I am a PhD student in the Department of Biostatistics. I grew up in Minnesota and received my BA from St. Olaf College, where I studied math, chemistry, and statistics.
I am advised by Dr. Peter Gilbert at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and we are developing semiparametric methods involving targeted maximum likelihood estimation to account for missing data and confounding in test negative design studies. We will apply these methods to assess causal vaccine effectiveness, booster effectiveness, and correlates of protection against COVID-19 using test negative design studies.
I have also worked as a research assistant for Dr. Lyndia Brumback at the Collaborative Health Studies Coordinating Center. We are investigating how arterial stiffness relates to hypertension and can inform risk assessment for cardiovascular disease using data from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis.
In my free time, I enjoy playing viola in small chamber groups, soccer, and board games.