Monica Jackson

Personal

First Name: Monica
Last Name: Jackson

Education

Summary

Research interest is in the areas of spatial statistics and disease surveillance. Dr. Jackson was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. She received her B.S. and M.S. degrees from Clark Atlanta University. She then received her Ph.D in Applied Mathematics and Scientific Computation from University of Maryland in 2003. Dr. Jackson recently accepted a post doctoral position at Emory Univerity in the Department of Biostatistics. Her research interests are in the fields of spatial data analysis and time series.

Biography

Monica Christine Jackson was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. She obtained a B.S. and M.S. degree in mathematics from Clark Atlanta University. She completed a PhD in applied mathematics and computational science from University of Maryland. After completing her degree at the University of Maryland, she was a post doctoral researcher at Emory University in the department of Biostatistics under the direction of Lance A. Waller. Currently, she is an Associate Professor of Statistics at American University. Her current research interest is in the areas of spatial statistics and disease surveillance with applications to developing, investigating methods for detecting cancer clusters, global clustering patterns, and developing simulation algorithms for spatially correlated data.