Hannah E. Correia, PhD

Post-Doctoral Fellow
Department of Biostatistics, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Hannah Correia is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Harvard Data Science Initiative working on developing and applying novel methodology for causal discovery and causal inference in ecology and environmental sciences, with a specific focus on the effects of climate change on animal and human populations. In August 2022, she will be at the John Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering as a Post-Doc.

Hannah Correia’s research focuses on the formulation of novel statistical methods to increase accuracy of quantifying causal relationships and creating models to predict potential ecosystem variations. She is also interested in advancing statistical methods for modeling high-dimensional data common to ecological and climatic studies, where it is difficult to apply basic nonparametric approaches. Each year she participates in the Masamu Program, a collaborative workshop in southern Africa focusing on advancing mathematical sciences research with U.S. and African students. Some of the research projects she has been involved with at Masamu include modeling elephant population dynamics, determining the effects of stigma on the spread of HIV/AIDS, and modeling multiple paternity among clades of animals.

Hannah received her PhD in Biology and MS in Statistics from Auburn University. While at Auburn University, she was awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship in 2015 and NSF Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide funding in 2017 to pursue collaborative research in Tromsø, Norway at the Norwegian Institute of Nature Research.