Books, educational resources, and teaching



  • Orchestrating Single-Cell Analysis in Bioconductor. Online book that teaches users how to make use of cutting-edge Bioconductor tools to process, analyze, visualize, and explore single-cell RNA-seq data (scRNA-seq) data. Online companion for a manuscript published in Nature Methods.
    • Authors: Robert Amezquita, Aaron Lun, Stephanie C. Hicks, Raphael Gottardo

Data Science

  • Tidyverse Skills for Data Science. Online book that teaches users a powerful set of R packages known as the Tidyverse to learn the different aspects of the data science pipeline, from importing the data, tidying the data into a format that is easy to work with, exploring and visualizing the data, and fitting machine learning models. Online companion for a set of five courses on Coursera.
    • Authors: Shannon C. Ellis, Carrie Wright, Roger D. Peng and Stephanie C. Hicks

Open Case Studies

The Open Case Studies (OCS) community resource of case studies that educators can use in the classroom to teach students how to effectively derive knowledge from data.

  • Exploring global patterns of obesity across rural and urban regions [HTML] [GitHub]
  • Exploring global patterns of dietary behaviors associated with health risk [HTML] [GitHub]
  • Exploring CO2 emissions across time [HTML] [GitHub]
  • Opioids in United States [HTML] [GitHub]
  • Vaping Behaviors in American Youth [HTML] [GitHub]
  • Predicting Annual Air Pollution [HTML] [GitHub]
  • Influence of Multicollinearity on Measured Impact of Right-to-Carry Gun Laws [HTML] [GitHub]
  • Mental Health of American Youth [HTML] [GitHub]
  • Disparities in Youth Disconnection [HTML] [GitHub]
  • School Shootings in the United States [HTML] [dashboard] [GitHub]
  • Firearm Legislation and Fatal Police Shootings in the United States [HTML] [GitHub] DOI
  • Exploring Health Expenditure using State-level data in the United States [HTML] [GitHub] DOI

Teaching experience

Department of Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Department of Data Sciences, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Department of Biostatistics, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Department of Statistics, Rice University

  • 2010, 2011 | Lead Teaching Assistant, Probability in Bioinformatics and Genetics (STAT 423, 623).
  • 2010 | Lead Teaching Assistant, Applied Stochastic Processes (STAT 552).
  • 2008, 2009 | Lab Instructor, Introduction to Statistics for the Biosciences (STAT 305).
  • 2007, 2008 | Teaching Assistant, Probability and Statistics (STAT 310).

Louisiana State University

  • 2005 - 2007 | Undergraduate tutor, tutored college algebra, trigonometry and pre-calculus students in the Roadmap 2 Redesign Program
  • 2003 - 2004 | Undergraduate tutor, tutored students at Scotlandville Magnet High School in algebra