Neha Agarwala, Ph.D., joined DCEG as a postdoctoral fellow in the Biostatistics Branch in June 2022. She received her Ph.D. in statistics from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She completed a master's in statistics (M.Stat.) from the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India, and a bachelor's in statistics from St. Xavier's College, also in Kolkata. For her doctoral work, Dr. Agarwala developed statistical methods for inference on high-dimensional normal mean under linear inequality constraints. She also worked on applications including development of a COVID-19 mortality risk calculator for the U.S. adult population and efficiently integrating data in meta-analysis.
As a postdoctoral fellow in BB, Dr. Agarwala is working with senior investigator Ruth Pfeiffer, Ph.D., on projects related to an estimation problem for survival data with special features and the combination of high-dimensional biomarkers to assess prevalence of infection with SARS- CoV-2.