Jenine Harris

Jenine Harris earned her doctorate in public health studies and biostatistics from Saint Louis University School of Public Health in 2008 and currently teaches biostatistics courses in the Brown School public health program. Her recent research interests focus on increasing diversity in data science and improving the quality of research in public health by using reproducible research practices throughout the research process. Jenine’s award-winning 2020 book, “Statistics with R: Solving Problems Using Real-World Data,” is an introductory statistics textbook published by Sage. The book combines statistical concepts with R coding and includes representation of women throughout as both characters and as authors of resources. Each chapter addresses a different social problem using a real-world data set.

Jenine is also an author on more than 90 peer-reviewed publications and developed and published the odds.n.ends R package available on the CRAN. In 2013, she authored “An Introduction to Exponential Random Graph Modeling,” which was published in the Sage Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences series, and was translated into Chinese, and is accompanied the ergmharris R package available on the Comprehensive R Archive Network (CRAN).

Jenine (Twitter: @jenineharris) is the co-leader of R-Ladies St. Louis, which she co-founded with Chelsea West in 2017 (Twitter: @rladiesstl). R-Ladies St. Louis is a local chapter of R-Ladies Global, an organization devoted to promoting gender diversity in the R community.

Jenine Harris

Areas of Focus:

  • Reproducible research
  • Women/diversity in STEM
  • Open science
  • Employing new media for public health surveillance

Featured Publications

Promoting state health department evidence-based cancer and chronic disease prevention: a multi-phase dissemination study with a cluster randomized trial component.
Implementation science : IS
December 13 2013

Impact of the Affordable Care Act dependent coverage provision on young adult cancer patients by demographic and socioeconomic characteristics
Cancer, Causes, and Control
January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2020

Statistics with R: Solving Problems Using Real World Data
January (1st Quarter/Winter) 20 2020