, Volume 19, Issue 4, pp 437-441
Date: 16 Oct 2013

Preface

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Preface

Ross Prentice has made enormous contributions to the fields of biostatistics, epidemiology, and disease prevention, including survival analysis, case–cohort designs and the use of surrogate endpoints in clinical trials, nutritional epidemiology, genetic epidemiology, biomarkers and measurement error. He champions the interdisciplinary sciences and played central role in the conception, design and implementation of the Women’s Health Initiative, for which many of his methodological works in all three fields (biostatistics, epidemiology and disease prevention) converge. It is impossible to summarize all of these accomplishments in one issue, so this special issue of Lifetime Data Analysis in honor of Ross will focus on various survival analyses-related topics. Oakes (2013) provides an excellent expository review paper on many topics that Ross has made fundamental contributions to. Other areas where Ross has made substantial contributions, including the Women’s Health Initiative, m