University of Manitoba
Jimmy Effird completed his Doctorate in Epidemiology (Biostatistics Concentration) at Stanford University School of Medicine. He currently is an Associate Professor in the Department of Public Health, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University (ECU) and has a joint appointment as Epidemiologist/Chief Statistician in the Center for Health Disparities Research. Prior to joining ECU, Dr. Efird was Director of the Biostatistics Facility at the John A. Burns School of Medicine (Honolulu, Hawaii) and an Associate Member of the Cancer Research Center of Hawaii. Dr. Efird’s research interests include statistical methods for gene-environment interaction, high-speed computational methods, and efficient sample size estimation for correlated data.