Dr. Cragg is a data scientist and Assistant Professor in in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at UBC. She completed MPH and PhD degrees in epidemiology and biostatistics from the UBC School of Population and Public Health.
She also completed post-doctoral fellowships with the Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health and International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries (ICORD).
Her current research aims to identify causes, risk factors, and biomarkers of neurological disease progression, including Parkinson’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, and stroke.
At the core of her work is a series of prospective and retrospective investigations that integrate genetic, biochemical, clinical assessments, and medication history with both traditional epidemiological approaches and machine-learning algorithms. Her work using advanced analytical techniques has applications in modelling disease progression, drug safety, and drug repurposing.