A love of problem-solving, math, and health science drive Dr. Shortreed’s work for better mental health treatment

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Susan Shortreed, PhD, senior investigator at Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute (KPWHRI), was just elected as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. This honor recognizes scientifically or socially distinguished work in the advancement of science and its applications.

Dr. Shortreed’s expertise covers statistics and computer science including machine learning. She is an affiliate associate professor of biostatistics at the University of Washington School of Public Health and served on the executive board for the American Statistical Association’s Section on Statistics in Epidemiology.

How did you get started in your field?

I’ve always loved and been good at math and science but didn’t like being in a lab! I studied statistics and computer science as an undergrad and was drawn to biostatistics because it lets me combine what I know from these fields to problem-solving in real-life situations. With biostatistics, we can have a positive impact on people’s health and lives. …


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