Sybil Prince Nelson

sybilnelson@hotmail.com

 

 

 


Education

 

August 2010††††††††††††††† Medical University of South Carolina

to†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Charleston, SC

August 2016††† ††††††††††† PhD in Biostatistics

         Dissertation Thesis: Classifying and Predicting Disease Outcome from Binary and Continuous Variables and Their Interactions

 

January 2006† ††††††††††† College of Charleston

to†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Charleston, SC

May 2010††††††††††††††††††† Master of Science in Mathematics

         Masterís Thesis: Dynamics of Nearly Circular Vortex Filaments

 

September 1997††††††††† Washington and Lee University

to†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Lexington, VA

June 2001††††††††††††††††††† Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Music

         Deanís List

 

Research Interests

 

         Random Forests

         Methodological issues in Logic Regression and Classification and Regression Tree analysis

         Statistical Genetics

 

Work History

 

August 2016††††††††††††††† Mathematics Professor

to†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† The Citadel

Present††††††††††††††††††††††† Charleston, SC

 

August 2004††††††††††††††† Mathematics Teacher

to†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Ashley Hall School

July 2010††††††††††††††††††† Charleston, SC

 

         Taught Algebra 1, 2, 3, Trigonometry, Precalculus, AP Statistics

         Taught dance: ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop

         Directed the math team

 

August 2001††††††††††††††† Mathematics Teacher

to ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Georgetown Day School

July 2004††††††††††††††††††† Washington, DC

         Taught Algebra 2,† Precalculus, AP Calculus

         Directed the dance club

         Directed the math team

Presentations/Posters

 

         Prince Nelson, S Dynamics of Nearly Circular Vortex Filaments. Poster presented at Cha-Cha Days Statistical Meeting and College of Charleston Graduate Student Research Day. First place prize at CofC.

         Prince Nelson, S. Health Disparities in the development of Lymphedema in Breast Cancer Survivors. Poster presented at MUSC Student Research Day. (First Place Winner).

         Prince Nelson, S. Preliminary Steps for Developing a Secondary Breast Cancer Lymphedema Assessment Tool. Poster presented at Hollings Cancer Retreat.

         Prince Nelson, S. Reduced Actin Polymerization in Lung of IQGAP-1 in Knockout Mice Implication for Scleroderma Pulmonary Fibrosis. Poster presented at College of Medicine Research Day.

         Prince Nelson, S. Preliminary Steps for Developing A New Statistical Algorithm for Classifying and Predicting Disease Outcome from Binary and Continuous Predictors and their Interactions. Poster presented at MUSC Student Research Day.

         Prince Nelson, S. A New Statistical Algorithm for Classifying and Predicting Disease Outcome from Binary and Continuous Predictors and their Interactions. Presentation given at the SC-ASA meeting.

         Prince Nelson, S. A New Statistical Algorithm for Classifying and Predicting Disease Outcome from Binary and Continuous Predictors and their Interactions. Invited speaker at University of North Carolina.

         Prince Nelson, S. C.Logic: An Extension of Logic Regression. Invited speaker at Proctor and Gamble, Cincinnati, OH

         Prince Nelson, S. C.Logic: A Method for Predicting Disease Outcome. Oral presentation at MUSC Student Research Day 2014 (Second Place Winner).

         Prince Nelson, S. Genetic and Environmental factors leading to Lupus in the SC Gullah Population. Invited speaker at MUSCís EE Just Symposium

         Prince Nelson, S. A Novel Statistical Method for Identifying Genetic and Environmental Interactions that Lead to Disease. Poster presentation Eastern North Atlantic Region of the International Biometric Society conference, Baltimore, MD

         Prince Nelson, S. A Novel Statistical Method for Identifying Genetic and Environmental Factors Leading to Health Disparities. Invited poster James E. Clyburn lecture. Columbia, SC

         Prince Nelson, S. A Novel Statistical Method for Identifying Genetic and Environmental Factors Leading to Health Disparities. Invited speaker Proctor and Gamble, Cincinnati, Ohio

         Prince Nelson, S. C.Logic: An Algorithm to Classify Dichotomous Disease Outcomes Using Interactions Between Dichotomous and Continuous Predictors. JSM 2016 Chicago, IL

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Experience

        Panelist in mentoring presentations to encourage undergraduate minorities to pursue graduate degrees (at least twice per year each year at MUSC)

        MUSC College of Graduate Studies Admissions Committee

        Selected to give presentation to MUSC board of trusties

        Homework Helper at Carolina Youth Development Center (CYDC)

        Invited to present research at the Proctor and Gamble company in Cincinnati, Ohio.

 

Skills

         Microsoft Word and Excel

         R computer language for statistics

         SAS

         PLINK

         BEAGLE

         Adobe Photoshop

         LaTex and MikTex

         Proficient in Spanish and Portuguese

         Author (as Sybil Nelson and Leslie DuBois)

 

Publications

         Yuen, H., Prince Nelson, S. Test-Retest Reliability of Oral Health Impact Profile (OHIP-49) in Adults with Systemic Sclerosis. Paper published in Special Care in Dentistry. May 2013

         White-Gilbertson, S., Prince Nelson, S. et.al Analysis of the National Cancer Data Base to Describe Treatment Trends in Stage IV Oral Cavity and Pharyngeal Cancers in the United States, 1998-2012. Journal of Registry Management (JRM), Winter 2015 Issue

         Prince Nelson S, Ramakrishnan, R., Nietert, P., Kamen, D., Ramos, P., Wolf, B. An evaluation of common methods for dichotomization of continuous variables to discriminate disease status. Approved for publication in Communication in Statistics Theory and Methods

 

References

         References available upon request