Scott S. Emerson, M.D., Ph.D.

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Scott S. Emerson, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Biostatistics
University of Washington


I am now Professor Emeritus of Biostatistics, having retired on July 1, 2017 from active teaching at the University of Washington.

I maintain a number of websites on which I archive materials related to my interests in statistical education, biostatistical methods, and software for data analysis. provides access to various materials (handouts, homeworks, video recordings, R software) for the formal courses I taught at the University of Washington between 1995 and 2017. Many of these materials are being re-packaged as modules for informal "Online Courses" covering

  • Introductory Applied Biostatistics (cf: Biost 514 / 517 at UW)
  • Introductory Applied Regression (cf: Biost 515 / 518 at UW)
  • Mathematical Statistics (cf: Stat 512 / 513 at UW)
  • Theory of Linear Models / Predictors (cf: Biost / Stat 533 at UW)
  • Categorical Data Analysis (cf: Biost / Epi 536 at UW)
  • Survival Analysis
  • Data Analysis (cf: Biost 579 at UW)

Also included on are archives of various working papers related to my research interests in distribution-free regression., a website maintained by me and a number of collaborators, provides access to software, short course presentations, and technical reports related to our interests in clinical trials methodology in general and sequential / adaptive design in particular. provides access to software, documentation, and tutorials related to an R package directed toward introductory biostatistics courses.