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Dr. Donna Stroup has made important contributions to the field of biostatistical analysis of public health data. The positions she held as Assistant Professor of Statistics at Temple University and as Assistant Professor of Decision Sciences at Rider University were vital in forming the framework for her professional career. Dr. Donna Stroup also spent six years at the University of Texas conducting statistics, data processing, and operations research within the Department of General Business. This data-analysis-driven background would prove hugely influential in her decision in 2006 to found Data for Solutions, Inc., a company dedicated to providing skilled data analysis for complex problems. Prior to establishing Data for Solutions, Dr. Donna Stroup worked for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, primarily focusing on epidemiological studies. Among her many responsibilities in the two decades she served at the CDC, Dr. Stroup provided leadership for planning, directing, and coordinating national and international programs analyzing major causes of premature death and disability. As an administrator, she also managed approximately 1,000 employees and directed multi-million-dollar budgets.In founding Data for Solutions, Dr. Donna Stroup utilized her experience in project administration and execution as well as infrastructure management of employees and large budgets. This enabled her to do major consulting work with the World Health Organization and with UNAIDS. As a Senior Consultant to UNAIDS, a global organization dedicated to the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS, Dr. Donna Stroup completed complex missions in regions ranging from North Africa and the Middle East to Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and the Caribbean, providing scientific analysis aimed at high-risk populations and people living with HIV/AIDS. The American Epidemiological Society, of which she is an elected member, has recognized Dr. Stroup’s important work in these areas.