Experience

2018-presentAssociate Professor, City University of New York Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy and Institute for Implementation Science in Public Health
2016–2018Assistant Professor, City University of New York Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy and Institute for Implementation Science in Public Health
2013–2016Assistant Professor, City University of New York School of Public Health at Hunter College.
2010-2013Post-doctoral Fellow, Harvard University School of Public Health.
2008-2010Post-doctoral Fellow, Ontario Cancer Institute
2007-2008Post-doctoral Fellow, University of Toronto
2005-2007Post-doctoral Fellow, Royal Roads University

Education

1998-2005PhD, University of Toronto, Faculty of Arts & Science (Wood Physics)
1996-1998MS, University of Waterloo, Faculty of Science (Physics)
1991-1995BS, University of British Columbia, Faculty of Science (Physics)

Publications

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Software

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Funding

2016-2019NIH 1R21 AI 121784-01 (Co-I), The representative microbiome: social determinants and tools for population research.
 The purpose of this study is to describe sociodemographic variation in the oral microbiome in a national population-based sample. Links between the human microbiome and health are just beginning to emerge and could provide novel prevention and intervention strategies for health disparities.
2016-2016US Department of State Fulbright Scholar Program, Applied statistics for high-throughput biology; Enhanced estimation of the cancer proteome from the transcriptome Assays.
 Visiting professor to the Center for Integrative Biology, Trento, Italy.
2015-2018NIH 1R03 CA 191447 – 01A1 (PI), Validation and clinical relevance of ovarian cancer subtypes.
 This project employs meta-analysis to resolve uncertainty around the robustness and relationship to patient outcome of proposed molecular subtypes of ovarian cancer. It establishes whether genetic heterogeneity within tumors is likely to be an obstacle to subtype-specific therapies. It provides open-source implementations of all proposed subtypes to facilitate their usage by other translational researchers. These objectives will facilitate adoption of the most clinically relevant molecular subtypes to inform precision treatment of ovarian cancer.
2015-2016Weill Cornell School of Medicine CTSC Pilot Award (Co-PI), Non-invasive quantitative ultrasound imaging in assessment of patients undergoing native kidney biopsy.
2014-2019NIH U24CA180996 (Co-I), Cancer genomics: integrative and scalable solutions in R/Bioconductor.
 Researchers collect diverse types of complex genetic information about factors that contribute to cancer. This proposal helps researchers manage and analyze this information using advanced computational and statistical approaches.
2013-2018NIH 5R01MH101028-03 (Co-I), HIV care coordination: comparative effectiveness, outcome determinants, and costs.
 This study aims to assess the effectiveness of the NYC Ryan White comprehensive HIV Care Coordination Program (CCP) relative to that of usual care outside the CCP for persons living with HIV and residing in NYC, to determine what individual and program-level factors are associated with optimal care outcomes for CCP participants and to determine the cost-effectiveness of the CCP relative to usual care outside the CCP.

Teaching

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Service

2017-PresentCUNY High Performance Computing Center Advisory Committee, Member
2013-PresentBioconductor Technical Advisory Board, Member

Affiliations

2009-PresentAmerican Statistical Association
2012-PresentInternational Society for Computational Biology

Community and Professional Service

2013-PresentMember, Bioconductor Technical Advisory Board
2017-PresentOrganizer, New York City R/Bioconductor for Genomics