Hil Lyons has a Ph.D. in Statistics, as well as a Master of Science degree in Statistics, and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, from the University of Washington, Seattle. Hil’s research has included the stochastic modeling of the growth and death processes in tree stand data, as well as spatial point processes and applications of applied statistics. He has also worked extensively as a statistical consultant for a variety of academic research groups and departments, including a position as Assistant Director of the Department of Statistics consulting center at the University of Washington. As a result, he has expertise with a wide variety of modeling and applied statistics topics and methods. Within IDM, Hil’s work is focused on polio eradication efforts, where he provides statistical modeling, analysis, and interpretation of diverse data for robust and timely decision support.