ABOUT ME

My research interests lie in developing statistical and computational methods for biomarker evaluation, predictive modeling, and precision medicine with biomedical data. As the vast amount of biomedical data increases, such as electronic medical record (EMR) and genomic data, more opportunities are available to leverage the data to facilitate research. In particular, I am interested in combining EMRs with biorepositories and relevant resources to improve phenotyping accuracy, detect novel biomarkers, and monitor disease progression in lung cancer research. 

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

AWARDS AND HONORS

2016 - present

Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health

Postdoctoral Fellow in Biostatistics

Method development for EMR-linked studies Advisor: Professor Tianxi Cai

2010 - 2016

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Doctor of Philosophy in Biostatistics
Dissertation title:

Statistical tests for homogeneity in parametric and semiparametric models

Advisor: Professor Yong Chen

2008 - 2010

University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Master of Science in Population Health

Thesis Title:
Bacterial Pneumonia Hospitalizations and Pneumonia In-patient Mortality in Texas, 1999-2007
Advisor: Professor Alai Tan

2017 - 2018

Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health

Program in Quantitative Genomics Student/Postdoc Travel Fund

2015 - 2016

Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS) Travel Awards

2015 - 2016

The Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM)

Biometrics Section Student Awards

2015 - 2016

International Biometric Society (ENAR)

Distinguished Student Paper Awards

2015 - 2016

University of Washington

The Summer Institute in Statistics for Big Data Scholarship

2014 - 2015

The Southern Regional Council on Statistics (SRCOS)

Boyd Harshbarger Travel Awards

2013- 2014

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Girardi/Keese Scholarship in Biostatistics

2013- 2014

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Biostatistics Departmental Travel Awards

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