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About Us

Sara Gottlieb-Cohen, PhD

Manager of Statistical Support Services

Sara is the Manager of Statistical Support Services at Yale University and holds a PhD in cognitive psychology from the University of California, Berkeley. Her research interests fall at the intersection of psychology and philosophy and her graduate work investigated how people think about science and the limits of scientific knowledge. She holds expertise in experimental design and analysis, and has taught data analysis and statistics at the undergraduate and graduate level. She looks forward to helping patrons with a range of statistical and programming needs.

Our Consultant Team

Our consultation team consists of graduate students from across Yale University.

Each consultant is able to discuss basic statistical and data analytic techniques. However, when you are looking for help with a specific program or topic, we encourage you to find the right consultant and check our schedule before you visit.

What expertise are you looking for?

Our consultants have a working knowledge of many techniques and tools. However, they also have expertise on specific tools and methodologies, do their own research in particular academic fields, and provide consultation services at different locations across campus.

Because of this, we suggest you find the best match for your particular needs before coming to one of our walk-in sessions. 

Please email statlab@yale.edu with questions about meeting with a specific consultant. Direct emails to consultants will not get a prompt reponse.

Rosie Aboody

  • Department: Psychology
  • Software and Computing Topics: Excel, Python, Qualtrics, R, ggplot, MTurk
  • Methodological Topics: Basic parametric tests, regression analysis, mixed-effects/hierarchical models, power analysis, experimental design, ggplot, Amazon Mechanical Turk, Qualtrics, basic commands in Python and cluster computing/Yale HPC
  • Interests: Psychology, cognitive science
  • Spoken Languages: English

Kevin Anderson

  • Department: Psychology
  • Software and Computing Topics: Excel, MATLAB, Pythin, Qualtrics, R, SPSS, fMRI, bath/unix, AFNI, SPM, FSL, Freesurfer, PsychoPy, RShiny, Yale HPC
  • Methodological Topics: Experimental design, regression, ggplot, task/resting-state/structural MRI, limma, edgeR, graph theory, network analysis, RNAseq/microarray analysis, API interfaces, text/web scraping, eQTL, Adobe Illustrator, numpy, scipy, human connectome project tools/data visualization, ANOVA, plink, gene imputation, heritability analysis, OpenMx, cluster computing/Yale HPC
  • Interests: Psychology, neuroscience, genetics
  • Spoken Languages: English

En Cheng

  • Department: Chronic Disease Epidemiology
  • Software and Computing Topics: SAS, R, Python, SPSS, Excel
  • Methodological Topics: Regression analysis, eperimental analysis, sampling, causal inference with observational data, machine learning, GWAS, resampling methods
  • Interests: Oncology, epidemiology, clinical epidemiology, randomized trials
  • Spoken Languages: English, Chinese

Margret Erlendsdottir

  • Department: School of Medicin/Biostatistics 
  • Software and Computing Topics: R, SAS, LaTeX, Excel
  • Methodological Topics: Causal inference and study design in observational studies, regression modeling (generalized linear models, hierarchical/multilevel models, feature selection and penalized regression), survival analysis, machine learning, Bayesian inference, graphical models
  • Interests: Comparative effectiveness and causal inference in large clinical datasets, meta-analysis and creation of clinical guidelines, time-varying treatments and confounding, hypertension and cardiovascular medicine 
  • Spoken Languages: English

Jilllian Foster

  • Department: Political Science
  • Software and Computing Topics: NVivo, Excel, Stata, R, ODK
  • Methodological Topics: Mixed-methods research design and data analysis, qualitative methods for social science research, mixed-methods and qualitative causal inference 
  • Interests: Political violence, political behavior, political psychology
  • Spoken Languages: English

Henry Glick

  • Department: Forestry and Environmental Studies (FES)
  • Software and Computing Topics: ArcGIS, Excel, Python, QGIS, R, ENVI, Google EarthEngine, AWS, ModelBuilder
  • Methodological Topics: GIS, remote sensing, UAV image processing, map algebra, regression analysis, distrubtive/parallel computing, cartography
  • Interests: Spatial analysis of all flavors, environmental modeling, big data, forest biomass
  • Spoken Languages: English

Lauren Patrick

  • Department: Psychology
  • Software and Computing Topics: Excel, Python, R, SPSS, Qualtrics, bash/unix, AFNI, FSL, PsychoPy, jupyter notebooks, scikit-learn
  • Methodological Topics: Experimental design and analysis, regression analysis, machine learning, fMRI, cluster computing/Yale HPC
  • Interests: Psychology, neuroscience, behavioral economics 
  • Spoken Languages: English