This is a data science blog maintained by Alvin G. Thomas, MSPH and Ashton Shaffer, BA. Additonal support is provided by Bryn Shaffer, PhDog.

Alvin is Research Data Analyst with the Epidemiology Research Group in Transplantation (ERGOT) at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He currently uses national registry data to answer interesting questions in transplantation. See his scholarly work here.

Ashton is a MD/PhD student at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her research focuses on the intersection of infectious disease epidemiology and solid organ transplantation. See her scholarly work here.


Bryn is a two-year-old pup. Bryn did her dog-sertation on the “Identification of Geospatial Treat Clustering using Iterative Gaussian Model Spliting.” She enjoys bike rides, rawhides, and laying in the sun.

The content of this blog represents the views of the authors and not the opinion of The Johns Hopkins University or any other entities.

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