Statistical Data Analyst
Lena McCue joined Washington University School of Medicine in 2008 and has been with the Division since 2016. She received M.P.H. and Ph.D. (epidemiology) degrees from Saint Louis University. Currently Lena McCue serves as a Statistical Data Analyst for the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC). She has also been a statistical consultant on a number of projects for researchers from the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital and Saint Louis University.
Lena McCue specializes in longitudinal data analyses and in analyzing data that does not meet assumptions of traditional regression modeling. Since joining the division, Lena has employed her experience as a scientist, statistician, and epidemiologist to assist with the development and analysis of biomedical research projects. She participates in the analyses of center data and collaborates with ADRC investigators on preparation of manuscripts and grant applications.
Her research background is in neurodevelopmental disorders including epilepsy and autism spectrum disorders (ASD). In her epidemiologic work, Lena gained considerable expertise in clinical characteristics of ASD and associated co-morbidities, early screening and prevention, and establishing effective means for improving developmental outcome and quality of life in this population. Her future research interests include the effects of metabolic and nutritional status on the onset and the course of neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disorders.