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Alison Abraham

Alison Abraham PhD, MS, MHS

Associate Professor, Vice Chair for Education (Department of Epidemiology)

Dr. Abraham an epidemiologist and biostatistician with 14 years of experience working in data coordinating centers of large multi-site observational cohort studies, collaborating with clinical investigators to develop study design and analytic plans, and direct statistical programmers in their data analyses. As the former director of the Wilmer Biostatistics Center, former chair of the data working group for the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS), and current head of methodology for the MACS/WIHS Combined Cohort Study, she has expertise in a wide range of methodological areas, data quality issues, and the practical application of statistical tools. Her current research is in aging and sensory loss. She is the PI of the Eye Determinants of Cognition Study and the HIV Vision Study, studies of vision loss and retinal biomarkers. Her methodology foci are data quality improvement, measurement error correction and the handling of missing data. She also has a background in biomedical engineering, which she has applied to clinical research using diagnostic imaging tools to determine current and future disease risk. In addition to sensory loss, she has published extensively in chronic kidney disease and HIV.

Areas of Expertise

  • Sensory loss
  • Healthy aging
  • HIV
  • Data Quality and Measurement
  • Epidemiologic methods

Education, Licensure & Certifications

  • BS, Biomedical Engineering, University of California, San Diego, 1995
  • MS, Biomedical Engineering, California State University, Sacramento, 1999
  • MHS, Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, 2005
  • PhD, Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, 2008
 

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Awards

  • Thomas and Louis I Dublin Award for the Advancement of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2005
  • Delta Omega Society Inductee, 2008
  • National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Program Award Recipient, 2010
  • Annals of Internal Medicine Outstanding Reviewer, 2015 & 2018
  • Leadership Program for Women Faculty, JHU Office of Talent Management and Organization Development, 2019

Affiliations

  • Chair of Clinical Section of the Programming Committee, Association for Research on Vision and Ophthalmology
  • Incoming Chair, Professional Development and Education Committee, Association for Research on Vision and Ophthalmology
  • Member, Society for Epidemiologic Research
  • Member, Gerontological Society of America; Associate Editor, American Journal of Epidemiology and Population Health Metrics

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