James Hodges PhD » Faculty – Biostatistics

Research Interests:areas of health-care research, particularly dentistry, neurology, infectious diseases, nephrology, gastroenterology, and health-services research, as well as with researchers in demographics, wildlife management, ornithology, horticulture, combat analysis

Professor, Biostatistics

Address 2221 University Avenue SE, Suite 200 Minneapolis MN 55414 United States Work Phone: 612-626-9626 Website: http://www.biostat.umn.edu/~hodges/
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Biography:

Jim Hodges received a PhD in statistics from the University of Minnesota in 1985 and an MA in Public Affairs from the Humphrey School in 1986.  Before joining the SPH in 1993, he worked at the RAND Corporation for 8 years.  Dr. Hodges works with University researchers in a variety of health-related fields;  over the years, his areas of particular emphasis have included oral-health research, infectious diseases, neurology, and kidney disease.  Besides AHC researchers, he has collaborated with researchers at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center’s Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research and the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, affiliated with Abbott Northwestern Hospital.  Outside of health-care research, he has collaborated with researchers in demographics, wildlife management, ornithology, horticulture, combat analysis, military logistics, simulation models, airport safety, and marketing.  His statistical research is in the area of hierarchical and other richly parameterized models.

  • PhD, Statistics, University of Minnesota, 1985
  • MA, Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, 1986

Expertise:

Bayesian Analysis, Biostatistics, Clinical Trials, Spatial Statistics

Research Interests:

Over the years Jim has collaborated with researchers in many areas of health-care research, particularly dentistry, neurology, infectious diseases, nephrology, gastroenterology, and health-services research, as well as with researchers in demographics, wildlife management, ornithology, horticulture, combat analysis, military logistics, simulation models, airport safety, and marketing. He is part of the staff at the Biostatistical Design and Analysis Center (part of the CTSI, the Clinical and Translational Science Institute), a nice fit considering that he has done at least one of pretty much everything. He has an active methodological research agenda focusing on hierarchical and other richly-parameterized models.

Research Projects

Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation – Hodges
Principal Investigator: James Hodges
Funding Agency: Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation
Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation – Hodges

VA Hodges
Principal Investigator: James Hodges
Funding Agency: VETERANS ADMIN
VA Hodges

Selected Publications:

(See VITA)

Technical Reports:

  • rr2011-028.pdf
    Hodges JS, Clayton MK
    Random Effects Old and New
    Research Report 2011-28, Division of Biostatistics, University of Minnesota, 2011
    Statistical Science
  • rr2010-002.pdf
    Hodges JS, Reich BJ
    Adding Spatially-Correlated Errors Can Mess Up The Fixed Effect You Love
    Research Report 2010-2, Division of Biostatistics, University of Minnesota, 2010
    Submitted to The American Statistician
  • rr2007-031.pdf
    Zhang Y, Hodges JS, Banerjee S
    Smoothed ANOVA with spatial effects as a competitor to MCAR in multivariate spatial smoothing
    Research Report 2007-31, Division of Biostatistics, University of Minnesota, 2007
    Submitted to Biostatistics
  • rr2007-027update.pdf
    Cui Y, Hodges JS, Kong X, Carlin BP
    Partitioning degrees of freedom in hierarchical and other richly-parameterised models.
    Research Report 2007-27, Division of Biostatistics, University of Minnesota, 2007
    Revised with new material, submitted to Technometrics Sept 2008
  • rr2006-016.pdf
    Brian J. Reich, Jim Hodges
    A spatially-adaptive dynamic conditionally autoregressive model for longitudinal periodontal data
    Research Report 2006-16, Division of Biostatistics, University of Minnesota, 2006
    submitted to Biostatistics
  • rr2005-018.pdf
    Hodges JS, Cui Y, Sargent DJ, Carlin BP
    Smoothed ANOVA
    Research Report 2005-18, Division of Biostatistics, University of Minnesota, 2005
    submitted to Technometrics
  • rr2005-011.pdf
    Reich BJ, Hodges JS, and Zadnik V
    Effects of residual smoothing on the posterior of the fixed effects in disease-mapping models
    Research Report 2005-11, Division of Biostatistics, University of Minnesota, 2005
    Submitted to Biometrics
  • rr2005-009.pdf.gz
    Reich BJ and Hodges JS
    Identification of the Variance Components in the General Two-Variance Linear Model
    Research Report 2005-9, Division of Biostatistics, University of Minnesota, 2005
    Submitted to J. Roy. Statist. Soc., Ser. B
  • rr2005-003.pdf
    Reich, B.J., Hodges, J.S., Carlin, B.P., and Reich, A.M.
    A spatial analysis of basketball shot chart data.
    Research Report 2005-3, Division of Biostatistics, University of Minnesota, 2005
    Submitted to The American Statistician.
  • rr2004-004.ps.gz
    Reich, B.J., Hodges, J.S., and Carlin, B.P.
    Spatial analyses of periodontal data using conditionally autoregressive priors having two types of neighbor relations.
    Research Report 2004-4, Division of Biostatistics, University of Minnesota, 2004
    Submitted to J. Amer. Statist. Asssoc.
  • rr2004-002.ps.gz
    Lu, H., Hodges, J., and Carlin, B.P.
    Measuring the complexity of generalized linear hierarchical models
    Research Report 2004-2, Division of Biostatistics, University of Minnesota, 2004
    Under revision for Biostatistics.
  • rr2001-025.ps.gz
    Jiannong Liu and James S. Hodges
    Posterior Biomodality in the Balanced One-Way Random Effects Model
    Research Report 2001-25, Division of Biostatistics, University of Minnesota, 2001
    Submitted to JRSS(B)
  • rr2001-024.ps.gz
    Hodges, J.S., Carlin, B.P., and Fan, Q.
    On the precision of the conditionally autoregressive prior in spatial models.
    Research Report 2001-24, Division of Biostatistics, University of Minnesota, 2001
    To appear Biometrics.
  • rr2001-003.ps.gz
    Haran, M., Hodges, J.S., and Carlin, B.P.
    Accelerating computation in Markov random field models for spatial data via structured MCMC
    Research Report 2001-3, Division of Biostatistics, University of Minnesota, 2001
    Submitted to Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics.
  • rr99-011.ps.gz
    Liu, J and Hodges, J.S.
    Characterizing Modes of the Likelihood, Restricted Likelihood and Posterior for Hierarchical Models
    Research Report 1999-11, Division of Biostatistics, University of Minnesota, 1999
  • rr98-004.ps.Z
    James S. Hodges, Daniel J. Sargent
    Counting degrees of freedom in hierarchical and other richly-parameterized models
    Research Report 1998-4, Division of Biostatistics, University of Minnesota, 1998
    Submitted to Biometrika