About Hilary

Hello, I’m Hilary Parker! I’m a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate in Biostatistics at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

My primary research interest is in Genomics. I work with my adviser Jeff Leek as part of the Genomics Working Group. My current project examines the role of batch effects in high-throughput data, specifically microarray data. We hope to give clinicians tools so that they can better use new genomic technologies with patients. That is, we’re part of the personalized medicine revolution! You can find out more about me by looking at my CV (.pdf) or checking out my LinkedIn page.

I graduated from Pomona College in 2008, where I double-majored in Mathematics and Molecular Biology. True to my liberal arts upbringing, I’m a passionate teacher. Most notably, I taught an introductory Biostatistics class at the American University of Armenia (and kept a pretty cool travel blog along the way).

I’m also in my second year of skating with the Charm City Roller Girls, where I’m better known as Status: Bitchin’, 0.05. Go Terrors!

Status: Bitchin'