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Doug Altman
Professor Douglas Altman
Born12 July 1948(1948-07-12)
London, UK
Died3 June 2018(2018-06-03) (aged 69)
Oxford, UK
NationalityUnited Kingdom
InstitutionsCentre for Statistics in Medicine, Cancer Research UK, University of Oxford
Alma materUniversity of Bath
Known forMedical statistics
Notable awardsRoyal Statistical Society's Bradford Hill Medal (1997); BMJ Lifetime Achievement Award (2015)

Douglas Altman FMedSci (12 July 1948 – 3 June 2018) was an English statistician. He was best known for his work on improving the reliability and reporting of medical research and for highly cited papers on statistical methodology.[1]

Altman was professor of statistics in medicine at the University of Oxford, founder and Director of Centre for Statistics in Medicine and Cancer Research UK Medical Statistics Group,[2] and co-founder of the international Equator Network for health research reliability.

Altman died of colorectal cancer on 3 June 2018 in Oxford at the age of 69.[3]


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