Kathryn (Benton) Colborn

Biostatistics Ph.D. Program
M.S.P.H., Biostatistics, Tulane University, 2005
B.S., Colorado State University, 2003
Email: 
benton [at] stat [dot] berkeley [dot] edu
Primary Research Area: 
Applied & Theoretical Statistics
Sub-Focus: 
Bioinformatics/Biostatistics
Dissertation: 
Statistical models for longitudinal analysis of single and mixed species infections
Dissertation Advisor: 
Terry Speed

I am a fourth year PhD candidate in Biostatistics. For the past three years I have collaborated with my advisor and our colleagues at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne, Australia and the Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research studying mixed species infections and clinical episodes of malaria caused by P. falciparum and P. vivax parasites in young Papua New Guinean children. More recently, we have been working on implementing bivariate Poisson mixture models to longitudinal and geographically clustered observations. My interests are broad, but the focus of my dissertation has been on longitudinal data analysis, integral approximation and MCMC methods for GLMMs and mixture models, and malaria epidemiology. I will be graduating in May, 2013.