Prof. Terry Hyslop, PhD
Director, Duke Cancer Institute Biostatistics
Professor, Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Duke University


Terry Hyslop, Fox PhD ’01, has been elected as a Fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA), the world’s largest community of statisticians, with the number of Fellow recipients limited to no more than one-third of 1% of the ASA membership.

The ASA elects Fellows to the Association to recognize excellence in teaching, research, and service. Nominated by their peers, ASA Fellows are members of established character who have made outstanding contributions in some aspect of statistical work.

Hyslop attended the Fox School’s PhD Program in Statistics from 1995-2001, taking classes in the evenings while working full-time at Jefferson Hospital and raising a family. She notes that she was able to pull research ideas from her full-time work while concurrently completing the required coursework. This allowed her the flexibility to complete her thesis and have it approved a just a couple of months after completing her last course.

She credits the Statistics Department at Fox with laying the groundwork for all that she has done and her successful career, saying, “a colleague once told me that earning my PhD would provide me with the keys to understanding statistical literature, and he was right. All that I learned during my time at Fox prepared me, and continues to inform all that I do as a biostatistician today.”