Core Faculty

Marie Diener-West, PhD

Core Faculty

Marie Diener-West, PhD, is a Bloomberg Centennial Professor, the Helen Abbey and Margaret Merrell Professor of Biostatistical Education, and chair of the School’s Master of Public Health program, which has thrived under her leadership since 2008. Much of Diener-West’s professional career has focused on the design, conduct, and analysis of multicenter clinical trials; for 20 years, she was the study statistician and deputy director of the Coordinating Center for the Collaborative Ocular Melanoma Study, a set of long-term multicenter clinical trials sponsored by the National Eye Institute at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Diener-West has also long focused on the statistical education of health professionals. Since 1990, she has taught courses in introductory statistical methods and data analysis, earning eight Golden Apple Awards, an annual award given by Bloomberg School students in recognition of excellence in teaching. She holds joint appointments in the departments of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the Bloomberg School, Ophthalmology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and also at the School of Nursing.


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