Bora Jin

Bora Jin

Postdoctoral fellow

Johns Hopkins University

About Me

I’m a postdoctoral fellow working with Abhirup Datta in the department of Biostatistics at Johns Hopkins University. I received my PhD in Statistical Science from Duke University under the supervision of Amy H. Herring and David Dunson. My research interests include Bayesian hierarchical methods and spatial modeling, with a focus on environmental applications. I care about computational efficiency, model flexibility, and interpretability.


  • Environmental health
  • Spatial statistics
  • Hierarchical models
  • Latent factor models
  • Bayesian methods
  • Causal inference


  • Ph.D. in Statistics, 2023

    Duke University

  • M.A. in Statistics, 2017

    Korea University

  • B.A. in Statistics, 2015

    Korea University



Teaching Assistant

Jan 2023 – May 2023 Duke University
Spatial Topics: Latent Process Modeling (STA 790-1)

Teaching Assistant and Course Organizer

Aug 2022 – Dec 2022 Duke University
Introduction to Data Science and Statistical Thinking (STA199)


May 2022 – Jun 2022 Duke University



Teaching Assistant

Aug 2021 – Dec 2021 Duke University
Case Studies in the Practice of Statistics (STA440)

Guest Lecture

Apr 2021 – Apr 2021 Harvard University, online
Spatial Statistics (STAT141)

Teaching Assistant

Jan 2021 – May 2021 Duke University, online
Theory and Methods of Statistical Learning and Inference (STA432)

Teaching Assistant

Jan 2019 – May 2019 Duke University
Statistics (STA250)

Teaching Assistant

Sep 2015 – Dec 2015 Korea University
  • Introduction to Probability Theory (STAT201)
  • Topics in Mathematical Statistics (STAT412)



Graduate Mentor for Undergraduate Research

Duke University

May 2021 – May 2021 Online


International Atomic Energy Agency

Jan 2018 – Jul 2018 Vienna, Austria


United Nations Environment

Feb 2017 – Aug 2017 Geneva, Switzerland