Associate Research Professor of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Dr. Drews joined the Biostatistics Center in June 2005.
She completed her Ph.D. (Mathematics and Statistics) in 2002 at Texas Tech University followed by a post-doctoral traineeship in the Training Program in Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, Nutrition and Cancer at Texas A & M University which fostered an appreciation of multi-disciplinary projects. She continues to enjoy diversity in her research endeavors and currently serves as a principal investigator for a study examining long term outcomes for youth-onset type 2 diabetics (TODAY2) and for a study examining the effects of lifestyle interventions during pregnancy to control gestational weight gain for when who were overweight or obese at conception (LIFE-Moms). Past projects included examining the lung microbiome for HIV infected and non-infected individual (LHMP) and early studies of a human hookworm vaccine.
Dr. Drews regularly serves as a grant reviewer for NIH, DOD and the VA, scientific journals and meeting abstracts. She has served as a member of the planning committee for the ENAR Junior Researchers workshop, including as chair. She also served on the Regional Advisory Board, on the program committee, and local arrangements chair for ENAR/IBS.
Current BSC Projects
Principal Investigator of the Treatment Outcomes for type 2 Diabetes in Youth 2 (TODAY2)
Co-Principal Investigator of the Lifestyle Interventions For Expectant Moms (LIFE-Moms)
Position Type: Research Faculty