Jon Wakefield: CV

Jon Wakefield

Professor of Statistics and Professor of Biostatistics, University of Washington

Phone in Statistics: (206) 616 9388; Phone in Biostatistics: (206) 616 6292; Email:*

Book: Bayesian and Frequentist Regression Methods. Published by Springer in January 2013.
Book Website: here.

Research Interests: Spatial epidemiology; Space-time models for infectious disease data; Small area estimation; Hierarchical models for survey data; Estimating national and subnational disease burden; Ecological inference for non-infectious and infectious disease data; Genome-wide association studies; The analysis of next generation RNAseq data; The links between Bayes and frequentist procedures.


  • Affiliate Member in the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
  • Research Affiliate with the Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences (CSSS).
  • Research Affiliate with the Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology (CSDE).
  • Member of the Statistical Genetics Program Faculty

    Publications: Published and accepted refereed articles are here. Book chapters are here.

    Latest News: here

    Software: Can be found here

    Papers, Software and Data for Spatial Epidemiology: here.

    Professional Background: For details of my academic past, click here.

    PhD students: Details of my PhD students, past and present, can be found here.

    Teaching: To see courses I have taught in Seattle click here.

    Short Courses: here.

    Family background: a bit of history can be found here.

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