Sonya Heltshe, PhD

Sonya  Heltshe,  PhD


  • Academic Title: Associate Professor, Pediatrics
  • Research Title: Director of Biostatistics, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics Development Network Coordinating Center, Seattle Children's Research Institute
  • Research Center: Center for Respiratory Biology and Therapeutics
"Everyday I am able to apply math and think creatively to solve problems and improve the health of others. I also love the people I work with at Seattle Children's, who have endless motivation, compassion and integrity. Every year someone with cystic fibrosis (CF) comes to talk to us about how research has touched their lives and families; I am always humbled and moved by the honesty and openness of these children and adults living with CF."
  • Biography

    I am a biostatistician working in clinical trials for Cystic Fibrosis.

    I received my PhD in Biostatistics from the University of Colorado School Of Public Health in 2007 and completed a post-doc at the National Cancer Institute in 2009. As the Director of Biostatisics at the CF Foundations Therapeutic (CFFT) Development Network and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington I am the statistician and principal investigator for many CF studies of all phases, from basic research to large scale epidemiologic studies. I have interests in statistical analyses and methodologies related to CF lung function, microbial diversity, proteomics, inflammatory markers, and predictive biomarkers. I am deeply committed to evidence based medicine and ethical research in pediatric disease.

    Research Description

    Biostatistics, clinical trials, and translational research in Cystic Fibrosis and Pulmonology

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