John McGready, PhD '08, ScM, shares the joy, importance, and utility of biostatistics with students, and works closely with faculty and clinicians on public-health research.
Biostatistics; OpenCourseWare; Statistical Education;Statistical Consulting; Statistical Methods; Statistical Literacy
Experiences & Accomplishments
Since joining the faculty at Hopkins, Dr. McGready has split his time between research collaborations and statistical education. He is the primary instructor for “Statistical Reasoning in Public Health I and II" taught both on campus, and on line, and an instructor for “Statistical Methods in Public Health III " . He is the co-creator and instructor of intensive data analysis workshops offered in the School's Summer Institute of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Dr. McGready is also actively involved collaborative research. His efforts include/have included collaborations with BSPH Departments including Health Policy and Management, Epidemiology, International Health, and Population and Family Reproductive Health , the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and Johns Hopkins Healthcare.
In 2021, Dr. McGready was award Ernest Lyman Stebbins Medal for his contributions to the teaching programs of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (BSPH). In 2001, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016 and 2020, Dr. McGready was awarded a Golden Apple Award for excellence in teaching by the on-site student body. In 2001 and 2005 he received the Teaching Award for Excellence in Distance Education, as voted upon by distance education students. In 2010 he received the ASPH/Pfizer Early Career Award for Teaching Excellence, and the Outstanding Teacher Award given by the Teaching Statistics in Health Sciences section of the American Statistical Association.Prior to coming to Hopkins, Dr. McGready served as a quantitative policy analyst, focusing on criminal justice policy in the United States (federal and state levels). Previously, Dr. McGready also taught high-school math in Washington, D.C., and worked as a health care data analyst for Healthcare Investment Analysts (now HCIA/Sachs).
Honors & Awards
2023 Advising, Mentoring, and Teaching Recognition Award (AMTRA), JHBSPH2021 Ernest Lyman Stebbins Medal, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (BSPH)
2020 Inductee, Delta Omega Public Health Society
2020 Golden Apple Teaching Award, JHBSPH
2018 Advising, Mentoring, and Teaching Recognition Award (AMTRA), JHBSPH
2016 Golden Apple Teaching Award, JHBSPH
2012 Golden Apple Teaching Award, JHBSPH
2010 ASPH/Pfizer Early Career Award for Teaching Excellence
2010 Outstanding Teacher Award given by the Teaching Statistics in Health Sciences section of the
American Statistical Association
2008 Golden Apple Teaching Award, JHBSPH
2006 Best Contributed Paper, Joint Statistical Meetings 2006, Section on Teaching Statistics in the
2005 Excellence in Online Education Award, JHBSPH
2004 Golden Apple Teaching Award, JHBSPH
2001 Golden Apple Teaching Award, JHBSPH
2001 Excellence in Online Education Award, JHBSPH
2000 Teaching Assistant Recognition Award, JHBSPH
1996 Teaching Assistant of the Year, Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH)
Thank you for your interest: here are some highlights from my publication record.
Hoover-Fong J; Schulze KJ; Alade AY; Bober MB; Gough E; Hashmi SS; Hecht JT; Legare JM; Little ME; Modaff P; Pauli RM ; Rodriguez-Buritica DF; Serna ME; Smid C; Liu C; McGready J. Growth in Achondroplasia including stature, weight, weight-for-height and head circumference from CLARITY: Achondroplasia Natural History Study— a multi-center retrospective cohort study of achondroplasia in the US. Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases. 2021.
Zale AD, Abusamaan MS,McGready J, Mathioudakis N. Development and validation of a machine learning model for classification of next glucose measurement in hospitalized patients. EClinicalMedicine. 2022 Feb 4;44:101290. doi: 10.1016/j.eclinm.2022.101290. PMID: 35169690; PMCID: PMC8829081.
Mustafa Ali MK, Sabha MM., MD, Mustafa, SK, Banifadel M, Ghazaleh S, Aburayyan, KM, Ghanim MT3; Awad MT, Gekonde, DN, Amala A;, Ramahi A, , Elzanaty, AM, Nesheiwat, Z, Shastri PM, Al-Sarie M, McGready J. Hospitalization and Post-hospitalization Outcomes among Teaching Internal Medicine, Employed Hospitalist and Locum Tenens Hospitalist Services in a Tertiary Center: A Prospective Cohort Study. To appear in Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2021.
McGready J, Brookmeyer R. Evaluation of Student Outcomes in Online vs. Campus Biostatistics Education in a Graduate School of Public Health. Preventive Medicine 2013 56 (2): 142-122.
Murphy S, McGready, J, Griswold, M, and Sylvia, M. A Method for Estimating Cost Savings for Population Health Management Programs. Health Services Research. 2012. doi: 10.1111/j.1475-6773.2012.01457.x