gellar_photoI am a Statistician at Mathematica Policy Research, based in their Washington, DC office. My work focuses on research related to healthcare policy and predictive modeling.

I recently received my PhD in Biostatistics from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in Baltimore, MD, under the advisement of Ciprian Crainiceanu. My primary research interests are in developing statistical methods for real data applications with complex data structures, including longitudinal, high-dimensional, and functional data. See my Research page for more details.

As a graduate student I was a member of the SMART research group, the SLAM working group, and the Environmental Biostatistics and Epidemiology Group (EBEG) in Johns Hopkins Biostatistics. I am also a member of the biostatistics team for the Outcomes After Critical Illness and Surgery (OACIS) group at Johns Hopkins Hospital, and have worked with the Translational Neuroradiology Unit at NINDS. My research was supported by the Pre- and Post- Doctoral Training in Environmental Biostatistics training grant at JHSPH.

I received my Masters in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in 2009. I received my bachelors degrees in Biomedical/Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Southern California.