Principal Biostatistician, Novartis
Graduate, Division of Biostatistics and Health Data Science, University of Minnesota
I am a Principal Biostatistician with Novartis in East Hanover, New Jersey, working on drug development in immunology.
I grew up in Plano, Texas and attended the University of Oklahoma for my undergraduate degrees in economics and mathematics. I attended the University of Minnesota for my PhD in biostatistics.
My research interests include methods for analyzing high-dimensional "omics" data, statistical learning, and Bayesian inference. My research experience includes TRACK-FA, a study on Friedreich's ataxia; using Bayesian Additive Regression Trees (BART) to classify pathogens in pediatric gastroenteritis as well as cardiovascular epidemiology projects involving the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study.
In 2021, I interned with Medtronic, where I curated a digital library of articles and tutorials on missing data methods.
In 2023, I interned with Eli Lilly and Co. working on a project for modeling dose-response curves in early phase clinical trials.
Ph.D, Biostatistics, University of Minnesota, November 2023
B.S. in Mathematics, University of Oklahoma, May 2018
B.A., Economics, University of Oklahoma, May 2018
Kim J, Wang W, Norby FL, Zhang M, Alonso A, Lutsey PL, Soliman EZ, Wolfson J, Chen LY, "Diurnal Circadian Variations in Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study," Journal of Electrocardiology, 2020. PMID: 33171399
I served on the 2021-2022 Minneapolis Redistricting Group, which redrew the boundaries of the city's Park Board districts and City Council wards. More information on my redistricting page.
In July of 2022 I was appointed by the mayor and city council of Minneapolis to the city's Housing and Rent Stabilization Working Group, for the purpose of working with various city stakeholders to perform a full ﬁscal analysis on the possible impact of rent stabilization and creating a report with policy recommendations.
In January of 2024 I was appointed by the Mayor of Morristown to the town's Environmental Commission, which oversees the protection, development or use of natural resources, including water resources, located within the territorial limits of Morristown, New Jersey.