Assistant Professor of Biostatistics
PhD. Statistics – UCLA – 2008
BA. Economics – Berkeley – 2004
I am interested in developing new statistical methodology and solving problems in policy and public health. My work has been motivated by a variety of topics including neuroscience, air pollution, smoking, and gun control. My contributions range from developments in foundational theory to analyses of current policy. The methodological focus of my dissertation research was concerned with tessellations of random point patterns, and I continue to develop related methods and theory.
I am also actively involved in open source education. David Diez and I co-founded OpenIntro to make educational resources free to use and easy to customize. The corner stone of this project is an elementary statistics text that is freely available on the web at openintro.org.