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Telba Irony

Deputy Director, Office of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, CBER
Telba Irony is Deputy Director of the Office of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at CBER. She joined FDA to implement the use of Bayesian statistics for the regulation of medical devices, and led the Decision Analysis initiative at CDRH including Bayesian statistics, benefit-risk determinations, and patient input. Telba received the 2014 FDA Excellence in Analytical Science Award for spearheading innovative regulatory science studies culminating in the release of novel guidance documents, supporting complex policy decision making and changing the submission review paradigm. She has a PhD from Berkeley, is a fellow of the American Statistical Association, and an elected member of the International Statistical Institute.