Sarah Samorodnitsky

Hello!

I'm a 4th-year PhD student in the Division of Biostatistics at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN. I'm also an adjunct faculty member in the Graduate Programs in Software at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN.

I currently work with Dr. Eric Lock in the Division of Biostatistics and Dr. Christine Wendt at the University of Minnesota Medical School. I also work with Dr. Sandra Safo in the Division of Biostatistics and Dr. Chris Tignanelli at the University of Minnesota Medical School.

Research Interests

Methodological

  • Methods for multi-source and multi-way data integration

  • Bayesian machine learning methods

Applied

  • Pulmonary disease among patients who are HIV+ (e.g. COPD)

  • Longitudinal outcomes for patients with COVID-19

  • Cancer survivorship and personalized medicine

Other Academic Interests

Beyond research, I am interested in teaching statistics, encouraging others to pursue biostatistics as a career, and leveraging biostatistics to serve the community. This interest motivates me to help coordinate public outreach efforts by the Biostatistics Community Outreach and Engagement Committee at the University of Minnesota, as well as serve as a steering committee member of ENAR's Council for Emerging and New Statisticians (CENS).

Miscellaneous Interests

Outside of work, I enjoy running, reading books, photography*, and bird watching!

*Header photo was taken September 2020 on 35mm film at Tettegouche State Park, MN.