Jane Monaco, DrPH
Jane Monaco, DrPH
Jane Monaco, clinical associate professor, specializes in biostatistics education and advising. With more than two decades of experience, she has been recognized for teaching excellence with the 2013 McGavran Excellence in Teaching Award, awarded to one SPH faculty member for career contributions to teaching. She also earned SPH Teaching Innovation Awards on 2015 and 2017. She teaches diverse audiences including undergraduate honors students, biostatistics majors and adult non-major graduate students.
Under her leadership as Director of Undergraduate studies, the BSPH Biostatistics program has more than doubled in size while continuing to attract some of the most talented undergraduates in the University. Recognized in 2015 with a “Class of 1996 Excellence in Advising Award,” Dr. Monaco has mentored and advised hundreds of students.
Her previous experiences working in the Departments of Epidemiology at the American Cancer Society and Bowman Gray Medical School have provided her with a real-world perspective in the classroom setting.
Honors and AwardsMcGavran Award for Excellence in Teaching
2013, University of North Carolina at Chapel HillClass of 1996 Excellence in Advising Award
2015, University of North Carolina at Chapel HillTeaching Innovation and Excellence Award
2015, 2017, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Gillings School of Public HealthInductee
1998, Delta Omega Honor Society (Public Health Honor Society)Predoctoral Traineeship in Environmental Biostatistics
1997-2002, NIEHSPublic Health Service Traineeship
1983‐1989, North Carolina State University
Introduction to Biostatistics (BIOS 500H)
Principles of Statisticial Inference (BIOS 600)
Field Observations in Biostatistics (BIOS 691)
Data Analysis for Public Health (SPHG 711)
- Biostatistics Education
- Survival Analysis
Academic Programs Committee
Departmental Teaching Mentor
Board Member: Data Safety and Monitoring Board, “Continuous Oral Contraceptive Treatment in Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder: Steroid Hormone Mechanisms” (2008‐present)
Reviewer: Statistics in Medicine (2008, 2009)
Grant Reviewer: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (2008)
Strength in Numbers: The Rising of Academic Statistics Departments in the U.S. (Book Chapter). Monaco, J., Cai, J., Lavange, L., & Kosorok, M. (2013). Springer-Verlag New York.
Findings from a Survey of Statistics and Biostatistics Instructors in the Health Sciences Who Teach Using an Online or Flipped Format. Schwartz, T., Monaco, J., Ajazi, E. (2018). Journal of Statistics Education, 26(2), 143-148.
Kappa statistic for clustered dichotomous responses from physicians and patients. Jianwen Cai, Chaeryon Kang, Jane Monaco, Bahjat Qaqish, Stacey Sheridan (2013). Statistics in Medicine, 32(21), 3700-3719.
Translational studies of phenotypic probes for the mononuclear phagocyte system and liposomal pharmacologys. et al., Victoria Bae-Jump, Wendy Brewster, Whitney Caron, Daniel Clarke-Pearson, Alan Fong, Paola Gehrig, Parag Kumar, Ninh La-Beck, John Lay, Linda Le, Jane Monaco, Suzanne Newman, William Zamboni, Haibo Zhou (2013). Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, 347(3), 599-606.
Efficient designs for phase II oncology trials with ordinal outcome. A Ivanova, J Monaco, T Stinchcombe (2012). Statistics and its Interface, 5.
Director of Undergraduate Studies
DrPH, Biostatistics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2003
MS, Biostatistics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1998
MS, Mathematics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1989
BS, Mathematics, North Carolina State University, 1987