Felicity T. Enders, Ph.D., is a professor of biostatistics at Mayo Clinic, where she is head of the Section of Clinical Statistics. Dr. Enders has a long-standing and highly productive collaboration with Mayo Clinic's Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. This relationship includes numerous studies in clinical and translational science.
With her extensive background of research expertise, Dr. Enders also holds leadership roles in translational science and research education. She is a past chair for the Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design special interest group of the Association for Clinical and Translational Science.
- Kidney stone research. Dr. Enders collaborates 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 also represents a large drain on the health care system.
- 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 scoring and scoping systems to linking medications to potential harm for patients.
- Recipient, Presidential Poster Award, American College of Gastroenterology, 2010, 2013, 2015
- Recipient, Educator of the Year Award, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Mayo Clinic, 2013
- Recipient, Biomedical Statistics and Informatics Meritorious Award, Department of Health Sciences Research, Mayo Clinic, 2012-2013
- Author, President's Plenary Session, American College of Gastroenterology, 2011