Sam Mc Daniel

Research interests

Developing methods for analysing survival data; Semi- and Non-parametric estimation; Non-parametric regression; Developing statistical methods for analysing large (genomic) datasets; High dimensional data analysis.


List of publications

Conferences and Talks


Teaching (since 1991)

  • Multivariate Statistics, Operations Research, Linear Programming, Applied Algebra, Statistical Inference, Probability Theory, Abstract Algebra, Real Anlysis, Matrix Algebra, Calculus and Analytic Geometry, Discrete Mathematics, Pre-Calculus Mathematics, Introductory Mathematics, Probability and Statistics, Calculus I and Calculus II.


Past and present students

I was M.Sc. Biostatistics co-advisor of the following students

  1. Ms. Christine Walters (2001) A comparison of the relationship to risk factors and mortality determined with self-reported and with measured BMI.    
  2. Ms. Lesa Rickets (2002) The examination of Age as a determinant in the relationship between blood pressure and BMI. 
  3. Ms. Kadene Clarke (2002) The Relationship between Diabetes and Obesity in different age groups.





           B.Sc. (First Class-Mathematics, Accounts, Physics), UWI, Mona, Jamaica (1988)
           M.Phil (Statistics), UWI, Mona, Jamaica (1993)

           M.A. (Biostatistics), Harvard University, Cambridge, USA (2006)     
           Ph.D. (Biostatistics and Inf. Disease Epidemology), Harvard University,
                    Cambridge, USA (2007)


Career / Employment

1991 – present:
Lecturer, Department of Mathematics, UWI, Mona, Jamaica and P/T Lecturer at the Economics Department, UWI, Mona, Jamaica;
2005 - 2006:
Theaching Assistant, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA;
2003 –  2005:
Biostatistician, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA;
Jan 2001 - Aug 2001:
Research Assistant, Medical University of South Carolina

Awards and Honors

  • Research Assistant, Harvard School of Public Health, 2003 - 2007;
  • Merck Research Scholar, Harvard School of Public Health, 2006 - 2007;
  • Cabot Scholarship Awardee, Harvard School of Public Health, 2003 - 2005;
  • Lilly Foundation Fellow, Harvard School of Public Health, 2003 - 2005;

Other Involvements

  • Invited Guest Lecturer, Economics, 1995 - 1997,
    Anguilla, participated in the UWIDEC programme;
  • Examiner, 2001 - 2003,
    Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination, C.A.P.E. (Mathematics);
  • IRB certified, 2003