Utah CODES Staff

rev. 04/25/2012
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Larry Cook, PhD, MStat
Principal Investigator
phone: (801) 585-9760
larry.cook@hsc.utah.edu

Dr. Cook has been with the Intermountain Injury Control Research Center since 1996 and is the principal investigator of the Utah CODES project and the CODES Technical Resource Center.  Dr. Cook has over a decade of experience with probabilistic linkage and working with large databases. Dr. Cook is also a faculty statistician at the Central Data Management Coordinating Center (CDMCC) for the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN). He oversees data collection and management issues for a large prospective study involving 13,000 children suffering an intraabdominal injury.

 

Andrea Thomas, MS
Utah CODES Director
phone: (801) 585-5711
andrea.thomas@hsc.utah.edu

Ms. Thomas is a statistician for the Intermountain Injury Control Research Center and is the director of the Utah CODES project. Additionally, Ms. Thomas assists with the duties of the CODES Technical Resource Center. Ms. Thomas’s areas of interest include probabilistic linkage, work-related motor vehicle crashes, and commercial vehicle-passenger vehicle crashes. She was involved with evaluating the effectiveness of the 2009 Click It or Ticket intervention in Utah among high risk groups and is also involved with the first-time implementation of the 2011 Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks intervention in Utah.

 

Cody Olsen, MS
Statistician
phone: (801) 581-5755
cody.olsen@hsc.utah.edu

Mr. Olsen has been a statistical analyst at the Intermountain Injury Control Research Center since 2007. His projects include a multi-center investigation into factors involved in Cervical Spine Injuries in children and a multi-center randomized control trial studying therapeutic fluid therapy for children in Diabetic ketoacidosis. Mr. Olsen also participates in the Utah CODES project as well as the CODES Technical Resource Center and is an expert in multiple imputation. His areas of interest within CODES include risks to child passengers based on driver safety belt use in motor vehicle crashes and quantile regression as an estimate of medians and confidence intervals of skewed data.

 

Tomohiko Funai, MS
Statistician
phone: (801) 585-3237
tomohiko.funai@hsc.utah.edu

Mr. Funai has been a statistical analyst at the Intermountain Injury Control Research Center since July 2010, and is working on the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network, the Utah CODES project, and the CODES Technical Resource Center. Mr. Funai has applied a CODES General Use Model to the Utah crash and hospital data and has interacted with states in the CODES network to collect and check state submitted data models.