Professional and Biographical Information


Ph.D., Harvard University 2018
M.A., Boston University 2009
A.B., Mount Holyoke College 2007

Teaching Interests

Prior to my arrival at Amherst, I educated clinical researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and DrPH students at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health about statistical methods and epidemiological principles.  I look forward to teaching Introduction to Statistics via Modeling in my first semester at Amherst, and Intermediate Statistics in the spring.  In the future, I would like to develop a course on statistics in medicine that is geared toward students who are interested in pursuing a health profession.  I am also interested in integrating Bayesian statistics into introductory and intermediate-level statistics courses.

Research Interests

As a biostatistician, I am interested in statistical applications for the medical and public health fields.  In particular, my applied research has focused on reproductive health and assisted reproductive technologies.  I enjoy collaborating with clinicians and epidemiologists on research that is critical in helping to elucidate links between modifiable risk factors and poor reproductive outcomes, enabling clinicians to better counsel patients and effectuating positive change in clinical practices.  My primary methodological research interests stem from the statistical issues that arise in my applied research.  These issues include complex longitudinal and clustered data questions, biased study design challenges, and a gap between what clinicians and patients want to know and what the standard statistical techniques can tell us. 

Selected Publications

Correia KF, Williams PL. A hierarchical modeling approach for assessing the safety of exposure to complex antiretroviral drug regimens during pregnancy. Stat Methods Med Res. 2017. Epub ahead of print. doi:10.1177/0962280217732597. 

Farland LV, Correia KF, Wise LA, Williams PL, Ginsburg ES, Missmer SA. P-values and reproductive health: what can clinical researchers learn from the American Statistical Association? Hum Reprod. 2016;31(11):2406-2410.

Shah DK, Correia KF, Harris HR, Missmer SA. Plasma adipokines and endometriosis risk: a prospective nested case-control investigation from the Nurses’ Health Study II.  Human Reprod. 2013;28(2):315-321.

Barton ES, Correia KF, Shalev S, Missmer SA, Lehmann LS, Shah DK, Ginsburg ES. Population-based study of attitudes toward posthumous reproduction. Fertil Steril. 2012;98(3):735-740. 

Mok-Lin E, Missmer SA, Berry K, Lehmann LS, Ginsburg ES. Public perceptions of providing IVF services to cancer and HIV patients. Fertil Steril. 2011;96(3):722-727.