American Statistical Association Names Joseph Ibrahim to JASA Position

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The American Statistical Association has named Dr. Joseph Ibrahim of UNC Chapel Hill to the prestigious position of coordinating editor of the Journal of the American Statistical Association.

The American Statistical Association (ASA), the nation's preeminent professional statistical society, today announced the appointment of Dr. Joseph Ibrahim as the next coordinating editor of the Journal of the American Statistical Association (JASA), and also the editor of JASA’s section on Applications & Case Studies. Dr. Ibrahim is a professor in the Department of Biostatistics at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.

“Professor Ibrahim's long record of research accomplishment and editorial experience uniquely qualifies him for this prestigious position,” said David Banks, Duke University, who chaired the editorial search committee. “He has been a leader in the development of statistical methodology, especially Bayesian techniques, in nearly every aspect of biostatistics, from neuroimaging to longitudinal studies to genomics to missing data. He has provided extensive editorial service to the statistics profession, and we are fortunate he has agreed to accept these JASA positions.”

As coordinating editor, Dr. Ibrahim with work with the editors of JASA’s other two sections -- Theory and Methods (Co-Editors Xuming He and Jun Liu) and Reviews (Editor Alyson Wilson) -- to ensure that JASA publishes a balanced mix of articles.

Dr. Ibrahim previously has served as an associate editor for both the JASA Applications & Case Studies section and its Theory & Methods section, as well as for Biometrics, Bayesian Analysis, and other prominent journals. Currently at UNC-Chapel Hill, he is the Alumni Distinguished Professor of Biostatistics, and the Director of the Center for Innovative Clinical Trials.

Established in 1888 and published quarterly in March, June, September, and December, JASA has long been considered the premier journal of statistical science. Articles focus on statistical applications, theory, and methods in economic, social, physical, engineering, and health sciences. Important books contributing to statistical advancement are reviewed in JASA. ASA members receive free online subscriptions to JASA and ASA’s other journals.

About the American Statistical Association
Headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, the American Statistical Association is the world’s largest community of statisticians and the second oldest continuously operating professional society in the United States. For more than 170 years, the ASA has supported excellence in the development, application, and dissemination of statistical science through meetings, publications, membership services, education, accreditation, and advocacy. Its members serve in industry, government, and academia in more than 90 countries, advancing research and promoting sound statistical practice to inform public policy and improve human welfare. For additional information about the American Statistical Association, please visit the ASA web site at or call 703.684.1221.

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