Lucas Schiffer is a full-time research assistant at the ISPH and a graduate of the Master’s in Public Health program at the CUNY School of Public Health. He has worked extensively in microbiome data analysis and focuses on reproducible methods using the R language. Prior to his work in bioinformatics, he studied in the health-related basic sciences and was a volunteer EMT. Most of all he enjoys using statistics and data science to find creative solutions to public health challenges. He is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish.