If you are a researcher interested in collaborating with me, then please contact me at knud8583@stthomas.edu.

If you are an organization or individual that works to protect and further human rights, then please visit the webpage of Statistics for Human Rights. This is a pro bono statistical consulting group I co-founded in November of 2016.


I had my first taste of statistical consulting when I was an undergraduate at Carleton College.  I worked collaboratively with two other mathematics majors to design a Bayesian, spatio-temporal model for ground-level ozone for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.  In addition to submitting a manuscript to Carleton, we presented our results to the Carleton community, to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, and at the Pi Mu Epsilon Conference in 2009. (See CV for details.)

During graduate school, I was awarded the Lynn Lin Fellowship in Statistical Consulting during the summer of 2011. One year later, I was selected to serve as the sole graduate statistical consultant at the University of Minnesota’s Statistical Consulting Center.  During this time, I provided statistical consulting services to professors and graduate students from a variety of schools across the University of Minnesota.  I helped clients design  experiments, translate  research questions to statistical methods, identify appropriate statistical techniques, implement the statistical techniques, and interpret the results.

The clients’ needs were varied: some clients needed guidance while others asked for me to perform some of the more advanced statistical methods. Some of these consultations turned into partnerships that produced peer-reviewed publications. As a result, I co-authored three papers:

  • Crain, S., Sharkey, L., Cordner, A., Knudson, C., Armstrong, P. (2015). Safety of ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration of the feline pancreas: a case-control study, Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 17:858-863.
  • Cannon, C., Knudson, C., and Borgatti, A. (2015). Clinical signs, treatment, and outcome in cats with myeloma-related disorder receiving systemic therapy, Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association, 51:239-248.
  • Sharkey, L., Armstrong, P., Schwartz, D., Knudson, C., and Kelley, J. (2014). Platelet volume and plateletcrit in dogs with presumed primary immune-mediated thrombocytopenia, Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 28:1575-1579.