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Dr. Kiros Berhane is Cynthia and Robert Citron-Roslyn and Leslie Goldstein Professor and Chairman of the Department of Biostatistics at the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University. He received his BSc in Statistics from Addis Ababa University (Ethiopia), MS in Statistics from University of Guelph (Canada), PhD in Biostatistics from University of Toronto (Canada), and completed postdoctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins University (USA).
He is a widely published international expert on development of statistical methods for complex and correlated data structures, and their application into a wide range of public health topics with focus on environmental health. Prior to joining Columbia in January 2020, Dr. Berhane was Professor and Director of Graduate Programs in Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the University of Southern California. He served on several national and international advisory and review panels, including committees of the Institute of Medicine (US National Academies) and as a member of the US-EPA Science Advisory Board. He currently serves as a member of the Review Committee and the Global Health Oversight Committees of the Health Effects Institute (HEI).
He recently joined the Science magazine’s Board of Reviewing Editors. He was a Fulbright Scholar in 2016-2017. He will be serving as a member of the newly formed committee of the National Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) on Assessing Causality from a Multidisciplinary Evidence Base for National Ambient Air Quality Standards. He is an elected fellow of the American Statistical Association.