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Nicky Wakim¹

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Assistant Professor Biostatistics
Office VPT 610.A Phone: 503-494-8257


Nicky is an Assistant Professor of Biostatistics. Previously, she lived in Ann Arbor, where she earned her MS and PhD in Biostatistics at the University of Michigan. Her work focuses on imputation and summarization of high-frequency digital biomarker data in the context of longitudinal data analysis. For the 2023-2024 academic year, she is teaching Introduction to Probability, Linear Regression, and Categorical Data Analysis.

Currently, Nicky focuses on teaching Biostatistics courses, collaborating with scientific researchers, and developing pedagogy resources. Her passion project focuses creating a data repository including social epidemiological issues and analysis. Her goal is to alleviate the time commitment for professors to find, access, and utilize DEIJ data in their classroom. She aims to provide thoughtful analysis, lessons, and classroom activities.

Nicky grew up in the DC area, and has been slowly making her way west. She enjoys playing volleyball and pickleball, tending to her indoor garden, throwing at a pottery wheel, and lounging at home when she needs a break.


Education, Degrees

M.S., Biostatistics, University of Michigan, 2018
B.S., Biomedical Engineering, University of Virginia, 2016
Ph.D., Biostatistics, University of Michigan, 2023

¹ CEPH Primary Instructional Faculty
² CEPH Non-Primary Instructional Faculty

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