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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Biostatistics Collaboration Center
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BCC Members

The BCC consists of PhD-level faculty and Master’s level statisticians. Our faculty hold their own grants as PI, are leaders in professional organizations, include fellows of the American Statistical Association, and are internationally recognized biostatisticians. Our Master's level members, better known as Statistical Analysts, have several years of experience and are knowledgeable in numerous statistical software programs, including SAS, STATA, and R.

BCC Faculty

Leah J Welty, PhD

Leah J Welty, PhD

BCC Director, Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine (Biostatistics)

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Interests
Longitudinal, multi-level and mixed models; Reproducible Research; Health Disparities; Psychiatric Epidemiology; Environmental Health; Software Development
Lauren C Balmert, PhD

Lauren C Balmert, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine (Biostatistics)

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Interests
Time-to-event Analysis; Nonparametric Methodology; Pediatrics; Overdose Mortality; Health Disparities; Longitudinal Data Analysis
Jody D Ciolino, PhD

Jody D Ciolino, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine (Biostatistics)

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Interests
Clinical Trial Methodology; (Cluster) Randomization, Covariate Imbalance, Interim Analyses; Database Design/REDCap; Perinatal Health; Mood Disorders; Gastroenterology; Pediatrics
Kwang-Youn A Kim, PhD

Kwang-Youn A Kim, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine (Biostatistics)

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Interests
Statistical Genetics Methodology; Asthma; Cancer; Cardiovascular Disease; Genetics; Genomics; Health Literacy; Health Policy; Infectious Diseases; Pediatrics
Masha Kocherginsky, PhD

Masha Kocherginsky, PhD

Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine (Biostatistics)

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Interests
Clinical Trial Design and Analysis; Study design; Survival Analysis; Competing Risks; Accelerometry; Rehabilitation Medicine; Cancer;
Mary J Kwasny, ScD

Mary J Kwasny, ScD

Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine (Biostatistics)

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Interests
Anthropometric Measures; Gastroenterology; Behavioral Interventions; Neurology; Gestational Weight Gain; Statistical Outreach; Missing Data; Measurement Error; Longitudinal Data Analysis; Study Design
Julia Lee, PhD, MPH

Julia Lee, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine (Biostatistics)

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Interests
Osteoarthritis; Physical Activity; Accelerometer; Methodological Issues for Risk Prediction; Statistical Methods in Epidemiology; Longitudinal Data Analysis
Lucia C Petito, PhD

Lucia C Petito, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine (Biostatistics)

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Interests
Statistics in Epidemiology; Survival Analysis; Study Design; Longitudinal Data Analysis; Cardiovascular Disease; Observational Data; Reproducible Research; Causal Inference
Lutfiyya Muhammad, PhD, MPH

Lutfiyya Muhammad, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine (Biostatistics)

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Interests
Linear Mixed Models; Truncated Data; Missing Data; Rheumatology; Health Disparities

BCC Master's-level Staff

David A Aaby, MS

David A Aaby, MS

Biostatistician

Interests
Psychiatry; Health Disparities; HIV/AIDS; Longitudinal Models; Missing Data
Software
R, SAS, Stata
Liqi Chen, MS

Liqi Chen, MS

Statistical Analyst

Interests
Survival Analysis; Health Disparities; Pediatrics; Rehabilitation; Women’s Health Issues; Oncology
Software
R, SAS
Daniel Erickson, MS

Daniel Erickson, MS

Database Team Leader

Interests
Database Design; Data Quality Control; Lupus; HIV/AIDS; Cardiovascular Disease; Geographical Information Systems
Software
Oracle, SQL, REDCap, ArcGIS
Elizabeth L Gray, MS

Elizabeth L Gray, MS

Senior Statistical Analyst

Interests
Longitudinal Data Analysis; Reproducible Research; Biomarker Development and Validation; Health Disparities; Women’s Health Issues; Oncology; Psychiatry
Software
R, SAS, Stata, REDCap
Nicola Lancki, MPH

Nicola Lancki, MPH

Senior Statistical Analyst

Interests
Statistical Methods in Epidemiology; Study Design; Social Network Analysis; Database Design/REDCap; Health Disparities; HIV/Infectious diseases; Cardiovascular Disease
Software
Stata, SAS, R, SQL
Nina Srdanovic, MS

Nina Srdanovic, MS

Statistical Analyst

Interests
Study design; Clinical Trial Analysis; Rehabilitation; Health Disparities; Psychiatry; Pediatrics
Software
R, SAS
Chen Yeh, MS

Chen Yeh, MS

Statistical Analyst

Interests
Longitudinal Analysis, Clinical Trials Analysis
Software
R, SAS
Kate Zumpf, MS

Kate Zumpf, MS

Statistical Analyst

Interests
Longitudinal Data Analysis, Behavioral Health, Pediatrics, Cardiovascular Disease
Software
R, SAS, Stata

BCC Administration

Ashley Knudson

Ashley Knudson

Business Coordinator

Interests
Recharge Billing; Financial Operations; Research Administration; Project Management; Marketing and Outreach
Regine Sian, BS

Regine Sian, BS

Assistant Research Administrator

Interests
Grants Management; Pre-award; Subcontracts; Other Support Pages; Biosketches; Projections; Operations Support
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