Sonia Jain

Professor, Family and Preventive Medicine, UC San Diego

Dr. Jain is a tenured Associate Professor in the Division of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics in the Department of Family & Preventive Medicine at UCSD. She joined UCSD at the end of 2002 after completing a Ph.D. degree in Statistics at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada. Her specialty is the Bayesian statistical analysis of medical data and developing new methodology to analyze complex data. Her areas of expertise include general Biostatistics and clinical trials, statistical genomics, nonparametric Bayesian statistical methods and computational techniques in Biostatistics and Bioinformatics. Dr. Jain has more than ten years experience in the design and analysis of clinical data, including statistical methods for HIV, Cancer, and Glaucoma. Dr. Jain is currently serving as the lead Biostatistician/Bioinformatician on several NIH-funded studies in HIV, Kawasaki Disease, and Glaucoma, and is co-Director of the Biostatistics Core of the DOD-funded INTRuST Consortium in PTSD/TBI. Dr. Jain served a four-year term as Permanent Member of theNIH/NCI Clinical Oncology (CONC) study section as an expert clinical Biostatistics reviewer (until 2009) and currently serves as an ad-hoc reviewer for CONC. Since 2005, she also serves as the expert Biostatistician reviewer for the UCSD Cancer Center’s Protocol Review and Monitoring Committee (PRMC) and Data Safety and Monitoring Board (DSMB).