About

Melinda Higgins is co-founder of R-Ladies Atlanta (https://www.meetup.com/rladies-atlanta/) and current (2020-2022) Vice Chair of District 5 for the American Statistical Association Council of Chapters (https://www.amstat.org/ASA/Membership/Chapters.aspx). She is also the author/creator of two online courses: R for SAS Users (https://www.datacamp.com/courses/r-for-sas-users) and Reproducible Templates for Analysis and Dissemination (https://www.coursera.org/learn/reproducible-templates-analysis).

She is a senior biostatistician and research professor in the Office of Nursing Research - School of Nursing - Emory University in Atlanta, GA (2007-current). She is the author and teacher of two PhD level courses at Emory: Quantitative Analysis of Clinical Data every Fall semester (https://melindahiggins2000.github.io/N736/) and Big Data Analytics for Healthcare every Spring semester (https://melindahiggins2000.github.io/N741bigdata/). Prior to that she was a Principal Research Scientist at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (1996-2011) (https://gtri.gatech.edu/) and Program Manager for the $17M National Guard Bureau Technology Consortium.

She has over 25+ years experience performing and managing research in wide-ranging applications including healthcare bio-behavioral phenotype characterization and modeling, statistical support for clinical trials, aircraft sensor systems, remote sensing, multispectral/hyperspectral processing, signatures intelligence, knowledge decision support systems, geospatial information systems, sensors and image fusion, and target recognition.

Areas of Expertise

Data Science

Methods

Teaching

Research

Awards

2018 American Statistics Association Service Award