Ph.D., 2003, Medical College of Wisconsin, Biostatistics
M.S., 1996, Northern Illinois University, Statistics
B.S., 1994, Northern Illinois University, Applied Probability and Statistics
Matt Hayat is professor of biostatistics in the Department of Population Health Sciences within the School of Public Health at Georgia State University. His research interests include the design and analysis of clinical trials, interdisciplinary collaboration, and biostatistics education.
Prior to joining the Georgia State faculty in 2014, he was on faculty at Johns Hopkins University and Rutgers University. His statistics education includes a master’s degree in statistics from Northern Illinois University and a doctoral degree in biostatistics from the Medical College of Wisconsin. He previously held positions at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
Dr. Hayat is the founder and director of the Georgia State Biostatistics Research Collaborative (BRC), an initiative that generates collaborations among Georgia State researchers for high-quality health-related research. He is a co-investigator on multiple federally funded projects from diverse funding agencies (DOD, NIH, NIJ, PCORI) that include several large-scale randomized controlled trials.
In addition to his work with the BRC, Dr. Hayat conducts research studies about teaching and learning of biostatistics and has been an associate editor since 2014 for the Journal of Statistics Education, an official publication of the American Statistical Association. He teaches introductory and advanced statistics courses, including Fundamentals of Clinical Trials and Multilevel Models in Public Health.
The following is a list of selected recent publications:
Hayat, M.J., Powell, A., Johnson, T., Caldwell, B.L. (Accepted). Statistical methods used in the public health literature and implications for training of public health professionals. PLOS ONE.
Hayat, M.J., Knapp, T.R. (Accepted). “Limitations Concerning the Association of Physician Sex and Patient Outcomes.” JAMA Internal Medicine.
Fuller, C.H., Carter, D.R., Hayat, M.J., Baldauf, R., Hull, R.W. (Accepted). “Evaluation of vegetation as a barrier to near-highway pollutant transport onto a school campus.” International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.
Fessele K.L., Hayat M.J., Atkins R.L. (Accepted). “Predictors of the Initial and Repeated Unplanned Hospitalizations during Chemotherapy in Patients with Non-Metastatic Lung Cancer in the SEER-Medicare Linked Database.” Oncology Nursing Forum.
Torres, A., Diaz, M.P., Hayat, M.J., Lyn, R., Pratt, M., Salvo, D., Sarmiento, O.L. (Accepted). “Assessing the effect of physical activity classes in public spaces on leisure-time physical activity: ‘Al Ritmo de las Comunidades’ A natural experiment in Bogota, Colombia.” Preventive Medicine.
Pasalic, E., Hayat, M.J., Greenwald, R. 2016. “Air Pollution, Physical Activity, and Markers of Acute Airway Oxidative Stress and Inflammation in Adolescents.” Journal of the Georgia Public Health Association, 6(2), 314-330.
Greenwald, R., Hayat, M.J., Barton, J., Lopukhin A. 2016. “A Novel Method for Quantifying the Inhaled Dose of Air Pollutants Based on Heart Rate, Breathing Rate and Forced Vital Capacity.” PLOS ONE, 11(1), 1-14.
Choi, H., Hayat, M.J., Zhang, R., Hirsch, L.J., Bazil, C., Mendiratta, A., Javed, A., Legge, A.W., Buchsbaum, R., Resor, S., Heiman, G. 2016. “In response: Drug Resistant Epilepsy in Adults: Outcome Trajectories after Failure of Two Medications.” Epilepsia, 57(9), 1526-1527.
Choi, H., Hayat, M.J., Zhang, R., Hirsch, L.J., Bazil, C., Mendiratta, A., Javed, A., Legge, A.W., Buchsbaum, R., Resor, S., Heiman, G. 2016. “Drug Resistant Epilepsy in Adults: Outcome Trajectories after Failure of Two Medications.” Epilepsia, 57(7), 1152-1160.
Scafide, K.N., Sheridan, D.J., Taylor, L.A., Hayat, M.J. 2016. “Reliability of tristimulus colorimetry in the assessment of cutaneous bruise color.” Injury, 47(6), 1258-1263.
Paterno, M., Wenzel, J., Hayat, M.J., Campbell, J.C. 2016. “Contraceptive effectiveness in a relationship context among young adult, urban women: Results from a mixed methods study using a multi-level model.” Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, ePub ahead of print.
Fessele K.L., Hayat M.J., Mayer D.K., Atkins R.L. 2016. Factors Associated with Unplanned Hospitalizations among Patients with Non-Metastatic Colorectal Cancers Intended for Treatment in the Ambulatory Setting. Nursing Research, 65(1), 24-34.