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Michele D. Poe, PhD

Michele Poe
Job Title Research Manager, Neurodevelopment in Rare Disorders
Job Title Assistant Research Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
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Education and Training

Graduate School:

2000 PhD, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
1996 MA, Anthropology, University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo.
1991, BS, Geology, Western Illinois University, Macomb, Ill. 


  • Baranek GT, Boyd BA, Poe MD, David FJ, Watson LR. Hyperresponsive sensory patterns in young children with autism, developmental delay, and typical development. Am J Ment Retard 2007; 112 (4):233-45.
  • Baranek GT, David FJ, Poe MD, Stone WL, Watson LR. Sensory Experiences Questionnaire: discriminating sensory features in young children with autism, developmental delays, and typical development. J Child Psychol Psychiatry 2006; 47 (6):591-601.
  • Beam D, Poe MD, Provenzale JM, Szabolcs P, Martin PL, Prasad V, Parikh S, Driscoll T, Mukundan S, Kurtzberg J, Escolar ML. Outcomes of unrelated umbilical cord blood transplantation for X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant 2007; 13 (6):665-74.

Research Interests

  • Longitudinal data analysis
  • Statistics of developmental assessment
  • Small population statistics
  • Rare Disease analysis
  • Bayesian statistics
  • Neuroimaging

Biography Summary

A statistician at FPG Child Development Institute at the University of North Carolina since 2001, Dr. Poe has been the primary statistician for the NFRD since 2003. Dr. Poe is the NDRD research manager. Dr. Poe's research interests include the analysis of longitudinal neurodevelopmental data, finite population statistics, and the analysis of neuroimaging data. Dr. Poe is also a member of the statistical core of the UNC Neurodevelopmental Research Center (NIH P30HD03110).

Active Research Projects / Grants

  • Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) in Infants With Krabbe Disease
  • The Natural History of Krabbe Disease
  • The Natural History Study of Giant Axonal Neuropathy
  • ALD
  • NDRD Medical Home
  • Krabbe Translational Research Network
Last Update
July 10, 2013
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July 10, 2013