Patricia Frances Andrews Moodie
Research Scholar
Department of Mathematics & Statistics
University of Winnipeg

E-mail: p dot moodie at uwinnipeg dot ca

I received a B.Sc. Honours degree in Biology from Memorial University of Newfoundland, an M.Sc. in Zoology from the University of Alberta, and an M.S. in Biostatistics from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Since 2003, I have been a Research Scholar in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at University of Winnipeg. Prior to that, I was a biostatistician in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Manitoba Cancer Treatment and Research Foundation (Cancer Care Manitoba). I was also Head of Biostatistics in the Computer Department for Health Sciences in the Faculty of Medicine and an adjunct lecturer in the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine (Community Health Sciences) in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba.

 At the University of Manitoba I taught a graduate biometry course in the Faculty of Medicine for many years as well as gave short courses and workshops in biostatistical applications and computer software. Teaching these courses was always rewarding as my students were happy to learn how statistics could be applied to shed light on their biomedical research questions. At the University of Winnipeg, I taught several courses in introductory statistics in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. The challenge in teaching these introductory courses was to encourage those students who had a fear/hatred of mathematics and show them how statistical applications could be useful in their everyday life. My professional service included serving the Statistical Association of Manitoba as President, Vice-President, Secretary, and as organizer of several statistical workshops. I was also Statistical Consultant to the Editor in Chief of the Canadian Anaesthetists' Journal.

These years of teaching and consulting motivated me to write a book on understanding and interpreting intermediate statistical applications for researchers in non-statistical disciplines As enthusiastic users of SAS (Statistical Analysis Software) for over three decades, my co-author Dallas Johnson and I decided our book could greatly benefit those wanting to learn not only how to choose and interpret relevant statistical methods but also how to apply these methods in their research using SAS programs.

Biostatistics has proven to be a rewarding career for me, offering  intellectually exciting challenges while allowing an agreeable work/life balance. I am delighted that my daughters, Zoe and Erica are also enjoying the many benefits of careers in biostatistics.  

Research Interests outside biostatistics