Joan F. Hilton, ScD, MPH
Professor, Division of Biostatistics
UCSF Box 0560
185 Berry Street, Lobby 5, Suite 5700
San Francisco, CA 94107-1762
Professor Hilton joined the UCSF faculty in 1990 after earning the Doctor of Science degree in biostatistics at Harvard University. Prior to her studies at Harvard, she spent 3 years at Mayo Clinic in the Department of Epidemiology and in the Comprehensive Cancer Center, using earlier training in biology and in epidemiology (MPH, Tulane University). At UCSF, Professor Hilton researches methods for exact inference, teaches clinical trial methods, and collaborates on a wide range of biomedical topics, including longitudinal epidemiologic studies of HIV, individual- and cluster-randomized trials, and mechanical properties of dentin. She has held several offices in statistical societies, including 1997 President of the Western North American Region of the International Biometric Society and Chair of the Society's Y2K International Biometric Conference.
Principal Research Interests
- Inference based on exact permutation tests
- Randomized controlled trials Design Algorithms
- Categorical data
Principal Teaching Activities
- Biostat 226, Biostatistical Methods V
Selected University & Public Service
- FDA Anti-infective Drugs Advisory Committee (since 2003)
- American Association for Advancement of Science, Secretary of Statistics Section (since 2008)
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