Assistant Professor

The Comparative Health Outcomes, Policy, and Economics (CHOICE) Institute
Department of Pharmacy, University of Washington

Department of Pharmacy
University of Washington
Box 357630
Seattle, WA 98195
Since 2013, I have been a faculty member in the The Comparative Health Outcomes, Policy, and Economics (CHOICE) Institute, Department of Pharmacy at the University of Washington (UW). My research interests include comparative effectiveness research with a focus on health outcomes and survival analysis, statistical methods for biomarker development and evaluation, and precision medicine. I am also a Joint Assistant Member at the Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research (HICOR) at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. At HICOR, I have been involved in analyzing survival, costs and resource utilization in prostate and colorectal cancer, studying bankruptcy among cancer patients, using cure modeling to develop methods for economic analysis and investigating disparities in cancer treatment and outcomes.

Prior to this, I worked as a postdoctoral fellow under the supervision of Dr Patrick Heagerty at the Center for Biomedical Statistics in the UW Department of Biostatistics. My methodological research focused on the statistical evaluation of prognostic biomarkers and models for predicting survival outcomes. I also collaborated with academic investigators on the design and analysis of studies in cancer screening and treatment, chronic illness management and organ allocation.

Going back further, I completed my PhD in Biostatistics, also at UW, under the mentorship of Dr Margaret Pepe. My dissertation investigated the topic of combining biomarkers to improve performance in diagnostic medicine. Prior to starting graduate school, I received a BMath in Computer Science: Bioinformatics from the University of Waterloo, Canada. Over the course of my undergraduate degree, I completed internships at The Hospital for Sick Children, Cangene Corporation and The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.