Elisa T. Lee, PhD, is Regents Professor and George Lynn Cross Research Professor of the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology in the College of Public Health, University of Oklahoma Health Science Center. She also directs the Center for American Indian Health Research in the College. Her research interests are in the epidemiology and prevention of diabetes, eye disease and cardiovascular diseases. She has been the principal investigators of a number of large federally funded research projects, such as the Strong Heart Study, the WHO Multinational Study of Vascular Disease in Diabetes, Vision Keepers, Native American Prevention Center, and the Oklahoma Native EXPORT Center. She has published 250 papers and a book entitled Statistical Methods for Survival Data Analysis, 4th edition. Dr. Lee is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association and has served on many NIH, CDC and IOM advisory committees.