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Nikki Freeman

Assistant Professor of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics
Biostatistics & Bioinformatics, Division of Biostatistics
300 W. Morgan Street, Durham, NC 27701


Nikki L. B. Freeman, PhD, joined the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics and the Duke Clinical Research Institute in 2024. Her work focuses on building better, translatable, actionable methods and evidence for health and health care using statistical precision medicine framework. Her technical expertise is in dynamic treatment regimes, (Bayesian) machine learning, Bayesian analysis, topic modeling, clinical trial design including sequential multiple assignment randomized trials (SMARTs), and systematic review and meta-analysis. Her collaborative projects span topics in health services research, global maternal-fetal health, diabetes, and vascular disease.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Assistant Professor of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics · 2024 - Present Biostatistics & Bioinformatics, Division of Biostatistics, Biostatistics & Bioinformatics
Member in the Duke Clinical Research Institute · 2024 - Present Duke Clinical Research Institute, Institutes and Centers

Education, Training & Certifications

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill · 2023 Ph.D.