About the Author
His research has centred around the development of methods for medical statistics, especially clinical trials. He is a Past President of the International Biometric Society, International Society for Clinical Biostatistics, and Royal Statistical Society, and edited Biometrics 1980-84. He was appointed C.B.E. in 1984.
Theodore Colton earned an M.S. in Statistics from the University of North Carolina and an Sc.D. in Biostatistics from Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health. He has held faculty positions at Harvard Medical School, Dartmouth Medical School, and Boston University School of Public Health where he was Professor and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. He was twice the recipient of fellowship awards, from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health, for study at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
He is a fellow of the American Statistical Association, the American College of Epidemiology, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science and he has served as president of Biometrics (Eastern North-American Region) and the Statistics Section of the American Public Health Association. He has served and continues to serve on numerous advisory committees and peer review groups for governmental agencies including the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control, and the Department of Veterans Affairs.