RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. -- Philip Cooley., a principal scientist at RTI International, has been promoted from RTI Fellow to Senior Fellow by President Wayne Holden.
Cooley joined RTI in 1969 and was named RTI Fellow in 2008. He has more than 45 years of experience developing computer models for the study of environmental health and disease transmission scenarios.
His current research includes an assessment of statistical methods for biomarker explorations in the context of genome-wide-analysis studies. He created a database of genes with known genetic inheritance properties that constitutes a "truth set" to support statistical association explorations.
Cooley is also the principal investigator on the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Data Repository.
Cooley has authored or co-authored numerous reports, professional journal articles and book chapters, and has reviewed for Science, The Journal of the American Medical Association, and the AIDS and Related Research Study Section for the National Institutes of Health.
He is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and is on the editorial board of Computers and Human Behavior.
Cooley holds a master's degree in operations research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Northwestern University in Illinois. He also earned a postgraduate diploma in numerical analysis and automatic computing from the University of Sydney in Australia.
The RTI Fellow Program was established in August 2001 to provide professional opportunities for exceptionally talented staff committed to science, technology, research and policy analysis in support of RTI's mission to improve the human condition. The program has three levels: Fellow, Senior Fellow and Distinguished Fellow.