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Hasan Al Mekdash, Ph.D.


Biostatistician, Methodology & Analytics Core, Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, TX

Biostatistician, Department of Medicine, Section of Health Services Research, Baylor College of Medicine


Research Interests

  • Analysis of Clinical Research Data
  • Assessment and Evaluation of Higher Education Outcomes
  • Data Driven Policy Analysis and Design
  • GIS and Spatial/ Spatiotemporal Analysis
  • Longitudinal Data Analysis
  • Multivariate Modeling
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Quasi-experimental Methods
  • Survey Design and Analysis


  • Ph.D., Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
  • M.S., Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
  • M.A., Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Awards and Activities

  • Data Analysis and Evaluation Award, Texas Regional STEM Degree Accelerator (TRSDA), a public-private initiative by Educate Texas, Communities Foundation of Texas, Dallas, TX, USA, May 2018
  • Member, the American Statistical Association (ASA), December 2016 - Present
  • Member, the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), September 2016 - Present
  • Vice President, Youth Mappers, Texas Tech University, April 2016 -2018
  • Vice President, Society for STEM Education, Texas Tech University, March 2016 -2018
  • Member, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, March 2014 - Present
  • Graduate Research Fellowship Award, Graduate School, Texas Tech University, August 2013

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