Iowa State University Distinguished Professor of statistics Alicia Carriquiry has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine.
The National Academy of Medicine (NAM), formally known as the Institute of Medicine, is an organization of professionals from fields of health, medicine, science, and more. NAM works closely with the National Academy of Science and the National Academy of Engineering. The academy elects professionals who are at the top of their field and have established involvement with the issues of health care, prevention of disease, education, or research. With the election, members commit to offer their service within the academies.
Carriquiry is one of two Iowa State University faculty that were elected into NAM, among 70 new members and 10 international members. Her effort has developed statistical methods to better measure food consumption. She has strived to improve health and nutrition by working with numerous government and health agencies around the world.
Carriquiry and James Roth, an Iowa State University Distinguished Professor of veterinary microbiology and preventive medicine, were both elected to NAM. This is one of the highest honors researchers can receive.