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Joan Hilton, MPH, Sc.D.


Harvard University, School of Public Health, Department of Biostatistics (Sc.D., 1990)

Tulane University, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Department of Epidemiology (M.P.H., 1982, )


Biostatistics:  Randomized controlled trials, Longitudinal observational studies


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.

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at UCSF

UCSF Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Box 0560
185 Berry Street, Suite 5700
San Francisco, CA 94107-1762

Phone:  415-514-8029
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