John Ehrlinger, PhD, has worked at Cleveland Clinic since 1999. For 12 years, he worked as a lead systems analyst, developing biostatistics applications for the Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute (HVI). He regularly took statistics courses to enhance his job performance and one day decided to “just keep going.” He kept going until May, 2011, when he received a PhD in statistics from Case Western Reserve University.
With a new degree in hand, Dr. Ehrlinger was appointed Assistant Staff in the Department of Quantitative Health Sciences. In this new role, he works closely with HVI physicians to analyze mortality and morbidity events in patients after surgical interventions. He specializes in computational statistics and large data application. His research explores new ways to improve time to event analysis and helps fellow LRI researchers use their data resources more efficiently.
Sandra D. Griffith, PhD, is a new Assistant Staff member in Quantitative Health Sciences. Dr. Griffith joins us from the University of Pennsylvania, where she recently completed her PhD in biostatistics. In her new role, she will work closely with individuals from the Neurological Institute on their Knowledge Program, a system that allows patients to digitally record self-assessments, which are then linked to their electronic medical record. She will also perform her own independent research, analyzing self-reported data and developing strategies to recover incomplete data. Dr. Griffith is interested in working with Cleveland Clinic researchers and clinicians to help them use biostatistical analysis more effectively.