Jennifer N. Cooper, PhD :: Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Jennifer N. Cooper, PhD

Jennifer N. Cooper, PhD

Contact Information

700 Children's Drive
Columbus, OH 43205 [ map ]
PH: (614) 355-4526


Jennifer N. Cooper, PhD is a Principal Investigator in the Center for Innovation in Pediatric Practice at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, and a Research Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. She is an epidemiologist and biostatistician with a focus on health services and comparative effectiveness research in pediatric health care, particularly pediatric surgery. Dr. Cooper’s research involves the use of large clinical and administrative databases and the use and development of novel methods in statistics and data science. Dr. Cooper also serves as a resource to Nationwide Children’s Hospital clinical researchers on the use of large databases for clinical research and on the use of robust statistical methods in causal inference and machine learning.


  • Female

Languages Spoken:

  • English

Clinical Interests

  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Surgery

Research Interests

Research Center:

Areas of Interest:

  • Causal inference
  • Statistical learning
  • Comparative effectiveness research
  • Health services research

Education and Training

Graduate School

  • University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health
    Date Completed: 04/30/2012


  • Center for Innovation in Pediatric Practice

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital:

  • 07/01/2016

Professional Experience


  • Nationwide Children's Hospital, Research Scientist

Awards, Honors and Organizations

  • Member, Academy Health, 2013 - Present
  • Second Place Award for doctoral research project at Graduate School of Public Health, Dean’s Day, 2011
  • Travel Grant for inaugural Women in Statistics meeting, 2014
  • Member, International Biometric Society-Eastern North American Region, 2011 - Present
  • National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Math (GEM) Fellowship, 2007
  • Member, American Statistical Association, 2011 - Present
  • Detre Scholarship from the University of Pittsburgh Epidemiology Data Center, 2008-2010
Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 614.722.2000