Karla Lindquist, PhD

Head of Data Science, UCSF Library, Assistant Adjunct Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics


Dr. Lindquist has worked on a variety of projects as a statistician and bioinformatician at UCSF since 2001. Her interest in genetics and genomics began while working on the Human Genome Project prior to joining UCSF. Her equal passion for analytics led her to UCLA for a master's degree in Biostatistics, followed by a PhD in Biological and Medical Informatics from UCSF, where she studied the genomic landscape of urologic cancers and other complex diseases. Since 2017, she has also been involved in various education efforts at UCSF as the Head of Data Science in the UCSF Library and as the Co-Chair of the IHG Education Committee.