Dr. Valerie Miké, Clinical Professor of Biostatistics in Public Health, received her doctorate in mathematics at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences of New York University. Dr. Miké pursued graduate studies in ethics and the philosophy of science, attended the Intensive Bioethics Course offered for health care professionals by the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University, and spent a year as a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow at the Hastings Center.
Since she joined the Cornell faculty in 1967, Dr. Miké's activities have included teaching at the Weill Graduate School of Medical Sciences and Weill Medical College of Cornell University, collaborative research with biomedical investigators, and her own theoretical research. She served as Head of the Biostatistics Laboratory at the Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research. She has been a consultant to the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration, the Educational Testing Service, and the Mayo Clinic. She is on the advisory board of the Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics.
Dr. Miké's current research focuses on ethical and value issues pertaining to uncertainty in biomedical science and technology, with emphasis on the role of statistical evidence in technology diffusion, medical decision-making, and the development of public policy. She is exploring these themes in the framework of her proposed Ethics of Evidence.