Jacqueline Milton Hicks, PhD
Clinical Associate Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Biostatistics

PhD, Boston University School of Public Health
MS, George Washington University

Jacqueline Milton has a PhD in Biostatistics and is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Biostatistics in the School of Public Health and Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science in the Metropolitan College. She is Co-Director of the Epidemiology and Biostatistics Certificate in the School of Public Health. She teaches Quantitative Methods in Public Health (PH 717), Introduction to Biostatistics (BS 704), Introduction to Statistical Computing (BS 723), Introduction to R (BS 730) and Quantitative Methods for Information Systems (CS 546). She is the recipient of numerous teaching awards at BUSPH and the Outstanding Teaching Award at the American Statistical Associations' Section of Teaching Statistics in the Health Sciences. Jacqueline is also the co-Principal Investigator of Boston University School of Public Health's Summer Institute for Research and Education in Biostatistics which is designed to promote interest in the field of Biostatistics and the many career opportunities in the field. Jacqueline runs the Public Health and Biostatistics Lab series for the Upward Bound Math/Science Summer Program, a program whose purpose is to prepare low-income and first-generation college bound students for success in higher education. Jacqueline runs a program within the Department of Biostatistics to better prepare graduate students for teaching students courses in the field of public health. She also does research on using new pedagogical methods in teaching introductory biostatistics courses to graduate students.

Jacqueline is a co-Investigator of the Black Women’s Health study where she investigates how structural racism impacts the incidence of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. She is also am also a co-Investigator for the Boston University School of Medicine where she examines how telemedicine can reduce unnecessary antibiotic prescribing to help prevent respiratory tract infections. Jacqueline works as a biostatistician for the Center of Sickle Cell Excellence where she examines genetic modifiers associated with disease severity in sickle cell patients developing and applying methodologies in genome-wide association studies, next generation sequencing, and genetic risk prediction. Jacqueline also collaborates with researchers a Harvard University’s and John Hopkin’s Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery to examine publication bias and its association with conflict of interest. She also collaborates with Project SEARCH (Scanning Ears For Child Health) which is a collaboration with the International Health Department to examine how ear biometrics can be used to keep track of medical records in countries where ID systems are extremely unreliable (a project that has also been funded through Crowd Funding).

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility

Dr. Megan Healey and I are co-PIs on an Educational Innovation grant and began recruiting Curriculum Fellows over the summer. We have been working with them to incorporate more DEIJ issues in the Quant core course along with other Biostatistics and Epidemiology courses taken by MPH students. This includes finding more diverse datasets, examining how we teach statistical programming (examining equity in different teaching modalities, particularly among students with learning disabilities), etc.

This summer I also ran a remote session of Upward Bound where we taught the students the basics of biostatistics and statistical programming using RStudio using publicly available COVID-19 data. We had the students examine health equity issues using data from an ecologic COVID-19 data from cities in Massachusetts.

As co-director of the EpiBiostat certificate, I updated the ILE to include a required DEIJ component. Students now need to incorporate DEIJ in their data analysis (this could be looking at race, ethnicity, gender, etc.).

For the Section on Teaching Statistics in the Health Sciences I am working on organizing a series of sessions (through JSM and outside of JSM) around incorporating DEIJ issues in biostatistics courses.

I am a member of the Biostatistics DEIJ committee where I have organized and led several talks on different DEIJ issue to students, faculty and staff.

I participated in recruiting students to different Biostatistics programs at two conferences geared towards minority students in the STEM fields (SACNAS and ABRCMS).

Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

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  1. Kearney L, Wiener RS, Dahodwala M, Fix GM, Hicks J, Little F, Howard J, Foreman AG, Wakeman C, O'Donnell C, Bulekova K, Drainoni ML, Kathuria H. A mixed methods study to inform and evaluate a longitudinal nurse practitioner/community health worker intervention to address social determinants of health and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease self-management. BMC Pulm Med. 2022 Mar 01; 22(1):74.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35232414; PMCID: PMC8889692; DOI: 10.1186/s12890-022-01863-w;
  2. Yesantharao PS, Lopez J, Chang A, Hicks J, Reategui ML, Thomas G, Manson PN, Dorafshar A, Redett RJ. The Association of Zygomaticomaxillary Complex Fractures with Naso-Orbitoethmoid Fractures in Pediatric Populations. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2021 May 01; 147(5):777e-786e. PMID: 33835093
  3. Yesantharao, Pooja S. MS; Lopez, Joseph MD, MBA; Chang, Amy MPH; Hicks, Jacqueline MS, PhD; Reategui, Maria L. BA; Thomas, Gianni BA; Manson, Paul N. MD; Dorafshar, Amir MBChB; Redett, Richard J. MD. Zygomaticomaxillary Complex Fractures Associated With Naso-orbito-ethmoid Fractures In Pediatric Patients: A 25-year Experience At The Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Global Open. 2020; 8(4S):143.
  4. Milton JN, Shaikho EM, Steinberg MH. Haemolysis in sickle cell anaemia: effects of polymorphisms in a-globin gene regulatory elements. Br J Haematol. 2019 07; 186(2):363-364.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30854637; PMCID: PMC6606385; DOI: 10.1111/bjh.15852;
  5. Lopez J, Luck JD, Faateh M, Macmillan A, Yang R, Siegel G, Susarla SM, Wang H, Nam AJ, Milton J, Grant MP, Redett R, Tufaro AP, Kumar AR, Manson PN, Dorafshar AH. Pediatric Nasoorbitoethmoid Fractures: Cause, Classification, and Management. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2019 01; 143(1):211-222. PMID: 30589796; DOI: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000005106;
  6. Lopez J, Samaha G, Purvis TE, Siegel G, Jabbari J, Ahmed R, Milton J, Tufaro AP, May JW, Dorafshar AH. The Accuracy of Conflict-of-Interest Disclosures Reported by Plastic Surgeons and Industry. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2018 06; 141(6):1592-1599. PMID: 29794718; DOI: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000004380;
  7. Purvis TE, Lopez J, Milton J, May JW, Dorafshar AH. Plastic Surgeons' Perceptions of Financial Conflicts of Interest and the Sunshine Act. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2018 Apr; 6(4):e1733. PMID: 29876177; PMCID: PMC5977953; DOI: 10.1097/GOX.0000000000001733;
  8. Cho BH, Lopez J, Means J, Lopez S, Milton J, Tufaro AP, May JW, Dorafshar AH. Is Article Methodological Quality Associated With Conflicts of Interest?: An Analysis of the Plastic Surgery Literature. Ann Plast Surg. 2017 Dec; 79(6):613-617. PMID: 28930781; DOI: 10.1097/SAP.0000000000001214;
  9. Chaturvedi S, Bhatnagar P, Bean CJ, Steinberg MH, Milton JN, Casella JF, Barron-Casella E, Arking DE, DeBaun MR. Genome-wide association study to identify variants associated with acute severe vaso-occlusive pain in sickle cell anemia. Blood. 2017 08 03; 130(5):686-688.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28584135; PMCID: PMC5542853; DOI: 10.1182/blood-2017-02-769661;
  10. Aleluia MM, Santiago RP, da Guarda CC, Fonseca TC, Neves FI, Quinto RS, Figueiredo CV, Yahouédéhou SC, Oliveira RM, Ferreira JR, Cerqueira BA, Barbosa CG, Milton JN, Steinberg MH, de Souza Gonçalves M. Genetic modulation of fetal hemoglobin in hydroxyurea-treated sickle cell anemia. Am J Hematol. 2017 May; 92(5):E70-E72.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28195442; PMCID: PMC5389903; DOI: 10.1002/ajh.24680;
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2018 American Statistical Association: Outstanding Teaching Award
2017 Boston University: Excellence in Teaching
2015 Boston University: Excellence in Teaching
2015 Boston University: Excellence in Teaching
2014 Boston University: Excellence in Teaching
2013 Boston University: Excellence in Teaching
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