“I’m honored and welcome this opportunity to raise awareness of data analysis/data visualization and to help make statistics more engaging,” said Dr. Sudberg. “Not all data is good data, and, with proper analysis, this can be discerned. My mission is to be able to get people, especially scientists, to become more conscious of this, and for non-scientists to understand how statistics affect us every day.”
Dr. Sudberg has been an active research chemist since his undergraduate studies as an organic chemist at Lehman College of the City College of New York, and then as a graduate student in Chemistry at Stony Brook University and New York University. After graduate school, in the late 1970’s, Dr. Sudberg studied Classical Chinese Acupuncture in the U.K., where he was introduced to the National Institute of Medical Herbalists and Herbal Medicine. He then went on to study Chiropractic Medicine at the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic. After many years as a clinician, Dr. Sudberg combined his clinical knowledge and experience with his chemistry background and founded Alkemists Pharmaceuticals, now Alkemist Labs, a respected independent contract analytical testing and research laboratory dedicated to ensuring the quality of natural products/dietary supplements.
As the founder, president and CSO of Alkemist Labs, Dr. Sudberg has published several scientific papers on natural products and many articles explaining lab issues and best practices to educate the herbal products industry. He serves on several committees of the American Herbal Products Association, including the Analytical Laboratories and Standards committees. He is also a technical advisor for the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia and serves on various committees of AOAC INTERNATIONAL, where, in addition to being chair of the committee on statistics, he is a member of the executive committee of the AOAC Technical Division on Reference Materials (TDRM).