About Me

I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Biostatistics and Data Science. My PhD is from the Aveiro University in Portugal. I have been in the Wake Forest University School of Medicine since 2004. My main area of research is the application of machine learning and AI methods to the analyses of high-dimensional data. Example of domains of applications related to my research are brain disease and aging, diabetes, women health, neuroimaging, biomarker development, disease early risk assessment, predictive modelling, etc. I have been involved in multiple NIH-funded projects and I am currently an Associate Editor for the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, and a reviewer for multiple international journals.

Educational Program Involvement

Graduate Programs in Neuroscience
Program Research Interest: Addiction and Substance Abuse, Behavioral and Systems Neurobiology, Development and Plasticity, Molecular Neurobiology, Neurological Disease and Aging, Neuropharmacology, Sensory Neurobiology