Levi Waldron

Associate Professor of Biostatistics

Ph.D Wood Science
University of Toronto

M.S Physics
University of Waterloo

B.S Physics
University of British Columbia

levi.waldron@sph.cuny.edu

Waldron Lab

Dr. Waldron is active in public health data science, combining statistics and computation to address data-intensive public health problems, particularly in the field of translational cancer research. He is a technical advisor to the Bioconductor project for computational biology and the author of multiple software and data packages for genomic analysis and analysis of the human microbiome.

Prior to his work at CUNY ISPH, Dr. Waldron completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University Health Network in Toronto, and at the Harvard School of Public Health and Dana Farber Cancer Institute.

Dr. Waldron’s implementation science expertise focuses on assessing the effectiveness of novel HIV patient care, and the clinical translation of molecular subtypes of cancer.

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Recent Publications: 

Gendoo DMA, Zon M, Sandhu V, Manem VSK, Ratanasirigulchai N, Chen GM, Waldron L, Haibe-Kains B. MetaGxData: Clinically Annotated Breast, Ovarian and Pancreatic Cancer Datasets and their Use in Generating a Multi-Cancer Gene Signature. Sci Rep. 2019 Jun 19;9(1):8770. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-45165-4.

Renson A, Jones HE, Beghini F, Segata N, Zolnik CP, Usyk M, Moody TU, Thorpe L, Burk R, Waldron L, Dowd JB. Sociodemographic variation in the oral microbiome. Ann Epidemiol. 2019 May 8. pii: S1047-2797(18)30678-1. doi: 10.1016/j.annepidem.2019.03.006. [Epub ahead of print]

Beghini F, Renson A, Zolnik CP, Geistlinger L, Usyk M, Moody TU, Thorpe L, Dowd JB, Burk R, Segata N, Jones HE, Waldron L. Tobacco exposure associated with oral microbiota oxygen utilization in the New York City Health and Nutrition Examination Study. Ann Epidemiol. 2019 Mar 28. pii: S1047-2797(18)30677-X. doi: 10.1016/j.annepidem.2019.03.005. [Epub ahead of print]

Gopaulakrishnan S, Pollack S, Stubbs BJ, Pagès H, Readey J, Davis S, Waldron L, Morgan M, Carey V. restfulSE: A semantically rich interface for cloud-scale genomics with Bioconductor. F1000Res. 2019 Jan 7;8:21. doi: 10.12688/f1000research.17518.1. eCollection 2019.

Rosenbaum J, Usyk M, Chen Z, Zolnik CP, Jones HE, Waldron L, Dowd JB, Thorpe LE, Burk RD. Evaluation of Oral Cavity DNA Extraction Methods on Bacterial and Fungal Microbiota. Sci Rep. 2019 Feb 6;9(1):1531. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-38049-6.