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Arlene Ash, PhD, Chief for the Division of Biostatistics and Health Services Research, Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, was honored in January 2010 with the Long-Term Excellence Award from the American Statistical Association (ASA), Section on Health Policy Statistics.
The Long-Term Excellence Award recognizes outstanding leadership and sustained contribution to the application and development of statistical methods in health care policy and health services research. It is the highest honor bestowed by the Section on Health Policy Statistics, ASA. The award commemorates the career achievements of distinguished individuals who significantly enhance both the profession of statistics and human welfare through excellence in statistical practice and research related to health care policy.
Dr. Ash's contributions have included important work in payment models, health care disparities, efficient sampling techniques for identifying systemic health delivery problems and risk adjustment. She has served the profession in multiple roles, including as co-chair of the 6th International Conference on Health Policy Statistics in 2005, and as part of ASA's Committee on Scientific and Public Affairs, including Chair of its Subcommittee on Electoral Integrity. Dr. Ash is co-founder of DxCG Inc., a predictive modeling health informatics company, now a product line within Verisk Health. She is an ASA Fellow and also a Fellow of Academy Health and the Association for Health Services Research.