Biostatistics and Data Science
I grew up in south Overland Park, KS (a suburb of Kansas City) and went to Duke University for college. I started at Duke knowing I wanted to pursue a career in medicine, but it wasn't until my first research experience that I realized my passion for statistics. I decided to pursue a BS in Statistical Science while continuing the pre-med requirements and continued to grow in my passion for both medicine and statistics. Upon graduating in 2016, I decided to pursue both passions through an MD/PhD program and was immediately interested in the program at KUMC due to the collaborative nature between the variety of research groups on campus and the Department of Biostatistics. I am grateful and excited to be part of the MD/PhD program at KUMC and have greatly enjoyed my training here.
Currently, I am in my fourth year of the program. I loved learning about medicine and interacting with patients during my first two years and I am now loving my graduate work. Currently, I work with Dr. Jonathan Mahnken in the Department of Biostatistics, where I work on applied research projects and advancing statistical methodologies. My dissertation work will be developing a new statistical framework through which agreement can be quantified under a range of experimental designs and disease characteristics.
In my spare time, I love to be outdoors, practice yoga and spend time with my family. I also enjoy visiting new coffee shops in KC and trying all different types of coffee. I am happy to respond to any questions prospective students may have!
Mentor: Jonathan Mahnken, Ph.D., Biostatistics and Data Science