Speakers: Jeffrey A. Thompson, PhD

Jeffrey A. Thompson, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics
University of Kansas Medical Center


Dr. Thompson’s work focuses on developing methods of integrating and understanding biological data that provide a more holistic view of disease outcomes and etiology. In part, this involves building predictive models leveraging data from multiple sources, such ‘omic and clinical data, to better support predictions. He also works on methods of functional analysis that identify pathways associated with both a treatment and a condition by integrating data from other analyses. He is a strong proponent of the role of biostatistics and bioinformatics in supporting biomedical research. As co-director of the Curated Cancer Clinical Outcomes database at the University of Kansas Cancer Center, he leads an initiative to provide informatics solutions that facilitate recruitment to clinical trials. Dr. Thompson also brings his integrative view of analysis to a number of collaborative projects and teaches graduate courses in statistical learning.