Alessandra [Ali] Valcarcel

Born in Miami, FL

Lives in Philadelphia, PA


Education:

Ph.D. Biostatistics (anticipated 2020)
University of Pennsylvania

M.S. Biostatistics (2017)
University of Pennsylvania

B.A. Biology and Statistics (Honors) (2015)
University of Connecticut


Select Publications:

2018 - Neuroimage: Clinical. “A dual modeling approach to automatic segmentation of cerebral T2 hyperintensities and T1 black holes in multiple sclerosis.”

2018 - Journal of Neuroimaging. “MIMoSA: An Automated Method for Intermodal Segmentation Analysis of Multiple Sclerosis Brain Lesions.”

2017 - Frontiers in Genetics. “Illustrating, Quantifying and Correcting for Bias in Post-hoc Analysis of Gene-Based Rare Variant Tests of Association.”

2016 - BioMed Central. “A multistep approach to single nucleotide polymorphism–set analysis: an evaluation of power and type I error of gene-based tests of association after pathway-based association tests.”

2016 - BioMed Central. “A general method for combining different family-based rare-variant tests of association to improve power and robustness of a wide range of genetic architectures.”

For a complete listing of my publications please check out my Google Scholar Page.


Experience:

Graduate Student (2015 - present)
University of Pennsylvania

Teaching Assistant (2016 - 2018)
University of Pennsylvania

Educational Fellowship Recipient (2015 - 2017)
University of Pennsylvania


Programming:

Expert: R
Some experience: SAS, bash scripting, Python, MATLAB, Stata, HTML
Other tools: GitHub, LaTeX, Office Suite, RMarkdown


Contact Information:

Alessandra Valcarcel
Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology,
and Informatics
Perelman School of Medicine
218 Blockley Hall
423 Guardian Drive
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
Email: alval@pennmedicine.upenn.edu