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 Expert  732459

Expert in Statistics, Biostatistics, Spatial Statistics, Environmental Data

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Washington (WA)
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Expert is an associate professor of Biostatistics in one of the top departments in the country. His primary area of expertise is spatial statistics and its application to air pollution and environmental epidemiology. His peer-reviewed research has been published in high impact Statistics, Biostatistics, Environmental Health, and Epidemiology journals, and he is sought after as an international authority on statistical methods for air pollution cohort studies. His current methodological projects include spatio-temporal exposure modeling; measurement error correction; dimension reduction for spatially misaligned data; optimal exposure prediction modeling for health effect inference; and control for unmeasured spatial and/or temporal confounding. In addition to his research in air pollution, Expert is currently collaborating on genome-wide association studies, cardiovascular disease in patients with chronic kidney disease, and optimization of HIV treatment regimes in Africa. Expert has a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics, and prior to coming to Expert's University, he worked at MIT Lincoln Laboratory for seven years, where he engaged in mathematical modeling and policy consulting on national security issues.







environmental health


mathematical modeling


spatial statistics

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Seattle, Washington;  Tacoma, Washington;  Bellevue, Washington;  Everett, Washington;  Federal Way, Washington;  Kent, Washington;  Yakima, Washington;  Bellingham, Washington;  Lakewood, Washington;  and Renton, Washington.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1999   Ph.D   Applied Mathematics   Brown University  
1994   M.Sc   Applied Mathematics   Brown University  
1993   B.A.   Mathematics   University of California, San Diego  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2015 to


(Undisclosed University)




Associate Professor


Expert conducts methodological and collaborative research in Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Environmental Health. He supervises graduate students and post-doctors fellows and teaches graduate courses in Biostatistics and Statistics. Example course include special topics in Covariate Measurement Error and Advanced Regression Methods for Dependent Data. He is active in the university's statistical consulting program, which provides free consulting services across the university.

2009 to 2015


(Undisclosed University)




Assistant Professor


Same responsibilities as Associate Professor.

2006 to 2009


(Undisclosed University)




Post-doctoral Fellow


Expert conducted post-doctoral research in biostatistics.

1999 to 2006


Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)


Lincoln Laboratory


Research Staff Member


Expert managed projects in biological detection technology, population health surveillance, and air defense modeling. He conducted mathematical modeling and scientific consulting on national security issues, primarily bio-terrorism defense and air vehicle survivability. He regularly briefed senior government leadership on findings from scientific studies.

Career Accomplishments:

American Statistical Association (2009 – present) International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (2009 – present)

Professional Appointments

Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has 50 publications, of which 40 are peer-reviewed journal articles; 1 is a peer-reviewed report; 5 are working papers and/or technical reports; and 2 are non-refereed scholarly publications. He has given 12 invited conference presentations, has participated in 8 invited research workshops, and has delivered 14 invited seminars.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert has consulted independently for the following clients:Gilbane Properties, Providence, RI (February 1996 – October 1996)MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, MA (September 2006 – April 2007)Black Hills Center for American Indian Health, Rapid City, SD (May 2007 – October 2007)
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Summary of Activities at MIT Lincoln Laboratory (1999 – 2006)

Management - Managed projects in biological detection technology, population health surveillance, and air defense modeling. - Supervised activities of doctoral level and junior staff members on research and analysis assignments. - Interacted with senior government officials up to four-star general to communicate project status and results and to plan future activities. - Negotiated contracts with outside organizations that provided specialized services in human factors, survey techniques, and specific sensor technologies.

Research and Development - Initiated development of a model for epidemic progression and public health response and directed ongoing model enhancements and applications to bio-defense analyses. - Designed techniques for applying syndromic surveillance to post-detection attack characterization. - Led successful effort to discriminate between biological and non-biological materials using a machine-learning approach to GC-MS measurements. - Developed mathematical model based on physics and available measurements to describe all phases of engagement by a planned U.S. directed energy weapon system. - Authored tactical air defense command and control simulation and managed implementation by a team of software engineers.

Government Studies - Delivered technology requirements for urban biodefense to the Science and Technology office in the Department of Homeland Security. Conclusions impacted policy making in outdoor aerosol monitoring, LIDAR employment, and public health surveillance. - Led six month study of future air defense threats to U.S. military aircraft. Tasking from the Director of Defense Research and Engineering and the Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence. Final briefing praised by the Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence as “the best technical analysis I've seen in years.” - Directed system analysis team as part of a multi-year investigation of potential countermeasures to a planned U.S. directed energy weapon. Briefed findings to senior government leadership and responded to specific analysis requests from the Chief of Staff of the Air Force.


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