David is a post-doctoral scholar at the Mary Ann Swetland Center for Environmental Health at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU). Prior to joining the Swetland Center, David obtained his PhD in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from the Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences at CWRU. David also holds a Master’s degree in Statistics from Youngstown State University and a Bachelor’s degree in Actuarial Science from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) in Kenya.
David brings wide-ranging experience in applied statistical methods and programming to the Swetland Center. During his PhD training, David was a pre-doctoral fellow at the Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods (PRCHN) where his responsibilities included providing statistical support and engaging in other research activities related to the Building Capacity for Obesity Prevention project and utilization of farmer’s markets. These experiences at the PRCHN led David to develop research interests in the area of observational study design with specific focus on assessing sensitivity of various observational study design methods to detect unmeasured biases. At the Swetland Center, David works across multiple research projects exploring food environment systems and how to leverage community partnerships in developing statistical models to gain insight on food systems dynamics in underserved populations.