The winner of the Parapsychological Association’s 2021 Charles Honorton Integrative Contributions Award is Jessica Utts. This annual award honors members who have made significant research contributions that integrate parapsychology and mainstream science, and thereby have advanced the discipline of parapsychology.

This award recognizes Dr. Utts's important work in integrating statistics with parapsychology, and parapsychology with statistics, methods that have brought vital credibility to psi research.

Dr. Utts is Professor Emerita of Statistics at the University of California at Irvine. She received her B.A. in Math and Psychology at SUNY Binghamton, and her MA and PhD in Statistics at Penn State University. She is the author or co-author of three statistics textbooks with a focus on statistical literacy, and over 100 research papers, about half of which focus on statistical applications to parapsychology.

She is an elected Fellow of the American Statistical Association, the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Association for Psychological Science, and the recipient of numerous awards, mostly recently the George Cobb Lifetime Achievement Award in Statistics Education and the Dinsdale Award given by the Society for Scientific Exploration.

Jessica is a well-respected statistician who was elected the 2016 president of the American Statistical Association, the largest organization of professional statisticians in the world. She worked as a statistician for a year at SRI International on the StarGate project, then remained as a consultant for SRI and SAIC (Science Applications International Corporation headquartered in Reston, Virginia that provides government services and information technology support).  She wrote the AIR report on the government's viewing program with Ray Hyman, providing strong evidence of the reality of psi in remote viewing. She served as statistical editor for Journal of Parapsychology and Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research. Additionally, she has served on the BIAL Foundation’s Scientific Board.

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