Associate Professor, Department of Statistical Sciences and Operations, Research Department of Supply Chain Management and Analytics, Virginia Commonwealth UniversityBiography
Paul Brooks is the Statistics and Analysis Team Leader for the NIH-funded Multi-omic Microbiome Study-Pregnancy Initiative (MOMS-PI, vmc.vcu.edu) and is a fellow of the Center for the Study of Biological Complexity at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He recently returned to VCU after serving as a visiting research fellow at the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI) where he led working groups in developing methods for analyzing microbiome data as part of the Beyond Bioinformatics program. He received a Ph.D. in operations research from Georgia Tech, and in his research has used optimization to design new data analysis methods and has applied them to biomedical data. Recently, he has worked to bring perspectives from industrial statistics to bear on interpretation of life sciences data.