Erika Braithwaite, PhD
I obtained my bachelors and master’s in psychology and then completed a PhD in Epidemiology at McGill University. My journey from the social sciences to the biomedical field has helped me gain a host of expertise related to study design, such as clinical trials, statistical modelling techniques drawn from causal inference and econometrics.
The common thread to all the fun things I get to do in my everyday? Data. When I’m not playing with numbers (which is rare), I’m googling pictures of dogs, doing gymnastics or playing with makeup (coming soon - makeup and data collide!)
Kathryn Morrison, PhD, AStat
My training is in biostatistics, epidemiology, and geographic information science. I finished my PhD in February 2017. I’m especially interested in predictive analytics, Bayesian inference, spatio-temporal modelling, and modern approaches to data visualisation.
As the famous* John Tukey said, the best thing about being a statistician is that you get to play in everyone’s backyard. I’ve worked with data from infectious diseases and environmental health to pharmacoepidemiology, social sciences and biotechnology.
I’m an avid R programmer and I've benefited greatly from the online, open-source R community. I strongly believe in reproducible research practices and try to make my work as accessible as possible. I also love knitting, yoga, podcasts, and dogs.
*Yes, there are famous statisticians.