Harrison Quick

Research Interests

My primary areas of research are in spatial statistics / spatial epidemiology and in data privacy (particularly with applications to spatial data). Since I just joined UMN as an Associate Professor in Biostatistics in August, I see the MPC and its members as potential collaborators of mine. I also see the MPC as a resource for my future MS and PhD students.


My research focuses on Bayesian methods for the analysis of spatial and spatiotemporal data and applications in data privacy. Much of my research involves collaborating with experts from federal, state, and local health departments to investigate geographic and racial/ethnic disparities in public health outcomes and explore ways to expand access to public health data while preserving the privacy of the underlying data subjects. This work also permeates into my teaching interests, where I enjoy introducing concepts of Bayesian inference and spatial statistics to students with a broad range of statistical backgrounds.