Nancy Obuchowski (BIOST '87, '91) was honored with the Award for Research on May 29, 2015, at the annual Alumni Awards dinner.
The Alumni Award for Research is presented to an alumnus/na who has made significant contribution to research.
Obuchowski is vice-chair of the Department of Quantitative Health Sciences at the Cleveland Clinic, and professor of medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. She joined the Cleveland Clinic in 1991 where she works on the assessment of diagnostic and screening tests/visual aids (e.g. computer-aided detection devices) and quantitative imaging biomarkers. She serves on the steering committee of the Quantitative Imaging Biomarker Alliance and is a member of the Data Safety Monitoring Committee of ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group. Obuchowski was codirector of the Clinical Trials Methodology Workshop for imagers for three years, lead editor for the American College of Radiology on a series of research articles for imagers, and codirector of the metrology initiative for imaging biomarkers. She has written two books, with a third currently in press by Wiley and Sons. She has authored or coauthored over 150 peer-reviewed publications including methodologic papers on efficient multi-reader study designs, endpoints for screening tests, biases in diagnostic and screening test studies, analysis of correlated clustered proportions and ROC areas, tests for interchangeability, performance metrics for imaging biomarkers, and techniques for ROC sample size calculation. She is a fellow of the American Statistical Association.
Obuchowski received her MSHyg in biostatistics in 1987 and her PhD in 1991 from Pitt Public Health.