Dr. Colborn is the chair of the Data, Informatics, and Statistics Core of the Palliative Care Research Cooperative Group. Her expertise is in applications of statistical models to global infectious disease data, especially complex modeling of vector-borne diseases, statistical models for clustered longitudinal data and machine learning methods for prediction of health outcomes. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Colorado, she lived in Mozambique for two years and worked as a contractor for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. During that time, she also collaborated with researchers from the University of Barcelona, the Mozambique Ministry of Health and the Manhica Health Research Center on developing strategies for malaria elimination. The primary focus of her PhD dissertation was development of statistical models for longitudinal mixed species malaria infections in Papua New Guineans. She received her PhD in biostatistics from the University of California, Berkeley, and her Masters of Science in Public Health in biostatistics from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. She is passionate about reducing the burden of infectious diseases that plague people living in low resource countries, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. It is her goal to make major contributions to the eventual elimination of malaria and HIV.