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About Nicholas P. Jewell

Nicholas P. Jewell is Professor of Biostatistics and Statistics at the University of California, Berkeley. He has held various academic and administrative positions at Berkeley since his arrival in 1981, most notably serving as Vice Provost from 1994 to 2000. He was educated at the University of Edinburgh where he received a first class Honours degree in Applied Mathematics in 1973 and a PhD in Mathematics in 1976. Immediately following his graduate program he was appointed to a Harkness Fellowship from 1976-1978 which he held at the University of California, Berkeley and at Stanford University. From 1979-1981 he was an Assistant Professor of Statistics at Princeton University. He has also held academic appointments at the University of Edinburgh, Oxford University, and at the University of Kyoto. In 2007, he was a Fellow at the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Study Center in Italy,
He is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association, the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He is the 2005 winner of the Snedecor Award from COPSS, and won the Distinguished Teaching Award from UC Berkeley's School of Public Health in 2004. In 2000, he was awarded the Director's Award from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for "extraordinary leadership and vision in implementing strategies that enhance the disaster resistance of the University of California, Berkeley, and universities throughout America"; in addition the 2005 Alfred E. Alquist Award was given to UC Berkeley's SAFER program that he launched and led for many years.


Present Professor of Biostatistics and Statistics, University of California, Berkeley

Research Interests

Statistical methods related to infectious diseases, Biostatistical techniques in epidemiological data analysis, Survival analysis and stochastic processes, and Genomics

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Honors and Awards

  • 2005 Snedecor Award
  • Fellow of the American Statistical Association
  • Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics

Contact Information

PHONE: (510) 642-4627
FAX: (510) 643-5163
LOCATION: 107 Haviland Hall


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