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Dana Hancock

Dana B. Hancock

Senior Vice President, Analytics Practice Area


Postdoctoral Fellowship in Genetic Epidemiology, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
PhD, Genetics and Genomics, Duke University
BS, Biochemistry, North Carolina State University


As senior vice president of RTI’s Analytics practice area, Dana Hancock leads a multidisciplinary team of more than 300 scientific and technical experts to develop and apply innovative solutions in statistics, informatics, and data science. Her team excels in using big data types, multiple data sources, and a broad suite of analytic methods to advance basic science, design and execute complex population-based and clinical research studies, and improve healthcare delivery for a diverse portfolio of clients.

Dr. Hancock’s 20-year research career has focused on integrating multiple layers of data (omics, behaviors, and environmental exposures) and modeling their interactions to identify risk factors for complex human diseases. She is an established principal investigator who has led highly collaborative consortia with scientists across the United States and worldwide to combine data from population-based cohorts and postmortem human brain repositories. Her studies have enabled discoveries in addiction, infectious disease, and respiratory health. She has authored more than 75 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and other correspondences, and her professional service has included study section membership for the Center for Scientific Review at the National Institutes of Health.

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