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CSDE Research Affiliate

Taylor Okonek

Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, Statistics, & Computer Science

    Taylor is currently an Assistant Professor of Statistics at Macalester College, and completed her Ph.D. in Biostatistics at the University of Washington (UW) under the supervision of Jon Wakefield (a CSDE Affiliate) in Summer 2023. Her current line of research involves developing new statistical methods for estimating child mortality in low- and middle-income countries with complex survey data. She is currently working towards involving undergraduates at Macalester College in research projects related to age heaping and official statistics production for the United Nations. Her new lines of research is actively pursuing research with collaborators at Macalester related to ecological interactions in communities that live in close contact with large mammals, and the impact these interactions have on human and animal populations.