Jason Fine, ScD

Professor Department of Biostatistics
Professor Department of Statistics and Operations Research

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3103B McGavran-Greenberg Hall

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Chapel Hill, NC 27599


Jason Fine is a professor with tenure jointly appointed in the Department of Biostatistics and the Department of Statistics and Operations Research at UNC-Chapel Hill.

He has extensive experience in collaborative research and statistical methodology development related to observation studies and clinical trials, longitudinal and survival data, genetics and imaging data and statistical methods in diagnostic medicine, including applications in genetics and imaging and in biomarker development.

Dr. Fine has co-authored over 175 peer-reviewed papers in leading statistical journals such as Biometrika, Biometrics, JASA, JRSS-B and Annals of Statistics, as well as top-tier biomedical journals such as New England Journal of Medicine, Proceeding of National Academy of Sciences, and Annals of Internal Medicine. He currently serves as an Associate Editor for JRSSB and Biostatistics.

Honors and Awards

ENAR Student Paper Award
1997, UNC-CH

Teaching Fellow
1996-1998, Department of Biostatistics

Robert Reed Prize, Outstanding Student in Biostatistics
1996, Harvard University

Top Score on ScD Qualifying Exam
1996, Department of Biostatistics, Harvard University

National Research Service Award

Outstanding Academic Achievement Award
1994, Department of Operations Research, Stanford University

National Merit Scholar Finalist

Research Activities

Dr. Fine has substantial expertise in time-to-event data. He has worked extensively on competing risks and complex multistate data, with major contributions to regression modelling of the cumulative incidence function. He has also worked on longitudinal data, including in survival analysis where longitudinal covariates are only observed intermittently.

Key Publications

Illustration of a measure to combine viral suppression and viral rebound in studies of HIV therapy. Edwards JK, Cole SR, Adimora A, Fine J, Martin J, Eron J. (2015). Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, 68(2), 241-244.

Adiposity patterns and the risk for ESRD in postmenopausal women. Franceschini, N. Gouskova, N.A. Reiner, A.P. Bostom, A. Howard, B.V. Pettinger, M. Umans, J.G. Brookhart, M.A. Winkelmayer, W.C. Eaton, C.B. et al. (2015). Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, 10(2), 241-250.

Instrumental variable additive hazards models. Li, J. Fine, J.; Brookhart, A.  (2015). Biometrics, 71(1), 122-130.

Standardization and validation of a novel and simple method to assess lumbar dural sac size. Daniels, M.L.A. Lowe, J.R. Roy, P. Patrone, M.V. Conyers, J.M. Fine, J.P. Knowles, M.R. Birchard, K.R.  (2015). Clinical Radiology, 70(2), 146-152.


ScD, Biostatistics, Harvard University, 1998

MSc, Operations Research, Stanford University, 1994

BSc, Applied Mathematics, Brown University, 1993