadership Award in Statistical Science. She served as chair of the ASA Biometrics Section in 2006 and as chair of the Biostatistical Methodology and Research Design Study Section of the National Institutes of Health from 2006 to 2008. Her disciplinary research is primarily focused on latent variable modeling. Her collaborative research primarily has been directed to aging, ophthalmology, and neurology and has contributed to advancing knowledge on disability, frailty, cognitive decline, and visual functioning in older adults and the ramifications of adverse environmental exposures for cognitive health. She was president of the International Biometrics Society/Eastern North American Region in 2012 (Executive Committee 2011-2013) and currently serves on the Executive Board of the Society.