James Hodges



My statistical research is in the area of hierarchical and other richly parameterized models. I work with University researchers in a variety of health-related fields; over the years, my areas of particular emphasis have included pediatric endocrinology, oral-health research, infectious diseases, neurology, and kidney disease. I have also collaborated with researchers at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center’s Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research and the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, affiliated with Abbott Northwestern Hospital. Outside of health-care research, I have collaborated with researchers in demographics, wildlife management, ornithology, horticulture, combat analysis, military logistics, simulation models, airport safety, and marketing.


Methods, Bayesian analysis, spatial statistics

Mailing Address:

2221 University Ave SE Room 200 University Office Plaza Minneapolis, MN 55414

Teaching Summary

I teach and advise MS and PhD students in the Biostatistics degree programs.

Honors and Recognition

Fellow, American Statistical Association
American Academy of Periodontology, Clinical Research Award, 2007
Excellence in Advising Award, University of Minnesota School of Public Health



200 University Office Plaza