Ann Brearley
Office Address:
Rm 221, Ste 200, University Office Plaza
Mailing Address:

University Office Plaza, Ste 200
2221 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Ann Brearley, PhD

Associate Professor, Division of Biostatistics & Health Data Science


PhD, Analytical Chemistry, University of Minnesota, 1986
MS, Biostatistics, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, 2008
BA, Chemistry, St. Olaf College, 1981


My current teaching interests are in biostatistical literacy, active learning, online learning, project-based learning, use of ‘The Islands’ in teaching, methods for teaching consulting skills, methods for training future teachers, collaborative teaching, and evaluation. In my collaborative research I work with physicians, scientists and other professionals in the Academic Health Center to design, carry out, analyze and publish research studies. I am particularly interested in medical research aimed at helping people in low and middle income countries (LMIC), evidence-based medicine, and meta-analysis. In my first career, I was a research chemist at DuPont and at Cargill Dow, and later an independent consultant, specializing in process analytical chemistry.


Biostatistical literacy, active learning, online learning, experiential learning, biostatistical consulting.

Awards and Recognition

  • Charles N. Hewitt Creative Teaching Award, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, 2014

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