Dr. Jimmy Efird holds a joint appointment as Associate Professor in the Department of Public Health and as Epidemiologist/Chief Statistician (Leader, Shared Resources) in the Center for Health Disparities Research under the direction of Dr. Hope Landrine. He also serves as Director of Epidemiology and Outcomes Research for the ECU Heart Institute and is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences. Prior to joining ECU, Dr. Efird was Director of the Biostatistics Facility at the John A. Burns School of Medicine (Honolulu, Hawaii) and an Associate Member of the Cancer Research Center of Hawaii. Additionally, he headed the Shared Resources Unit for the Hawaii EXPORT Center (diabetes disparities and associated complications in Native Hawaiians and Pacific peoples). He is Editor-in-Chief of Cancer Informatics, Specialty Chief Editor of Frontiers in Epidemiology, Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Cardiovascular Research, Editor-in-Chief of OA Medical Statistics, Associate Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Biometrics and Bioinformatics, Associate Editor of Advances in Computational Research, Associate Editor of Bioinformatics and Biology Insights, and serves on the editorial board for Rare Tumors Journal, International Journal of Molecular Epidemiology and Genetics, Journal of Carcinogenesis & Mutagenesis, Journal of Cancer Science & Therapy, Journal of Biometrics and Biostatistics, and OA Epidemiology. Dr. Efird has over 100 publications in scientific journals and proceedings.