Dr. Elizabeth DeLong

Dr. Elizabeth DeLong received her BA in mathematics in 1969 and her MA in mathematics in 1970, both from the University of Maine, and she received her PhD in biostatistics from the University of North Carolina in 1979. She entered the Department of Community and Family Medicine at Duke in 1979 in the Division of Biometry and Medical Informatics. She also served as a biostatistician in the Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center. After continuing to rise at Duke, she went to work at Quintiles as director of biostatistics 1987-1991, and then in 1991 returned to Duke Medical Center. In 2008 she became interim chair in the Duke Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, and in 2009, she became the chair of the department. Her research interests are risk-adjustment methodology, statistical model development and validation, analysis of observational survival data, evaluation of diagnostic tests, and trends in managed care. She is active in many professional organizations and has published widely.