Grants and Fellowships

  1. Principal Investigator, "Innovative statistical models for development of first Huntington's disease progression risk assessment tool." K01, NIH NINDS, K01NS099343 (2016-2019).
  2. Mentor, "Nutrition, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics", T32 DHHS-NIH-National Cancer Institute. PI: Raymond J. Carroll (2017-2021).
  3. Co-Investigator, "Leveraging motor vehicle crash data for injury surveillance and research in AFF." Centers for Agricultural Safety and Health, U54 OH007541-16 (2016-2019).
  4. Principal Investigator, "Identifying high-dimensional neuroimaging biomarkers associated with Huntington's disease motor onset." Texas A&M School of Public Health Research Enhancement and Development Initiative (REDI) Grant (2015-2016).
  5. Principal Investigator, "Improved definition and prediction of Huntington's disease motor-onset using advanced statistical models." Huntington's Disease Society of America (HDSA) Human Biology Project Research Fellowship (2013-2015).
  6. National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science (GEM) PhD Fellowship (2010-2011)
  7. Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.) Scholar Award (2010-2011)
  8. Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship Honorable Mention (2010)
  9. National Science Foundation's Texas A&M University System Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Bridge to the Doctorate (LSAMP-BTD) Fellowship (2008-2010)
  10. Chancellor's Opportunity Predoctoral Fellowship, University of California, Berkeley (2003-2005)


  1. Mentoring Institute for Neuroscience Diversity Scholars (MINDS) Fellow (2017-2018)
  2. Southeastern Conference (SEC) Travel Grant Program Award, Texas A&M University (2016-2017)
  3. Travel award to participate in 14th Meeting of New Researchers in Statistics and Probability (2012)
  4. Participant in Roadmap for a Succesful Academic Career Workshop (2012)
  5. American Statistical Association Gertrude M. Cox Award (2011)
  6. Phi Kappa Phi Member, Texas A&M Chapter (2011)
  7. Emerging Researchers National Conference in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Travel Award (2011)
  8. William S. Connor Award, Texas A&M University (2010)
  9. Participant in Building Future Faculty, North Carolina State University (2010)
  10. Participant in Negotiating the Ideal Faculty Position, Rice University (2010)
  11. Teaching Assistant of the Year in the Sciences, University of Western Ontario (2006)
  12. Summa Cum Laude Graduate, School of Physical Sciences, University of California, Irvine (2003)
  13. Phi Beta Kappa Member, University of California, Irvine (2003)
  14. Mathematics Departmental Service/Undergraduate Service Award, University of California, Irvine (2003)
  15. Outstanding Senior in Mathematics, University of California, Irvine(2003)
  16. Ronald E. McNair Scholar, University of California, Irvine (2002-2003)
  17. Leadership Scholarship, University of California, Irvine (2000-2002)
  18. The National Dean's List (2000-2002)
  19. National Society of Collegiate Scholars Member (2001)
  20. National Hispanic Scholar Finalist (2000)
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