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Boston University 

About Me

I am an Assistant Professor of Biostatistics at the Boston University School of Public Health. I work on data integration methods for time-to-event outcomes, and on statistical methods for surrogate endpoints. I am interested in statistical methods for data integration, survival analysis, and causal inference for observational data

My applied work uses biostatistics to study health disparities and cancer using complex data sources. I apply the methods developed in my dissertation to studying factors associated with racial disparities in cancer mortality. I have worked on projects studying racial and ethnic disparities in stroke outcomes in the BASIC study. In addition, I work with the Center for the Assessment of Tobacco Regulations (CAsToR) at the University of Michigan to study the probabilities and demographic correlates of transitions between tobacco products

Before joining BU, I got my PhD in Biostatistics at the University of Michigan and my B.S. in Mathematics and M.P.H. in Biostatistics from Wayne State University.