Stephanie Hicks, PhD


Stephanie Hicks is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biostatistics ( at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health ( Her research interests focus around developing statistical methods, tools and software for the analysis of genomics data. Specifically, her research addresses statistical challenges in epigenomics, single-cell genomics and spatial transcriptomics such as the pre-processing, normalization, analysis of noisy high-throughput data leading to an improved quantification and understanding of biological variability. She actively contributes software packages to Bioconductor ( and is involved in teaching courses for data science and the analysis of genomics data. She is also a faculty member of the Johns Hopkins Data Science Lab (, co-host of [The Corresponding Author]( podcast and co-founder of R-Ladies Baltimore ( For more information, please see