CQS Alumni

Admin Staff
Name and Job title(s) Phone Fax
Lauren Alexander, B.B.A
Administrative Assistant III
(615) 875-6149 (615) 936-2602
TaKesha Anderson
VANGARD Administrative Assistant I
CQS Program Affiliation: None/Other
(615) 936-7794 615-936-2602
Margot Bjoring, B.S.
Editorial Assistant II
(615) 936-8932 (615) 936-2602
Joanne Goodwin
Business Manager
(615) 936-4889 (615) 936-2602
Stephanie "Page" Hoskins, B.A.
Editorial Assistant II
(615) 936-2572 (615) 936-2602
Regina Smith, B.S.
Accounting Analyst
(615) 936-3995 (615) 936-2602
Research Staff
Name and Job title(s) Phone Fax
JoAnn Alvarez, M.S.
Biostatistician III
CQS Program Affiliation: Biostatistics
Expertise: Biostatistics
(615) 343-7945 (615) 936-2602
Pengcheng Lu, M.S.
Biostatistician III
(615) 936-3175 (615) 936-2602
Lei Luo, M.P.H.
Biostatistician II
CQS Program Affiliation: Biostatistics
Expertise: Biostatistics
(615) 875-7530 (615) 936-2602
Jackie Pennings, Ph.D.
Biostatistician II
CQS Program Affiliation: Biostatistics
Expertise: Biostatistics
(615) 875-9249 (615) 936-2602
Peggy Schuyler, R.N., B.A., C.C.R.P.
Research Nurse Specialist IV
CQS Program Affiliation: Data Coordinating Service
(615) 936-5868 (615) 936-2602
Faculty Member
Name and Job title(s) Phone Fax
Erik Boczko, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics
CQS Program Affiliation: Bioinformatics
Expertise: Bioinformatics
(615) 936-6668 (615) 936-1427
William (Will) Bush, Ph.D., M.S.
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics
Center for Human Genetics Research

CQS Program Affiliation: Bioinformatics
Expertise: Bioinformatics
(615) 343-8608 (615) 936-1427
Xi (Steven) Chen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biostatistics
CQS Program Affiliation: Biostatistics
Expertise: Biostatistics
(615) 936-2785 (615) 936-2602
Chris Coldren, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor of Cancer Biology

Expertise: Bioinformatics
(615) 343-3136 (615) 936-3002
Peilin Jia, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor,
Bioinformatics and Systems Medicine Laboratory
Department of Biomedical Informatics

CQS Program Affiliation: Bioinformatics
Expertise: Bioinformatics
(615) 936-6820
Chun Li, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
CQS Program Affiliation: Bioinformatics
Expertise: Biostatistics, Bioinformatics
(615) 322-2884 (615) 343-8619
Ming Li, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor of Biostatistics
CQS Program Affiliation: Biostatistics
Expertise: Biostatistics
(615) 936-1378 (615) 936-2602
Ben Saville, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biostatistics
CQS Program Affiliation: Biostatistics
Expertise: Biostatistics
(615) 343-3624 (615) 343-4924
Ayumi Shintani, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Endowed Professor and Chair
Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics

CQS Program Affiliation: Outcomes Research
Expertise: Biostatistics, Outcomes Research
Jingchun Sun, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI)

CQS Program Affiliation: Bioinformatics
Expertise: Bioinformatics, Systems Biology
(615) 936-8199
David Tabb, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
VICC Member
Mass Spectrometry Bioinformaticist

CQS Program Affiliation: Bioinformatics
Expertise: Bioinformatics
(615) 936-0380 (615) 343-8372
Tricia A. Thornton-Wells, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Center for Human Genetics Research
Division of Human Genomics, Department of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Department of Biomedical Informatics

CQS Program Affiliation: Systems Biology
Expertise: Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, Systems Biology
(615) 343-0396 (615) 343-8619
Lily Wang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biostatistics
CQS Program Affiliation: Biostatistics
Expertise: Biostatistics
(615) 343-3856 (615) 343-4924
Hua Xu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics
Expertise: Bioinformatics
(615) 322-8683 (615) 936-8545
Thomas Yankeelov, Ph.D.
Ingram Professor of Cancer Research
Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Physics, and Cancer Biology
Director of Cancer Imaging Research, VUIIS & VICC
Co-leader, Host-Tumor Interactions, VICC

CQS Program Affiliation: Systems Biology
Expertise: Systems Biology
(615) 322-8354
Yajun (Andrew) Yi, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Department of Bioinformatics

CQS Program Affiliation: Bioinformatics
Expertise: Bioinformatics
(615) 936-2074 (615) 936-2661
Bing Zhang, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics
CQS Program Affiliation: Systems Biology
Expertise: Bioinformatics, Systems Biology
(615) 936-0090 (615) 936-1427
Zhongming Zhao, Ph.D., M.S.
Associate Director, Center for Quantitative Sciences
Professor of Biomedical Informatics
Chief Bioinformatics Officer, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center

CQS Program Affiliation: Bioinformatics
Expertise: Bioinformatics
(615) 343-9158 (615) 936-8545
Research Fellow
Name and Job title(s) Phone Fax
Xinyang Deng, Ph.D.
Research Fellow
CQS Program Affiliation: Bioinformatics
(615) 936-5311 (615) 936-2602
Pan Zhang, Ph.D.
Research Fellow
CQS Program Affiliation: Biostatistics
(615) 875-8620 (615) 936-2602
Xue Zhong, Ph.D.
Research Fellow
(615) 343-6306 (615) 936-2602
IT Staff
Name and Job title(s) Phone Fax
Tyler Mangan, B.S.
Computer Systems Analyst I
(615) 875-0958 (615) 936-2602
Xueqiong (Joan) Zhang, M.S.
Computer Systems Analyst III
(615) 936-5582 (615) 936-2602