Amelia J. Averitt, MPH

Data Scientist. Biostatistician. Health Researcher. Doctoral Candidate.
Columbia University, Department of Biomedical Informatics.

About Me

Hello! I'm Amelia J. Averitt and I'm a quantitative health researcher. I have several years of academic and industry experience, with an emphasis on data science, biostatistics, epidemiology, and health economics. I'm passionate about adding value and interpretability to data, and I welcome the challenges of statistical models and inference.

Based in New York City.

My Research

My research interests include the invention and application of statistical and computational methods to answer complex health problems. In my Pre-Doctoral position at Columbia University, I work with Dr. Adler Perotte. Together, we are developing machine learning techniques to support causal claims generated from observational data. My candidacy is funded by the National Institute of Health's Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) training grant, which supports Data Science in the biomedical domain. During my Master's program, I developed a novel technique to quantify the economic impact of emergent infectious diseases, and built a statistical model to investigate the motiviating and mitigating factors of these economic damages, using SARS as a case study. My advisor for this thesis was Dr. Stephen Morse.


Salvage Regimens Containing Darunavir, Etravirine, Raltegravir, or Enfuvirtide in Highly Treatment-Experienced Perinatally Infected Pregnant Women. Gail F. Shust, Jennifer Jao, Gabriela Rodriguez-Caprio, Roberto Posada, Katherine T. Chen, Amelia Averitt, and Rhoda S. Sperling. Journal of Pediatric Infectious Disease Society. Accepted Feb 21, 2013. doi:10.1093/jpids/pit019.

FTC Hold’s Roundtable Discussion Regarding Motor Vehicle Industry. FTC: Watch [Alexandria] 18 Oct. 2011, No.793 ed. Print.

Gilead Science vies for purchase of Pharmasset. FTC: Watch [Alexandria] 1 Dec. 2011, No. 796 ed. Print.


Economic Burden of Treatment Failure Among US Commercially Insured Patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Diarrhea. Jessica L. Buono, Kush Mathur, Amelia Averitt, David A. Andrae. AMCP Nexus. Orlando, FL. 2015

Economic Burden of Irritable Bowel Syndrome With Diarrhea: Retrospective Analyses of a US Commercially Insured Population. Jessica L. Buono, Kush Mathur, Amelia Averitt, David A. Andrae. American College of Gastroenterology. Honolulu, Hawaii. 2015

Hospital Crossover of Patients with Sickle Cell Disease in a Health Information Exchange. B. Slovis, A. Averitt, J. Shapiro, G. Kuperman, J. Glassberg, T. Lowry. ACEP. Las Vegas, NV. 2016


Feel free to send me an email me about collaborations, research and work opportunities, or to just say hello!