Population & Data Sciences Core Leadership

Director Kevin D. Deane, MD/PhD

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Dr. Deane is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Rheumatology at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. He has been PI or Co-I on multiple observational studies of preclinical rheumatoid arthritis; in addition, he is the PI on the ongoing NIH-funded StopRA trial that is studying the role of hydroxychloroquine to prevent or delay the onset of rheumatoid arthritis in high-risk individuals.

Co-Director Jill M. Norris, MPH/PhD

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Dr. Norris is a Professor of Epidemiology and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology at the Colorado School of Public Health. She has been the PI or Co-I on multiple pre-clinical and epidemiological studies across a number of autoimmune diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, type 1 diabetes, and others.

Statistician Brandie Wagner, PhD

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Dr. Wagner is an Associate Professor of Biostatistics in the Department of Biostatistics and Informatics at the Colorado School of Public Health. She has worked extensively in analyses of complex cross-sectional and longitudinal data, including microbiome analyses and biomarker discovery.

Core Manager Marie L. Feser, MSPH

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Ms. Feser has extensive experience as project manager of multiple observational and clinical trials in autoimmune diseases. 

Data Manager LauraKay Moss, BS

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Ms. Moss has extensive experience in data management and delivery of high-quality datasets for analyses.

Rheumatology (SOM)

CU Anschutz

Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes

1775 North Aurora Court


Aurora, CO 80045


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