Resume posted by Yolanda Munoz Maldonado in Scientific.

Desired position type: Freelance
Location: Georgetown Texas, United States

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I am a professional statistician with more than 15 years of experience analyzing data. I started my career in Academia as an assistant professor at UT Houston-School of Public Health and then Michigan Tech University. There I gained experience collaborating with researchers in diverse fields like Medicine, Education, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering and Bio-mechanics.
I have worked for Beaumont Health System, in Michigan, and for Baylor Scott and White Health, in Texas. These experiences have provided me with ample expertise in the analysis of clinical studies. Some of the medical areas I have worked on are: anesthesiology, cardiology, infectious diseases, surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedics, ophthalmology and chronic diseases.
I have experience in submitting grants to NIH, CDC and NSF and I am a reviewer for PCORI, the Lancet Psychiatry, and the Journal of Interventional Cardiology, among others.


  • Ph D, Texas A&M University, 2005.
    Major: Statistics
    Dissertation Title: Mixed Models, Posterior Means and Penalized Least-Squares
  • MS, University of Texas at El Paso, 2000.
    Major: Statistics
    Dissertation Title: A Comparison of the Distribution of Gangliosides in Brains of Old and Young Rats: A Similarity Analysis of Curves
  • BS, Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán, 1997.
    Major: Mathematical Education
    Supporting Areas of Emphasis: Mathematics
    Dissertation Title: Didactic Aspects of Proofs


  1. Statistical Savvy Consulting LLC
    Owner and consultant September 2017 -present
  2. Baylor Scott and White Health System. Temple, TX
    Biostatistician II 2014-2017
  3. Beaumont Health System, Research Institute, Royal Oak, MI
    Senior Biostatistician 2012 to 2014
    Role in these jobs:

• Recommend design of studies for clinical research.
• Recommend statistical methods for data analysis.
• Apply statistical methodology to data from areas of Medicine, Education, Engineering, etc..
• Create R and SAS programs to implement linear regression models, linear mixed models, generalized linear models, generalized linear mixed models, non-parametric models, survival analysis, simulation studies (e.g. MCMC) and power/sample size estimation.
• Generate tables, figures and listings for presentation and interpretation of results
• Draft statistical methods sections for proposals, protocols and results for inclusion in reports and manuscripts.
• Draft sample size justification, aid with study design and statistical sections for external grants.
• Grant proposal preparation.
• Prepare and teach courses or educational material with statistical content.


Mathematical Sciences Department, Michigan Tech University, Houghton, MI

Assistant Professor in Statistics                                                                  2008 to 2011

  • Teaching Undergraduate Engineering Statistics, Graduate courses in Linear Models, Theory & Apps of Mixed Models, Topics in Functional Data Analysis, Sampling Techniques, and Multivariate Analysis.
  • Research supervision of undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Collaboration with PI Dr. Lynn Mazzoleni on aerosol analysis using hierarchical clustering and principal component analysis.
  • Collaboration with PI Dr. Karen Roemer designing and analyzing experiments on kinesiology and kinematics of the human body (sample size calculation).
  • Writing methods sections in publications.

Applied Mathematics Institute (SAMSI), Research Triangle Park, Durham, NC.

New Research Fellow for the program in Object Oriented Data Analysis                       2010 to 2011

  • Research work on statistical inference for functional data analysis and on analysis of tree graphs applied to brain vessels.


Methodist DeBakey Heart Center, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX.

Independent Consultant                                                                               2007 to 2010

  • Maintenance and cleaning of a registry of patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
  • Analysis of the data using standard descriptive statistics and use of survival analysis techniques.
  • Writing of the methodology section for publication. PI Dr. Sherif Nagueh.


Division of Biostatistics, University of Texas-Health Science Center, Houston, TX.

Assistant Professor in Biostatistics                                                               2005 to 2008

  • Teaching graduate courses in Sampling Techniques and Multivariate Analysis.


Center for the Cardiovascular Cell Therapy Research Network, UT-Health Sciences Center, Statistician                                                                                  Houston, TX      2007

  • Design of experiments (determining the type of experiment and calculating sample size).
  • Writing methodology sections for grant submission.



  • Highly proficient in R, S-Plus. Proficient in SAS (knowledge of macros), SUDAAN, StatXact, PASS, and knowledge of STATA and Matlab. LaTex and word editors.
  • Basic knowledge of C and C++, HTML.
  • Windows and Linux OS.


    Functional Data Analysis, Linear and Mixed Effects Models, Logistic regression, Meta-Analysis, Multivariate Analysis, sample size calculation, Sampling, Survival Analysis

Groups & Associations

    Functional Data Analysis, Linear and Mixed Effects Models, Logistic regression, Meta-Analysis, Multivariate Analysis, sample size calculation, Sampling, Survival Analysis

Spoken Languages

    Basic understanding of French, English, Spanish