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Emory Rollins School of Public Health

Donna  Brogan


Professor Emeritus, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics

Donna Brogan had a long career in academia as a biostatistics faculty member, first at UNC School of Public Health in Chapel Hill and then at Emory University in both the School of Medicine and the Rollins School of Public Health.  She taught graduate courses in biostatistics and in her specialty, sample survey design and analysis.  She conducted methodological and collaborative research, reflected in her many publications, and was active in several professional organizations.  She is a fellow of the American Statistical Association and received distinguished alumni awards from Gettysburg College, Purdue University and Iowa State University.  She also received the Thomas Jefferson Award from Emory University.  Since her retirement from Emory in 2004 she continues to be professionally active; she teaches continuing education courses on analysis of data from complex sample surveys and sometimes serves as a consultant on design and/or analysis of complex sample surveys. In the last few years she has given presentations on her path to an academic career in biostatistics, which began in the early 1960's when few women pursued graduate work in mathematics or statistics.  The RSPH Biostatistics Department has sponsored the annual Donna J. Brogan Lecture in Biostatistics since 2006, featuring each year a well-known and esteemed biostatistician or statistician.  

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Rollins School of Public Health , Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Dept.

Atlanta , GA 30322

Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Dept.

Fax: (404)727-1370


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Affiliations & Activities

Member of American Statistical Association (ASA) since 1964.

Member of Survey Methods Research Section within the ASA.

Founded Caucus for Women in Statistics, affiliated with ASA, in 1971.