- This article is about the biostatistician. For the race car driver, see Davey Allison.
David Bradley Allison (born 1963) is a biostatistician, field chief editor of the journal Frontiers in Genetics, and the Quetelet Endowed Professor of Public Health and Associate Dean for Science at the UAB School of Public Health. He directs the School's Office of Energetics and UAB's Nutrition Obesity Research Center. His appointment as a "Distinguished Professor" in 2012 was the first such honor bestowed by the university.
Allison earned his bachelor of arts at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York in 1985, and his master of arts and PhD from Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. He conducted post-doctoral research at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland and a completed a research fellowship at St Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center at Columbia University in New York City in 1994.
Allison has received several research awards, including the American Society of Nutrition’s Centrum Center for Nutrition Science Award and the the Obesity Society's TOPS Research Achievement Award in 2009. He was presented with the Wright Gardner Award from the Alabama Academy of Science in 2013 and won first prize in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health "Best Paper" competition in 2014. He was selected as the Atwater Lecturer by the USDA and the American Society for Nutrition that same year, and also contributes a column to Cooking Light magazine.
Allison has also been recognized for his mentoring. He was presented with a Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring in 2006; the Minority Health Research Center's Charles Barkley Excellence in Mentoring Award in 2008; and the American Society of Nutrition's Dannon Institute Mentorship Award in 2013.
Allison is a Fellow in a number of scientific organizations, including the Society of Behavioral Medicine, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, the Gerontological Society of America and the New York Academy of Medicine.
- David Allison at soph.uab.edu