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Robert M. Hamer, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychiatry
Research Professor of Biostatistics
University of North Carolina School of Medicine


Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Office:336 Medical School Wing B

Voice: 919 843 5508
FAX:919 966 5811


Brief Biography

Robert M. Hamer, Ph.D. received his Ph.D. degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Quantitative Psychology (Behavioral Statistics) in 1979. After a postdoctoral fellowship in Bayesian Statistics at the University of Iowa, with Melvin Novick, Ph.D., he joined the faculty of Virginia Commonwealth University (Medical College of Virginia), with joint appointments in Psychiatry and Biostatistics, in December, 1979 as an Assistant Professor. He was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 1985.

In 1991, while on educational leave from VCU he became  Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of Statistics, Rutgers University. In 1994, he joined the faculty in the Department of Psychiatry, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, in Piscataway NJ.

In 2001, he joined the faculty at the University of North Carolina, with appointments in the School of Medicine (Psychiatry) and the School of Public Health (Biostatistics).

He served one term on the US FDA Psychopharmacology Drugs Advisory Committee, from 1988 to 1992, and is served a second term from 1999 to 2002 on the same advisory committee. He has served on many NIH study sections, and currently serves on an NIMH standing study section, ITMA (formerly ITV).  He consults for the FDA, multiple pharmaceutical companies, and SAS Institute.  He is experienced in serving on NIH-funded and industry-sponsored DSMB / IDMCs. 

Currently, most of his time is spent designing, planning, and working on psychopharmacology clinical trials, performing psychiatric research in collaboration with other psychiatry faculty, occasional medical research in other fields with faculty members in other fields, performing research on clinical trials methodology and statistics, and teaching.

Teaching Activities

BIOS 600, Section 2:Principles of Statistical Inference

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