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Margo Sidell, ScD, MSPH

Research Scientist I

Division of Biostatistics Research




Dr. Margo Sidell is the collaborative biostatistician research scientist and the programming lead for the Division of Behavioral Research in the Department of Research & Evaluation. Her research interests combine applied statistics in public health and theoretical statistics.

Dr. Sidell’s methodology studies involve longitudinal data analysis, high-dimensional data, nonparametric methods, Monte Carlo methods, categorical data analysis, spatial analysis, classification, and study design. Her content focus includes patient compliance, risk reduction behavior, preventive care, chronic disease, health behaviors, physical activity, diet, and social determinants of health.

Areas of Focus

  • Biostatistics, design and analysis
  • GIS mapping and spatial analysis
  • Applied statistical methodology
  • Predictive modeling


ScD, Biostatistics
Tulane University
New Orleans, Louisiana
MSPH, Biostatistics
Tulane University
New Orleans, Louisiana
BA, French
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
BS, Computer Science, Math
Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, Michigan

Honors and Awards

  • Tulane Award for Excellence in Biostatistics