James Hodges, PhD

Professor, Division of Biostatistics

James Hodges

Contact Info


Office Phone 612-626-9626

Office Address:
200 University Office Plaza

Mailing Address:
2221 University Ave SE
Room 200 University Office Plaza
Minneapolis, MN 55414

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 & 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


Teaching Areas

I teach and advise MS and PhD students in the Biostatistics degree programs