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About Hani M. Samawi

Biography, Disciplines and Teaching Interests
Dr. Hani Samawi is a tenured Full Professor in Biostatistics in Jiann-Ping Hsu college of Public Health College at Georgia Southern university. Dr. Samawi received both MSc and Ph.D from the University of Iowa, USA.

Dr. Samawi brings about 24 years of experience teaching statistics and biostatistics undergraduate and graduate courses, research in several biostatistical areas, statistical consultation and academic administrator (Department chair at Yarmouk University and Director of the Karl E. Peace Center for Biostatistics from August 2008 to June 2016 at Georgia Southern University). In addition he became a fellow of the Institute for Interdisciplinary STEM Education, invited editor for the special issue for International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health and Associate Editor of Frontiers in Child Health and Human Development. Recently, he has been elected as Section Councilor in the Applied Public Health Statistics Section in APHA for three years.

Dr. Samawi research areas are Sampling survey, Bootstrap and Resampling Methods, Parametric and Nonparametric Inference for complete and missing data, Monte Carlo Methods, MCMC Methods, Secondary Data Analysis, Inference for Randomized Clinical Trials, inference under progressive censored data, Meditation Analysis for different types of modeling, latent class Models, medical diagnostics measure and inference and linear and generalized linear models with misclassification.

Disciplines: Biostatistics
Teaching Interests: Statistical Inference and Applied Statistics


August 2014 - Present Professor, Georgia Southern University Public Health, Jiann-Ping Hsu College of
February 2013 - Present Affiliate, Institute for Interdisciplinary STEM Education, Georgia Southern University Institute for Interdisciplinary STEM Education
Present Professor, Georgia Southern University Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Environmental Health Sciences, Department of
August 2008 - June 2016 Director of Karl E. Center for Biostatistics, Georgia Southern University
September 2007 - July 2014 Associate Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health, Georgia Southern University
August 2006 - August 2007 Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health, Georgia Southern University

Curriculum Vitae


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Honors and Awards

  • Academic Outstanding Award, Yarmouk University, Outstanding Performance in Master Degree (1986)
  • Henry Award for Outstanding Performance on Ph.D. Qualifying Examination, University of Iowa (1990)
  • Award for Scholarship, Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health, Georgia Southern University (2012-2013)
  • Georgia Southern University Award for Excellence in Research Nominee (2013, 2014, 2015)
  • Award Recipient for Excellence in Research/Creative Scholarly Activity, Georgia Southern University (2017-2018)


  • Bayesian Statistics I (BIOS 9231)
  • Statistical Consultation (BIOS 9130)
  • Data Analysis with SAS (BIOS 7535)
  • Regression Analysis in Biostatistics (BIOS 6331)
  • Biostatistics I (PUBH 6541 online)
  • Advanced Topics in Biostatistics (PUBH 8130 blended online)
  • Experimental Design in Biostatistics (BIOS 6332)
  • Data Management for Biostatistics (BIOS 7534)
  • Advance Statistical Inference Biostatistics I (BIOS 9131)
  • Advance Statistical Inference Biostatistics II (BIOS 9133)
  • Meta-Analysis (BIOS 9331)
  • Probability (MATH 3337)
  • Stat and Prob for K-8 Teachers (MATH 5130)
  • Biostatistics I (PUBH 6541)
  • Selected Topics in Public Hlth (PUBH 7090)
  • Introduction to Statistics I (STAT 2231)
  • Sampling & Survey Methods (STAT 5130)
  • Sampling & Survey Methods (STAT 5130G)
  • Statistical Methods I (STAT 5531)
  • Statistical Methods I (STAT 5531G)
  • Design of Experiments I (STAT 7231)
  • Actuarial Mathematics (STAT 7430)


1994 Ph.D. in Biostatistics, University of Iowa
1991 M.S. in Applied Statistics, University of Iowa
1986 M.S. in Statistics, Yarmouk University
1981 B.S. in Mathematics/Statistics, Yarmouk University

Contact Information

PO Box 8015
Statesboro, GA 30460
Phone: (912) 478-1345
Office: Hendricks Hall


Refereed Journal Articles (108)