Dr. Cheng serves as Director of the Population Health Data Science Program. Her research focuses on the application of innovative statistical methods for studies of substance use and its effect on HIV disease progression. Another area of Dr. Cheng’s research is the design and analysis of randomized clinical trials, particularly for studies of substance use and HIV.
Dr. White serves as the Associate Director of the Population Health Data Science Program. Her research has focused on the development and application of innovative statistical methods for research on substance use disorders and infectious diseases, particularly tuberculosis. She co-directs the Interdisciplinary Training Grant in Biostatistics and is a co-Director of the graduate program in biostatistics.
The PHDS Program includes faculty affiliates from across Boston University including the School of Public Health, Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, Goldman School of Dental Medicine, College of Arts and Science, College of Engineering, and the Hariri Institute for Computing. PHDS affiliated faculty have a wide range of expertise in data science including machine learning, artificial intelligence, data visualization techniques, deep learning, and reproducible research.List of Faculty Affiliates
The PHDS Program has partners from industry who are actively working in health data science. Industry affiliates enhance our program by sharing scientific questions and challenges they are confronting in industry and providing new opportunities for collaboration with our community. In addition, our industry affiliates may serve as mentors to students, providing training opportunities through mentored projects and internships.List of Industry Affiliates