Felicity T. Enders, Ph.D., is a lead statistician in the Division of Biomedical Statistics and Informatics. She came to Mayo Clinic after training at Yale University and Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Enders is a well-published collaborator in gastroenterology and hepatology. She recently broadened her expertise with collaborations in nephrology and urology.
Kidney stone research. Since coming to Mayo Clinic in 2004, Dr. Enders has enjoyed a long-standing and highly productive collaboration with Mayo's Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. This relationship includes numerous studies in clinical and translational science.
When the retirement of a fellow statistician aligned with her own expanding interests in 2015, Dr. Enders began a set of new collaborations with investigators in nephrology and urology, with a particular focus on kidney stone research. Not only are kidney stones extremely painful for many patients, but the cost of care for kidney stones represents a large drain on the health care system.
In this new role, Dr. Enders is the principal investigator of the Biostatistics and Epidemiology Core in the Mayo Clinic O'Brien Urology Research Center.
- Biostatistics education. Dr. Enders' personal research focuses on statistics education for nonstatisticians. Her most recent efforts include establishing competencies for biostatistics and developing and evaluating instruments to assess understanding of biostatistics. Her work in this area is focused on learners in clinical and translational science, including physicians engaged in research.
Significance to patient care
Dr. Enders' work in gastroenterology has transformed patient care, from developing noninvasive scores and scoping systems to linking medication to potential harm for patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis.
- Presidential Poster Award, American College of Gastroenterology, 2010, 2013, 2015
- Educator of the Year Award, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Mayo Clinic, 2013
- Biomedical Statistics and Informatics Meritorious Award, Department of Health Sciences Research, Mayo Clinic, 2012-2013
- President's Plenary Session, American College of Gastroenterology, 2011
- Best abstract by member, American College of Gastroenterology, 2010