Roger Vaughan

Roger Vaughan

Roger Vaughan

Biostatistics at the Columbia University Medical Center
Vice Dean, Academic Advancement


722 West 168th Street, 14th Floor
New York NY 10032


Dr. Roger Vaughan was the Chair of the Department of Biostatistics before stepping down to become Vice Dean. His current research crosses the wide spectrum of public health and medicine. His work includes the development of analytic methods for clustered or correlated data, evaluation of community based public health programs, and advanced methods in statistical education and critical thinking.



DrPH, 1997, Columbia University
MS, 1991, Columbia University
BA, 1982, Washington College

Editorial Boards

Editor for Statistics and Evaluation, The American Journal of Public Health

Columbia Affiliations

Director, DBR, CTSA / Irving Center

Other Affiliations

Study Section Charter Member, HOP/ CLHP
Member, American Public Health Association
Member, American Statistical Association
Member, Society for Clinical Trials

Honors & Awards

2014 Columbia University Presidential Teaching Award
2013 American Statistical Association Outstanding Teaching Award
2011 Mailman Teaching Excellence Award recipient
Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine

Areas of Expertise

Longitudinal Studies, Research Design and Methods

Select Urban Health Activities

Harlem Children Zone: Dr. Vaughan has worked on a census of asthma rates, and the provision of service delivery to those screened positive.
CCHE: Dr. Vaughan evaluated the effectivness of a network of community and school-based health clinics.
Harlem Prevention Center: By closing the digital divide, this Harlem based program seeks to improve the access to health knowledge, improve health literacy, and improve the overall health of the community.

Select Global Activities

Monitoring and Evaluation: Dr. Vaughan has conducted several evaluation trainings for various NGO's working around the globe.
YRBS South Africa, South Africa: Dr. Vaughan divised an analytic plan for country-wide administration of a survey developed in collaboration with the CDC, and continues to teach at the Nelson Mandela Medical School in Durban, and the Medical Research Council in Cape Town.

Select Publications

Begg M and Vaughan R. Are Biostatistics Students Prepared to Succeed in the Era of Interdisciplinary Science? The American Statistician, 2011, 65(2): 71-79.
Vaughan R. The Importance of Accuracy. American Journal of Public Health. 2006, 95:6.
Vaughan R Evaluation and public health AJPH 94 2004

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