Isabel Elaine Allen brings expertise in biostatistics and data science to GBHI. She uses these techniques to link cognitive, clinical, imaging, and demographic data to understand the diagnosis and underlying relationships in neurodegenerative diseases and other mental and physical health issues related to cognitive decline. Allen provides biostatistical support and collaboration to researchers and Fellows at GBHI in their ongoing research, and she provides guidance in designing statistical analyses and design for new grants and projects. Allen also provides mentoring to the Atlantic Fellows at GBHI.
Bio: Isabel Elaine Allen is a professor of biostatistics and epidemiology and a mentor in quantitative biosciences at UCSF. She is also professor emeritus of statistics and entrepreneurship at Babson College. Allen founded and led several biotechnology companies, and she serves on the board and advises several non-profit organizations and analytic and biotechnology companies. She is co-director of the Babson Survey Research Group and has received multiple research grants to design and conduct surveys on online education and entrepreneurship. She is a fellow of the American Statistical Association and has published widely on statistical issues in meta-analysis, analytics, survey research, and clinical research methodology. She also serves on several NIH panels on best practices in statistics and evidence-based research. She received her PhD from Cornell University.