My central research focus is to develop and apply innovative statistical methods to solve challenging data analysis problems in three biomedical research areas: 1) high-throughput metagenomics/microbiome/genetics data analysis, 2) complex survey methodology, and 3) biomedical collaborative research.
I am the director of Metagenomic/Microbiomic Data Analysis Group in Department of Population health. With NIH’s support, my research group has been focused on developing novel statistical methods in analyzing metagenomics and microbiome data, including microbiome association test, longitudinal microbiome data analysis, and microbiome causal/mediation modeling. We work closely with various NYULMC research labs to insure that the latest statistical methods are incorporated for optimal experimental design and downstream data analysis. We develop best practice data analysis pipelines for a variety of experimental designs that integrate proprietary software from the existing microbiome data analysis platform and the best Open Source tools, as well as software developed within our group.
Associate Professor, Department of Population Health
Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Medicine
PhD from University of Maryland
National Cancer Institute, Biostatistics Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics
Microbiome. 2017 Apr 24; 5(1):45-45
Genetic epidemilogy. 2016 Nov; 40(7):579-590
Genetic epidemilogy. 2017 Sep 5; ?-?
Microbiome. 2017 Aug 25; 5(1):108-108
Arteriosclerosis, thrombosis, & vascular biology. 2017 Jun 22; 37(8):1536-1547
Molecular microbiology. 2017 May 3; 105(2):227-241
Weight Loss and Self-Efficacy in Obese/Overweight Patients with Type 2 Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease in a Lifestyle Intervention Pilot Study [Meeting Abstract]
FASEB journal. 2017 APR; 31:?-?