PhD Students

PhD Student Directory

 

R. Acosta

Rolando J. Acosta

Candidate, PhD in Biostatistics

roa310@g.harvard.edu

Year: 4  |  Advisor: Rafael Irizarry
Area of Research: Assessing Health Outcomes After Natural Disasters

 

J. Bather

Jemar Bather

Candidate, PhD in Biostatistics

jemar.bather@g.harvard.edu

Year: 3  |  Advisor: Paige Williams
Research: Statistical methods for addressing critical questions in evaluating adverse birth outcomes among mothers with HIV

 

J. Chang

Jerry (Chia-Rui) Chang

Candidate, PhD in Biostatistics

chiarui_chang@g.harvard.edu

Year: 2  |  Advisor: Rui Wang
Research: Robust weghting method to handle multilevel missing outcomes in cluster randomized trials

 

L. Chen

Kevin Lee Chen

Candidate, PhD in Biostatistics

kevinleechen@fas.harvard.edu

Year: 2  |  AdvisorRachel Nethery
Research: A space-time causal inference analysis of the differential impacts of COVID-19 lockdowns on PM2.5 levels in the United States

 

E. Cohn

Eric Cohn

Candidate, PhD in Biostatistics

ericcohn@g.harvard.edu

Year: 2  |  AdvisorJosé Zubizarreta
ResearchMatching techniques for generalization and individualization

 

B. Coker

Beau Coker

Candidate, PhD in Biostatistics

beaucoker@g.harvard.edu

Year: 3  |  Advisors: Brent Coull & Finale Doshi-Velez
Research: Variable selection in Bayesian neural networks

 

I. Degtiar

Irina Degtiar

Candidate, PhD in Biostatistics

idegtiar@g.harvard.edu

Year: 5  |  Advisors: Francesca Dominici & Sherri Rose
Research: Generalizability Methods for Estimating Causal Population Effects

 

E. Dunipace

Eric Dunipace

Candidate, PhD in Biostatistics

edunipace@g.harvard.edu

Year: 5  |  Advisor: Lorenzo Trippa
Research: Optimal Transport Methods for Statistical Inference

 

Patrick Emedom-Nnamdi

Patrick Emedom-Nnamdi

Candidate, PhD in Biostatistics

patrickemedom@g.harvard.edu

Year: 3  |  Advisor: Jukka-Pekka Onnela
Research: Approaches to digital phenotyping in patients with spine disease

 

I. Grabski

Isabella Grabski

Candidate, PhD in Biostatistics

isabellagrabski@g.harvard.edu

Year: 3  |  Advisors: Giovanni Parmigiani & Rafael Irizarry
Research: Statistical methods for single-cell data, and Bayesian multi-study machine learning for genomic applications

 

L. Han

Larry Han

Candidate, PhD in Biostatistics

larryhan@g.harvard.edu

Year: 3  |  AdvisorTianxi Cai
Research: Semi-supervised inference and distributed learning using electronic health records and optimal trial design

 

Linda Harrison

Candidate, PhD in Biostatistics

ljh916@g.harvard.edu

Year: 4  |  AdvisorRui Wang
Research: Power and Sample Size Calculations for Clinical Trials

 

I. Hossain

Intekhab Hossain

Candidate, PhD in Biostatistics

ihossain@g.harvard.edu

Year: 2  |  Advisors: John Quackenbush & Rebekka Burkholz
Research: Using neural ODEs to predict the dynamics of gene-regulatory networks

 

Linglin Huang

Candidate, PhD in Biostatistics

linglin_huang@g.harvard.edu

Year: 5  |  Advisor: Rafael Irizarry
Research: Single Cell RNA-Seq Data Analysis

 

S. Huo

Sijia Huo

Candidate, PhD in Biostatistics

sih373@g.harvard.edu

Year: 2  |  Advisor: Peter Kraft
Area of Research: An inference of the negative-selection level for cancer genomics and a fast Bayesian screen to identify pleiotropic loci and describe pleiotropic profiles

 

Gopal Kotecha

Candidate, PhD in Biostatistics

Year: 3  |  Advisor: Lorenzo Trippa
Research: Uncertainty directed factorial clinical trials

 

J. Larson

Jonathan Larson

Candidate, PhD in Biostatistics

jlarson01@g.harvard.edu

Year: 5  |  Advisor: Jukka-Pekka Onnela
Research: Network Methods in Infectious Disease Research

 

Jenny Lee

Candidate, PhD in Biostatistics

jenny_lee@g.harvard.edu

Year: 4  |  Advisors: Francesca Dominici & Rachel Nethery
Research: Health Effects of Air Pollution on Epigenetic and Respiratory Outcome in Children

 

Alexander Levis

Candidate, PhD in Biostatistics

alevis@g.harvard.edu

Year: 4  |  AdvisorSebastien Haneuse
Research: Robust Methods for Causal Inference and Missing Data in Electronic Health Record-Based Comparative Effectiveness Research

 

Daniel Li

Candidate, PhD in Biostatistics

danielli@g.harvard.edu

Year: 3  |  AdvisorXihong Lin
Research: Hospital volume, standardized infection ratio, and CMS reimbursement

 

H. Li

Hui Li

Candidate, PhD in Biostatistics

hui_li@g.harvard.edu

Year: 2  |  Advisor: Xihong Lin
Research: Evaluation of heritability estimation methods with application to UK biobank data

 

X. Li

Xihao Li

Candidate, PhD in Biostatistics

xihaoli@g.harvard.edu

Year: 5  |  Advisor: Xihong Lin
Research: Modern Statistical Methods for Genetics and Genomic Studies

 

Jane Liang

Candidate, PhD in Biostatistics

jwliang@g.harvard.edu

Year: 4  |  Advisor: Giovanni Parmigiani
Research: Innovative Approaches for Risk Assessment in Panel Gene Testing

 

G. Liu

Greyson (Gang) Liu

Candidate, PhD in Biostatistics

gangliu@g.harvard.edu

Year: 5  |  Advisor: Jukka-Pekka Onnela
Research: Smartphone-Based Digital Phenotyping

 

J. Luu

Jonathan Luu

Candidate, PhD in Biostatistics

jluu@g.harvard.edu

Year: 2  |  Advisor: Rui Wang
Research: Estimating the treatment effect in randomized trials with correlated time-to-event outcomes

 

L. Maleyeff

Lara Maleyeff

Candidate, PhD in Biostatistics

lmaleyeff@g.harvard.edu

Year: 2  |  Advisor: Rui Wang
Research: The effect of clustser size variability and intracluster correlation estimation on statistical power in HIV-prevention studies

 

Sean McGrath

Candidate, PhD in Biostatistics

sean_mcgrath@g.harvard.edu

Year: 2  |  Advisor: Rajarshi Mukherjee
Research: On undersmoothing and sample splitting for nonparametric functional estimation

 

I. Nogues

Isabelle-Emmanuella Nogues

Candidate, PhD in Biostatistics

inogues@g.harvard.edu

Year: 4  |  Advisor: Tianxi Cai
Research: Semi-supervised deep learning for predicting disease status using electronic health records

 

M. Ramchandran

Maya Ramchandran

Candidate, PhD in Biostatistics

maya_ramchandran@g.harvard.edu

Year: 4  |  Advisor: Giovanni Parmigiani
Research: Multi-Study Ensemble Learning Methods

 

H. Reeder

Harrison Reeder

Candidate, PhD in Biostatistics

reederh@g.harvard.edu

Year: 4  |  Advisor: Sebastien Haneuse
Research: Statistical and Machine-Learning Methods for Survival Analysis and Prediction under Semi-Competing Risks

Sara Sauer

Candidate, PhD in Biostatistics

ssauer@g.harvard.edu

Year: 5  |  AdvisorsGiovanni Parmigiani & Rafael Irizarry
Research: Cluster-Based Outcome-Dependent Sampling: Inference and Design Consideration

 

S. Shen

Shuting Shen

Candidate, PhD in Biostatistics

shs145@g.harvard.edu

Year: 3  |  Advisor: Xihong Lin
Research: Hypothesis tests for homogeneous stochastic block model

 

Andy Shi

Candidate, PhD in Biostatistics

andyshi@g.harvard.edu

Year: 5  |  AdvisorXihong Lin
Research: Joint Test for Association Between Multiple Phenotypes and Genotypes

 

D.Shyr

Derek Shyr

Candidate, PhD in Biostatistics

derek.shyr@mail.harvard.edu

Year: 3  |  Advisor: Xihong Lin
Research: Modern Statistical Methods for Genetics and Genomic Studies

 

A. Sonabend

Aarón Sonabend

Candidate, PhD in Biostatistics

asonabend@g.harvard.edu

Year: 5  |  Advisor: Tianxi Cai
Research: Reinforcement Learning for Dynamical Treatment Regimes

 

Y. Song

Yue Song

Candidate, PhD in Biostatistics

yus280@g.harvard.edu

Year: 3  |  AdvisorRui Wang
Research: Methods for Meta-Analysis and Modeling of HIV Viral Rebound

 

S. Stein

Shayna Stein

Candidate, PhD in Biostatistics

sstein@g.harvard.edu

Year: 5  |  Advisor: Franziska Michor
Research: Modeling Tumor Evolution and Response to Treatment

 

C. Wang

Cathy Wang

Candidate, PhD in Biostatistics

cathy.wang@mail.harvard.edu

Year: 3  |  AdvisorGiovanni Parmigiani 
Research: Meta-analysis of heterogeneous and aggregated colorectal cancer risk

 

S. Wu

Stephanie Wu

Candidate, PhD in Biostatistics

swu@g.harvard.edu

Year: 2  |  AdvisorMichael Hughes
Research: Development of a nested case-control study for correlated binary outcomes

 

X. Wu

Xiao Wu

Candidate, PhD in Biostatistics

wuxiao@g.harvard.edu

Year: 4  |  AdvisorFrancesca Dominici
Research: Causal Inference with Complex Exposures in Observational Studies

 

C. Xue

Catherine Xue

Candidate, PhD in Biostatistics

csxue@g.harvard.edu

Year: 2  |  Advisors: Jeffrey Miller & Scott Carter
Research: Statistically robust model selection for mutational signature discovery

 

Amy Zhou

Candidate, PhD in Biostatistics

amyzhou@g.harvard.edu

Year: 2  |  Advisor: Sharon-Lise Normand
Research: Modernizing risk adjustments for comparing hospitals

 

Luli Zou

Candidate, PhD in Biostatistics

zou@g.harvard.edu

Year: 3  |  Advisors: Martin Aryee Rafael Irizarry
Research: Random monoallelic gene expression in single cells