Dr. Yamal, Associate Professor of Biostatistics and Data Science and Director of the Coordinating Center for Clinical Trials at the University of Texas School of Public Health, is a clinical trialist and data scientist. He is the PI of the Data Coordinating Center (DCC) for the PCORI-sponsored multi-site BEST-MSU trial, a comparative effectiveness trial of the Mobile Stroke Unit (with PI Dr. Jim Grotta). He was also the Principal Investigator of the Statistical Core for a NIH-sponsored Phase II clinical trial EPO Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Trial studying the effects of Erythropoietin on Cerebral Vascular Dysfunction & Anemia (with PI Dr. Claudia Robertson). He is a DSMB member for the NINDS StrokeNet (stroke trial network) and a member of the NHLBI Clinical Trials Review Committee. Dr. Yamal has interests in conducting clinical trials as well as developing prediction models.