Linda Amoafo

Linda Amoafo

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.

Email:  u1271266@utah.edu

Josh Biber

Josh Biber

Emphasis: Health Systems Research

Education background: Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Virginia Tech; Master of Science in Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; Master of Business Administration: Finance from Arizona State University

Research interests: Use of Patient Reported Outcomes to help improve point of care.

Email:  josh.biber@hsc.utah.edu

Gentry Carter

Gentry Carter

Emphasis: Biostatistics

Education background: Bachelor of Science in Applied Statistics from Brigham Young University Research

interests: Eating disorders, Depression

Email:  gentry.carter@utah.edu

Willem Collier

Willem Collier

Emphasis: Biostatistics

Education Background: Honors Bachelor of Science in Economics and Honors Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of Utah

Research Interests: Surgical Outcomes, Secondary Data Analysis, Cost Benefit Analysis of invasive procedures, causal inference, applications of probability theory and combinatorics.

Email:  willem.collier@hsc.utah.edu

Erik Hansen

Erik Hansen

Title:  MPP-PhD Student

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

Email:  erik.hansen@hsc.utah.edu

Joel Hartsell

Joel Hartsell

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

Email:  u1272002@utah.edu

Patrice Hicks

Patrice Hicks

Emphasis: Clinical and Translational Epidemiology

Education Background: Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Eastern Michigan University, Master of Public Health from Michigan State

Research interests: Eye health and vision care

Email:  patrice.hicks@hsc.utah.edu

Caroline Himbert

Caroline Himbert

Emphasis: Clinical and Translational Epidemiology

Education Background: Pre-Med at the University of Hamburg (Germany)

Research Interests: Lifestyle and biologic factors in cancer prevention and prognosis, particularly colorectal and lung cancer

Email:  caroline.himbert@hci.utah.edu

Yeonjung Jo

Yeonjung Jo

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

Email:  yeonjung.jo@nurs.utah.edu

Tengda Lin

Tengda Lin

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

Email:  tengda.lin@hci.utah.edu

Amir Lueth

Amir Lueth

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

Email:  amir.lueth@hsc.utah.edu

Rachel McCarty

Rachel McCarty

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

Email:  Rachel.d.mccarty@utah.edu

Brian Robison

Brian Robison

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.

Email:  Brian.Robison@utah.edu

Ashley Snyder

Ashley Snyder

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.

Email:  u1271325@utah.edu

Holly Shoemaker

Holly Shoemaker

Emphasis: Clinical and Translational Epidemiolog

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

Email:  holly.shoemaker@hsc.utah.edu

Elise Vandersteen Bailey

Elise Vandersteen Bailey

Title:  MPP-PhD Student

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

Email:  elise.bailey@utah.edu

Benjamin Viernes

Benjamin Viernes

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.

Email:  ben.viernes@hsc.utah.edu

Brandon Walker

Brandon Walker

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

Email:  brandon.s.walker@path.utah.edu

Xuechen (Kathryn) Wang

Xuechen (Kathryn) Wang

Emphasis: Biostatistics

Education Background: Bachelor of Science in Statistics from Zhongnan University (China), Master of Science in Applied Statistics from Jinan University (China), and Master of Science in Biostatistics from Georgetown University

Research Interests: Methods selection for medical problems, longitudinal analysis, variable selections and clinical methods

Email:  xuechen.wang@hsc.utah.edu

Yizhe (Crystal) Xu

Yizhe (Crystal) Xu

Emphasis: Biostatistics

Education background: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Liaoning Medical University (China); Master of Statistics/Biostatistics, University of Utah

Research interests: Modern Causal Inference, Precision medicine, Cost-effectiveness Analysis, Individualized treatment rule, Dynamic treatment regime, and Doubly robust estimation.

Manuscript: Estimating the Optimal Individualized Treatment Rule from A Cost-Effectiveness Perspective

Supporting Information for Estimating the Optimal Individualized Treatment Rule from A Cost-Effectiveness Perspective

Email:  yizhe.xu@hsc.utah.edu

Mingyuan Zhang

Mingyuan Zhang

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

Email:  mingyuan.zhang@hsc.utah.edu