Dr. Hammill is an Associate Professor in the Department of Population Health Sciences. A biostatistician by training, he has been involved in comparative effectiveness and outcomes research for over 20 years and has provided leadership and expertise to data- and analysis-related projects. Dr. Hammill developed and published a strategy for robust linking that uses indirect identifiers in at least a dozen different registries. He currently oversees the Population Health DataShare team that uses Medicare and NC Medicaid data for clinical and policy research.
Dr. Hammill is also a faculty member at the Duke Clinical Research Institute where he oversees the data core of the PREVENTABLE trial—a pragmatic clinical trial using PCORnet for recruitment and outcomes—and is the principal investigator of the FDA Sentinel Network's Medicare data partner.
Dr. Hammill teaches an Applied Analytics Methods course in the Population Health Sciences’ master’s program, is on the editorial board of the American Heart Journal, and is a statistical reviewer for JAMA Network Open. He received his DrPH in Biostatistics from UNC Chapel Hill.