Eleanor Pullenayegum, PhD
Eleanor Pullenayegum, PhDSenior Scientist
Eleanor is a biostatistician whose primary work focuses on developing methodology for longitudinal data and health economics. She trained at the University of Cambridge (BA and MA in mathematics), the University of Toronto (PhD in Biostatistics with Dr. Andrew Willan) and the University of Waterloo (postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Richard Cook). She worked as a consulting biostatistician at the Department of Public Health and Primary Care at the University of Cambridge before coming to Toronto to pursue her PhD. Before assuming her current position at SickKids, she was on faculty at McMaster in the Department of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics. When she is not working, Eleanor’s favourite activity is taking her daughter to the splashpad or playground, or just joining her wherever her sweet little imagination leads.
Rose Garrett, PhD(c)
Rose Garrett, PhD(c)Graduate Student
Rose is a third-year PhD student in The STRIVE Lab. She completed an M.Sc. in Biostatistics and a B.Sc. in Statistics and Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at the University of Toronto. In The STRIVE Lab, Rose is working on developing methods for analyzing irregularly observed longitudinal data in a Bayesian framework. Outside of research, Rose enjoys going for bike rides and spending time with her dogs.
Menelaos Konstantinidis
Menelaos KonstantinidisGraduate Student
Menelaos is a graduate student at the Dalla Lana School of Public health and The Hospital for Sick Children working on longitudinal data and health economics. He received his B.Sc. at York University in Statistics from The Department of Mathematics and Statistics under the supervision of Prof. Xin Gao. His past research has focused on Frequentist and Bayesian approaches to meta-analysis and correlated data in application to Medicine, Material Science, and Planetary Exploration. He also serves as a Statistical Editor at the Cochrane Collaboration (Acute Respiratory Infections Group), and a Guest Editor at the Journal of Chemometrics (Special Issue: Chemometrics in Planetary and Space Science). His hobbies include traveling, and discovering new restaurants and bars in the city. He also enjoys reading and taking long walks around Toronto.
Panagiota Vogdou
Panagiota VogdouAdministrative Assistant
Panagiota has studied Modern and Ancient Greek language, Literature and Latin in her native Greece and for the last 6 years she has been working as an Administrative Assistant in Toronto. Currently, she works for the Child Health Evaluative Sciences program at the SickKids Research Institute supporting Dr. Eleanor Pullenayegum and the Program Manager, Marie Tavares. In her spare time, she loves cooking, playing tennis, riding her bike and dancing ballet.
Alexandra Bushby
Alexandra Bushby Graduate Student
Alex Bushby completed a bachelor of science in Mathematics and bachelor of education at Queen’s University and master of science in Mathematics at McMaster University. Alex is currently a PhD in Biostatistics student at the University of Toronto and is working towards developing methods that account for measurement error and misclassification in longitudinal data with irregular observation times. In her spare time, Alex likes knitting, playing games and watching tv shows.
Menglu Che, PhDRersearch Fellow
Menglu received her PhD in Statistics from the University of Waterloo, with thesis titled “Empirical Likelihood Methods for Some Incomplete Data Problems” under the supervision by Drs. Peisong Han and Jerry Lawless. Her M.Sc. degrees are from the University of Alberta, where she worked as a Research Assistant at the School of Public Health and a Student Statistical Consultant. She is broadly interested in developing novel methodologies for data with missingness and integrative analysis, as well as applied topics concerning the well-being of women and children. On weekends, Menglu can be found hiking with family in GTA trails and she looks forward to the reopening of climbing gyms where she used to go bouldering on a regular basis.
Yi Meng (Naomi) ChangGraduate Student
Naomi is a second-year PhD student (flex time) in biostatistics and also a clinical trialist in the pharmaceutical industry. She has a profound interest in solving healthcare problems using sound statistical methods. In particular, she is interested in clinical trial design as well as health economic evaluations. In her spare time, she enjoys painting, hiking and board games.

Past lab members

Kuan Liu (PhD, Thesis)

Omid Aghababaei Jazi (Postdoc)

Armend Lokku (PhD, Thesis)

Shahriar Shams (PhD,Thesis)

Kelvin Chan (PhD, Thesis)

Qing Guo (PhD)

Summer Students

Masum Patel (2021)