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Professor Nicholas Jewell

BSc PhD

Professor
of Biostatistics and Epidemiology

Room
G35

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Nicholas P. Jewell is Chair of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Previously he was Professor of Biostatistics and Statistics at the University of California, Berkeley (1981-2018) where he was Vice Provost for six years. He received the 2013 UC Berkeley Faculty Senate Award for distinguished service to the Berkeley campus, and, in 2018, the Berkeley Citation awarded to distinguished individuals whose contributions to UC Berkeley go beyond the call of duty and whose achievements exceed the standards of excellence in their fields.

Jewell received an Honours degree in Applied Mathematics, and a PhD in Mathematics, both from the University of Edinburgh. He was awarded a 1976-1978 Harkness Fellowship. He then served as a Research Fellow at Edinburgh, and as Assistant Professor of Statistics at Princeton University (1979-82). He has also held visiting appointments at Oxford University, the Karolinska Institutet, and the University of Kyoto.

Jewell was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2017. He is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association, the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In 2000, he was awarded the Director's Award from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for "extraordinary leadership and vision in implementing strategies that enhance the disaster resistance of the University of California, Berkeley, and universities throughout America”. He received the 2005 Snedecor Award, the Harvard University 2012 Marvin Zelen Leadership Award in Statistical Science, and the 2018 Cupples Award for Excellence in Teaching, Research, and Service in Biostatistics from Boston University.

Affiliations

Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
Department of Medical Statistics

Centres

Centre for Statistical Methodology

Teaching

Jewell is Module Organizer for Advanced Statistical Modelling (ASM) and also teaches in the Statistics for Health Data Science.

Research

Jewell has published over 200 articles in statistics, mathematics, epidemiology, medicine, and history. He is the author of Statistics in Epidemiology. His book, Causal Inference in Statistics: A Primer, with Judea Pearl and Madelyn Glymour, appeared in 2016. He was the 2018 Bradford Hill Lecturer at LSHTM, and the 2019 Greenberg Lecturer at The University of North Carolina.

Research Area
Public health
Statistical methods
Disease control
Global Health
Randomised controlled trials
Vector control
Discipline
Epidemiology
Mathematics
Statistics
Disease and Health Conditions
Cancer
HIV/AIDS
Infectious disease
Pandemic diseases
Emerging Infectious Disease
Vector borne disease
Dengue
Country
Australia
China
Colombia
Indonesia
Japan
Kenya
Malawi
El Salvador
Sweden
Turkey
Tanzania
Uganda
United States of America
Vietnam
Region
East Asia & Pacific (all income levels)
North America
South Asia

Selected Publications

Disruption of spatiotemporal clustering in dengue cases by wMel Wolbachia in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
Dufault SM; Tanamas SK; Indriani C; Utarini A; Ahmad RA; Jewell NP; Simmons CP; Anders KL
2022
Scientific Reports
Association of Exposure to Wildfire Air Pollution With Exacerbations of Atopic Dermatitis and Itch Among Older Adults.
Fadadu RP; Green M; Jewell NP; Grimes B; Vargo J; Wei ML
2022
JAMA network open
On the use of the reproduction number for SARS-CoV-2: Estimation, misinterpretations and relationships with other ecological measures.
Jewell NP; Lewnard JA
2022
Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A (Statistics in Society)
Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on California Farmworkers' Mental Health and Food Security.
Mora AM; Lewnard JA; Rauch S; Kogut K; Jewell N; Cuevas M; Eskenazi B; CHAMACOS-Project-19 Study Team
2022
JOURNAL OF AGROMEDICINE
Interval censored recursive forests.
Cho H; Jewell NP; Kosorok MR
2021
Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics
STATISTICAL MODELS FOR COVID-19 INCIDENCE, CUMULATIVE PREVALENCE, AND R t.
Jewell NP
2021
Journal of the American Statistical Association
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