Azka Javaid

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Languages Spoken: English, Urdu

Degree and Institution:  Bachelor in Computer Science and Statistics (Amherst College)


Previous Work Experience:

  • Columbia University Medical Center (Data Analyst/Consultant)
  • International Business Machines (IBM) Watson Heath for Oncology (Data Scientist)
  • The Trade Desk (Data Analyst intern)

Career Track: Academia/Industry

Favorite Algorithm and/or gene:  Support Vector Machine (SVM)

Technical Expertise: R, Python, SQL, wet lab biology/genetics experience


  • Gannon, WD., Lederer, DJ., Biscotti, M., Javaid, A., Patel, NM., Brodie, D., Bacchetta, M. and Baldwin, MR. (2018). “Outcomes and Mortality Prediction Model of Critically Ill Adults With Acute Respiratory Failure and Interstitial Lung Disease.” Chest, 153(6), 1387-1395. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2018.01.006 <>. • Baldwin, MR., Sell, JL., Heyden, N., Javaid, A., Berlin, DA., Gonzalez, WC., Bach, PB., Maurer, MS., Lovasi, GS. and Lederer, DJ. “Race, Ethnicity, Health Insurance, and Mortality in Older Survivors of Critical Illness.” Critical Care Medicine (2017) <,_Ethnicity,_Health_Insurance,_and_Mortality.34.aspx>. • Javaid, A., Wang, X. and Horton, NJ. “Using a "Study of Studies" to help statistics students assess research findings.” CHANCE: Using Data to Advance Science, Education, and Society (2017) <>.

My favorite scientist:  Julia Silge

Extracurricular Activities:

Why QBS?.  I chose QBS due to its interdisciplinary coursework and training that additionally provides the opportunity to hone in on biostatistics, epidemiology, and bioinformatics.

QBS MS Experience

QBS Electives


Favorite QBS Class:

Life at Dartmouth:

--When I am not in lab/school I like to explore the outdoors and drink chai.