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I am an Associate Professor in the Division of Biostatistics at the University of Southern California (USC). My work focuses on on statistical methods and applications in environmental epidemiology and exhaled breath biomarkers. I lead an NIEHS-funded R01 on statistical methods for exhaled nitric oxide and I lead the statistical group working on methods for sensor-based, integrated health monitoring systems for measuring environmental, physiological, and behavioral factors in epidemiological studies of asthma in children.

Academic background. I completed my Ph.D. in Biostatistics at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, under the supervision of Dr. Tom Louis. I then spent two years as a postdoc at USC, under the mentorship of Dr. Kiros Berhane.

Personal background. I grew up in Seattle, living in Ballard and then on Bainbridge Island. I majored in Mathematics and French at Vassar College. I discovered Biostatistics during my junior year abroad in Paris. I love hiking, and most weekends you can find me on a trail in the San Gabriel mountains.