Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Dr. Leena Choi is an Associate Professor of Biostatistics in the Department of Biostatistics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She obtained a B.S. in Pharmacy and a M.S. in Physical Pharmacy from Seoul National University School of Pharmacy, Seoul, Korea, and earned a Ph.D. in Biostatistics from the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health. She has expertise in pharmacokinetics (PK) and pharmacodynamics (PD) modeling, and has extensive experience analyzing big data, such as electronic health records (EHRs) databases, pharmacy claim data, and accelerometer data. Her current research focus is to construct a system for PK/PD/pharmacogenomics studies using EHRs, which would provide the foundation for dose-optimization support system for precision medicine. Along these lines, she has been developing medication dosing extraction algorithms from EHRs, which would also benefit diverse medication-related studies such as pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacosurveillance studies. Dr. Choi's research interests also include statistical methods for evaluating bioequivalence and biosimilars, and clinical trial design. She has been closely working with researchers in clinical pharmacology and Vanderbilt Specialty Pharmacy using pharmacy claim data.
Tuesday, November 5
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM