As professor of biostatistics at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), the first author is contributing to improving global society through statistics education, methods research and global outreach. He teaches biostatistics and epidemiology graduate students and contributes to curriculum development. He also co-developed a Summer Institute in Bayesian Biostatistics at MUSC that enrolls
participants with different levels of statistical experience from across the globe. His research involves collaboration with clinicians who are working with large, complex longitudinal datasets that are characterized by problems, such as missing data and multivariate outcomes. He has contributed to methodology development that helps address these challenges. The second author is the director general of the CSA, where she is making a direct contribution to the growth and transformation of statistics in Ethiopia. She is responsible for guaranteeing the quality and integrity of Ethiopian data to end-users and policymakers.