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I am an Associate Professor in the Division of Biostatistics of the School of Public Health and a faculty statistician in the Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Core of the Masonic Cancer Center at the University of Minnesota. I received a Ph.D. in Biostatistics from the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Washington in 2009, an M.S. in Biostatistics from the Division of Biostatistics at the University of Minnesota in 2004 and a B.A. in Mathematics from Saint John's University in 2002.

I develop statistical methods to answer questions related to cancer prevention, detection and treatment more accurately and efficiently. My methods research is strongly related to my collaborations in the Masonic Cancer Center and is currently focused on the following areas:
  • Biomarker Validation
  • Detection of Prostate Cancer Using MRI
  • Tobacco Regulatory Science
  • Early Phase Cancer Clinical Trials
In addition, I am an avid sports fan and I am also interested in statistical applications in sports.

I currently teach the following courses:
  • Pubh 8482: Sequential and Adaptive Methods for Clinical Trial
  • Pubh 7420: Clinical Trials

Teaching: 2016-2017 School year