About Me

I'm an Associate Professor of Biostatistics and Data Science with primary interests in clinical trials and epidemiology of aging. I have experience leading the biostatistical and data coordination efforts for trials related to obesity and body composition, mobility disability, osteoarthritis, cognition, and bone health. After completing my PhD at Baylor University in 2009, I joined Wake Forest School of Medicine initially as a postdoctoral researcher and then as an Assistant Professor in 2010.

I have taken biostatistical leadership and support roles on large NIH-funded clinical trials, such as IDEA, START, and WE-CAN (knee osteoarthritis and weight loss and/or exercise), WE-RISE and INVEST (bone health and weight loss), and LIFE, ENRGISE, and HALLO-P (aging and/or obesity). Furthermore, I lead the biostatistical unit for the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) Southeastern Regional Coordinating Center and the WHI Memory Study (WHIMS), and I play an active role in the WHI Sleep and Hypoxia Effects on Resilience (WHISPER). I have served as PI on two NIH funded grants (R21 Variable Adaptive Responses to Weight Loss in Older Adults and R03 Home Environmental Modifications in the WHI) My methodological interests involve developing and applying novel Bayesian modeling approaches for biostatistical data, particularly in the presence of missing or misclassified data. In my spare time I run, cook, and watch my kids play soccer.

A list of my papers is available at Google Scholar.