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Michael Hudgens, PhD

Michael Hudgens, PhD

Department of Biostatistics
  • 3107C McGavran-Greenberg Hall
  • CB #7420
  • Chapel Hill, NC 27599
  • USA

Dr. Michael Hudgens is a professor in the Department of Biostatistics at UNC-Chapel Hill and is director of the Biostatistics Core of the UNC Center for AIDS Research (CFAR). He has experience in collaborative research and statistical methodology development related to studies of infectious diseases. 

Professor Hudgens has co-authored more than 200 peer-reviewed papers in statistical journals such as Biometrics, Biometrika, JASA and JRSS-B as well as biomedical journals such as the Lancet, Nature and New England Journal of Medicine. He currently serves as an associate editor for Biometrics, JASA and JRSS-B. He is an elected fellow of the American Statistical Association and has taught graduate level biostatistics courses at UNC for over ten years.

Honors and Awards

Edward G. McGavran Award for Excellence in Teaching

2015, Gillings School of Global Public Health

Elected Fellow

2012, American Statistical Association

Faculty Award

2012, Delta Omega

Charles C. Shepard Science Award

2011, Centers for Disease Prevention and Control

Research Mentor of Kupper Dissertation Publication Award

2011, Department of Biostatistics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Developmental Award

2006, UNC Center for AIDS Research

Young Investigator Award, Section on Statistics in Epidemiology

2004, American Statistical Association

Distinguished Student Paper Award

2000, Eastern North American Region of the International Biometric Society

NIAID AIDS Training Grant Fellowship

1997-2000, Emory University

Representative Courses

Introductory Survival Analysis (BIOS 680) | Syllabus

Casual Inference in Biomedical Research (BIOS 776) | Syllabus

Research Activities

Survival Analysis, Causal Inference, Infectious Diseases, Epidemiology, Clinical Trials

Service Activities

Associate Editor, JRSS-B

Associate Editor, JASA

Associate Editor, Biometrics

Key Publications

Toward causal inference with interference. Hudgens, M.G. and Halloran, M.E. (2008). Journal of the American Statistical Association, 103(482), 832-842.

Downstream Effects of Upstream Causes. Saul, B.C., Hudgens, M.G. and Mallin, M.A. (2019). Journal of the American Statistical Association, In Press.

Generalizing evidence from randomized trials using inverse probability of sampling weights. Buchanan, A.L., Hudgens, M.G., Cole, S.R., Mollan, K.R., Sax, P.E., Daar, E.S., Adimora, A.A., Eron, J.J. and Mugavero, M.J. (2018). Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A (Statistics in Society), 181(4), 1193-1209.


PhD, Biostatistics, Emory University, 2000

MS, Mathematics, University of Florida, 1996

BS, Mathematics, University of Florida, 1994

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