Huiru Tao is a Research Assistant at the HPRC, where she provides modeling support on the CHOICES project and data analysis for community-based interventions related to prevention of childhood obesity. Huiru’s main interest is decision science — especially cost-effectiveness analysis — given her background in economics and public health. She is also motivated to applying statistical methods and models to solve various real world problems. Prior to coming to the HPRC, Huiru worked to work as a summer data analyst intern at DongFeng Nissan Passenger Vehicle company, where she helped the digital marketing group analyze website data and improve an existing model to predict successful trade rate. Huiru received her Master of Science degree in Biostatistics at the Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health 2017, where she received training on statistical methods and applications.