Reif Lab

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David Reif joined North Carolina State University in 2013 as part of the Chancellor's Faculty Excellence Program. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences (formerly Department of Genetics), a resident member of the Bioinformatics Research Center, and leads the Bioinformatics Team of the Center for Human Health and the Environment. His overarching research goal is to understand the complex interactions between human health and the environment through the integrated analysis of high-dimensional data from diverse sources. To accomplish this goal, he focuses on analytical/visual methods development, experimental design, and software implementation to distill useful information from epidemiological studies of human health, high-throughput screening (HTS) of environmental chemicals, and model organism data.

Prior to joining NCSU, David was a Principal Investigator (PI) with the U.S. EPA’s National Center for Computational Toxicology, where he led several statistical/bioinformatical efforts at the Agency and collaborated on a variety of projects with NIH, FDA, and academic partners. He has taught courses on analytical programming and scientifically mentored students at the undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate levels. David serves as Managing Editor for the journal BioData Miningis an Associate Editor at Environmental Health Perspectives, and is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology. His efforts in research, teaching, and outreach have been recognized with several honors, including the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), awarded by The White House as the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers. He has also been selected to serve on expert committees, including those for the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer (WHO / IARC). 

David earned his B.S. in Biology (with a minor in Finance) from the College of William and Mary, where he was a Monroe Scholar. He earned his M.S. in Applied Statistics and Ph.D. in Human Genetics from Vanderbilt University, under the mentorship of Jason H. Moore. Upon graduation, David came to the U.S. EPA as a post-doc under Elaine Cohen Hubal.



Associate Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
North Carolina State University

Resident Member
Bioinformatics Research Center
North Carolina State University

Associate Faculty
Department of Statistics
North Carolina State University

Bioinformatics Team Lead
Center for Human Health and the Environment
North Carolina State University 

NC Agromedicine Institute
East Carolina University, North Carolina State University, North Carolina A&T State University 

Affiliate Member
Center for Pharmacogenomics and Individualized Therapy
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 

Graduate Faculty
Bioinformatics, North Carolina State University
Functional Genomics, North Carolina State University
Toxicology, North Carolina State University
Statistics, North Carolina State University
Genetics, North Carolina State University
Environmental Sciences and Engineering, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill