Kimberly Drews, PhD
LA CaTS Biostatistics, Epidemiology & Research Design (BERD) Director

Kimberly DrewsPennington Biomedical Research Center is pleased to welcome Dr. Kimberly Drews as the Professor and Director of Biostatistics. She will be leading a team of biostatisticians, providing biostatistical support for grant applications and research studies, and building the infrastructure necessary to compete for grants to serve as the data coordinating center for multi-center trials.

Prior to joining the Pennington Biomedical team, she had been serving on the faculty of George Washington University since 2005.

Dr. Drews received both Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Mathematics from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1993 and 1995 respectively, and a Ph.D. in Mathematics with Statistics Emphasis at Texas Tech in 2002. She then continued her training as a postdoctoral researcher at Texas A&M. Dr. Drews is originally from Southern Mississippi, and we are pleased that she has moved to Baton Rouge and is returning to her Southern roots.


Jennifer Caldwell, PhD
LA CaTS Community Engagement & Outreach Core Member

Jen CaldwellPennington Biomedical Research Center is pleased to welcome Dr. Jennifer Caldwell an Assistant Professor in Population and Public Health Science. Her research focus is in health disparities, and she will also be a part of the LA CaTS Community Engagement and Outreach Core.

Prior to joining the Pennington Biomedical faculty, Dr. Caldwell was an American Heart Association Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago. She received a B.S. in Physics and Chemistry from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and a Master of Public Health, Epidemiology from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. She then obtained a Ph.D. in Genetics from Howard University.