Chapter 5 About the Authors

Roger D. Peng is a Professor of Biostatistics at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He is also a Co-Founder of the Johns Hopkins Data Science Specialization, which has enrolled over 1.5 million students, the Johns Hopkins Executive Data Science Specialization, the Simply Statistics blog where he writes about statistics and data science for the general public, and the Not So Standard Deviations podcast. Roger can be found on Twitter and GitHub under the user name rdpeng.

Sean Kross is a software developer in the Department of Biostatistics at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Sean’s professional interests range between metagenomics, cybersecurity, and human-computer interaction. He is also the lead developer of swirl, a software package designed to teach programming, statistics, and data science in an authentic programming environment. You can find Sean on Twitter and GitHub at seankross.

Brooke Anderson is an Assistant Professor at Colorado State University in the Department of Environmental & Radiological Health Sciences, as well as a Faculty Associate in the Department of Statistics. She is also a member of the university’s Partnership of Air Quality, Climate, and Health and is a member of the editorial boards of Epidemiology and Environmental Health Perspectives. Previously, she completed a postdoctoral appointment in Biostatistics at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public and a PhD in Engineering at Yale University. Her research focuses on the health risks associated with climate-related exposures, including heat waves and air pollution, for which she has conducted several national-level studies. As part of her research, she has also published a number of open source R software packages to facilitate environmental epidemiologic research.