I am a diabetes epidemiologist, R user and programmer, teacher of modern data analysis skills, and open science advocate.

Skills

  • Languages: English (fluent), Spanish (competent)
  • Programming: Fluent in R, LaTeX, HTML, CSS, Bash, Git; familiar with SAS, Python.
  • Statistical techniques: Basic (t-test, ANOVA, correlation), regression modeling (linear, logistic), mixed effect modeling, generalized estimating equations, principal component analysis, partial least squares regression, cross validation, cluster analysis (hierarchical, k-means), information criterion (AIC, QIC), bootstrapping, factor analysis.

Education

2013 – 2017 PhD in Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto in Toronto, CA
2011 – 2013 MSc in Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto in Toronto, CA
2005 – 2010 BSc in Kinesiology, University of Waterloo in Waterloo, CA

Publications

  1. Luke Johnston, Madeleine Bonsma-Fisher, Joel Ostblom, Ahmed Hasan, James Santangelo, Lindsay Coome, Lina Tran, Elliott De Andrade, and Sara Mahallati. “A graduate student-led participatory live-coding quantitative methods course in R: Experiences on initiating, developing, and teaching”. Journal of Open Source Education 2.16 (Jun. 2019), p. 49. DOI: 10.21105/jose.00049.
  2. Sara Mahdavi, Antonio Bellasi, Karan Nagra, Luke Johnston, Paul Tam, Biagio Di Iorio, and Tabo Sikaneta. “Associations of Calcium from Food Sources versus Phosphate Binders with Serum Calcium and FGF23 in Hemodialysis Patients”. Journal of Clinical Medicine 8.10 (Oct. 2019), p. 1680. DOI: 10.3390/jcm8101680.
  3. Ingrid D. Santaren, Richard P. Bazinet, Zhen Liu, Luke W. Johnston, John L. Sievenpiper, Adria Giacca, Ravi Retnakaran, Stewart B. Harris, Bernard Zinman, and Anthony J. Hanley. “The Distribution of Fatty Acid Biomarkers of Dairy Intake across Serum Lipid Fractions: The Prospective Metabolism and Islet Cell Evaluation (PROMISE) Cohort”. Lipids 54.10 (Aug. 2019), pp. 617-627. DOI: 10.1002/lipd.12185.
  4. Zhila Semnani-Azad, Philip W Connelly, Luke W Johnston, Ravi Retnakaran, Stewart B Harris, Bernard Zinman, and Anthony J Hanley. “The macrophage activation marker soluble CD163 is longitudinally associated with insulin sensitivity and \(\beta\)-cell function”. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (Nov. 2019). DOI: 10.1210/clinem/dgz166.
  5. Zhila Semnani-azad, Luke W Johnston, Christine Lee, Ravi Retnakaran, Philip W Connelly, Stewart B Harris, Bernard Zinman, and Anthony J Hanley. “Determinants of longitudinal change in insulin clearance: the Prospective Metabolism and Islet Cell Evaluation cohort”. BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care 7.1 (Nov. 2019), p. e000825. DOI: 10.1136/bmjdrc-2019-000825.
  6. Luke W. Johnston, Zhen Liu, Ravi Retnakaran, Bernard Zinman, Adria Giacca, Stewart B. Harris, Richard P. Bazinet, and Anthony J. Hanley. “Clusters of fatty acids in the serum triacylglyceride fraction associate with the disorders of type 2 diabetes”. J Lipid Res 59.9 (2018), pp. 1751-1762. DOI: 10.1194/jlr.P084970.
  7. Luke W. Johnston, Stewart B. Harris, Ravi Retnakaran, Adria Giacca, Zhen Liu, Richard P. Bazinet, and Anthony J. Hanley. “Association of non-esterified fatty acid composition with insulin sensitivity and beta cell function in the Prospective Metabolism and Islet Cell Evaluation (PROMISE) cohort”. Diabetologia 61.821 (2017). DOI: 10.1007/s00125-017-4534-6.
  8. Luke W. Johnston, Stewart B. Harris, Ravi Retnakaran, Bernard Zinman, Adria Giacca, Zhen Liu, Richard P. Bazinet, and Anthony J. Hanley. “Longitudinal associations of phospholipid and cholesteryl ester fatty acids with disorders underlying diabetes.” Eng. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 101.6 (2016), pp. 2536-2544. DOI: 10.1210/jc.2015-4267.
  9. L. W. Johnston, S. B. Harris, R. Retnakaran, H. C. Gerstein, B. Zinman, J. Hamilton, and A. J. Hanley. “Short leg length, a marker of early childhood deprivation, is associated with metabolic disorders underlying type 2 diabetes mellitus: the PROMISE cohort study”. In: Diabetes Care 36.11 (2013), pp. 3599-606. DOI: 10.2337/dc13-0254.
  10. K. Doughty, L. Rothman, L. Johnston, K. Le, J. Wu, and A. Howard. “Low-income countries’ orthopaedic information needs: Challenges and opportunities”. In: Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research 468 (2010), p. 2598–2603. DOI: 10.1007/s11999-010-1365-x.NULL

Oral presentations

  1. Luke W. Johnston. “An R toolkit to simplify and automate an open scientific workflow”. European R User Meeting. Lightning talk, May 15-16. Budapest, Hungary, 2018.
  2. L.W. Johnston, C. Lee, S.B. Harris, R. Retnakaran, B. Zinman, R.P. Bazinet, and A.J. Hanley. “Serum Non-Esterified Fatty Acid (NEFA) Concentrations are Associated with Longitudinal Progression of Beta-Cell Dysfunction: Prospective Metabolism and Islet Cell Evaluation (PROMISE) Cohort”. 33rd International Symposium on Diabetes & Nutrition in Toronto, Canada. Oral presentation, June 12th from 3:10pm to 4:40pm. Toronto, Canada, 2015. DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.1545567.
  3. Luke W. Johnston, Christine Lee, Stewart Harris, Ravi Retnakaran, Bernard Zinman, Richard P. Bazinet, and Anthony J. Hanley. “Serum Phospholipid (PL) Fatty Acid Composition Predicts Declines in Insulin Sensitivity (IS) and Beta-Cell Function Over 6-years in the Prospective Metabolism And Islet Cell Evaluation (PROMISE) Cohort”. International Diabetes Epidemiology Group Scientific Meeting. Oral presentation, Dec. 5 at 2:45-3:00PM. Vancouver, Canada, 2015. URL: https://figshare.com/s/1cce7abacad54e48aa0a.
  4. L.W. Johnston, S. Kayaniyil, C. Lee, S.B. Harris, R. Retnakaran, B. Zinman, R.P. Bazinet, and A.J. Hanley. “Lower Serum Non-Esterified Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) is Associated with Insulin Resistance in the PROspective Metabolism and ISlet Cell Evaluation (PROMISE) Cohort”. Biennial Congress of the International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids. Oral presentation, July 1st at 2:30-3:50pm (3rd speaker). Stockholm, Sweden, 2014. URL: https://figshare.com/s/89dbdcb4695f19cbd2b1.
  5. R.D. Kennedy and L. Johnston. “Report of the Smoke-free Policy Scan of YMCAs and YWCAs in Ontario”. In: Meeting of the Tobacco-free Sports and Recreation Community of Practice. Oral presentation, August 17th. University of Waterloo, Canada, 2010.NULL

Oral poster presentations

  1. Luke Johnston, Signe Toft Andersen, Morten Charles, Marit E. Jørgensen, Troels S. Jensen, Lasse Bjerg, and Daniel R. Witte. “A data-driven approach at characterizing heterogeneity in neuropathy assessments”. European Diabetes Epidemiology Group Annual Meeting. Poster presentation on May 11th. Mondorf-les-Bains, Luxembourg: Figshare, 2019. DOI: 10.6084/M9.FIGSHARE.8082491.V1.
  2. Luke W. Johnston, Zhen Liu, Ravi Retnakaran, Stewart B. Harris, Richard P. Bazinet, and Anthony J. Hanley. “Specific clusters of fatty acids (FA) across multiple serum lipid fractions underlie pathophysiological features of type 2 diabetes in the Canadian Prospective Metabolism and Islet Cell Evaluation (PROMISE) cohort”. European Diabetes Epidemiology Group Annual Meeting. Poster presentation on Apr. 22nd. Helsingør, Denmark, 2018. DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.6159293.
  3. Luke W. Johnston, Liu Zhen, Ravi Retnakaran, Stewart B Harris, Bernard Zinman, Richard P. Bazinet, and Anthony J. Hanley. “Leg length, a marker of early childhood conditions, associates with specific clusters of serum fatty acids”. Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes. Poster presentation on Oct. 4th from 1:15 PM to 2:15 PM. Berlin, Germany, 2018.
  4. Luke W. Johnston, Christine Lee, Stewart B. Harris, Ravi Retnakaran, Bernard Zinman, Richard P. Bazinet, and Anthony J. Hanley. “Serum Non-Esterified Fatty Acid (NEFA) Concentration is Associated with Longitudinal Progression of Beta-Cell Dysfunction: Prospective Metabolism and Islet Cell Evaluation (PROMISE) Cohort”. Diabetes 64.Suppl. 1 (2015). Guided poster presentation, June 7th, at 1:00pm, pp. A421, 1621-P. DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.1545566.NULL

Poster presentations

  1. Luke W. Johnston, Ravi Retnakaran, Stewart B. Harris, Zhen Liu, Richard P. Bazinet, and Anthony J. Hanley. “Fatty Acids Produced by De Novo Lipogenesis (DNL) of Refined Carbohydrates are Associated with Worsening of Metabolic Syndrome (MetS) Components: The Prospective Metabolism and Islet Cell Evaluation (PROMISE) Cohort”. Diabetes 66(Supplement 1).1669-P (2017). Accepted as a poster presentation (1669-P) at the American Diabetes Association 77Scientific Sessions in San Diego, p. A445. DOI: 10.2337/db17-1489-1795.
  2. Luke W. Johnston, Ravi Retnakaran, Stewart Harris, Bernard Zinman, Zhen Liu, Richard P. Bazinet, and Anthony J. Hanley. “Triglyceride Fatty Acid (TGFA) Composition Longitudinally Associates with Changes in Insulin Sensitivity (IS) and Beta-Cell Function Over 6-yrs in the Prospective Metabolism and Islet Cell Evaluation (PROMISE) Cohort”. Diabetes 65.Supplemental 1 (2016). Poster presentation (1555-P) at the American Diabetes Association 76th Scientific Sessions in New Orleans, p. A406. DOI: 10.2337/db16-1375-1656.
  3. Luke W. Johnston, Christine Lee, Stewart B. Harris, Ravi Retnakaran, Bernard Zinman, Richard P. Bazinet, and Anthony J. Hanley. “Serum Non-Esterified Fatty Acid (NEFA) Composition and Longitudinal Associations with Beta-Cell Dysfunction”. International Diabetes Federation World Diabetes Congress. VA-1304. Poster presentation. Vancouver, Canada, 2015. URL: https://figshare.com/s/7301482497f6a6349dc8.
  4. L.W. Johnston, S. Kayaniyil, C. Lee, S.B. Harris, R. Retnakaran, B. Zinman, R.P. Bazinet, and A.J. Hanley. “Lower Serum Non-Esterified Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) Is Associated with Insulin Resistance: PROspective Metabolism and ISlet Cell Evaluation (PROMISE) Cohort”. In: Diabetes 63.Suppl. 1 (2014). Poster presentation, pp. A384, 1463-P. URL: https://figshare.com/s/a7cf86f77bc4be78ac7f.
  5. L. W. Johnston, S. B. Harris, R. Retnakaran, H. C. Gerstein, J. Hamilton, B. Zinman, and A. J. Hanley. “The association of leg length with metabolic abnormalities underlying type 2 diabetes mellitus: The PROMISE cohort”. Diabetes 62.Suppl. 1 (2013). Poster presentation, pp. A912, 1578-P. URL: https://figshare.com/s/271bfd6c988efcdb5921.
  6. L. Johnston, R.D. Kennedy, and G.T. Fong. “An Environmental Scan of Tobacco Control Policies on University Campuses in Ontario”. Tobacco Control for the 21st Century. Ontario Tobacco Research Unit. 2008.NULL

Other conference presentations

  1. Zhila Semnani-Azad, Philip W Connelly, Ravi Retnakaran, Stewart B Harris, Bernard Zinman, Luke W Johnston, Richard P Bazinet, and Anthony J Hanley. “Adipose Tissue Insulin Resistance and Inflammation Are Independently Associated With Dysglycemia”. In: ObesityWeek. Poster presentation. Las Vegas, USA, 2019.
  2. Shahen Yashpal, Angela D. Liese, Lynne E. Wagenknecht, Steven M. Haffner, Luke W. Johnston, Beatrice Boucher, Richard P. Bazinet, Marian Rewers, Jerome I. Rotter, Steve M. Watkins, and Anthony Hanley. “1576-P: Metabolomic Profiling of the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) Diet: Novel Insights for the Nutritional Epidemiology of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM)”. In: Diabetes 68.Supplement 1 (Jun. 2019). Guided poster, pp. 1576-P. DOI: 10.2337/db19-1576-p.
  3. Ingrid D. Santaren, Richard P. Bazinet, Zhen Liu, Luke W. Johnston, Ravi Retnakaran, Stewart B. Harris, Bernard Zinman, and Anthony J. Hanley. “Combining dietary and biomarker data to evaluate associations of dairy intake with risk of type 2 diabetes (T2DM): The PROspective Metabolism and ISlet cell Evaluation (PROMISE) cohort”. European Diabetes Epidemiology Group Annual Meeting. Poster presentation on Apr 22nd. Helsingør, Denmark, 2018.
  4. Zhila Semnani-Azad, Phil W. Connelly, Luke W. Johnston, Ravi Retnakaran, Stewart B Harris, Bernard Zinman, and Anthony J Hanley. “Longitudinal Associations of Soluble CD163 with Insulin Sensitivity and Beta-Cell Function: The Prospective Metabolism and Islet Cell Evaluation (PROMISE) Cohort”. European Diabetes Epidemiology Group Meeting. Oral presentation on Apr. 23rd at 9:50am. Helsingør, Denmark, 2018.
  5. I. D. Santaren, R. Bazinet, Z. Liu, L. W. Johnston, R. Retnakaran, S. B. Harris, B. Zinman, and A. J. Hanley. “Serum Fatty Acids Derived from Dairy Consumption Are Associated with Longitudinal Changes in Insulin Sensitivity and Beta-cell Function: The Prospective Metabolism and Islet Cell Evaluation (PROMISE) Cohort”. 35International Symposium on Diabetes and Nutrition. Oral presentation on June 19-22, 2017. Skagen, Denmark, 2017.
  6. Z. Semnani-Azad, P. W. Connelly, L. W. Johnston, R. Retnakaran, S. B. Harris, B. Zinman, and A. J. Hanley. “Longitudinal Associations of Soluble CD163 with Insulin Sensitivity and Beta-Cell Function: The Prospective Metabolism and Islet Cell Evaluation (PROMISE) Cohort”. Diabetes 66(Supplement 1).1674-P (2017). Poster presentation, p. A447. DOI: 10.2337/db17-1489-1795.
  7. Z. Semnani-Azad, P. W. Connelly, L. W. Johnston, R. Retnakaran, S. B. Harris, B. Zinman, and A. J. Hanley. “Longitudinal Associations of Soluble CD163 with Insulin Sensitivity and Beta-Cell Function: The Prospective Metabolism and Islet Cell Evaluation (PROMISE) Cohort”. 4th Annual BBDC-Joslin-UCPH Conference. Poster presentation on Oct. 20. Toronto, Canada, 2017.
  8. Zhila Semnani-Azad, Philip W Connelly, Luke W Johnston, and Anthony J Hanley. “Determinants of Longitudinal Change in sCD163, a Biomarker of Adipose Tissue Macrophage Activation”. ObesityWeek. Poster presentation. Washington, DC, USA, 2017.
  9. Windy Z.N. Wang, David E. Cole, Luke W. Johnston, Betty Y.L. Wong, Lei Fu, Ravi Retnakaran, Stewart B. Harris, Bernard Zinman, and Anthony J. Hanley. “Urinary Vitamin D Binding Protein as a Potential Biomarker for Nephropathy in Subjects at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes: The Prospective Metabolism and Islet Cell Evaluation (PROMISE) Cohort Study.”. Diabetes 66(Supplement 1).1627-P (2017). Poster presentation, p. A435. DOI: 10.2337/db17-1489-1795.
  10. Madeleine Bonsma, Lina Tran, Lindsay Coome, and Luke Johnston. “Study Groups - Crossing the Boundaries of Discipline”. Mozilla Festival. October 29th, 2:00pm-2:30pm. London, UK, 2016. URL: https://app.mozillafestival.org/#_session-552.
  11. Ingrid D. Santaren, Richard P. Bazinet, Zhen Liu, Luke W. Johnston, Ravi Retnakaran, Stewart B. Harris, Bernard Zinman, and Anthony J. Hanley. “Serum Fatty Acids Derived from Dairy Consumption Are Associated with Insulin Sensitivity and Beta-cell Function: The PROspective Metabolism and ISlet Cell Evaluation (PROMISE) Cohort”. Diabetes 65.Supplement 1 (2016). Presented as an oral on June 14, 2016 from 4:30-6:30pm at the the American Diabetes Association 76Scientific Sessions in New Orleans, p. A95. DOI: 10.2337/db16-1-381.
  12. Zhila Semnani-Azad, Luke W. Johnston, Stewart B. Harris, Ravi Retnakaran, Bernard Zinman, Philip W. Connelly, and Anthony J. Hanley. “Multivariate Determinants of Reduced Insulin Clearance in Prospective Metabolism and Islet Cell Evaluation (PROMISE) Cohort”. Diabetes 65.Supplement 1 (2016). Poster presentation (1554-P) at the American Diabetes Association 76Scientific Sessions in New Orleans, p. A405. DOI: 10.2337/db16-1375-1656.
  13. R.D. Kennedy, L.W. Johnston, C. Munhall, and S. Filsinger. “Secondhand Smoke in Common Spaces of Public Housing – Findings from Waterloo Region”. 7th National Conference on Tobacco or Health, Making the Connection: Knowledge Transforming Health. Toronto Marriott Downtown, Toronto, Canada. Canadian Council on Tobacco Control. 2011.
  14. C. Munhall, R.W. Kennedy, L.W. Johnston, E. Steibelt, and A. Trusler. “An Environmental Scan of Tobacco-free Policies of YMCA & YWCA Locations in Ontario, Canada”. In: 17th Annual Meeting of the Society on Research on Nicotine and Tobacco. Toronto, Canada. 2011.
  15. A.W. Howard, L. Johnston, and L. Rothman. “Probability of Multiple Fractures in Childhood Session”. Safety 2010 World Conference. 2010.
  16. R.D. Kennedy, L.W. Johnston, G.T. Fong, A. Hyland, and M. Travers. “Experimental Evaluation of Outdoor and Adjacent Indoor Tobacco Smoke Pollution in Doorways”. In: 14th World Conference on Tobacco or Health. 2009.
  17. R.D. Kennedy, G.T. Fong, M. Travers, A. Hyland, L. Johnston, and S. Mutti. “Experimental Evaluation of Tobacco Control Policies in Outdoor Environments”. In: Tobacco Control for the 21st Century. Ontario Tobacco Research Unit. 2008.NULL

Panel member

  1. Daniela Saderi, Grant R. Vousden-Dishington, Lucy Patterson, and Luke Johnston. “Community Building”. In: Working Open Workshop, Mozilla Science Lab. March 11, 14:45-15:20. Montreal, Canada, 2017. URL: https://mzl.la/2017wow.NULL

Published R packages

2019 posterdown: Generate PDF Conference Posters Using R Markdown (contributor), CRAN
2016 prodigenr: Research Project Directory Generator (creator), CRAN
2014 broom: Convert Statistical Analysis Objects into Tidy Tibbles (contributor), CRAN
2016 carpenter: Build Common Tables of Summary Statistics for Reports (creator), CRAN
2016 mason: Build Data Structures for Common Statistical Analysis (creator), CRAN

Teaching Experience

2018 – present Instructor and founder for Peer-led, participatory live coding R training sessions (Anyone), Aarhus University Community of Researchers Using Open Software in Aarhus, Denmark
2019 Lead instructor for Software Carpentry Workshop (Anyone), Aarhus University in Aarhus, Denmark
2019 Lead instructor for Reproducible Quantitative Analyses and Workflows using R (PhD and Postdocs), German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbrueke in Potsdam, Germany
2019 Lead instructor for Reproducible Quantitative Methods: Data analysis workflow using R (PhD and Postdocs), Danish Diabetes Academy in Denmark
2018 Instructor for FAIR Data and Software workshop (Anyone), TIB Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology and University Library in Hannover, Germany
2017 Teaching assistant for Theoretical Ecology and Reproducible Quantitative Methods in R (EEB430) (Undergraduate), Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada
2017 Teaching assistant for Public Health Nutrition (NFS1201) (Graduate), Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada
2017 Instructor for Software Carpentry workshops (R) (Anyone), Software Carpentry in Toronto, Canada
2017 Helper for Software Carpentry workshops (Python) (Anyone), Software Carpentry in Toronto, Canada
2017 Helper for Software Carpentry workshops (R) (Anyone), Software Carpentry and UofTCoders in Toronto, Canada
2017 Teaching assistant for Basic Human Nutrition (NFS284) (Undergraduate), Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada
2016 Instructor for Software Carpentry workshops (R) (Anyone), Software Carpentry in Toronto, Canada
2016 Teaching assistant for Advanced Nutrition (NFS484-1484) (Mixed graduate and undergraduate), Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada
2016 Helper for CUPE3902 Post-doc Python workshops (Post-docs), CUPE3902 Unit 5 in Toronto, Canada
2016 – 2017 Instructor for Departmental R workshops (Anyone), Code As Manuscript in Toronto, Canada
2016 Instructor for Software Carpentry workshops (Python) (Anyone), Software Carpentry in Toronto, Canada
2016 Helper for Software Carpentry workshops (R) (Anyone), Software Carpentry in Toronto, Canada
2015 Teaching assistant for Public Health Nutrition (NFS1201) (Graduate), Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada
2015 Instructor for Software Carpentry Workshop (R) (Anyone), Software Carpentry in Toronto, Canada
2015 – 2018 Instructor and one of the co-founders for Peer-led, participatory live coding training sessions (Anyone), UofTCoders, University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada
2015 Teaching helper for Software Carpentry Workshop (R) (Anyone), Software Carpentry in Toronto, Canada
2014 Teaching helper for Software Carpentry Workshop (Python) (Anyone), Software Carpentry in Toronto, Canada
2014 – 2015 Instructor and founder for Code as Manuscript: R and SAS coding workshops (Graduate), Graduate Professional Skills Program, University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada
2014 Teaching assistant for Advanced Nutrition (NFS484-1484) (Graduate), Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada
2013 Teaching assistant for Advanced Nutrition (NFS484-1484) (Graduate), Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada
2013 Teaching assistant for Nutritional Microbiology (NFS485) (Undergraduate), Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada

Supervision Experience

2017 – 2018 Master’s student, Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada
2014 – 2015 Undergraduate student, Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada

Curriculum Development (archived with DOI)

  1. Luke W Johnston. acdcourse: Analyzing Cohort Datasets with R. En. Online. 2019. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3247819. URL: https://github.com/lwjohnst86/acdcourse.
  2. Luke W Johnston, Madeleine Bonsma-Fisher, Joel Ostblom, Ahmed Hasan, James Santangelo, Lindsay Coome, Lina Tran, Elliott Sales De Andrade, and Sara Mahallati. UofTCoders/rcourse: Quantitative Methods in R for Biology. En. 2019. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1117432. URL: https://uoftcoders.github.io/rcourse/.
  3. Luke W Johnston, Daniel R Witte, João Santiago, and Anna Schritz. Reproducible Quantitative Methods: Data analysis workflow using R. En. Online. 2019. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.2603311. URL: https://dda-rcourse.lwjohnst.com/.NULL

Other Curriculum Development

2018 FAIR Data and Software (https://tibhannover.github.io/2018-07-09-FAIR-Data-and-Software/), TIB Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology and University Library in Hannover, Germany
2017 Theoretical Ecology and Reproducible Quantitative Methods in R (EEB430) (https://uoftcoders.github.io/rcourse/), Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto, Canada in Toronto, Canada
2014 – 2015 Code as Manuscript: Data wrangling, visualization, and reproducibility in R (http://codeasmanuscript.org), Graduate Professional Skills Program, University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada

Awards

2019 Danish Diabetes Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship from Danish Diabetes Academy, Denmark
2017 Michael C. Archer Research Excellence Award from University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
2017 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Master Class and Travel Fund from Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark
2017 Working Open Workshop and Travel Scholarship from Mozilla Science Lab, Montreal, Canada
2017 Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Award from University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
2012 Ontario Graduate Scholarship from Government of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
2013 Trainee Travel Award from Banting and Best Diabetes Centre, Toronto, Canada
2013 Ontario Graduate Scholarship from Government of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
2014 Trainee Travel Award from Banting and Best Diabetes Centre, Toronto, Canada
2014 Conference Travel Grant from School of Graduate Studies, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
2014 Alumni Travel Award from Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
2014 New Investigator Award from International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids, Stockholm, Sweden
2014 Doctoral Student Research Award from Canadian Diabetes Association, Toronto, Canada
2014 Graduate Novo Nordisk Studentship from Banting and Best Diabetes Centre, Toronto, Canada
2014 Margaret and Nicholas Fodor Fellowship from School of Graduate Studies, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
2014 Ontario Graduate Scholarship from Government of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
2015 Trainee Travel Award from Banting and Best Diabetes Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Employment

2019 – present DDA postdoctoral researcher, Steno Diabetes Center Aarhus in Aarhus, Denmark
2018 – 2019 Postdoctoral researcher, Department of Public Health, Aarhus University in Aarhus, Denmark
2017 – 2018 Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada
2011 Research Assistant, Propel Center for Population Health Impact, University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Canada
2010 Research Assistant, Health Psychology Lab, University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Canada
2009 Research Assistant, Child Health Evaluative Sciences, Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada
2009 Research Assistant, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute in Toronto, Canada
2008 Research Assistant, Health Psychology Lab in Waterloo, Canada
2008 Project Manager, Health Psychology Lab in Waterloo, Canada