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Leah Andrews

Leah Andrews
Leah
Andrews
She/Her/Hers
PhD
Email
landrew2@uw.edu
About

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 currently working with Dr. Peter Gilbert at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center to estimate COVID-19 vaccine efficacies by virus features using test negative designs. We are developing methods involving targeted maximum likelihood estimation to flexibly and robustly account for missing virus sequences and confounders. We will evaluate our methods on a subset of Johnson & Johnson ENSEMBLE Phase 3 trial participants as if they were sampled from a test negative design.

I am also working as a research assistant under 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 and playing soccer.

Education
BA
Mathematics and Chemistry
St. Olaf College
2019