Leonhard Held is Full Professor of Biostatistics at the University of Zurich (UZH). He is currently Head of the Biostatistics Department at the Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute and Program Director of the Master Program in Biostatistics at UZH.
Prof. Held obtained his Ph.D. in 1997 at the Department of Statistics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU Munich) under the supervision of Ludwig Fahrmeir. During his Ph.D. studies he spent a year at the Department of Statistics of the University of Washington in Seattle, USA. He was Lecturer and Senior Lecturer in Medical Statistics at Imperial College London (2000-2001) and Lancaster University (2001-2002), UK. He then spent four years (2003-2006) at LMU Munich as Associate Professor of Biostatistics. Since September 2006 he is faculty member of the Medical Faculty and the Faculty of Science of the University of Zurich.
Prof. Held was Associate Editor for Biostatistics (2001-2007), Applied Statistics (JRSSC) (2002-2005) and Statistical Modelling(2007-2008). He has served as Co-Editor of Biometrical Journal from 2008 to 2011 (jointly with Tim Friede) where he is currently active as Associate Editor.
His methodological research interests are in spatial and spatio-temporal statistics, longitudinal data analysis and Bayesian inference. Most of his research is motivated by epidemiological and clinical applications. He is particularly well-known for his contributions to Spatial Epidemiology and Bayesian Biostatistics.
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