Max Rohde

Hello, I’m Max. I have a BA in Physics and Geology from Carleton College and I’m currently a graduate student at Vanderbilt University in the Department of Biostatistics.

About me

I worked as an ORISE Fellow from 2018-2020 in the FDA Division of Antivirals (Office of New Drugs), where I built natural-language processing tools for product label data, and conducted meta-analyses of clinical trials for hepatitis C and HIV treatments. My interests are in adaptive clinical trial design, reproducible research, and statistics education.

In addition to my work at the FDA, I have conducted research with the LIGO collaboration on the effects of magnetic transients on gravitational wave detection, studied the effects of atmospheric noise on seismometers at the Albuquerque Seismological Laboratory, and worked in science policy at the MIT Washington Office in Washington, DC.

Communicating science is as important as research to me. The past few years I have been working as a tutor, where I love teaching high-school and undergraduate students physics, chemistry, and mathematics.

In my free time I enjoy cooking (and collecting cookbooks), playing funk guitar, and swimming.


You can contact me at I also post on Twitter.

My GitHub can here found here. I mainly code in R and Python.

You can find my publications at my Google Scholar page here.


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