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Michael Hudgens, PhD
Michael Hudgens, PhD

Michael Hudgens, PhD, professor of biostatistics at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, is co-editor of a new book, Quantitative Methods for HIV/AIDS Research, published Aug. 15 by CRC Press. The text brings together the perspectives of statisticians and mathematicians engaged in research on HIV/AIDS.

“We hope that the work will inspire more statisticians, mathematicians and computer scientists to collaborate and contribute to the interdisciplinary challenges of understanding and addressing the AIDS pandemic,” Hudgens said.

Hudgens also is director of the biostatistics core of the UNC Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) and elected fellow of the American Statistical Association. He has experience in collaborative research and statistical methodology development related to studies of infectious diseases, primarily HIV. Currently, he is associate editor for Biometrics, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society – Series B, and Journal of the American Statistical Association. He has been a faculty member at the Gillings School since 2004.

Hudgens’ co-authors, from Duke University’s Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, are Cliburn Chan, PhD, associate professor, and Shein-Chung Chow, PhD, professor.