Alexandria, Va., USA – Timothy DeRouen was installed as the 43rd president of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) on March 22, 2014, at the conclusion of the Association’s 43rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition. This meeting is being held in conjunction with the 38th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research.
DeRouen earned a BS in statistics from McNeese State University, Lake Charles, Louisiana; and an MS and PhD in statistics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Blacksburg, Virginia. He is professor emeritus of biostatistics, oral health sciences and global health at the University of Washington, Seattle. There, he also serves as the director of the Center for Global Oral Health and the Summer Institute, which is a research training program for dental school faculty and other oral health professionals interested in clinical research in dentistry. The Summer Institute is designed to offer training in research methods that dentists and other oral health professionals may not have been adequately exposed to during clinical training.
DeRouen has more than 40 years of experience consulting and teaching in biomedical applications of statistics, especially in clinical medicine and dentistry. He has particular interests in the design and analysis of studies of periodontal disease.
He has served on numerous IADR and AADR committees, and has been an IADR/AADR member since 1988.
“Dr. DeRouen has been an active IADR/AADR member since 1988, and is widely recognized for his scientific contributions and mentoring,” said AADR Executive Director Christopher Fox. “I look forward to working with him to strengthen AADR’s mission of advancing research and increasing knowledge for the improvement of oral health.”