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  • Virginia Commonwealth University, 2019, PhD
  • University of Virginia, 2012, BA


ASCP Certified Cytogenetics Technologist (2013-present)

Research Interests

  • Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetic Epidemiology
  • Epidemiology and Nosology of Perinatal Psychopathology
  • Leveraging Multidimensional Data (e.g., Electronic Health Records, PsychENCODE, PHANTOM, 1KGP) to Explore Genetic, Epigenetic, and Environmental Influences on Complex Trait Development
  • Open Science Software Development
  • Ethical Data Visualization Practices

Research Description

The primary focus of my research is understanding how inter-individual differences in genetic factors and environmental exposures jointly contribute to variance in the risk, presentation, and severity of complex traits like perinatal depression and preterm birth. The work has supported a strong interest in using, developing, and promoting open science methods to increase the credibility and reproducibility of biomedical research findings. As part of the Data Science Laboratory at VCU, I have been able to invest substantial effort in promoting open science methodology through course work, seminars, and consultations. I am particularly excited about academic outreach programs like the ReproducibiliTea journal club, which will begin in the Spring 2020.


Selected Publications

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