Fellows are nominated and selected by the ASA’s Committee on Fellows based on outstanding contributions to the advancement of statistical science. The prestigious Fellow designation is limited to one-third of one percent of membership each year. The appointment is one of the highest honors in the field.
Dr. Hayat was selected for his transdisciplinary biostatistics research, collaborative efforts in the dissemination and application of statistical methods in the health sciences, and scientific leadership and mentorship in the field of statistics education.
“I am honored to receive this recognition and thrilled to be inducted as an ASA fellow. My career path as a collaborating biostatistician and statistics educator has brought me much meaning and joy, and it is nice to be acknowledged for my contributions,” said Dr. Hayat.
Dr. Hayat’s research interests include the design and analysis of clinical trials, interdisciplinary collaboration, and biostatistics education. He has contributed his expertise to over 90 peer-reviewed publications and serves as co-investigator on multiple federally funded projects from diverse funding agencies, such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Department of Defense, that include several large-scale randomized controlled trials.
Dr. Hayat is the founder and director of the Georgia State Biostatistics Research Collaborative (BRC), an initiative that generates collaborations among Georgia State researchers for high-quality health-related research. He is an associate editor for the Journal of Statistics and Data Science Education and editor for its Section on Statistics Education in the Health Sciences. Dr. Hayat has been a member of the ASA since 1997 and served as a mentor for the Section on Statistics and Data Science Education Mentoring Program since 2016.
The ASA is the world’s largest community of statisticians. The organization promotes the practice and profession of statistics by supporting excellence in the development, application, and dissemination of statistical science. It is the second oldest continuously operating professional association in the country.