I received my undergraduate degree in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Cornell University in 1994. After working in information technology industry I resumed my formal education at the University of Maryland. I completed my doctoral work in epidemiology focusing on genetic epidemiology and aging.
My primary academic research interests are in new inferential methods applied to go beyond correlation to causation. My approach to causal inference is at the crossroads of statistics, epidemiology and practical application.
Through my affiliation with the Program in Personalized and Genomic Medicine, I work together with a team to advance so-called personalized medicine into the real clinics to direct effect patient outcomes.
As the Associate Director of Research for the Maryland Center on Problem Gambling, I work towards the single goal of the Center: to minimize the problems associate with gambling. I oversee research in this area and take a direct leadership role in maintaining research resources across the State.