Paula Diehr

Paula K. Hagedorn Diehr is an American biostatistician whose research topics generally concern health systems and ageing, and have included work on spatial variability and longitudinal data,[1] health care utilization, mental health, insurance, diagnosis,[2][3] and prediction of healthy life expectancies.[2][4] She is a professor emerita of biostatistics, with a joint appointment in health systems and population health, at the University of Washington.[1][2]

Education and career

Diehr graduated from Harvey Mudd College in 1963.[3] She went to the University of California, Los Angeles for graduate study, earning a master's degree and Ph.D. in biostatistics there.[1][3] Her 1970 doctoral dissertation, The Mixture Problem in Tiny Samples, was supervised by Wilfrid Dixon.[5] She joined the University of Washington faculty in 1970.[3]


Diehr was named a Fellow of the American Statistical Association in 1994,[6] a Fellow of the Association for Health Services Research in 1996,[7] and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1997.[8]

In 2013 Harvey Mudd College gave her their HMC Outstanding Alumni Award.[3]


  1. ^ a b c "Paula Diehr", People, University of Washington Biostatistics, retrieved 2021-07-11
  2. ^ a b c "Paula Diehr", Faculty, University of Washington Health Systems and Population Health, retrieved 2021-07-11
  3. ^ a b c d e "Alumni Association to Honor Achievers", Harvey Mudd College News, Harvey Mudd College, March 5, 2013, retrieved 2021-07-11
  4. ^ "How Many Healthy and Able Years Do You Have Left?", Northwest Prime Time, April 1, 2016
  5. ^ Paula Diehr at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  6. ^ ASA Fellows list, American Statistical Association, retrieved 2021-07-11
  7. ^ "Appendix E: Biographical Sketches", Care Without Coverage: Too Little, Too Late, National Academies Press, 2002
  8. ^ Historic fellows, American Association for the Advancement of Science, retrieved 2021-07-11

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