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Biostatistics

Emphasis: Biostatistics

Education Background: Bachelor of Science in Statistics from Kwame Nkrumah University Science and Technology; Master of Statistics from Northern Arizona University

Research Interests: Data visualization, causal inference, survival analysis, statistical computing techniques relevant in health research

daniel.addo@utah.edu

Emphasis: Biostatistics

Education background: Bachelor of Science from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Master of Statistics from Northern Arizona University

Research Interests: risk management and cost- effective analysis on breast cancer decision making, machine learning in health care, survival analysis and time series data analysis

linda.amoafo@utah.edu

Emphasis: Biostatistics

Education Background: Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Statistics from University of Ghana, Master of Sciences in Statistics from University of Texas, El Paso

Research Interests: Moderation and mediation analysis, causal inference, survival analysis and application of machine learning algorithms in solving problems

eric.anto@utah.edu

Emphasis: Biostatistics

Education background: Bachelor of Science in Statistics from from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Master of Statistics from Northern Arizona University

Research Interests: Longitudinal & multilevel data analysis, causal inference, survival analysis and statistical machine learning

ransmond.berchie@utah.edu

Emphasis: Biostatistics

Education Background: Bachelor of Music from Duquesne University, PA; Masters of Science in Biomedical Informatics from University of Utah

Research Interests: Electronic health records, natural language processing, machine learning, longitudinal data analysis, causal inference, homelessness, infectious disease surveillance

alec.chapman@hsc.utah.edu

Emphasis: Biostatistics

Education Background: Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Case Western Reserve University and Masters of Science in Biostatistics from the University of Michigan

Research Interests: applying innovative statistical methods in observational data in order to further & expand the goals of population health research

nora.fino@hsc.utah.edu

Emphasis: Biostatistics

Education background: Bachelor of Financial Management from Hanyang University (Korea), Master of Statistics from the University of Utah

Research Interests: Clinical data analysis, missing data treatment, longitudinal analysis, causal inference and machine learning

yeonjung.jo@utah.edu

Emphasis: Biostatistics

Education background: Bachelor of Sciences in Pure Mathematics from the University of Calgary; Master of Statistics from Brigham Young University

Research Interests: Integrative medicine, precision medicine and casual inference and their application to mental health research

hyejung.lee@hci.utah.edu

Emphasis: Biostatistics

Education background: Bachelor of Science in Preventive Medicine from Fujian Medical University (China), Master of Public Health from SUNY at Buffalo, Master of Biostatistics from SUNY Buffalo

Research Interests: Causal inference, clinical trials, data mining and statistical application in Omics data

tengda.lin@hci.utah.edu

Emphasis: Biostatistics

Education Background: Bachelor & Master of Science from Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Thiruvananthapuram; Master of Science in Applied Statistics from Bowling Green State University, OH

Research Interests: Machine learning, Causal inference in cancer research

u1374012@utah.edu

Emphasis: Biostatistics

Education Background: Bachelor of Medicine in Nursing from Peking University (China), Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics from the University of Utah

Research Interests: Machine learning in healthcare, cost effectiveness analysis

mingyuan.zhang@hsc.utah.edu

Clinical & Translational Epidemiology

Emphasis: Clinical and Translational Epidemiology

Education Background: Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science with a minor in Nutrition at the University of New Hampshire, Master of Science in Health and Exercise Science from Colorado State University

Research Interests: Investigating uses of physical activity to improve mortality, comorbidities, and quality of life in cancer survivors

vicky.bandera@hci.utah.edu

Emphasis: Clinical and Translational Epidemiology

Education background: Bachelor of Science in Biology from Bethel College, Master of Public Health Indiana University

Research interests: Development of effective interventions and infrastructure for infectious disease treatment

u1272002@utah.edu

Emphasis: Clinical and Translational Epidemiology

Education Background: Bachelors of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Toledo

Research Interests: Pharmacoepidemiology and cardiovascular diseases

joshua.jacobs@utah.edu

Emphasis: Clinical and Translational Epidemiology

Education Background: Bachelor of Science in Biology and Biochemistry and Masters in Public Health with a Public Health Policy emphasis the University of Arizona

Research Interests: Investigating inheritable genetic variants of complex diseases like cancer, both identifying new genetic variants and understanding the possible predictive and prognostic value of these variants

katherine.lawson-michod@hci.utah.edu

Emphasis: Clinical and Translational Epidemiology

Education Background: Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Master of Public Health (Epidemiology) from the University of Toledo

Research Interests: Fetal-maternal health

amir.lueth@hsc.utah.edu

Emphasis: Clinical and Translational Epidemiology

Education background: Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Master of Public Health from the University of Utah

Research Interests: Racial and socioeconomic disparities in cancer, particularly lung cancer

rachel.d.mccarty@utah.edu

Emphasis: Clinical and Translational Epidemiology

Education background: Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Northern Michigan University, Master of Public Health from Westminster College

Research Interests: Infectious disease spread, prevention, and modeling, particularly in healthcare settings

holly.shoemaker@hsc.utah.edu

Emphasis: Clinical and Translational Epidemiology

Education Background: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Master of Science in Public Health from University of New England

Research Interests: Military and Veteran Health Outcomes

kelsee.stromberg@hsc.utah.edu

Health Systems Research

Emphasis: Health Systems Research

Education background: Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sport Science, Master of Healthcare Administration & Master of Public Health from the University of Utah

Research interests: The intersection of public health and healthcare systems, particularly how the two fields can work better together to address health inequities in the community.

danny.bennion@utah.edu

Emphasis: Health Systems Research

Education Background: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Communication Studies from University of Iowa, Master of Sciences in Human Genetics from  University of Michigan

Research Interests: Integration of genetics into primary care

anne.madeo@utah.edu

Emphasis: Health Systems Research

Education Background: Bachelor of Science in Public Health from Utah State University, Master of Public Health from the University of Utah

Research Interests: Improving treatment of suicide ideation (access, diagnosis, etc) among vulnerable populations including teenagers, veterans and other populations

brian.robison@utah.edu

Emphasis: Health Systems Research

Education Background: Bachelor of General Psychology from Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Master of Psychometrics from Allameh Tabataba'i University of Tehran

Research Interests: Health risk behaviors (addiction, gambling), health disparities in minority population, cognitive impairment in aging, traumatic brain injuries

shirin.saleh@utah.edu

Emphasis: Health Systems Research

Education background: Bachelor of Science in Zoology & Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from Colorado State University, Master of Public Health from Colorado School of Public Health

Research interests: How diet and lifestyle affect disease, Epigenetics as a key factor in disease development, the interaction of policy on health care delivery

ashley.snyder@utah.edu

Emphasis: Health Systems Research

Education Background: Bachelor of Arts in Socio-Cultural Anthropology from Brigham Young University, Master of Public Health from the University of Utah

Research Interests: Precision Medicine, Clinical Decision Support via Electronic Health Record Analysis, Drug utilization and comparative effectiveness research

ben.viernes@hsc.utah.edu

Emphasis: Health Systems Research

Education Background: Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Utah, Master of Science in Economics from the University of Utah

Research Interests: Cost effectiveness analysis

brandon.s.walker@path.utah.edu

Emphasis: Health Systems Research

Education background: Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Utah, Master of Business Administration from the University of the People

Research interests: Underutilization of Neurology Care to Underrepresented Ethnic Minority and Socioeconomic impact in Rare Neurological Conditions

ka-ho.wong@hsc.utah.edu

MPP/PhD

Emphasis: Health Systems Research

Educational Background: Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sports Science from the University of Utah

Research interests: Public policy, health disparities, health economics, and access to care

elise.bailey@utah.edu

Emphasis: Health Systems Research

Educational Background: Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Utah

Research interests: Public policy, pain management, opioids, health disparities, alternative medicine

erikj.hansen@utah.edu

MD/PhD

Emphasis: MD-PhD Student

Educational Background: Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Master in Science in Physiological Sciences from the University of Arizona

Research interests: Clinical utility of patient reported outcomes and how they can improve surgical decision making

teryn.holeman@hsc.utah.edu

Emphasis: MD-PhD Student

Educational Background: Bachelor of Science in Biology from Southern Utah University 

Research interests: The relationships between metabolism and cancer pathogenesis

maci.winn@hci.utah.edu