Location

Rochester, Minnesota

Contact

Polley.Eric@mayo.edu

SUMMARY

The primary research interests of Eric C. Polley, Ph.D., are in the areas of advanced diagnostic assay development, new drug development and precision medicine clinical trial design. Recently, Dr. Polley's research has focused on using statistical and computational biology approaches to evaluate how molecular diagnostic assays — for example DNA sequencing or microbiome sequencing — are used for treatment decisions.

Focus areas

  • Utilizing machine learning for clinical risk prediction
  • Designing precision medicine clinical trials
  • Statistical evaluation of high-throughput drug screening studies
  • Computational biology approaches to drug discovery
  • Design and validation of advanced diagnostic assays

Significance to patient care

By utilizing advanced analytic approaches, Dr. Polley's research improves the identification of promising new therapeutics and, combined with novel diagnostic procedures, improves individualized care for patients. Improvements in clinical risk prediction models allow for more precise estimates of risks and benefits, and improve clinical decision-making.

Professional highlights

  • Recipient, Director's Award for development of the Molecular Analysis for Cancer Therapy Choice (NCI-MATCH) clinical trial, National Cancer Institute, 2015
  • Associate editor, The International Journal of Biostatistics, 2012-present

PUBLICATIONS

See my publications

PROFESSIONAL DETAILS

Administrative Appointment

  1. Senior Associate Consultant I-Research, Division of Biomedical Statistics and Informatics, Department of Health Sciences Research

Academic Rank

  1. Assistant Professor of Biostatistics

EDUCATION

  1. Ph.D. - Biostatistics University of California, Berkeley
  2. Master of Science - Biostatistics Columbia University
  3. BA - Mathematics Saint John's University
.
BIO-20316771

Mayo Clinic Footer