Julia Sharp, an associate professor of mathematical sciences at Clemson University, is the latest Greenville Health System Faculty Fellow.

Sharp brings her statistical expertise to GHS departments, such as obstetrics and gynecology, anesthesiology, and pediatrics. Within these departments, she will assist in aggregating and analyzing collected data, in order to help examine patient outcomes after treatment.

Julia Sharp

Julia Sharp

Sharp began her work with GHS prior to becoming a Faculty Fellow. In her new position, Sharp will continue to participate in innovative biostatistics collaborations with clinical research partners at GHS.

“This type of collaboration represents the unique  expertise that Clemson faculty bring to the research partnership with the Greenville Health System,” said Windsor Sherrill, associate vice president for health research at Clemson and chief science officer at GHS.  “Our mathematical sciences and  statistics faculty are able to help make sense of vast amounts of health data and information in the delivery system.  This type of expertise is critical to a clinical research team, and this is a competency that can be filled by our Clemson faculty.”

Sharp is not teaching regular courses so that she can focus her efforts on the fellowship program.

She is the fourth Clemson faculty member to participate in the Faculty Fellowship initiative. Clemson faculty become “embedded” within a GHS department as part of the program.

Through their work, fellows serve as bridges to other Clemson health research faculty and help form new research collaborations.

Sharp has been a faculty leader in Clemson’s Statistics and Mathematics Consulting Center.  She has previously conducted health research in clinical, community, and school settings.