Donna Ruhl Brogan

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Donna Ruhl Brogan b. 1939

Donna Brogan was born in Baltimore, Maryland and has a B.A. degree in mathematics from Gettysburg College and an M.S. in statistics from Purdue. She completed her Ph.D. in statistics at Iowa State in 1967 and went on to establish a distinguished career in biostatistics. She was an assistant professor in the University of North Carolina School of Public Health, with a specialization in sample survey design and analysis. Chapel Hill for four years then joined the Emory University School of Medicine as associate professor, later professor in the Department of Statistics and Biometry. Since 1975 she has also been a freelance statistical consultant.

She was awarded a National Institutes of Health Fogarty Senior International Fellowship to spend a sabbatical year in Australia, and in 1985 a National Science Foundation Visiting Professorship for Women to spend a sabbatical year at the Biostatistics Department of the University of Michigan School of Public Health. She later became director of the Dept. of Biostatistics in the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory.

Donna Ruhl Brogan is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association and author or co-author of two books and over 125 articles including, Basic Epidemiological Methods and Biostatistics: A Workbook by Cecil Slome, Donna Brogan, Sandra Eyres, and Wayne Lednar. In 1993 she received the Thomas Jefferson Award, the highest award given for service to Emory University by a member of the faculty or administration. Her citation for this award underlined her service through personal activities, influence, and leadership, which include leading a drive to increase national funding for breast cancer research and working for equity in the professional arena for women and minorities at the local and federal level.
In 2002 she received the Distinguished Achievement Citation from ISU.

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"Statistics Dept & Lab
Lenore Bancroft
Helen J. Bozivich
Donna Ruhl Brogan
Mary A. Clem
Gertrude Mary Cox
Vera David
Kathleen D. Shelley
Shashikala Sukhatme"