Hilary Aroke

  • NIDA Diversity Post Doctoral Fellow
  • Dept. of Computer Science and Statistics
  • Email: haroke@uri.edu


Dr. Hilary Aroke is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Epidemiology and Biostatistics working with Dr. Buchanan in the Department of Pharmacy Practice. His current research is focused on the application of network science and novel statistical methods to causal inference in the presence of interference or contamination in risk networks among people who use drugs. He brings several years of medical experience and expertise in epidemiology, statistics and health outcomes research.

During the past 2-3 years he has conducted epidemiologic and network science research using a variety of data sources, including administrative claims data, electronic health records, SEERS Medicare, HCUP and the prescription drug monitoring program. His current interest is in substance abuse research.


Substance abuse and substance use disorder prevention/treatment; Causal inference in the presence of Interference and/or contamination; Network Science; Respondent-driven sampling; Observational studies and Longitudinal data analysis.


Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Rhode Island, 2019

PhD in Health Outcomes Research, University of Rhode Island, 2018

MS in Statistics, University of Rhode Island, 2018

MPH in Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health, 12/2014