We are delighted to announce that the Deputy Director of the MRC Biostatistics Unit (BSU), Professor Daniela De Angelis, has been awarded an Honorary Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the Honorary Awards to Foreign Nationals 2022, for her services to Medical Research and Public Health.
Daniela is Professor of Statistical Science for Health at the University of Cambridge in the Department of Primary Care and Public Health, and Deputy Director and MRC Investigator at the BSU. She has over 25 years research experience at the interface between statistics and infectious disease epidemiology, working with multidisciplinary teams to develop novel methodology and tools to provide quantitative underpinning to public health policies on endemic and emerging infections, including HIV, Hepatitis C, influenza and other respiratory diseases.
Daniela collaborates widely with health agencies nationally and internationally and is a member of high-level scientific boards as well as of a number of local, national and international advisory groups.
Over the last two years, as a member of SPI-M (Scientific Pandemic Influenza Advisory Committee), Daniela has been actively engaged in the monitoring of the COVID-19 pandemic, informing policy decisions and improving public understanding of the pandemic. For this work, Daniela was recipient of the 2021 University of Cambridge Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Impact and Engagement in the Established Academic category.
This MBE is a great mark of esteem for Daniela’s extraordinary contribution throughout a long scientific career devoted to the improvement of public health within the UK and across the globe.
I am honoured and delighted to receive this award. It is the fruit of the effort and dedication of the research teams that I have had the privilege to lead over the years.”
Members of the BSU are so pleased for Daniela and join together to wish her the warmest of congratulations on this well deserved award.