Jeff Lande Joins the School of Statistics Advisory Board

Portrait of Jeff Lande

The School of Statistics Advisory Board welcomes new member Jeff Lande, Senior Principal Statistician at Medtronic. Lande has expertise in clinical trial statistical methodology and bioinformatics. He also is a reliable mentor, passionate about providing statistical support to others, with more than 20 years of experience in medical research, including 15 years at Medtronic as a scientist and statistician. 

Lande wants to continue to build a culturally and educationally diverse pipeline of statistical talent for the School of Statistics. Much like the work he does in other leadership roles, Lande focuses on improving visibility of educational opportunities like science fairs and STEM competitions, and increasing access to those opportunities for groups and individuals that currently are at a relative disadvantage. He observes that, “when it comes to STEM competitions, such as Science Fairs, there is a tendency for the students that already come from resource-rich environments to be the ones to achieve success in the Science Fairs and to receive further resources and opportunities.” Lande hopes to broaden the set of students that are able to participate and thus able to compete at the highest levels. 
Lande serves on the board at the Minnesota Academy of Science. He is also a member of the STEM outreach community at Medtronic. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as well as a master’s degree in statistics and a PhD in molecular, cellular, developmental biology and genetics, both from the University of Minnesota.

The School of Statistics is excited to have him as part of the board and to learn from his expertise.

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