Sara Colom, PhD

Data Scientist

Center for Vulnerable Populations

Prior to accepting the role with BHHI, Sara worked as a data scientist/statistician at Methods Consultants of Ann Arbor where she performed data/statistical analysis for various clinical research studies, e.g, case control studies, randomized trials, and cohort studies. Through this work she helped researchers identify risk factors linked to clinical outcomes and determine if treatment interventions helped improve patient outcomes. Sara also worked as a research coordinator at Michigan Medicine where she contributed to the Infant Driven Feeding initiative aimed at improving the quality and quantity of oral feeds in premature babies. Sara obtained a PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and certificate in Data Science at the University of Michigan where she gained expertise in statistical programming, inferential/descriptive statistics, research design, data wrangling/transformation, data visualization and machine learning techniques.