S. Stanley Young

Research Fellow, National Institute of Statistical Sciences

Dr. S. Stanley Young worked at Eli Lilly, GlaxoSmithKline and the National Institute of Statistical Sciences on questions of applied statistics. His current mission is the evaluation of statistical claims particularly from observational studies. His research indicates that well over 50% of claims made fail to replicate when tested rigorously. His current interest is air pollution environmental epidemiology.

Dr. Young graduated from North Carolina State University, BS, MES and a PhD in Statistics and Genetics. He worked in the pharmaceutical industry on all phases of pre-clinical research. He has authored or co-authored over 60 papers including six “best paper” awards, and a highly cited book, Resampling-Based Multiple Testing. He has three issued patents. He is interested in all aspects of applied statistics, with special interest in chemical and biological informatics. He conducts research in the area of data mining. 

Dr. Young is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is an adjunct professor of statistics at North Carolina State University, the University of Waterloo and the University of British Columbia where he has co-directed thesis work.

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