I am most interested in developing semiparametric efficiency theory and nonparametric statistical methods in causal inference and survival analysis. As a postdoc, I am working with faculty affiliated with the Center for Causal Inference at the University of Pennsylvania to develop novel statistical theory and methods for problems in causal inference. At the moment, I am working with Dylan Small on projects relating to inference on monotone density ratio functions and testing global null hypotheses with continuous exposures. I am also working with researchers and clinicians in the Pediatric IDEAS research group at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to develop and apply statistical methods to address questions relating to the prevention and treatment of fungal and bacterial infections.
My dissertation work, advised by Marco Carone, was at the intersection of targeted learning and shape-constrained estimation. I developed general theory for nonparametric inference on monotone functions, and used this theory to study a variety of problems in causal inference and survival analysis with observational data. You can find arXiv preprints of my three dissertation papers here, here, and here. In the early years of my Ph.D I worked as an RA for Tyler McCormick on statistical models for social networks and the asymptotic theory of variational estimators.
Although I aim to develop general-purpose statistical methods with applications in a variety of disciplines, I also strive to have an impact in science. During my the latter half of my Ph.D, I worked as an RA at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center on efficacy trials of candidate vaccines for HIV and dengue fever. One of the projects I worked on under the direction of Peter Gilbert and Alex Luedtke was targeted minimum loss-based estimation of the risk and safety of the CYD-TDV dengue vaccine by baseline serostatus, where baseline serostatus was not measured for all participants. The details of our methods and results can be found here. I also worked on the comparison of the durability of immune responses in treatment arms in early-phase vaccine trials with Holly Janes and Michal Juraska, the results of which can be found here.
I am excited to share that I will be starting as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in Fall 2019!