Research Experience

My research experience includes working with State Cancer Registry data for geographic cluster analysis and spatial statistics as well as application of machine learning techniques for variable selection and species distribution modeling.

06.2019 – 08.2019    Research Fellow, Research Foundation, Hunter College City University of New York & Fox Chase Cancer Center
Comparing geographic distribution of advanced prostate cancer defined by stage and/or Gleason grade: Implications for screening interventions in Pennsylvania. (Research Mentors: S. Lynch, K.A. Henry)

09.2018 – Present      Research Assistant, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA
Toward Precision Public Health. Understanding geographic disparities in Liver Cancer incidence rates in Pennsylvania in relation to neighborhood socio-demographic factors (Research Mentors: S. Lynch, K.A. Henry)

06.2018 – Present      Research Assistant, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Incorporating Residential Histories into Space-Time Models for Health Geographic Analysis. Understanding relation between Colon Cancer, Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma and residential history under consideration of Time-Varying Neighborhood Socioeconomic Status in New Jersey (Research Mentors: K.A. Henry, A. Stroup, S. Vucetic)
NSF Grant #1560888, Geography and Spatial Sciences Program (GSS), PI: K. A. Henry

06.2018 – 12.2018      Research Assistant, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA
Does the selection of neighborhood socioeconomic measures matter? Evaluating nSES indices in research on health disparities. (Research Mentors: S. Lynch, K.A. Henry)

06.2017 – 06.2017      Research Assistant, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Analysis of Breast Cancer incidence rates and survival in New Jersey (Research Mentors: K.A. Henry, S. Lynch, and A. Stroup)

10.2016 – 06.2017      Research Assistant, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
The diffusion of digital mammography in the United States (Research Mentor: K.A. Henry)

06.2016 – 06.2017      Research Assistant, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Big data science applications for understanding social and environmental risks for the transmission of Zika and other mosquito borne diseases in Eastern US (Research Mentors: V. Gutierrez, K.A. Henry)

03.2014 – 08.2016      Research Assistant, University of Hamburg, Germany
Potential and actual vegetation development of the Walnut Wildfruit Forest and Mountainous Summer Pastures in SW-Kyrgyzstan in post-Soviet period (Research Mentors: P. Borchardt and U. Schickhoff)

02.2012 – 04.2012      Research Participant, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Dune migration and its consequences in Curonian Spit: Evaluation and analysis of Holocene shifting dunes (Research Mentor: I. Buynevich)