A Rice statistics (STAT) alumna, Stephanie C. Hicks, has received the 2020 American Statistical Association Teaching in the Health Sciences Young Investigator Award.
The Young Investigator Award is an annual award that recognizes a promising "young investigator" for promise as a statistics educator or in conducting statistics education research in the health sciences.
Hicks earned her M.S. and Ph.D. in statistics from Rice in 2012 and 2013, respectively. Her doctoral advisers were Mark Kimmel, professor of STAT at Rice, and Dr. Sharon Plon, professor of pediatrics-oncology and of molecular and human genetics at Baylor College of Medicine, and director of Cancer Genetics Clinical and Research Programs at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston.
Since 2018, Hicks has been an assistant professor of biostatistics at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is a member of the Johns Hopkins Data Science Lab.
The annual award is given to a statistician who graduated within the last seven years and who shows “promise as a statistics educator or in conducting statistics education research in the health sciences.” Hicks will receive a certificate and a $500 prize.