Bonnie Shook-Sa

Bonnie Shook-Sa, DrPH

Assistant Professor
Department of Biostatistics


Bonnie Shook-Sa is an assistant professor in the Department of Biostatistics at UNC. She is affiliated with the Collaborative Studies Coordinating Center (CSCC) and is a participating faculty member with the Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) Biostatistics Core. She has over 12 years of experience in collaborative public health research and statistical methods development. Her research interests include survey sampling and causal inference methods. Her collaborative research has spanned numerous areas of public health, including infectious disease (HIV and SARS-CoV-2), victimization and criminal justice, drug use, and tobacco consumption.

Bonnie Shook-Sa in the Gillings News

Honors and Awards

Barry H. Margolin Award for Excellence in Doctoral Research in Biostatistics
2021, UNC Department of Biostatistics

Delta Omega
2020, Public Health Honorary Society

Special Commendation, Doctoral Applications Exam
2018, UNC Department of Biostatistics

Representative Courses

BIOS664: Sample Survey Methodology

Research Activities

Causal Inference, Survey Sampling, Infectious Diseases, Epidemiology

Key Publications

Power and Sample Size for Observational Studies of Point Exposure Effects. Shook-Sa BE and Hudgens MG (2020). Biometrics.
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Estimation without Representation: Early SARS-CoV-2 Seroprevalence Studies and the Path Forward. Shook-Sa BE, Boyce RM, Aiello AE (2020). The Journal of Infectious Diseases, 222(7), 1086-1089.
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Maintaining Precision in Survey Estimates while Adjusting for Conditional Bias at the Subnational Level through Calibration Weighting. Shook-Sa BE, Kott P, Berzofsky M, Couzens L, Moore A, Lee P, Langton L, Planty M.  (2017). Survey Research Methods, 11(4), 405-414.

Extending the Coverage of Address-Based Sampling Frames: Beyond the USPS Computerized Delivery Sequence File. Shook-Sa BE, Currivan DB, McMichael JP, Iannacchione VG (2013). Public Opinion Quarterly, 77(4), 994-1005.


  • DrPH, Biostatistics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2020
  • MAS, Applied Statistics, Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization in Survey Research, Ohio State University, 2008
  • BS, Mathematics, Marshall University, 2006
  • BA, Political Science, Marshall University, 2006