Our Consultant Team

Our Consultant Team

The StatLab consultant team is made up of staff and graduate students from across Yale University.

Each of consultants is able to discuss basic statistical analysis and data analysis techniques. However, when you are looking for help with a specific topic or in a particular program, we encourage you to find the right consultant before you come.

What expertise are you looking for?

Our consultants have a working knowledge of many techniques and tools. However, they also have a particular focus on specific tools and methodologies, they do their research in particular academic fields, and they work out of different locations on campus.

Because of this, we suggest you find the best match for your need before coming to our Walk-In Help sessions. Use the buttons below to find that match.

Please email statlab@yale.edu with questions about meeting with a specific consultant. Direct emails to consultants will not get a prompt response. Appointments are currently not available through the Walk-In Help service.

Jonathan Olmsted

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Software & Computing Topics: Excel, LaTeX, MATLAB, Python, R, Stata, JAGS, Stan, C++ & Rcpp, HPC, slurm, bash, scripting (in general), building automatic analysis pipelines and workflows, parallel computing (generally), git
Methodological Topics: Bayesian inference, simulation-based methods, causal inference with observational data, latent variable models, item response theory, multi-dimensional scaling, multi-level regression & post-stratification (MRP), hierarchical models
Interests: computational social science
Spoken Languages: English

Fabian Schellhaas

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Department: Psychology
Software & Computing Topics: Excel, Qualtrics, R, SPSS, ggplot, MTurk, Amos, G*Power, Python, git
Methodological Topics: regression, linear mixed/hierarchical modeling, ANOVA, moderation/mediation, structural equation modeling, factor analysis, data viz (ggplot), experimental design, survey design, crowdsourcing, meta-analysis, complex organizational data
Interests: Social identity, intergroup bias, collective action, applied social science
Spoken Languages: English, German, Dutch, French

Henry Glick

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

Mengting Gu

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Department: Computational Biology, Bioinformatics
Software & Computing Topics: Excel, LaTeX, MATLAB, Python, R, C, Perl, ggplot
Methodological Topics: Regression, Statistical tests, Genomics analysis, Machine learning methods, eQTL
Interests: ENCODE project. Human genomics. Brain function and genomics
Spoken Languages: English, Mandarin Chinese

Elena Khusainova

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Department: Statistics and Data Science
Software & Computing Topics: LaTeX, Python, R, shiny, jupyter notebooks
Methodological Topics: Data scraping (R, Python), vizualization (ggplot, grid, shiny, ggviz), random forests
Interests: Respondent driven sampling, spectral methods, random matrices
Spoken Languages: English, Russian

Kyle Peyton

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Department: Political Science
Software & Computing Topics: LaTeX, MATLAB, Qualtrics, R, Stata, Amazon Mechanical Turk, Stan
Methodological Topics: Design and analysis of experiments (survey, lab, and field), data visualization, bayesian statistics, computational modeling
Interests: Political Behavior, Design and Analysis of Experiments
Spoken Languages: English

David Melnikoff

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Department: Psychology
Software & Computing Topics: Excel, Qualtrics, R, SAS, SPSS, MultiTree, MouseTracker, Inquisit, MTurk, Qualtrics
Methodological Topics: Experimental Design, Reaction Time, Mouse Tracking, Surveys
Interests: Psychology, Cognitive Science
Spoken Languages: English

Kevin Anderson

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Department: Psychology
Software & Computing Topics: Excel, MATLAB, Python, Qualtrics, R, SPSS, fMRI; bash/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 vis., ANOVA, plink, gene imputation, heritability analyses, OpenMx, cluster computing/Yale HPC
Interests: Psychology, Neuroscience, Genetics
Spoken Languages: English

Kayoko Shioda

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Department: Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases (School of Public Health)
Software & Computing Topics: Excel, R, SAS, RShiny, ggplot, JAGS, MS Access
Methodological Topics: Regression analysis; generalized linear models; mixed-effect models; anova; longitudinal data analysis; propensity score matching; time-series analysis; Bayesian statistics; variable selection; study design; MCMC (Gibbs, Metropolis-Hasting); Markov chains; imputation; cross validation; DAGs; survival analysis; cohort study; case control study; meta analysis; sensitivity specificity analysis; disease surveillance data; outbreak data; disease incidence; receiver operating characteristic; principal component analysis; causal inference
Interests: Infectious disease epidemiology, mathematical modeling, vaccine program evaluation, transmission dynamic models, clinical research
Spoken Languages: English, Japanese

Maile Phillips

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Department: Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases (School of Public Health)
Software & Computing Topics: ArcGIS, Excel, Python, R, SAS, Stata, JAGS, Stan, SaTScan
Methodological Topics: Regression analysis, mixed-effects/hierarchical models, ANOVA, longitudinal data analysis, survival analysis, Bayesian statistics, variable selection, SIR (susceptible, infectious, recovered) compartmental models
Interests: Infectious disease epidemiology, mathematical modeling, biostatistics, dynamic models
Spoken Languages: English, Spanish

Tianhao Wu

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Department: Economics
Software & Computing Topics: Excel, LaTeX, MATLAB, R, Stata, ggplot, Mathmatica
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