Hil Lyons

Research Manager

Hil Lyons

Research Manager


Hil Lyons has a Ph.D. in Statistics, as well as a Master of Science degree in Statistics, and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, from the University of Washington, Seattle. Hil’s research has included the stochastic modeling of the growth and death processes in tree stand data, as well as spatial point processes and applications of applied statistics. He has also worked extensively as a statistical consultant for a variety of academic research groups and departments, including a position as Assistant Director of the Department of Statistics consulting center at the University of Washington. As a result, he has expertise with a wide variety of modeling and applied statistics topics and methods. Within IDM, Hil’s work is focused on polio eradication efforts, where he provides statistical modeling, analysis, and interpretation of diverse data for robust and timely decision support.

Biography

Hil Lyons has a Ph.D. in Statistics, as well as a Master of Science degree in Statistics, and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, from the University of Washington, Seattle. Hil’s research has included the stochastic modeling of the growth and death processes in tree stand data, as well as spatial point processes and applications of applied statistics. He has also worked extensively as a statistical consultant for a variety of academic research groups and departments, including a position as Assistant Director of the Department of Statistics consulting center at the University of Washington. As a result, he has expertise with a wide variety of modeling and applied statistics topics and methods. Within IDM, Hil’s work is focused on polio eradication efforts, where he provides statistical modeling, analysis, and interpretation of diverse data for robust and timely decision support.

Publications

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
In collaboration with the Pakistan polio program we used a hierarchical Bayesian framework to develop a spatial Poisson hurdle model to jointly model the probability of one or more paralytic polio cas
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Wednesday, October 4, 2017
We evaluate the risk that using the oral polio vaccine (OPV, a live, attenuated vaccine) in a highly susceptible population after OPV cessation will result in transmission and survival of the attenuat
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Friday, September 8, 2017

We evaluated the global cessation of the type 2 oral polio vaccine by modeling pre- and post-cessation detection rates in order to identify anomalous detections that may indicate prolonged circulat

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016
The introduction of a new method of assessing vaccination campaign effectiveness, and estimating immunity at the district-level in Northern Nigeria​.
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Friday, July 3, 2015

In a longitudinal malaria research study, we found that low-density infections were common and primarily contribute to onward malaria transmission in a high and seasonal transmission setting.

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

One of the challenges facing the Global Polio Eradication Initiative is efficiently directing limited resources, such as specially trained personnel, community outreach activities, and satellite va

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