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Ron Brookmeyer, PhD

Core Scientist, Methods Core


Ronald Brookmeyer, PhD, is Professor of Biostatistics at University of California, Los Angeles. He uses the tools of the statistical and informational sciences to address global public health problems including the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Dr. Brookmeyer is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine. He received the American Public Health Association’s Spiegelman gold medal for significant contributions to health statistics. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Statistical Association. Dr. Brookmeyer currently collaborates on the M Study which is investigating interactions between substance use and HIV infection among minority MSM in Los Angeles, an Adolescent Trial’s Network study on youth at risk of HIV infection, and an NIH study with Johns Hopkins University on HIV Incidence estimation.  Prior to Dr. Brookmeyer’s arrival at UCLA in 2010, he was Professor of Biostatistics and Director of the Master of Public Health Program at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health where he was the recipient of the University’s Stebbins Medal for contributions to educational programs.  Dr. Brookmeyer was the 2011 Lester Breslow Distinguished Lecturer at UCLA, the 2012 Donna J. Brogan Lecturer at Emory University, and the 2014 Norman Breslow Distinguished Lecturer in Biostatistics at the University of Washington. Dr. Brookmeyer received the 2015 Nathan Mantel Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Statistical Association for his lifetime contributions at the intersection of statistical science and epidemiology and the 2016 American Statistical Association’s Karl Peace Award for statistical contributions for the betterment of society.  Dr. Brookmeyer has served on numerous editorial boards and national scientific panels including the Committee on National Statistics of the National Research Council, the Institute of Medicine Panel on methodological challenges in HIV prevention trials, and the Institute of Medicine Panel to evaluate the President’s Emergency Fund for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).  Dr. Brookmeyer currently serves on the Board of Reviewing Editors of Science Magazine.

Contact: rbrookmeyer@ucla.edu