John Hayes

John R. Hayes, MA, PhD, FAAO

Part-Time Professor
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Dr. Hayes came to Pacific University in 2007 from the Nationwide Children’s Hospital, where he headed the Biostatistics Core at Nationwide Children’s Research Institute after supporting their research community for nearly 25 years. He currently serves as a statistical editor for the Annals of Pharmacotherapy and provides statistical consultation to other colleges in the university and local industry. Dr. Hayes has nearly 35 years of experience in psychology, preventative medicine and biostatistics research.

At Pacific, Dr. Hayes teaches evidence-based optometry, public health, and the master's research methods course. In addition to teaching the series of related research courses, Dr. Hayes will assist the optometry faculty in the design and analysis of research projects that advance the science and clinical practice of vision performance. Dr. Hayes collaborates with the faculty to integrate design considerations into further analysis on testing various theories across all aspects of vision science. He is a member of the Vision Ergonomics Research Group, where he lists his interest in all areas of optometry research, outcomes research and statistical methodology.

What does he enjoy most about teaching at the College of Optometry? "My primary function is to assist faculty and students in the design, analysis, and presentation of their research. The Pacific faculty is creative and a pleasure to work with. We are currently engaged in a number of practical research questions that will benefit the human condition." Personal Interest/Hobbies: exploring the Great Northwest; stock options; baking in my mobile wood-fired oven; research in the health and human services; family.


PhD, The Ohio State University, 1996

MA, The Ohio State University, 1972

BA, College of Wooster, 1970