Senior Research Biostatistician
"The Coriell Personalized Medicine Collaborative is the result of using the scientific methods of a multidisciplinary Coriell team of scientists, geneticists, genetic counselors, and information technologists to deliver genetic and environmental risk results to participants. The rigorous application of epidemiological and statistical methods has been an integral component and strength of this project."
Felipe García-España, PhD, is a senior research biostatistician at Coriell Institute. Dr. García-España focuses primarily on the innovative Coriell Personalized Medicine Collaborative research study and reviews current genetic, clinical, epidemiologic and pharmacogenomic literature in order to identify appropriate sources for disease prevalence, disease risk and pharmacogenomic outcomes. He also provides expertise on the analysis of clinical, survey, and genetic data and offers key input on the design of ancillary studies, grant proposals, and scientific papers.
Prior to joining Coriell, Dr. García-España spent 15 years at the University of Pennsylvania and ten years at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, where he provided statistical and epidemiological expertise to faculty-level scientists in a wide range of disciplines, including clinical medicine, cardiology, and bioengineering.
Dr. García-España received his undergraduate degree in economics and his master's in statistics from the National Polytechnic University in Mexico. He earned his doctorate degree in quantitative demography from the University of Pennsylvania.