Jeffrey Dawson


A portrait of Jeffrey Dawson, professor of biostatistics and associate dean for academic affairs at the University of Iowa College of Public Health.

Title(s): Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, Professor
Department: Biostatistics
Office: S145 CPHB
Phone: (319) 384-1510

Dr. Dawson received his academic degrees from Brigham Young University and Harvard University, and is a Professor of Biostatistics.  He has served as Director of Graduate Studies in Biostatistics, a Faculty Senate member, a member of the Institutional Review Board, and the chair of the CPH Faculty Council.  He has collaborated with over 20 departments in the health sciences, and is particularly known for his collaborative work in elderly and neurologically impaired drivers, as well as in cardiovascular and cancer research.  His methodological interests include longitudinal data and clinical trials.  His outreach activities include educational, research, and public health efforts in Haiti.  He has served as the CPH Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs since 2011, and is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association.

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Biostatistics
  • Introduction to Public Health Methods
  • Scholarly Integrity in Biostatistics
  • Regression and ANOVA in the Health Sciences

Research Interests

  • Cardiovascular health
  • Clinical Trials
  • Driving Studies
  • Neuropsychology