Amanda L. Golbeck
School of Public and Community Health Sciences
University of Montana
“I like biostatistics, leadership, research, mentoring, zumba, snowshoeing, fooding, and traveling. I am a tenured professor of biostatistics in the School of Public and Community Health Sciences at the University of Montana, and I am a Fellow of the American Statistical Association. I joined the Caucus because it has a long and productive history of advancing women in statistics. I like the Caucus because the women in the Caucus are totally awesome, and I am so honored to know them!”
Amanda can be contacted at

J. Lynn Palmer
The University of Texas MD
Anderson Cancer Center

“I like running, the outdoors, travel, cats, and Thai food.  I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Biostatistics at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and I work primarily on clinical trials including studies in integrative medicine. I like that the Caucus is an open organization based on outreach to women statisticians. I’d like to help in focusing its new direction (post Cox Run) and working with the fabulous women in the Caucus. The Caucus made a difference in my life when I was much younger and has a great potential to make big differences in the future.”

Lynn can be contacted at

Jennifer Parker

“I have worked at the National Center for Health Statistics for over 15 years.  Currently, I am the Branch Chief of the Special Projects Branch; one of our primary activities is linking the NCHS population health surveys with administrative records for health and health care research.  The Caucus has provided a opportunity to meet wonderful women, with a wide variety of activities and interests, working in diverse areas of statistics.  I hope to continue to contribute to the Caucus as its focus evolves with new generations of women statisticians.  At home, I try to keep up with my music lessons, a weekly yoga class, our cats and dog, and our college and post-college age children.”

Jennifer can be contacted at or

ISI Representative (2011)
Marcia Ciol
Department of Rehab Medicine
University of Washington

Leilei Zeng
Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science
Simon Fraser University

Anna Nevius

Cathy Furlong

Jessica Kohlschmidt
Comprehensive Cancer Center, James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute
The Ohio State University

Sorina Eftim
Senior Associate, Environmental Science & Policy
ICF International

“I live for travel, summer, tennis, reading, biking, camping, coking, ski, and good challenging work that pays for all of the fun.  I am a Senior Associate at ICF International, where I do consulting work in biostatistics and environmental epidemiology. I also love teaching, which I get to do once in a while. I joined the Caucus for the fellowship of other women statisticians and for the opportunity to be an active member of an intimate organization.”

Sorina can be contacted at or

Susmita Datta
Department of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics
University of Louisville

“I like teaching and doing research in biostatistics, statistics and interdisciplinary bioinformatics, shaping up young minds, leadership activities, singing, traveling, photography and trying out different ethnic foods.  I am a tenured professor and a university scholar in the department of bioinformatics and biostatistics at University of Louisville. I joined caucus because I feel it is my responsibility to motivate other women to enter the field of statistics and help them advance in the field through proper mentoring. Caucus provides that platform for me. In my limited time of exposure as an active member of caucus, I have come to know many dedicated women and I appreciate the opportunity to work with them.”

Susmita can be contacted at

Amanda McCracken
Office of Institutional Research and Assessment
The University of Alabama

Tessa Merna

Jill Montaquila
Westat Inc. – Statistics Group

(Jennifer Parker, Acting)

Malini Iyengar

Laura Bond
Office of Research Administration
Boise State University

Jenna Green