About me.

This is what I look like in real life when I wear fancy clothes for my professional headshot.


My name is Hailey Banack.

I am an epidemiologist interested in obesity and body composition, particularly in older adults. My research also includes a focus on bias analysis and causal inference to help answer the question “is this association a true causal effect or can it be explained by some form of bias?”. I am particularly interested in selection bias and information (measurement) bias.

This is me, thinking about bias.

When I am not working, I’m usually spending time with my husband, Matt, and our three boys (Dylan, Henry, and Davie). I spend most of my non-academic hours refereeing the kids’ wrestling matches in our living room and I am an expert at fetching them snacks. I really like watching reality tv and popcorn. I love coffee, traveling (in non-pandemic times), and using Canadian spellings.

I believe strongly in the value of mentorship and am an advocate for kindness in academia (always). If you have questions about my work or want to ask me questions about your work, please don’t hesitate to reach out. I view science as a team sport; I am a much better researcher because of the terrific mentorship I have received in my career and the outstanding colleague/friends that I get to collaborate with on a daily basis.

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If you would like to learn more about me, my CV is available by clicking on the image below: