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Taylor Okonek

Taylor Okenek
Taylor
Okonek
She/Her/Hers
PhD
Email
tokonek@uw.edu

Magnuson Health Sciences Center -T Wing
1959 NE Pacific Street
Seattle, WA 98105
United States

About

I am a PhD student in the Biostatistics department. I completed my undergraduate degree in Mathematics and Religion, with a concentration in Statistics at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. I grew up on Madeline Island, WI, and in St. Paul, MN. 

I'm currently working as a research assistant under the supervision of Jon Wakefield. Our work focuses on spatio-temporal methods for under-5 mortality estimation and HIV prevalence estimation, primarily in sub-Saharan Africa. We are currently developing methodology for benchmarking subnational estimates to national level estimates. This work is particularly important in the realm of official statistics, where a certain level of agreement between national level estimates and subnational estimates is often required. 

In my spare time I enjoy rock climbing, knitting, cooking, hiking, and backpacking.

Education
BA
Mathematics and Religion
St. Olaf College