I am the Principal Statistician for the HRB Clinical Research Facility in Cork, Ireland, and a Senior Lecturer in Research Methods at UCC. I collaborate and consult on a large and varied portfolio of patient-focused and public health research projects. My primary goal is to work with investigators to help ensure that their study designs and methods for data analysis are appropriate.
I am also interested in methodological research, particularly in the areas of longitudinal and latent variable statistical modelling, and analysis of compositional data (e.g. body composition, microbiome studies). Lastly, I am a statistics editor for the Journal for the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, and conduct related research on the relationships between infant nutrition and growth with life long cardio-metabolic health.
PhD in Nutritional Epidemiology, 2009
University of North Carolina
MHS in International Health, 2003
Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
BA in Biology, 2001
Everywhere I look, people are saying there is something wrong with Science.
Welcome to the world of clinical trials. You’ve got a great idea that has real potential to improve health. But I have some bad news for you. Are you ready?
“Individuals engaging in ad hominem attacks in scientific discourse should be subject to censure.” From Issues with data and analyses: Errors, underlying themes, and potential solutions. Andrew W. Brown, Kathryn A. Kaiser, and David B. Allison. PNAS March 13, 2018. 115 (11) 2563-2570; published ahead of print March 12, 2018. That is a remarkable suggestion.