Associate 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
I am an Associate Professor at The Comparative Health Outcomes, Policy, and Economics (CHOICE) Institute, Department of Pharmacy at the University of Washington (UW). My research sits at the intersection of statistics, outcomes research and decision sciences. Specifically, my work focuses on biomarker-guided dynamic decision-making, development and evaluation of prediction models, and comparative effectiveness and outcomes research using large healthcare claims databases and EHR data. I was recently awarded a Method to Extend Research in Time (MERIT) R37 award from NCI to develop methods for identifying personalized risk-adaptive surveillance strategies among cancer survivors.

I also have a joint appointment at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, where I collaborate primarily with investigators at the Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research (HICOR). 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 completed a postdoctoral fellowship with 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.