Core DataTrail team

Jeff Leek is the Director of the DataTrail program. He is also a Professor of Biostatistics and the co-director of the Data Science Lab at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Ashley Johnson is the Program Administrator for DataTrail. She facilitates tutoring for program participants and manages both recruitment efforts and the development of corporate and non-profit partnerships.

Davon Person is the Curriculum Lead for DataTrail. He was also a mentor at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Simone Sawyer is the Scholar Advocate for DataTrail. She serves as a case manager and professional development coach for current and alumni scholars. By connecting scholars to wrap-around services and work-place tips, Simone prepares them for success both personally and professionally in the data science field.

Ed Sabatino is responsible for the job development component of DataTrail. In that role he identifies employment partners and opportunities for DataTrail scholars and supports their efforts to gain employment in the data sciences field.

Content and technology contributors

Leonardo Collado-Torres, Investigator at the Lieber Institute for Brain Development

Shannon Ellis, Assistant Teaching Professor in the Cognitive Science Department at the University of California, San Diego

Aboozar Hadavand, Assistant Professor of Computational Sciences at Minerva

Leah Jager, Assistant Scientist in the Department of Biostatistics at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Sean Kross, PhD student in Cognitive Sciences at the University of California, San Diego

John Muschelli, Associate Scientist in the Department of Biostatistics at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Leslie Myint, Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science at Macalester College

Project origins

DataTrail was originally formed as Chromebook Data Science, and then Cloud Based Data Science, by Shannon Ellis, Aboozar Hadavand, and Jeff Leek in the Department of Biostatistics at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Shannon, Aboozar, and Jeff were driven to create a curriculum and supporting training program that would allow members of underserved communities to enter the field of data science.

Shannon Ellis

Aboozar Hadavand

Jeff Leek