Since joining the faculty in 2012, I have been primarily responsible for contributing to the statistics curriculum within the department.
I received my Ph.D. in Statistics from North Carolina State University in 2012 under the direction of Dennis Boos and Len Stefanski. My primary interest is biostatistics -- the application of statistical methodology to medical research. As a former NHLBI Integrated Biostatistical Training Program for CVD Research trainee, I spent five years as a graduate student intern at the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI), under the direction of Karen Pieper, serving as a statistical collaborator alongside clinicians in cardiovascular research.
While I maintain an interest researching methods for variable selection (the process of discerning which variables are useful for prediction in a particular model), especially in the presence of missing data, consulting with medical research is where I spend the bulk of my professional time. At Rose-Hulman I have worked with the engineers in the JRSI lab on campus, served on several Master's theses for students in the Biomedical Engineering graduate program, and lended my services to Biology students completing their senior thesis. I also consult with medical students completing the Community Health Project within the Indiana University School of Medicine Rural Health track in Terre Haute.