Brandon Butcher

Brandon Butcher, Ph.D. student, Biostatistics

Tells stories with data

• What is your area of research or scholarship? My area of research is biostatistics where I develop and apply statistical methodology with applications in public health, injury prevention, cancer genetics, and biomedical imaging.
• In simple terms, why does this research matter? This research matters since the appropriate application of biostatistics in these area is able to infer meaningful insight about the underlying phenomenon, which can be used to inform interventions and policies to improve people’s lives.
• What is your degree program and expected graduate date? Ph.D. program in Biostatistics, Expected graduation: May 2019.
• Hometown: Belmond, IA.
• Faculty mentor/advisor: Brian J. Smith.
• What are your career goals? My career goals are to develop and apply biostatistical methods and software for real-world applications that can have a direct, positive impact on people’s lives.

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