I am a second-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Statistics at the University of Michigan, working with Susan A. Murphy, Ph.D. on design and analysis methods for micro-randomized trials in the setting of mobile health interventions. I am a member of the Statistical Reinforcement Learning Lab at the University of Michigan.
Previously, I worked with Kelley M. Kidwell, Ph.D. in the Department of Biostatistics at Michigan. This work involved sample size calculation for sequential, multiple-assignment, randomized trials with binary outcomes, and collaboration on several projects with clinicians in the University of Michigan Cancer Center. My cancer-related work was done as a trainee on an NIH-funded training grant for cancer biostatistics1 NIH 5T32CA083654-12 (P.I. Jeremy M.G. Taylor, Ph.D.).
As an undergraduate at the University of Notre Dame, I worked with Seth N. Brown, Ph.D. on kinetics of reduction-oxidation reactions involving molybdenum complexes. I wrote my undergraduate thesis on Shannon entropy and its applications in combinatorics under the direction of David Galvin, Ph.D.
Key interests: Sequential decision making, dynamic treatment regimes, just-in-time adaptive interventions, sequential multiple assignment randomized trials, micro-randomized trials, clinical trials, experimental design, biostatistics
- Doctor of Philosophy (in progress) Statistics, University of Michigan
- Master of Science Biostatistics, University of Michigan, 2015
- Bachelor of Science Mathematics with Life Sciences, University of Notre Dame, 2013, cum laude