Head of Population Analytics, Computational Sciences
Dr. Mary Helen Black leads the Population Analytics team in Computational Sciences, Janssen R&D. Her team focuses on analyzing large-scale population-based genomics datasets, such as that of the UK Biobank, to identify and validate targets for drug development, predict target-associated liabilities, assess opportunities for drug repurposing, and inform clinical trial design. Prior to Janssen, Mary Helen worked for Ambry Genetics as Director of Statistical Genetics, and at Kaiser Permanente as a Research Scientist with a research program focused on the genetic epidemiology of metabolic and cardiovascular diseases, as well as pharmacogenetics. She earned her PhD in Statistical Genetics and Genetic Epidemiology and MS in Biostatistics from the University of Southern California.