Dr. Jennifer Waller obtained a PhD in Biostatistics from the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina in 1994. She came to Augusta University and the Medical College of Georgia in 1997 to teach, collaborate, and consult with health sciences researchers and students. Currently, she is an Professor of Biostatistics and the Director of the Statistical Consulting Center in the Division of Biostatistics and Data Science, Department of Population Health Sciences. From 2007-2015 she served as the Graduate Director for the biostatistics programs and from 2008-2017 she served as the Director of the Clinical and Translational Science programs. She was the Conference Co-Chair for SouthEast SAS Users Group in 2008 and the Conference Chair for SAS Global Forum 2016, both conferences for users of SAS software, the industry standard for statistical analysis software.
Dr. Waller has worked with health researchers in more disciplines than she can count on her fingers and toes. She has been consistently successful in aiding researchers in obtaining intramural and extramural funding by providing her statistical expertise. She aids in study design, ensuring hypotheses are testable, sample size or power determination, proposed statistical methodology, statistical analysis, written statistical methods and results, and manuscript preparation.
Dr. Waller’s philosophy is that every research project should have the most appropriate statistical method applied to the data and that collaborating with a statistician before data is collected is the best approach to doing good research.