Nathan Wineinger, PhD


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Assistant Professor & Director, Biostatistics, Scripps Translational Science Institute

Nathan E. Wineinger, Ph.D. joined the faculty at STSI in January 2014. His expertise is in statistical approaches to high-dimensional data structures – including digital medicine and genomic data. By developing and applying advanced quantitative methods beyond traditional strategies, he hopes to more accurately depict model human biology thereby leading to new discoveries.

Nathan has applied such approaches across a wide variety of traits including cardiovascular-related phenotypes, obesity and insulin resistance, longevity, neuropsychiatric and autoimmune disorder, and pharmacogenetics. 

His research interests center around the coalescence of big data sources to digitize human health – a function of both wireless sensor and genomic information. By incorporating predictive analytics, he hopes to leverage such vast amounts of information to improve disease prevention strategies and patient outcomes. 

Nathan received his B.A. in Mathematics from Grinnell College in 2005; and his Ph.D. in Biostatistics from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2011. Prior to his promotion to the faculty at STSI, he was a research scientist at the institute from 2011 to 2013.