Jesse David Troy
Assistant Professor of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics

I am a biostatistician who provides statistical support for research studies in stem cell transplantation and cell therapies for a variety of indications including cerebral palsy (CP), brain injury, autism, cancer, and stroke.  My personal research interests are related to medical decision making and patient-centered outcomes in hematologic malignancies. I recently served as the Scientific Director of the Data Coordinating Center for the National MDS Study ( I also developed and currently teach a course in introductory biostatistics that is required for graduation from the Duke MD degree program, and a course in research study design required for the Master's degree in Biostatistics. Before coming to Duke I worked as a Project Manager/Biostatistician at a large data coordinating center that supported an NIH-funded extramural research programs, including vaccine development and blood and marrow transplantation. I received my PhD in cancer epidemiology from the University of Pittsburgh in 2012 where I was funded by a National Cancer Institute R25 training grant. Prior to completing my PhD I received an MPH from George Washington University. I spent the early part of my career working as a software engineer for Booz Allen Hamilton, AmericaOnline (AOL), and others. I have dedicated my career to learning from data for the purpose of serving patients and their families and continually seek collaboration with other researchers who share my passion and interest in exploring innovative ways to analyze data from medical research studies.

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  • 2400 Pratt St, Box 102501, Durham, NC 27705
  • Box 102501, Durham, NC 27710

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