Student Name: Kelsey Grinde Kelsey Grinde
Advisor: Sharon Browning, PhD
Degree Program: PhD, Biostatistics
Campus Address: Box 357232, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195-7232
Email Address: grindek at uw dot edu
CV/Resume: CV (pdf)

I am a fourth year PhD student in the Biostatistics department. My research interests fall broadly into the realms of statistical genetics and multiple testing, with the end goal of using large genetic datasets to answer questions about human disease and population history.

To date, my work has focused on statistical inference in populations with diverse ancestry, and on identifiying rare genetic variants associated with complex traits/diseases. In particular, I am interested in developing methods to deal with concerns related to confounding and multiple testing that arise in these high-dimensional genetics applications. My dissertation research, supervised by Dr. Sharon Browning, focuses on admixture mapping.

I am originally from Plymouth, Minnesota. In 2014 I graduated from St. Olaf College, where I studied math, Spanish, and statistics and worked as a Center for Interdisciplinary Research Fellow. As an undergrad I also spent two summers at Dordt College's Summer Research Program in Statistical Genetics.

During my free time I enjoy playing and watching soccer, hiking, and indoor cycling. I am also very passionate about STEM education and outreach: If you are a middle school, high school, or college educator looking for someone to talk to your students about careers in (bio)statistics, please feel free to contact me!

Want to know more? Check out my School of Public Health Graduate Student Profile.