Emily Voldal

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I am a second year PhD student in the Biostatistics department at the University of Washington. I currently am interested in a wide variety of fields within biostatistics, but in the past I’ve enjoyed projects involving clinical trials and circular statistics. I work as a research assistant with Patrick Heagerty and Jim Hughes, studying stepped wedge cluster randomized trials. So far I have been doing simulation studies on the relationship between study design and power. I have also been updating and extending the swCRTdesign package and developing a Shiny app to do stepped wedge power calculations, with the goal of making stepped wedge simulation and analyses easier in R and more accessible to researchers who prefer not to use R.

Before moving to Seattle for graduate school, I lived in Minnesota. I graduated from St. Olaf College in 2016, where I spent two years working in the Center for Interdisciplinary Research, studying the randomness of head direction cells in anesthetized rats. I also attended the University of Minnesota SIBS program in 2015.

In my spare time, I enjoy hiking, baking, and screen printing, and I play the euphonium.

I am a second year PhD student in the Biostatistics department at the University of Washington. I currently am interested in a wide variety of fields within biostatistics, but in the past I’ve enjoyed projects involving clinical trials and circular statistics. I work as a research assistant with Patrick Heagerty and Jim Hughes, studying stepped wedge cluster randomized trials. So far I have been doing simulation studies on the relationship between study design and power. I have also been updating and extending the swCRTdesign package and developing a Shiny app to do stepped wedge power calculations, with the goal of making stepped wedge simulation and analyses easier in R and more accessible to researchers who prefer not to use R.

Before moving to Seattle for graduate school, I lived in Minnesota. I graduated from St. Olaf College in 2016, where I spent two years working in the Center for Interdisciplinary Research, studying the randomness of head direction cells in anesthetized rats. I also attended the University of Minnesota SIBS program in 2015.

In my spare time, I enjoy hiking, baking, and screen printing, and I play the euphonium.