As a part of Fred Hutch DaSL, we are committed to supporting friendly, open, and collaborative data science efforts.
Jeff Leek - Chief Data Officer
Jeff is Chief Data Officer, Vice President, and J Orin Edson Foundation Chair of Biostatistics at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center. He leads the Fred Hutch Data Science Lab in building a data environment that is both cutting edge and friendly, supportive, open, and collaborative.
Sandy Ormbrek - Program Operations Director
A northwest native, Sandy began working at Fred Hutch in 1984. In her tenure, Sandy has worked in the PHS Division office, the epidemiology program, PHS Labs, and since 2000 in the Biostatistics Program before joining DaSL.
Shasta Nicholson – Administrative Manager for Training & RDI
Since joining Fred Hutch, Shasta has worked as Administrative Coordinator for the Biostatistics program before joining DaSL as Administrative Manager. She has a background in higher education administration and healthcare and brings her experiences in business and education to DaSL.
Find out more about this group’s work on our training page.
Carrie Wright - Senior Staff Scientist
Carrie has a background in genomics and brain imaging analysis. Her current work is focused on innovating ways to make data science and computational biology more accessible. She is a member of the Open Case Studies team, the Genomic Data Science Community Network (GDSCN), and the Informatics Technology for Cancer Research (ITCR) Training Network (ITN). She also currently leads the ITCR Training and Outreach Working Group.
Ava Hoffman - Senior Staff Scientist
Ava is a Senior Staff Scientist. She helps lead the AnVIL Project and the Genomic Data Science Community Network (GDSCN), exploring ways to make genomics research more accessible by connecting communities to cloud-based resources. Previously, she researched ecological genomics and worked as a data scientist in industry.
Candace Savonen - Data Scientist
Candace has a background in neuroscience and is interested in making data science tools more approachable to those who are looking to apply them to their areas of knowledge and expertise. She is enthusiastic about reproducibility and documentation of data analyses. She works as a part of the Informatics Technology for Cancer Research (ITCR) Training Network (ITN) and DataTrail teams.
Howard Baek – Software Development Engineer
Howard is a Software Development Engineer interested in using R and other programming languages to build tools that help data scientists get their job done. He has a M.S in Biostatistics from the University of Washington.
Data Science Trainer
Find out more about these emerging groups work on the pages for:
Monica Gerber – Translational Research Analytics Manager
Monica has a background in biostatistics and epidemiology. She’s interested in helping researchers implement reproducible workflows for statistical analysis, working on ways to pair technical shifts with cultural shifts to advance science, and building inclusive data science communities. She leads Translational Analytics for DaSL.
Jenny Weddle - Data Governance Analyst
Jenny has a background in business analytics and compliance. She recently started as the data policy and governance analyst with DaSL and supports the effective and ethical use of data by various parties across Fred Hutch.