About KenAnCo

Ken Williams 

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Ken is KenAnCo's founder and lead analyst. After graduating as a Ramblin' Wreck from Georgia Tech, Ken completed a 22-year career in the United States Air Force, serving seven years as a computer systems officer and 15 years as a scientific analyst. For ten years following that, he worked as a biostatistician at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, starting as a staff member of the Department of Medicine and later joining the faculty as an associate before becoming an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Urology.

A primary focus of his research was developing epidemiological models to assess individual risk of developing diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, or prostate cancer. The methods he used included logistic regression, proportional hazards regression, decision tree analysis, receiver operating characteristics (ROC) analysis, and analysis of covariance. The results of his research have been published in several high impact journals. He also managed data from research grants funded by the National Institutes of Health: the San Antonio Heart Study, the Mexico City Diabetes Study, the Insulin Resistance and Atherosclerosis Study, the Family Heart Study, the Family Diabetes Study, the Family Gallbladder Study, and the San Antonio Biomarkers of Risk for Prostate Cancer Study.

Ken was one of the first 71 individuals certified by the Amerian Statistical Association as a Professional Statistician.  

Howard Monroe PhD

Howard graduated with a PhD from the Department of Statistics at Texas A&M University in 1982. Since then he amassed 22 years of experience as a statistician for USAA retiring from there in 2004. During that time he worked in the Casualty Actuary Department developing statistical models, the Marketing Research Department developing and analyzing surveys, the Strategic Planning Department evaluating emerging markets, and finally the Information Technology Division developing models that aided in managing the performance and capacity of the company's extensive server farm.

While in the actuary department he won the Michelbacher Award for best paper presented at the May 1990 CAS Conference. Also, he was awarded a patent for developing a statistical model that predicted when a server would exceed capacity.  He continued his career with Kinetic Concepts, Inc. as a Senior Analyst in the Strategic Modeling and Forecasting Department where he developed time series models to forecast sales. 

Leaving that position in 2008, he began to freelance as a statistical consultant mainly in biostatistics.  Since becoming a consultant, he has been the lead statistician on studies involving multivariate analysis, survival analysis, clinical trials, meta-analysis, and regression analysis, etc.  He was included as a co-author on two publications in 2011.  Howard is a member of the San Antonio Chapter of the ASA and past president of the Alamo Regional Academy of Science and Engineering.  

Kathleen Kimler Altobelli

Kathy Altobelli has been doing data analysis since 1971 when she graduated summa cum laude from Rice University with a B.A. in Mathematics. She worked for a management consulting firm and a biomedical research firm prior to earning a MS in Statistics at Ohio State University in 1978. She freelanced for a number of years while her children where young. She then worked for the University of New Mexico Cancer Research and Treatment Center for 7 years as a biostatistician, working with a wide range of researchers. She analyzed survey data, laboratory data, and health-care utilization and outcomes data, including SEER, NM Tumor Registry, Medicare, NM Hospital Inpatient Discharge Data, US Census, and BRFSS datasets. Besides picking up knowledge about topics such as cancer, cervical dysplasia, HPV, capture-recapture methodologies, women's health (hysterectomy, menopause, maternal morbidity), application of US Census data, and laboratory quality control and flow cytometry methodologies, she also took additional graduate school coursework in mathematics and statistics. 

Kathy has now returned to freelancing, doing data analysis, data management and training tasks for a variety of clients including developing National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) datasets for KenAnCo Biostatistics. She has designed and maintained several user-friendly Microsoft Access databases for such diverse uses as a dance studio, fundraising, nonprofit organization membership management, management of submissions to a medical journal, and published journals for meta-analysis. She has used SAS extensively, as well as various statistical analysis packages for PCs, including SPSS. 

Danny Sharon

Danny J. Sharon, founder and principal of Adolos Strategic, also serves as a senior analyst and project manager for KenAnCo. Danny possesses 32 years of diversified experience in biomedical sciences, applied statistics, applied technology and systems development, and military medical operations.  

Danny is experienced in systems engineering and applied statistics encompassing linear and non-linear multivariate data analysis, Bayesian data analysis, classification trees, discrete event dynamic modeling, analytical hierarchy process, neural networks, and case-based reasoning. For a Department of Defense client he created the system architecture and Bayesian inference models for a geographical information system to use satellite data to dynamically predict risk of exposure to mosquito-born diseases. Danny developed a method to select Federal Housing Administration appraisals for post-endorsement review based on statistical relationships to loan risk factors and adverse outcomes. He also designed and implemented a prototype expert system for allocating organic airlift to Department of Defense air transportation missions.  

Derlene Williams

Derlene is KenAnCo's Business Manager. She ran her own medical transcription service for 20+ years. Her understanding of medical terminology and human biology has proven to be quite valuable in a number of Ken's biostatistical projects.




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