The mission of BioRankings® is to help our clients focus on the statistical factors in their research, to analyze their data using the best existing methods for the type of data generated, and develop new methods for their unique data analysis challenges. BioRankings’ team of scientists and software engineers are passionate about making an impact on translational clinical research by developing and applying advanced statistical methods and software for complex data.
Bill Shannon, PhD, MBA
Founder and Managing Partner of Analytics
Bill has over 25 years of experience developing analytical methodology for complex and big data in biomedical R&D. He started BioRankings® in 2014 to work on a broader range of industry projects, and has grown the company to support a staff of dedicated and knowledgeable employees. In his capacity as a Professor of Biostatistics in Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Bill focuses on statistical methods grants in emerging areas of medicine, and works with researchers when there are no known statistical methods for analyzing their study data. As with his university collaborators, Bill acts as a partner with all his industry clients, and works to communicate results and their implications to both business executives and scientific researchers. Dr. Shannon earned his PhD in Biostatistics at the University of Pittsburgh in 1995, and completed his MBA at Washington University in St. Louis Olin School of Business in 2012.
Founder and Managing Partner of Operations
Ally brings critical expertise in company operations, project management, strategy, and data management/regulatory compliance to BioRankings®. She uses her expertise to strengthen the company internally, and also strives to make BioRankings a leader in the specialty analytics space. Her interactions with clients and the entrepreneurial community at large contribute significantly to the growth and sustainability of BioRankings. Ally contributes to writing and managing all grant and contract funding sources. She has a BS in Business Administration from University of Missouri, St Louis.
Director of Analytics
Elena has over 17 years of experience working in all stages of biomedical studies in both academic and business environments. She has expertise both with the traditional statistical methods as well as development of novel methods. As the former director of Bill’s Washington University School of Medicine lab, Elena gained valuable experience of training and managing junior staff members and interacting with clients and collaborators, as well knowledge and experience on working with large, novel data sets applying wide range of statistical methods. She takes a hands-on role with client projects, managing deliverables, providing advice on study design and data management, analyzing data, preparing reports, and ensuring that clients get the best analyses for their data. Elena has worked and published in diverse areas, from pediatrics and infectious disease, to microbiome and actigraphy data. She holds a MS degree in Biostatistics from Columbia University School of Public Health.