Scott Zeger

Scott Zeger

  • Professor of Biostatistics

  • Departmental Affiliation(s):

    Epidemiology (Joint)
    Biostatistics (Primary)

    Contact Information

    615 N. Wolfe Street, E 3527
    Baltimore , Maryland   21205


    Personal website :


    PhD, Princeton University, 1982
    MS, Drexel University, 1978


    My methodologic research is to develop statistical models to support scientific understanding. My earlier work was on regression models for correlated responses: when observations come in clusters, for example in longitudinal research or in sample surveys; and secondly when a single time series is observed. We have extended generalized linear models (logistic, linear, log-linear and survival models) to be applicable in these cases. More recently, my work has been on Bayesian models for the etiology of childrens pneumonia and on methods for personalized medicine, which at Johns Hopkins we call "individualized health".

    Honors and Awards

    Marvin Zelen Leadership Award in Statistical Science, 2007 Bradford Hill Medal, Royal Statistical Society, 2007 Member, National Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Medicine, 2006 Golden Apple Award, 2006, 2002, 1988 Ernest Lyman Stebbins Medal,1996 Spiegelman Award, 1991 Snedecor Award from American Statistical Association (with Kung-Yee Liang, 1986-1987

    Research Interests

    Biostatistics environmental statistics epidemiologic statistics hierarchical models longitudinal data analysis neuroimaging regression analysis time series analysis Biostats Behavior and Health


    • Books/Monographs:
    • Parmigiani G, Garrett ES, Irizarry RA and Zeger SL. The analysis of Gene Expression Data: Methods and Software. New York, NY: Springer-Verlag, 2003.
    • Diggle PJ, Heagerty P, Liang KY, and Zeger SL. The analysis of Longitudinal Data. Oxford, England: 2nd Edition. Oxford University Press, 2002.
    • Zeger SL, Wyant T, Miller LS, Samet J: Statistical testimony on damages in Minnesota v. Tobacco Industry. In: Statistical Science in the Courtroom. Gastwirth J, editor. New York: Springer-Verlag, 2000.
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