Jo A. Wick, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Biostatistics & Data Science
Associate Director of Graduate Education, Department of Biostatistics
B.S., Mathematics, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Belton, TX
M.S., Statistics, Baylor University, Waco, TX
Ph.D., Statistics, Baylor University, Waco, TX
Statistical Internship, Eli Lilly & Company
2011-2012, Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award, University of Kansas Department of Biostatistics
2012-2013, Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award, University of Kansas Department of Biostatistics
Member, University of Kansas Cancer Center Cancer Control and Population Health
Member, Curriculum Committee, University of Kansas Department of Biostatistics
Member, MPH Curriculum Committee, University of Kansas School of Medicine
Member, Women in Medicine and Science, University of Kansas Medical Center
Statistical education; Clinical trials in cancer; Bayesian methods and applications to clinical trial design and analysis; Adaptive clinical trial designs; Benefit-risk assessment; Statistical methods for HTS
Personal Mission StatementMy goal as a faculty member at the University of Kansas is to be an advocate for my profession within and beyond the scientific community. Statistics is a notoriously unpopular topic for students and professionals alike, and a great part of the blame for that can be placed at the feet of statisticians. We aren't glamorous, we often hide behind the scenes, and we just haven't done a very good job explaining the value (and beauty) of what we do to the outside world. I enjoy speaking about the 'whats' and the 'whys' of our profession to others, including to the statistical novice, but in particular to anyone who would be interested in learning more about what we do.
Something more about Dr. Jo Wick
In my free time (between 2 and 3 am, as Dr. Dean Young would always say), I enjoy riding bikes and watching/discussing/arguing about sports (Kansas Basketball, Sporting KC, Chiefs Football) with my husband Christopher, listening to music with my daughter Madalyn, and 'playing toys' at the request of my son Alexander. I'm also actively involved in the Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society (literally 'Friends of the Poor') and currently serve as Secretary in my Church's chapter.