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Leah R. Jager, PhD

  • Assistant Scientist

Departmental Affiliations

Center & Institute Affiliations

Contact Information

615 N. Wolfe Street
Room E3531
Baltimore, Maryland 21205


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PhD, University of Washington, 2006

Honors and Awards

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

  • 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.)
  • Phillips DJ, McGlaughlin A, Ruth D, Jager LR, Soldan A (2015). Graph theoretic analysis of structural connectivity across the spectrum of Alzheimer’s disease: The importance of graph creation methods. NeuroImage: Clinical 7, 377-390.
  • 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.