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.
Effects of the levonorgestrel-containing intrauterine device, copper intrauterine device, and levonorgestrel-containing oral contraceptive on susceptibility of immune cells from cervix, endometrium and blood to HIV-1 fusion measured ex vivo.