Tosteson named a Fellow of the American Statistical Association

Tor D. Tosteson, Sc.D., a professor of community and family medicine (Biostatistics) and of The Dartmouth Institute of Health Policy and Clinical Practice at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, has been selected as a Fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA), the world’s largest community of statisticians and the second-oldest continuously operating professional society in the United States. He will be inducted at the August 2014 Joint Statistical Meeting in Boston, Mass., which will celebrate the founding of the ASA in Boston 175 years ago.

Tor Tosteson
Tor Tosteson

Tosteson, who is director of Biostatistics Shared Resource at the Norris Cotton Cancer and the Biostatistics Consulting Core of the Dartmouth Clinical and Translational Institute, is being recognized for exceptional contributions to statistical methodology, especially for measurement errors in generalized linear models; for advancing education in quantitative methods for biomedical sciences; and for collaborating and enhancing translational studies in numerous areas of medicine.

"We're very proud of Tor and excited that he has been selected for this honor," said Chip Souba, MD, ScD, MBA, dean of the Geisel School of Medicine. "It speaks volumes for Tor's leadership at Dartmouth and his numerous contributions to science and medicine."

Dr. Tosteson received his doctorate in Biostatistics from Harvard University. His current research interests revolve around challenging methodological and statistical problems in clinical, translational, and comparative effectiveness research programs in cancer and musculoskeletal disease.

About Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock 
Norris Cotton Cancer Center combines advanced cancer research at Dartmouth and the Geisel School of Medicine with patient-centered cancer care provided at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock regional locations in Manchester, Nashua, and Keene, NH, and St. Johnsbury, VT, and at 12 partner hospitals throughout New Hampshire and Vermont. It is one of 41 centers nationwide to earn the National Cancer Institute's "Comprehensive Cancer Center" designation. Learn more about Norris Cotton Cancer Center research, programs, and clinical trials online at

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