Garrick Wallstrom, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor,
Department of Biomedical Informatics
Arizona State University

Dr. Garrick Wallstrom is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics and a faculty member in the Center for Personalized Diagnostics in the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University.  He obtained his Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of Minnesota and received the Savage Award for his dissertation work on Bayesian foundations.  Prior to joining ASU, he was a faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh where he worked extensively in the area of public health surveillance, specifically on the problem of real-time monitoring of syndromic data to detect and characterize outbreaks of disease. His research focused on the development of disease outbreak detection systems, analysis of potential data sources for disease monitoring, methods and software for evaluating outbreak detection algorithms, and simulation of disease outbreaks. Since joining ASU in 2009 he has been a member of the Center for Personalized Diagnostics, which is a functional proteomics laboratory that is developing new diagnostic tools to identify molecular biomarkers of disease.