Amy Peterson

Amy Peterson

JHBSPH MPH 2017-2018

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Along with Andrew Jaffe, I co-mentored Amy Peterson in 2017-2018. Check her website for more information about her.

Amy’s MPH capstone presentation

Here are some of projects she did with me (taken from her website):


  • Worked in collaboration with Mina Ryten’s lab at University College London to analyze Genotype-Tissue Expression (GTEx) project data to explore gene expression variability across brain regions
  • Capstone: Applying Statistical Correction for Brain Tissue Degradation to Gene Expression in Schizophrenia
    • Analyzed postmortem human brain RNA-sequencing data in R using Bioconductor packages with JHPCE


  • MPH Capstone Presentation “Applying Statistical Correction for Brain Tissue RNA Degradation to Gene Expression Differences in Schizophrenia” (May 4, 2018) slides.
  • Presented “Postmortem Human Brain RNA-seq Analyses with Public and Private Data” at Delta Omega Poster Competition at JHPSH PDF (February 28, 2018).
  • Presented “Expression Profiles in GTEx Data” at the Leekgroup meeting (February 19, 2018) slides.
  • R programming
  • Biostatistics
  • Clinical Research
  • Master of Public Health, 2018

    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

  • BA in Neuroscience, 2012

    Boston University