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Willem Collier, PhD

Graduated 2022

Dr. Collier is currently working as an Research Assistant Professor, Biostatistics Division, Population & Public Health Sciences Deaprtment at University of Southern California and faculty statistician with the Children's Oncology Group.

Dissertation: Advances in the Trial-Level Approach to Surrogate Endpoint Evaluation

Kathryn Wang, PhD

Graduated 2022

Dr. Wang is currently working as a Senior Biostatistician at Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson.

Dissertation: Leveraging Real-World Data to Improve Cancer Care in Patients with Advanced Cancer via Cutting-Edge Methods

Yizhe Xu, MSTAT, PhD

Graduated 2020

Dr. Xu is currently working as a Research Assistant Professor at the Epidemiology Division, Internal Medicine Department at the Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine at the University of Utah.

Dissertation: Estimating the Optimal Individualized Treatment Rule from a Cost-Effectiveness Perspective


Joel Hartsell, PhD, MPH

Graduated 2023

Dr. Hartsell is currently working as President and Principal Consultant for Epi-Vant Consulting. 

Dissertation: Breaking Down Barriers: Maximizing the Benefits of Electronic Case Reporting

Patrice M. Hicks, PhD, MPH

Graduated 2021

Dr. Hicks is currently working as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Michigan in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the Kellogg Eye Center.

Dissertation: Genetic and Epidemiological Risk Factors Contributing to Blinding Eye Disease within Three Distinct Underserved Populations

Caroline Himbert, PhD

Graduated 2022

Dr. Himbert is currently working as a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Unit at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital.

Dissertation: Energy Balance and Colorectal Cancer Survival: Impact of Physical Activity and Body Mass Index and Molecular Mediators

Amir Lueth, PhD

Graduated 2022

Dr. Lueth is currently working as a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the NIH's Environmental Health Sciences Epidemiology Branch, Perinatal & Early Life Epidemiology Group. 

Dissertation: The Role of Allostatic Load Biomarkers as Measure of Chronic Stress in Pregnancy and Postpartum


Joshua Biber, PhD, MBA, MS

Graduated 2021

Dr. Biber is currently an Associate Director at Takeda Oncology, the Global Oncology Business Unit of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company.

Dissertation: Interpretation and Visualization of PROMIS Physical Function

Ashley Snyder, PhD, MPH

Graduated 2023

Benjamin Viernes, PhD

Graduated 2022

Dr. Viernes is currently a VINCI Researcher at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. 

Dissertation: The Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on the Healthcare of Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in the Department of Veterans Affairs