Available to Supervise on New Projects:
I am currently looking for multiple graduate students (current and prospective) for the following projects (with methodologic focuses within epidemiologic contexts):
  • Improving Causal Inference Methods in Statistics for Analyzing High-dimensional / Big Data. See publication from a related project here:
Related project

  • Developing and Evaluating Causal Inference Methods for Pragmatic Trials to address nonadherence. See a brief introduction to some of the basic ideas in the following video:

Causal inference in pragmatic trials

  • Applying Machine Learning Methods in Mediation Analysis for Extracting Causal Explanations from Large Healthcare Databases. See one of our previous applications of such mediation methods. 
Mediation Analysis

Please read the following first, and follow the instructions to apply:

Graduate students in statistics, biostatistics, epidemiology, economics or computer science with some methodological expertise in statistics and statistical software are encouraged to contact me directly; particularly those with some of the following skills: 
  • making data requests, 
  • extracting analytic data from administrative / survey databases, 
  • running statistical analyses, 
  • coding statistical estimators, 
  • conducting simulation studies, 
  • excellent scientific writing, 
  • ability to work on a multidisciplinary team. 
Interested candidates should email me (at my UBC email address) the following: 
  1. a cover letter, mentioning whether you are interested in an MSc or a PhD program,
  2. a complete CV (including publication & award list, if any), 
  3. copy of the unofficial transcripts (post-secondary), and 
  4. list of research / work experiences in healthcare related settings (if any)
  5. If you are coming from an institution where English is not used as the first language, please also include your TOEFL (iBT), IELTS or equivalent scores. Please check out these websites for MSc and PhD requirements for SPPH, UBC (see under 'Requirements' section). Note that the requirements vary by department (e.g., check for Statistics).
Please check out my G+PS profile for my research interests, as well as my previous publications
Only candidates shortlisted will be contacted