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., Chandrasekhar, R., Dietrich, M.S., Gifford, R.H., Golub, J.S., Holder, J.T., Labadie, R.F. (Accepted). Moving otology beyond p < .05. Otology and Neurotology.
Hayat, M.J. (2018). Statistics education in the health sciences. Journal of Statistics Education, 26(2), 1-2.
Scafide, K.N., Sheridan, D.J., Downing, N., Hayat, M.J. (Accepted). Detection of inflicted bruises by alternate light: results of a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Forensic Sciences.
Aycock, D.M., Hayat, M.J. (Accepted). Strategies for the planning and handling of missing data in nursing research. Journal of Nursing Education.
Spratling, R., Faulkner, M.S., Feinberg, I., Hayat, M.J. (Accepted). Creating opportunities for personal empowerment: symptom and technology management resources (COPE-STAR) for caregivers of children who require medical technology. Journal of Advanced Nursing.
Faulkner, M.S., Quinn, L., Fritschi, C., Tripp, N., Hayat, M.J. (Accepted). Heart rate variability and cardiorespiratory fitness in non-Hispanic black versus non-Hispanic white adolescents with type 1 diabetes. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing.
Hayat, M.J., Powell, A., Johnson, T., Caldwell, B.L. (2017). Statistical methods used in the public health literature and implications for training of public health professionals. PLOS ONE, 12(6), e0179032.
Aycock, D.M., Clark, P.C., Hayat, M.J. (2017). Reducing stroke risk among young adult African Americans: a feasibility study. Research in Nursing & Health, 40(2):153-164.
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-
Hayat, M.J., Hedlin, H. (2012). Modern statistical modeling approaches for analyzing repeated-measures data. Nursing Research, 61(3), 188-194.
Hayat, M.J. (2010). Understanding statistical significance. Nursing Research, 59(3), 219-223.