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Design & Analysis Experts


PhD Biostatisticians

Diana Abbott, PhD 

Diana Abbott, PhD

Research Instructor

Diana earned her PhD in Statistical Genetics from the University of Iowa and her MS in biostatistics from the Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center. Prior to joining the University of Colorado, she worked as research faculty in genetic epidemiology at the University of Utah and managed the Biostatistics Core at Duke University.

Expertise: Statistical genetics analyses—including linkage, genomewide association studies, and heredity with a specific interest in developing new methods for identifying modifier genes. Also has experience with clinical trials design, survival analysis, and applications of biostatistics methods to cancer data.

Nichole Carlson, PhD 

Nichole Carlson, PhD

Associate Professor, CBC Director

Associate Professor of Biostatistics and Informatics at the Colorado School of Public Health. Dr. Carlson has over 15 years experience as a collaborative biostatistician. Prior to becoming the director, she co-directed a General Clinical Research Center biostatistics core and has been a consulting faculty member in the CBC. She is a leader in statistical approaches for analyzing hormone data and an expert in Bayesian methods. She has NIH funding for developing Bayesian methods for analyzing pulsatile hormones and is the director of the Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design Core of the Colorado Clinical and Translational Science Institute. She received her doctorate in Biostatistics from the University of Michigan.

Her goal as CBC director is to create a welcoming collaborative research environment that results in new scientific partnerships through significant biostatistics contributions. Her philosophy is that biostatistics is a pillar of sound research and should be easily accessible to all AMC researchers.

Debashis Ghosh, PhD 

Debashis Ghosh, PhD

Professor

Debashis has worked on various aspects of design and analysis of biomedical studies. His collaborations have ranged from obesity to diabetes to cancer research.

Expertise: Genomics, data integration, machine learning and causal modelling.

John Hughes, PhD 

John Hughes, PhD

Associate Professor

John earned the PhD in statistics from the Pennsylvania State University.

Expertise: Spatial and spatiotemporal models, computational statistics, bioimaging.

Website: http://www.johnhughes.org

Miranda Kroehl, PhD 

Miranda Kroehl, PhD

Assistant Director, Research Instructor

Miranda earned both her MS and PhD in Biostatistics from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Miranda has several years of experience analyzing large cohort studies using survival and longitudinal analyses to identify risk factors associated with the development of disease. Her prior research includes the application of restricted cubic spline functions to identify and model time-varying hazard ratios in survival models, and the evaluation of statistical tests for indirect effects with binary outcome variables.

Expertise: Microbiome and high-dimensional research, and the development of statistical methods for the identification of direct and indirect effects (e.g. mediation, causal modeling).

As Assistant Director of the CBC, Miranda meets with investigators and medical researchers to develop biostatistics Scopes of Work for their projects, as well as to estimate the costs associated with study design, power/sample size calculations, data analysis and/or manuscript preparation.

Dominik Reinhold, PhD 

Dominik Reinhold, PhD

Assistant Professor

Dominik received his doctorate in Statistics from the University of North Carolina.

Expertise: Stochastic processes, differential gene expression analysis, proteomics data, and statistical consulting.

 

Sarah Schmeige, PhD 

Sarah Schmiege, PhD

Assistant Professor

Sarah consults with the College of Nursing, as well as with a variety of other medical researchers. Sarah received her PhD from Arizona State University in Quantitative Psychology in 2005.

Expertise: Statistical Consulting, structural Equation Modeling, longitudinal and multilevel data analysis, health psychology.

David Weitzencamp, PhD 

David Weitzenkamp, PhD

Research Instructor

David is a co-author on several papers and taught BIOS 6612 – Biostatistical Methods II. He received his PhD in Biostatistics from the University of Colorado Denver in 2002.

Expertise: Observational studies, longitudinal analysis, small studies, and rehabilitation outcomes.

 

MS Biostatisticians

Andy Hammes, MS 

Andy Hammes, MS

Research Instructor

Andy received his MS from the University of Colorado Denver in 2016, and worked at the CBC as a Research Assistant as a student while getting his degree. Andy has experience with a wide variety of analysis methods, including spline models and simulation power analysis, as well as working with big data.

 

Bryan McNair, MS 

Bryan McNair, MS

Research Instructor

Bryan was a teaching assistant for BIOS 6601: Introduction to Applied Biostatistics and BIOS 6602: Applied Biostatistics II, and has presented a number of seminars on various biostatistical topics. Bryan received his MS from the University of Colorado Denver in 2011 and has been involved in research consultation with the CBC since his student days.

Expertise: Mixed effect survival models for discrete and continuous time.

Lauren Vanderlinden, MS 

Lauren Vanderlinden, MS

Senior Professional Research Assistant

Lauren has extensive experience with micro array data and is currently expanding to methylation data, among other areas of expertise.

 

 

 

Graduate Student Research Assistants

The CBC employs several graduate students in biostatistics. They offer statistics consultation to investigators under the supervision of senior CBC team members or other faculty in the Department of Biostatistics and Informatics. Among them, they have a wide range of experience working with medical researchers.

Sarah Ryan 

Sarah Ryan

Research Assistant

Candidate for an MS degree in Biostatistics.

 

 

 

Eleanor Cotton 

Eleanor Cotton

Research Assistant

Graduate student in Biostatistics.

 

 

 

Rachel Johnson 

Rachel Johnson

Research Assistant

Graduate student in Biostatistics.

 

 

 

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