Jeanne Kowalski, PhD

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Titles and Roles

Associate Professor, Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
Director, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Shared Resource
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
Research Program
Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics

Biography

Jeanne Kowalski, PhD, is the founding Director of the Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Shared Resource for the Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University. She holds a faculty appointment of Associate Professor in the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics at the Rollins School of Public Health. Prior to her arrival at Emory, Dr. Kowalski was Associate Professor in the Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins. She joined the faculty at Emory University in 2010 and is six years into leading a 10 member Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Share Resource. Prior to that Dr. Kowalski had been at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins for 10 years where she was Associate Professor in the Department of Oncology.

Education

Dr. Kowalski received her doctorate in statistics from the University of Pittsburgh, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University in the Biostatistics Department.

Research

Dr. Kowalski has served as a PI on grant proposals that span the development of methods to address HIV genetic diversity associated with resistance to protease inhibitors, the design and analysis of cancer stem cell trials, identifying markers associated with primary refractory AML, and defining markers of chemoresistance and outcome in triple negative breast cancer patients.  Most recently, she is working on the development of nonparametric, high-dimensional analysis methods to address associations between extreme variations in tumor and tumor response.

Publications

With more than 20 years of experience in the development, application and interpretation of statistical methods in cancer research, particularly as it relates to clinical associations with genomics data, Dr. Kowalski has published over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles, a graduate textbook on U-Statistics, holds three patents for biomarkers, and actively co-edits a book series, Applied Biostatistics and Bioinformatics in Cancer Research, in its fourth year of publication.
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