Nicholas G. Reich

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I am an Assistant Professor of Biostatistics in the Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the University of Massachusetts School of Public Health and Health Sciences in Amherst, MA. Motivated by global health problems, my research unites principles of statistics with the practice of epidemiology. Active areas of research include developing time series and survival models for the spread of infectious disease, developing statistical methods for the analysis of disease surveillance data, and optimizing design and analysis strategies for cluster-randomized studies. As a teacher and a collaborator, I focus on communicating statistical results and concepts clearly and intuitively. I also spend a lot of time thinking about what makes for effective data visualization.

Some of my recent work was written up in the New York Times. Check it out!

Visit my other academic websites at Google Scholar and @reichlab on Twitter.

From the department of biostat miscellany: check out this TV show from 1951 in which Lowell Reed (former chair of Johns Hopkins Biostatistics) discusses and demonstrates the Reed-Frost model of infectious diseases.

I graduated in 2001 from Carleton College with a B.A. in English. Before enrolling in the Biostatistics Ph.D. program at Johns Hopkins, I worked for Harper's Magazine in New York City, San Francisco's City Carshare, and the Framingham Heart Study.

Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
UMass-Amherst, School of Public Health and Health Sciences
Amherst, MA 01003
nick [at]
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