In her role as a research associate at the Center for Innovative Design & Analysis, Dr. Abbott runs her collaborative agreements like the marathons she participates in around the country. With strong, consistent support to her partners, she continues to produce new analyses and drives science in collaboration with her investigators. Her research interests are in clinical trial design and statistical genetics.
Prior to joining the Colorado School of Public Health, Dr. Abbott was a research assistant professor in genetic epidemiology at the University of Utah. Previously, she worked as a statistical genetics analyst in the Center for Human Genetics at Duke University and as the biostatistics core manager at Duke.
Dr. Abbott received an undergraduate degree in mathematics education from Brigham Young University, an MS in biostatistics from Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center, and a PhD in statistical genetics from the University of Iowa.
"I try to connect my research to real people. While I see a lot of numbers and coding in my day-to-day job, my passion is derived by remembering that each line in a dataset represents a real person with a real story and with a real hope for progress or