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John McGready, PhD

Associate Scientist

Departmental Affiliation(s):

Biostatistics

Contact Information

Room E3543
Baltimore , Maryland
US        

(410) 614-9405
(410) 955-0958

Personal website : http://www.biostat.jhsph.edu/~jmcgread/

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Education

PhD , Harvard University , 2008
MS

Overview

To view Dr. McGready's CV click here .

Since joining the faculty at Hopkins, Dr. McGready has split his time between research collaborations  and statistical education. He is the primary instructor for “Statistical Reasoning in Public Health I and II" taught both on campus, and on line, and an instructor for “Statistical Methods in Public Health III " .  He is the co-creator and instructor of intensive data analysis workshops offered in the School's Summer Institute of Epidemiology and Biostatistics.

Dr. McGready is also actively involved collaborative research.  His efforts include/have included collaborations with Department of Health Policy and Management at Johns Hopkins, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Anne Arundel County Medical Center, Greater Baltimore Medical Center, and Johns Hopkins Healthcare.

Dr. McGready's research interests include:

  • statistical education
  • small sample properties of both classical and computer driven methods of estimation and inference
  •  applications of advanced semi-parametric smoothing techniques to anthropomorphic data
  • exploring unanswered questions from first principles of statistics
  • rectifying differences in interpretation and estimates between mixed effects and GEE approaches to analyzing longitudinal data


In 2001, 2004, 2008 and 2012, Dr. McGready was awarded a Golden Apple Award for excellence in teaching by the on-site student body. In 2001 and 2005 he received the Teaching Award for Excellence in Distance Education, as voted upon by distance education students. In 2010 he received the ASPH/Pfizer Early Career Award for Teaching Excellence, and the Outstanding Teacher Award given by the Teaching Statistics in Health Sciences section of the American Statistical Association.

Prior to coming to Hopkins, Dr. McGready served as a quantitative policy analyst, focusing on criminal justice policy in the United States (federal and state levels). Previously, Dr. McGready also taught high-school-level math in Washington, D.C., and worked as a health care data analyst for Healthcare Investment Analysts (now HCIA/Sachs).

Honors and Awards

2012 Golden Apple Teaching Award, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

2010 ASPH/Pfizer Early Career Award for Teaching Excellence

2010  Outstanding Teacher Award given by the Teaching Statistics in Health Sciences section of the American Statistical Association

2008 Golden Apple Teaching Award, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

2006 Best Contributed Paper, Joint Statistical Meetings 2006, Section on Teaching Statistics in the Health Sciences

2005 Excellence in Online Education Award, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Division of Distance Education.

2004 Golden Apple Teaching Award, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

2001 Golden Apple Teaching Award, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

2001 Excellence in Online Education Award, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Division of Distance Education.

2000 Teaching Assistant Recognition Award, Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health.

1996 Teaching Assistant of the Year, Harvard School of Public Health.

1995 Teaching Fellow, Harvard School of Public Health.

1994 Graduate Fellowship, National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Disease.

Biostatistics, OpenCourseWare, Statistical Education, Statistical Consulting, Statistical Methods, Statistical Literacy

  • Murphy S, McGready J, Griswold M, and Sylva M.  A Method for Estimating Cost Savings for Health Management Programs.  To appear in Health Services Research.

  • Lee R, McGready J, Conley S,. Yanjanin N, Nowaczyk M, and Porter F. Growth Charts for Individuals with Smith-Lemli-Opitz Syndrome. To appear in American Journal of Medical Genetics: Part A

  • Sammon, M, Doyle D, Hopkins, E, Sol-Church, K, Stabley D, McGready, J, Schulz K, Alade,Y, Hoover-Fong,  J, and Gripp, K. Normative Growth Charts for Individuals with Costello Syndrome. . To appear in  American Journal of Medical Genetics: Part A .

  • Ratchford J, Endres C, Hammoud D, Pomper M, Shiee N, McGready J, Pham D, Calabresi P. Decreased microglial activation in MS patients treated with glatiramer acetate. To appear in The Journal of Neurology.

  •  Collaco JM, McGready J, Green DM, Naughton KM, Watson CP, et al. (2011) Effect of Temperature on Cystic Fibrosis Lung Disease and Infections: A Replicated Cohort Study. PLoS ONE Vol 6: No 11: e27784. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0027784