UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

Bokov, Alex

School of Medicine
Epidemiology & Biostatis
(210)562-4106
bokov@uthscsa.edu

During my Ph.D. training in physiology, I delved further and further into statistics and bioinformatics. I realized that science is becoming a victim of its own success at collecting data, far out-pacing the availability of valid analysis and meaningful interpretation and this is where I can make my contribution. I went on to do post-doctoral training at the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at UTHSCSA. Part of this time, I worked after hours to complete a second post-graduate degree, an M.S. in Applied Statistics. My cross-disciplinary training, further augmented by over a decade of practical programming and database experience, gives me the unique ability to help bridge the gap between biology, statistics, and scientific computing, helping facilitate more powerful experimental design, valid statistical analysis, and biologically relevant interpretation of results. In January 2014, I transitioned the Clinical Informatics Research Division where I built our flagship EMR data warehouse and, as Deputy Chief, helped Dr. Tirado-Ramos build a top-notch biomedical informatics team.

1/2015 - Present Instructor UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, Epidemiology & Biostatis, San Antonio, TX