Biostatistics

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

Ransmond Berchie

Ransmond Berchie

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

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

Nora Fino

Nora Fino

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

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@utah.edu

Hyejung Lee

Hyejung Lee

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

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

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

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

Clinical & Translational Epidemiology

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

Kayleigh Lawson-Michod

Kayleigh Lawson-Michod

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

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

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

Health Systems Research

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

Amy Mhatre-Owens

Amy Mhatre-Owens

Emphasis: Health Systems Research

Education background: Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences and Master of Science in Health Administration Informatics from University of Maryland 

Research interests: Primary care and dental health

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:  ashley.snyder@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

MPP/PhD

Elise Vandersteen Bailey

Elise Vandersteen Bailey

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

Erik Hansen

Erik Hansen

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

MD/PhD

Teryn Holman

Teryn Holman

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

Maci Winn

Maci Winn

Emphasis: MD-PhD Student

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

Research interests: The relationships between metabolism and cancer pathogenesis