Justin grew up in the Boston area, considers leaving every winter, and is ultimately foiled by the time the beautiful summers arrive. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University, where he fell in love with statistics and epidemiology. A lucky break in the form of a research assistantship in bioinformatics brought him back to Boston and introduced him to statistical programming in R. Justin attended Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, where he earned a master's and doctoral degrees in epidemiology with a minor in biostatistics. He is currently a drug safety epidemiologist with Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute.
Justin has worked as a teaching fellow in undergraduate introductory statistics and in graduate epidemiology and biostatistics. To distract himself from his dissertation, Justin developed and taught a Regression Analysis course for graduate students at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, where he served as Adjunct Professor. His core strengths include statistics, biostatistics, data science, and epidemiology, as well as in programming in R, SAS, and Stata.
Outside of his research life, Justin tries to spend less time sitting, which his colleagues assure him is the new smoking. This usually finds him hiking, rock climbing, or learning to sail on Boston Harbor.