Karen Bandeen-Roche ’88, PhD ’90 has spent the past three decades working to understand the factors that cause frailty and resilience as people age, and to improve the ways we measure these factors.
Bandeen-Roche, who studied operations research and industrial engineering at Cornell, is a pioneering biostatistician and expert on aging.
She will receive the Department of Statistics and Data Science’s Cornell Distinguished Alumni Award as part of the department’s annual celebration on September 8. The celebration features talks by seven field leaders, including four Big Red alumni. Bandeen-Roche will present the keynote talk, "Statistical measurement of frailty, resilience and – ultimately – thriving.”