Sandra E. Safo

School of Public Health
Twin Cities

Award Year
University Award
McKnight Land-Grant Professorship
Research Title
Leveraging Multi-View Data to Better Understand Complex Disease Processes

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How a particular disease develops and why people have different outcomes depend on the relationships among many factors, including molecular and environmental conditions in and outside the body. Dr. Safo’s group develops methods that rigorously combine information from multiple sources or views to investigate which factors are most important and how they interact. Her innovative methods can identify heterogeneous subgroups of the population, requiring different treatment approaches, and provide greater insight regarding disease etiology.