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Biostatisticians

The Duke Translational Medicine Institute Biostatistics Core will have a team of biostatisticians dedicated to helping SCORES members with their research projects. These statisticians will hold regular office hours (by appointment) in the SCORES office. The SCORES Biostatistics office hours allow you to brainstorm with a biostatistician to figure out who the best collaborator is for your project.

Please submit a request to schedule time with a biostatistician during their office hours.

Schedule Biostatistics Appointment

Please view this PowerPoint presentation for more information about the DTMI Biostatistics Core.

Please submit a request for biostatistical support.

Biostatistician Support Request

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Read through the profiles below to find the statistician who best meets your research needs. If you have any specific questions about biostatistician collaborations, please contact Gina-Maria Pomann, PhD, Sr. Manager, DTMI Biostatistics Core. 

 
Gina-Maria Pomann, PhD

Biostatistician, Sr. Manager DTMI Biostatistics Core
Email: Gina-maria.pomann@duke.edu
Phone: 919-684-3135
 
Gina-Maria Pomann is a Senior Biostatistician and the Manager of the Duke Translational Medicine Institute Biostatistics Core. She earned her Ph.D in Statistics from North Carolina State University where she was an AT&T and National Science Foundation graduate research fellow. Her primary interests are in image analysis, functional data, case-control sampling, observational data, statistical education, and promoting diversity.

 
Alfredo Farjat, MS Financial Mathematics, PhD Statistics

Biostatistician III
Email: alfredo.farjat@duke.edu
Phone: 919-668-5895
SCORES Office Hours: by appointment only
 
Alfredo Farjat earned his PhD in Statistics from North Carolina State University and currently collaborates with researchers, residents, and clinicians on a wide variety of projects in the Department of Surgery, Department of Radiology, and Department of Neurology. His research experience and interests include: regression analysis, Bayesian analysis, spatial analysis, longitudinal analysis, generalized linear mixed models, variable selection, and quantitative genetics, among many others.

 

Hui-Jie Lee, PhD

Biostatistician III
Email: hui-jie.lee@duke.edu
Phone: 919-668-2453
SCORES Office Hours: by appointment only
 
Hui-Jie earned her PhD in Statistics from North Carolina State University. She has a mixed background with statistics, life science, and she made an extensive use of Java programming language for her Ph.D dissertation. She currently collaborates with researchers, clinicians, and residents in the Department of Surgery, Department of General Internal Medicine, Department of Pharmacy, and Department of Biostatistics in Duke. She has professional experience with MarketScan database, machine learning, propensity score modeling, survival analysis, and regression models.

 

Tracy Truong, MS Biostatistics

Biostatistician II
Email: tracy.truong@duke.edu 
Phone: 919-668-5897
SCORES Office Hours: by appointment only
 
Tracy Truong currently collaborates with clinicians, residents, and fellows in the Department of Surgery and Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Her professional experience includes data management, observational studies, genome-wide association with studies, with an emphasis on reproducibility research utilizing Sweave. Her research interests are in high dimensional data analysis, statistical genetics, and observational data.

 

Benjamin A. Goldstein, PhD

Assistant Professor of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
 
Dr. Benjamin Goldstein's primary interest is finding means to improve clinical decision making. He sees Electronic Health Records (EHR) as a key technology to provide clinicians with information about a patient's health status. His methodological interests are in evaluating the optimal way to use EHRs for the development of decision support tools (i.e. risk models). He is also interested in resolving challenges in analyzing data with EHRs. 
 

Maragatha Kuchibhatla, PhD

Associate Professor of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Senior Fellow in the Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development 
 
Dr. Maragatha Kuchibhatla's interests are statistical research methodology, analysis of repeated measures, latent growth curve models, latent class growth models, classification and regression trees, designing clinical trials, and designing clinical trials in psychiatry—both treatment and non-treatment trials in various comorbid populations.