Jacqueline Hicks

Jacqueline N. Hicks, PhD

Clinical Associate Professor, Biostatistics - Boston University School of Public Health


Jacqueline Milton has a PhD in Biostatistics and is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Biostatistics in the School of Public Health and Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science in the Metropolitan College. She is Co-Director of the Epidemiology and Biostatistics Certificate in the School of Public Health. She teaches Quantitative Methods in Public Health (PH 717), Introduction to Biostatistics (BS 704), Introduction to Statistical Computing (BS 723), Introduction to R (BS 730) and Quantitative Methods for Information Systems (CS 546). She is the recipient of numerous teaching awards at BUSPH and the Outstanding Teaching Award at the American Statistical Associations' Section of Teaching Statistics in the Health Sciences. Jacqueline is also the co-Principal Investigator of Boston University School of Public Health's Summer Institute for Research and Education in Biostatistics which is designed to promote interest in the field of Biostatistics and the many career opportunities in the field. Jacqueline runs the Public Health and Biostatistics Lab series for the Upward Bound Math/Science Summer Program, a program whose purpose is to prepare low-income and first-generation college bound students for success in higher education. Jacqueline runs a program within the Department of Biostatistics to better prepare graduate students for teaching students courses in the field of public health. She also does research on using new pedagogical methods in teaching introductory biostatistics courses to graduate students.

Jacqueline is a co-Investigator of the Black Women’s Health study where she investigates how structural racism impacts the incidence of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. She is also am also a co-Investigator for the Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine where she examines how telemedicine can reduce unnecessary antibiotic prescribing to help prevent respiratory tract infections. Jacqueline works as a biostatistician for the Center of Sickle Cell Excellence where she examines genetic modifiers associated with disease severity in sickle cell patients developing and applying methodologies in genome-wide association studies, next generation sequencing, and genetic risk prediction. Jacqueline also collaborates with researchers a Harvard University’s and John Hopkin’s Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery to examine publication bias and its association with conflict of interest. She also collaborates with Project SEARCH (Scanning Ears For Child Health) which is a collaboration with the International Health Department to examine how ear biometrics can be used to keep track of medical records in countries where ID systems are extremely unreliable (a project that has also been funded through Crowd Funding).


  • Boston University School of Public Health, PhD Field of Study: Biostatistics
  • George Washington University, MS Field of Study: Biostatistics
  • University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, BS Field of Study: Cell & Molecular Biology


Classes Taught

  • SPHBS401
  • SPHBS723
  • SPHPH717
  • SPHPH845


  • Published on 8/1/2022

    Crable E, Jones DK, Walley AY, Hicks JM, Benintendi A, Drainoni ML. How Do Medicaid Agencies Improve Substance Use Treatment Benefits? Lessons from Three States' 1115 Waiver Experiences. J Health Polit Policy Law. 2022 Aug 01; 47(4):497-518. PMID: 35044466.

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  • Published on 6/27/2022

    Nelson E, Bangham C, Modi S, Liu X, Codner A, Milton Hicks J, Greece J. Understanding the impacts of COVID-19 on the determinants of food insecurity: A state-specific examination. Prev Med Rep. 2022 Aug; 28:101871. PMID: 35785406.

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  • Published on 3/1/2022

    Kearney L, Wiener RS, Dahodwala M, Fix GM, Hicks J, Little F, Howard J, Foreman AG, Wakeman C, O'Donnell C, Bulekova K, Drainoni ML, Kathuria H. A mixed methods study to inform and evaluate a longitudinal nurse practitioner/community health worker intervention to address social determinants of health and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease self-management. BMC Pulm Med. 2022 Mar 01; 22(1):74. PMID: 35232414.

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  • Published on 1/6/2022

    Crable EL, Benintendi A, Jones DK, Walley AY, Hicks JM, Drainoni ML. Translating Medicaid policy into practice: policy implementation strategies from three US states' experiences enhancing substance use disorder treatment. Implement Sci. 2022 01 06; 17(1):3. PMID: 34991638.

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  • Published on 9/28/2021

    Crable EL, Drainoni ML, Jones DK, Walley AY, Milton Hicks J. Predicting longitudinal service use for individuals with substance use disorders: A latent profile analysis. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2022 01; 132:108632. PMID: 34607732.

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  • Published on 5/1/2021

    Yesantharao PS, Lopez J, Chang A, Hicks J, Reategui ML, Thomas G, Manson PN, Dorafshar A, Redett RJ. The Association of Zygomaticomaxillary Complex Fractures with Naso-Orbitoethmoid Fractures in Pediatric Populations. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2021 May 01; 147(5):777e-786e. PMID: 33835093.

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  • Published on 4/1/2020

    Yesantharao, Pooja S. MS; Lopez, Joseph MD, MBA; Chang, Amy MPH; Hicks, Jacqueline MS, PhD; Reategui, Maria L. BA; Thomas, Gianni BA; Manson, Paul N. MD; Dorafshar, Amir MBChB; Redett, Richard J. MD. Zygomaticomaxillary Complex Fractures Associated With Naso-orbito-ethmoid Fractures In Pediatric Patients: A 25-year Experience At The Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Global Open. 2020; 8(4S):143.

  • Published on 3/10/2019

    Milton JN, Shaikho EM, Steinberg MH. Haemolysis in sickle cell anaemia: effects of polymorphisms in a-globin gene regulatory elements. Br J Haematol. 2019 07; 186(2):363-364. PMID: 30854637.

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  • Published on 1/1/2019

    Lopez J, Luck JD, Faateh M, Macmillan A, Yang R, Siegel G, Susarla SM, Wang H, Nam AJ, Milton J, Grant MP, Redett R, Tufaro AP, Kumar AR, Manson PN, Dorafshar AH. Pediatric Nasoorbitoethmoid Fractures: Cause, Classification, and Management. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2019 01; 143(1):211-222. PMID: 30589796.

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  • Published on 6/1/2018

    Lopez J, Samaha G, Purvis TE, Siegel G, Jabbari J, Ahmed R, Milton J, Tufaro AP, May JW, Dorafshar AH. The Accuracy of Conflict-of-Interest Disclosures Reported by Plastic Surgeons and Industry. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2018 06; 141(6):1592-1599. PMID: 29794718.

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