I am currently a postdoctoral scholar at UCLA being co-mentored by Sriram Sankararaman and Eleazar Eskin. I completed my PhD in May 2017 and was advised by Bogdan Pasaniuc.

My PhD work focused on ancestry, non-linear associations as well as causal inference in disease and gene expression studies. My current work has three separate focuses: 1) the contribution of Neanderthal DNA to current human phenotypes, 2) the development of methods for mining large scale electronic medical health records (EMRs) in order to predict surgery outcomes based on data available prior to and within surgeries and 3) investigating the effect of coding and regulatory variation on selection.

rob.brown@ucla.edu