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Leah R. Jager, PhD

  • Assistant Scientist

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Contact Information

615 N. Wolfe Street
Room E3531
Baltimore, Maryland 21205


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PhD, University of Washington, 2006

Honors and Awards

Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching in Public Health Studies, JHU Public Health Studies Program, 2019

Advising, Mentoring, and Teaching Recognition Award, JHSPH Student Assembly, 2018

APGAR Award for Excellence in Teaching (Honorable Mention), United States Naval Academy, 2010

Selected publications

  • Fiksel J, Jager LR, Hardin JS, Taub MA (2019) Using Github Classroom To Teach Statistics. Journal of Statistics Education, DOI: 10.1080/10691898.2019.1617089
  • Myint L, Leek JT, Jager LR. (2018) Explanation of observational data engenders a causal belief about smoking and cancer. PeerJ 6:e5597.
  • Leek JT, Jager LR (2016). Is most published research really false? Annual Review of Statistics and Its Applications (2017) 4. (Review in Advance published October 5, 2016.)
  • Jager LR, Leek JT (2013). An estimate of the science-wise false discovery rate and application to the top medical literature. Biostatistics (2014) 15, 1-12. (Advanced Access published September 25, 2013.)
  • Jager L, Wellner JA (2007). Goodness-of-fit tests via phi-divergences. Annals of Statistics 25, 2018 - 2053.