Shelley Strowman begins one-year visiting faculty appointment as biostatistician

July 9, 2022

Shelley Strowman spotlight

Following more than two decades of work as an independent statistician and a faculty member in the fields of healthcare and public health research, Shelley Strowman, Ph.D., has decided to take her talents to the GW School of Nursing where she plans to continue providing statistical support on nursing research projects.

GW Nursing is home to a wide range of career professionals who all aspire to be trusted advocates for the advancement of societal well-being in the clinic, community, and statehouse. Through her visiting faculty appointment as a Biostatistician, Dr. Strowman is committed to doing just that.

Before joining GW Nursing, Dr. Strowman served as Associate Professor and Biostatistician in the DNP program at Simmons University from 2009 to 2021. There she provided statistical and methodological consultation on DNP and MSN scholarly projects. She also taught DNP courses in biostatistics, advanced research methods, and doctoral project seminar. 

Since 2000, Dr. Strowman has also been an independent statistician for universities, nonprofit and for-profit organizations, and state and federal research institutes. Most recently, her consulting practice focused on doctoral nursing students at universities nationwide. Dr. Strowman received her Ph.D. from the University of New Hampshire and her B.A. from Bates College. 

When speaking of the opportunity to work at GW Nursing, Strowman emphasized that the position seemed to fit very well with her interests and experience, and she was drawn to GW’s reputation as a leading academic and research institution.

Throughout her entire career, Strowman has aimed to improve healthcare and the lives of others through statistical consultation on health-related research. In her newly-appointed role, Dr. Strowman hopes “to get people excited about, and more comfortable with, data analysis. I will feel a sense of accomplishment if students and colleagues tell me they learned more about statistics through my support.”