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Scott L. Zeger

Scott L. Zeger
Vice Provost for Research
The Johns Hopkins University

Office of the Provost, 276 Garland Hall
The Johns Hopkins University
3400 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, Md. 21218
Phone: (410) 516-8070
Fax: (410) 516-8035
E-mail: szeger@jhu.edu
Web page: www.jhu.edu/provost/people/zeger.html

Scott Zeger, a Johns Hopkins faculty member since 1982, was appointed vice provost for research on March 1, 2008.

He remains an active professor in the Department of Biostatistics in the university's Bloomberg School of Public Health. Zeger also served as acting and then interim provost and senior vice president for academic affairs from March to August 2009.

Zeger's focus as vice provost is on the health of the university's research enterprise, including institutional research compliance and cross-divisional research initiatives. He also is involved in activities relating to the university's presence in Montgomery County, Md., and opportunities arising from Maryland's gains in the military's base realignment and closing process.

Zeger from 1996 until 2008 was chairman of the Department of Biostatistics, a role in which he also held the Frank Hurley and Catharine Dorrier Professorship in Biostatistics. From 1991 to 1996, he was senior associate dean for academic affairs in the Bloomberg School.

He received his BA in biology at the University of Pennsylvania and earned his PhD in statistics from Princeton University in 1982, when he also became assistant professor of biostatistics at Johns Hopkins. He was promoted to professor in 1991.

Zeger conducts statistical research on regression analysis for correlated responses as occur in surveys, time series, longitudinal or genetics studies. With Kung-Yee Liang, he developed the method of generalized estimating equations to draw valid and efficient scientific inferences from correlated data for which they were awarded the 1987 Snedecor Award by the American Statistical Association for best paper in biometry. He has made substantive contributions to environmental epidemiologic studies of the effects on health of smoking and air pollution and to clinical research on HIV, cognitive loss after cardiac surgery, normative aging and other topics.

Zeger has been elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences' Institute of Medicine and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and of the American Statistical Association.

He is co-editor of the Oxford University Press journal Biostatistics and a member of the Springer-Verlag editorial board for statistics. He was awarded the 2007 Bradford Hill Medal from the Royal Statistical Society for outstanding contributions to medical statistics. In 2006, 2002 and 1988, the Bloomberg School Student Assembly awarded Zeger the Golden Apple for excellence in teaching.