Meet the Biostatisticians | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
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 Mhd Hasan Al-Mekdash, MA, MS, PhD


Mhd Hasan Al-Mekdash, MA, MS, PhD, is a part-time consultant/biostatistician at the Clinical Research Institute. Dr. Almekdash is a quantitative researcher.  He earned his PhD in Higher Education Research with a minor in Geographic Information Sciences (GIS). For his dissertation research, Dr. Almekdash conducted geostatistical and spatial econometric analysis on Texas Education Agency (TEA) and Texas Higher Education Coordination Board (THECB) data, in addition to other large national datasets, to examine how various student and institutional variables contribute to admission, retention, and graduation at colleges and universities in the state of Texas. He also has a Master of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis in Quantitative and Geospatial Methods and a Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Sciences and Technology (GIST).



Silvia Jakubski, MA

Silvia Jakubski is a part-time biostatistician at TTUHSC. She completed her first Master's degree in Applied Medical Sciences at the University of Southern Maine in Portland, Maine. After working in immunology research, she pursued and received her Master's degree in Biostatistics from University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. She is interested in applying statistical analysis skills to wide varieties of experimental designs and datasets. On her free time, she loves to run, hike and immerse in nature.