Patricia St. Clair
Director, Data Core
Patricia St.Clair is the Director of the Data Core for the Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics at USC. The Data Core provides support for the Center’s analytic computing and data resources that are key to its research. The Data Core team includes research programmers, a statistician, and an information scientist who provide technical help and training to Center students, post-docs, staff, faculty, and collaborators; directly support specific research projects; and manage the Center’s data infrastructure.
Ms. St.Clair has experience with a wide variety of data used in research including longitudinal surveys, Census data, and claims data. Prior to joining the Schaeffer Center she supported research projects on health, education, and aging at RAND for nearly 20 years. She earned her Sc.B. in Computer Science from Brown University and has studied neurobehavioral genetics, focusing on circadian rhythms and sleep, in the Inter-departmental Program in Neuroscience at UCLA.