New chair named for Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

BLOOMINGTON – Douglas Landsittel has been appointed chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington.

Douglas Landsittel

“As the incoming Chair of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, I am honored to have the opportunity to lead such an enthusiastic and talented group of faculty,” says Dr. Landsittel. “Their research has made critical contributions across infectious disease modeling, genetics and bioinformatics, nutritional and social epidemiology, and statistical methods development. I look forward to many years of working with our faculty to further strengthen and expand the department’s research agenda and influence on critical health issues.”

Dr. Landsittel will join the department on July 1. Dr. Michael Hendryx will continue to serve as Interim Department Chair through June.

Dr. Landsittel comes to the School of Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh. He has a background in occupational injury and exposures, biomarkers and prognostic models, and causal inference.