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Jimmy T. Efird

Jimmy T. Efird

Associate Professor
East Carolina University


Dr. Jimmy Efird is an Associate Member of the Leo Jenkins Cancer at Brody School of Medicine. Additionally, he holds a joint appointment as Associate Professor in the Department of Public Health and as Epidemiologist/Chief Statistician (Director, Shared Resources) in the Center for Health Disparities. Dr. Efird received his Ph.D. from Stanford University (Epidemiology with a concentration in Biostatistics). His expertise includes statistical methods for assessing gene-environment interaction, clinical trial design, computing power and sample size for correlated samples, and multiplicity adjustment for confidence intervals. He has over 100 publications in scientific journals and technical proceedings. Additionally, Dr. Efird serves as a Senior Consultant for The NCRR-funded RCMI Translational Research Network Data and Technology Coordinating Center.

Research Interest

Genetic epidemiology, cancer informatics, brain tumors, soft-tissue sarcomas, and HPV-related cancers. Additionally, he is founding co-chair for the advances in Bioinformatics and Genomics Symposium series. Dr. Efird has over 100 publications in scientific journals and proceedings.