James Hodges
Office Address:
Rm 223, Ste 200, University Office Plaza
Mailing Address:

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

James Hodges, PhD

Professor, Division of Biostatistics & Health Data Science


PhD, Statistics, University of Minnesota, 1985
MA, Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, 1986


My statistical research is in the area of hierarchical and other richly parameterized models. I work with University researchers in a variety of health-related fields; over the years, my areas of particular emphasis have included pediatric endocrinology, oral-health research, infectious diseases, neurology, and kidney disease. I have also collaborated with researchers at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center’s Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research and the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, affiliated with Abbott Northwestern Hospital. Outside of health-care research, I have collaborated with researchers in demographics, wildlife management, ornithology, horticulture, combat analysis, military logistics, simulation models, airport safety, and marketing.


Methods, Bayesian analysis, spatial statistics.

Awards and Recognition

  • Excellence in Advising Award, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, 2016
  • Fellow, American Statistical Association
  • American Academy of Periodontology, Clinical Research Award, 2007

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