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University of Michigan

About Me

I am a PhD Candidate in the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Michigan 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.

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 coming to the University of Michigan I got my B.S. in Mathematics and M.P.H. in Biostatistics from Wayne State University.