Alessandra [Ali] Valcarcel

Born in Miami, FL

Lives in Philadelphia, PA


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.


Graduate Student (2015 - present)
University of Pennsylvania

Teaching Assistant (2016 - 2018)
University of Pennsylvania

Educational Fellowship Recipient (2015 - 2017)
University of Pennsylvania


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