James O’Malley, PhD
James O’Malley, Ph.D., is Professor of Biostatistics in The Dartmouth Institute of Health Policy and Clinical Practice and in The Department of Biomedical Data Science, both within the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. He received his Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand in 1999, and later that year was awarded the L.J. Cote award for excellence in Applied Statistics from Purdue University, USA. His methodological interests encompass statistical inference for social networks, comparative effectiveness research including causal inference for both randomized and observational studies, Bayesian statistics, and multivariate hierarchical models. His subject matter research interests include the relationship between health and social networks, evaluation/estimation of variations in health quality and outcomes, vascular surgery, cardiology, and shared decision making. He was chair of the Health Policy Statistics Section of the America Statistical Association (ASA) in 2008, co-chair of the 2011 International Conference on Health Policy Statistics, and is an Associate Editor for Statistics in Medicine. In 2011 he received the Mid-career Excellence award from the Health Policy Section of the ASA and in 2012 was elected to be a fellow of the ASA. He is currently Associate Director of the Quantitative Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. program and one of the organizers of the Dartmouth Interdisciplinary Network Research (DINR) seminar series (http://www.dartmouth.edu/~dinr/).