Animal Health Statistician

Work with other scientists to protect and increase populations of endangered species at zoos, research institutes or nonprofits.

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Why You Need to Study Statistics

October 28, 2016

Thanks to the growth of Big Data, jobs for statisticians are expected to grow an astounding 27 percent by 2022. By studying statistics—the science of learning from data—you will be prepared for a career in one of the world's most in-demand scientific fields.

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Statisticians Making A Difference

October 28, 2016

Statisticians are making the world a better place. From improving agricultural production to combating human rights abuses, the ways in which statisticians have a positive impact on society are numerous. Watch several accomplished statisticians describe the social impact of their work.

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Statistician Megan Price Promotes Social Justice and Human Rights

December 21, 2015

Megan Price uses statistics to answer important questions about social justice and human rights. She travels the world to collect data, some of which has been used as evidence in the prosecution of war crimes. Another interesting fact about Megan, she’s a second generation statistician. Her grandfather was a statistician during the Cold War who used...

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Deepak Kumar, LinkedIn Principal Data Scientist

July 09, 2015

This video features Deepak Kumar, a principal data scientist at LinkedIn. He shares his thoughts on why statistics is so important and why it’s such an interesting career.

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Chandra Erdman, U.S. Census Bureau

December 08, 2014

Chandra had her pick of prestigious positions when she graduated with a PhD in statistics from Yale. After considering tenure-track university teaching jobs and positions with corporate firms like Goldman Sachs, she chose to join the U.S. Census Bureau. Chandra explains why she loves being a statistician and how a job with the U.S. Census is way cooler than you might think.

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Genevera Allen, Rice University & Baylor College of Medicine

July 21, 2014

One of the biggest hurdles to understanding the role of genetics in human health is making sense of the massive amounts of data that make up our DNA. Genevera uses statistics to extract meaning from big data sets, helping medical scientists uncover the relationships between genes and serious conditions like autism and cancer.

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Roger Peng, Johns Hopkins University

July 02, 2014

What impact will extreme weather events—such as droughts, floods and heat waves—have on human health? That’s one question statistician Roger Peng is working to answer. Through statistics, he’s developing a better understanding of the health risks of climate change on vulnerable populations.

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Susan’s groundbreaking work in statistics has helped doctors improve medical treatment for people suffering from chronic conditions such as ADHD, alcoholism, drug addiction, HIV/AIDS and cardiovascular disease. More

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