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2023 Bradley Lecture

Dylan Small
Dylan Small
Professor, Statistics and Data Science
University of Pennsylvania
Founders Memorial Garden
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3:30 - 4:00pm - Arrival
4:00 - 4:05pm - Opening remarks by Associate Dean Thomas Mote, University of Georgia
4:05 - 5:00pm - Lecture, Dr. Dylan Small, University of Pennsylvania
5:00 - 5:30pm - Break
5:30 - 7:00pm - Dinner
7:00 - 7:05pm - Remarks by Dean Alan Dorsey, University of Georgia
7:05 - 7:30pm - After-Dinner Talk, Dr. Dylan Small, University of Pennsylvania


Dr. Dylan Small is the Universal Furniture Professor of Statistics and Data Science and Department Chair at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Small obtained his PhD in Statistics from Stanford University in 2002 and his BA at Harvard University in 1997. He is a statistician whose research focuses on causal inference and applications to health studies. In particular, Dr. Small’s research interests include causal inference, design and analysis of experiments and observational studies for comparing treatments, longitudinal data, measurement error and applications of statistics to health and public policy. He has served the statistical community by acting as an Associate Editor for numerous journals, including the Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, The American Statistician, Journal of Causal Inference, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series B, and the Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports. He is the founding Editor of the journal Observational Studies and is the current co-editor of the Journal of the American Statistical Association - Theory and Methods section. In 2013, Dr. Small received the honor of being named an American Statistical Association Fellow. He delivered the Steve Feinberg Memorial Lecture Series in Advanced Analytics Lecture, Carnegie Mellon University in 2018 and the prestigious IMS Medallion Lecture in 2022. Dr. Small has published more than 216 peer reviewed papers in prestigious journals and advised 28 Ph.D. students on their dissertations, and has mentored several undergraduates and postdoctoral fellows on research.


UGA Founders Memorial Garden

Visit Venue: Founders Memorial Garden

Bradley Lecture:

Title: Protocols for Observational Studies: Methods and a Gun Violence Prevention Study


One strength of a well conducted randomized clinical trial, besides its use of randomization, is that it follows a protocol that describes the design of the trial and a plan for its analysis. For observational studies, protocols are equally valuable but less commonly used. We will discuss methods for observational study protocols in the context of an observational study about the effect of police seizing a gun when arresting a domestic violence suspect on future domestic violence.

After Dinner Talk:

Title: Statistics and Malaria Research


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This event is co-sponsored by the National Institute of Statistical Sciences.

Georgia Chapter of the American Statistical Association

Georgia Chapter of the American Statistical Association 

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