Michael Healy (statistician)

Michael Healy (statistician)
Michael Healy
Born 26 November 1923
Paignton, Devon
Residence United Kingdom
Citizenship United Kingdom
Fields Statistician
Institutions Rothamsted Experimental Station
MRC Clinical Research Centre
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Alma mater Trinity College, Cambridge
Notable awards Guy Medal in Gold

Michael John Romer Healy (born 1923) is a British statistician known for his contributions to statistical computing, auxology, laboratory statistics and quality control, and methods for analysing longitudinal data, among other areas.[1] He was professor of medical statistics at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine from 1977 until his retirement. The Royal Statistical Society awarded him the Guy Medal in Silver in 1979 and Gold in 1999, and he also acted as chairman of its medical section.[2] He is the author or co-author of three books and over 200 scientific papers.[3]



  1. ^ Tanner, James Mourilyan (1998). "Foreword [to special issue in honour of Professor Michael Healy, on the occasion of his 75th birthday]". Statistics in Medicine 17 (23): 2655–2659. doi:10.1002/(SICI)1097-0258(19981215)17:23<2655::AID-SIM32>3.0.CO;2-D. PMID 10094668. 
  2. ^ Healy, M.J.R. (1978). "Is Statistics a Science?". Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. Series A (General) 141 (3): 385–393. doi:10.2307/2344809. JSTOR 2344809. 
  3. ^ "Bibliography: Publications of Michael Healy up to May 1998". Statistics in Medicine 17 (23): 2793–2802. 1998. doi:10.1002/(SICI)1097-0258(19981215)17:23<2793::AID-SIM43>3.0.CO;2-Z.