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Emily Voldal

Emily Voldal
Emily
Voldal
PhD
Email
voldal@uw.edu
UW Box Number
Box 351617

University of Washington Department of Biostatistics
Hans Rosling Center for Population Health, 3980 15th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98195-7232
United States

CV
Voldal CV.pdf101.55 KB
About

I am a PhD student in the Biostatistics department at the University of Washington.  I am studying stepped wedge cluster randomized trials under the guidance of my advisor Dr. James Hughes, in collaboration with Dr. Patrick Heagerty.  Currently, I am interested in different types of misspecification and studying new robust methods for analyzing these trials.  

Through my RA appointment at the Center for Biomedical Statistics, I have been working on data analysis and manuscript preparation for the Comparison of Outcomes of antibiotic Drugs and Appendectomy (CODA) trial.  Right now, I am focusing on identifying factors associated with long-term appendectomy in patients who were randomized to antibiotics to help inform clinical decision-making.

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 with my dog, Stellaluna.

Education
BA
Math and Biology
St. Olaf College