Dr. Michael Haber has served as faculty in the Emory Biostatistics Department within the Rollins School of Public Health since 1983.  He completed his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Statistics at Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.  Over the past 30 years, his research has focused on estimating parameters related to the direct, indirect, and overall effects of vaccines and vaccination programs. He has published numerous papers on evaluation of vaccine efficacy/effectiveness and on related study designs. Dr. Haber is also interested in agent-based simulation models for evaluation of statistical methods for infectious diseases data.


  • Principal Investigator on four NIH R01 grants and numerous other grants and contracts with the CDC, FDA, NIAID, Pfizer, Glaxo-Smith-Kline, and Emory University
  • Published over 130 peer-reviewed papers and some book chapters
  • Directed numerous PhD dissertations and Master theses
  • Chair and member, numerous committees, Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics and Rollins School of Public Health.


  • Developing stochastic models and statistical methods related to analysis of infectious disease data with focus on data from vaccine studies.
  • Applying statistical methods to data from observational studies as well as clinical trials
  • Teaching probability theory, statistical inference, analysis of categorical data and infectious disease data
  • Pathogens: Influenza, Pneumococcal, rotavirus


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