Biostatistics Welcomes New Hires

The Department of Biostatistics is pleased to welcome our newest faculty, Assistant Professor Lorin Crawford and Assistant Professor Jon Steingrimsson and our Biostatistics/Data Science Post-Doctoral Fellow, Alice Paul.

Dr. Lorin Crawford, Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, tenure-track, received his PhD in 2017 from the Department of Statistical Science at Duke University. He also received his Bachelors of Science degree in Mathematics, Summa Cum Laude, from Clark Atlanta University. Dr. Crawford’s main area of research involves the development of novel and efficient statistical methodologies to address complex problems in quantitative genetics, cancer pharmacology, molecular genomics, and radiogenomics. He works on the forefront of statistics and machine learning to find innovative solutions to better model new types of biological information and facilitate ground-breaking discoveries. Dr. Crawford will begin teaching in the Spring 2018 semester. In his free time, Dr. Crawford enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, as well as playing and watching sports.

Dr. Jon Steingrimsson, Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, tenure-track, received his PhD from Cornell University in 2015 and has held a post-doctoral fellow position with Johns Hopkins’ Department of Biostatistics for the past two years.  Dr. Steingrimsson’s previous work has focused on design and analysis of clinical trials, building risk prediction models in the presence of censoring, and improving efficiency when some observations are only partially observed. He has published in journals such as the Journal of the American Statistical Association and Statistics in Medicine and he will add to the depth of the Department in the area of Data Science through his knowledge of machine learning methods. Dr. Steingrimsson will begin teaching in the Fall 2017 semester as instructor of the Department’s Linear Models course. During his free time, Dr. Steingrimsson enjoys watching and playing sports.

Dr. Alice Paul joins the Department as a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Biostatistics and in partnership with Brown’s Data Science Initiative (DSI).  Dr. Paul received her PhD in Operations Research and Information Engineering from Cornell University in May 2017.  She will be working closely with Brown’s DSI in the organization of lectures and events and will contribute to the Department’s Data Science course development and teaching.  Dr. Paul will be mentored by and conduct collaborative research with Professor Pedro Felzenszwalb at the School of Engineering.   During her downtime, she enjoys running and walking her dog, Boo.