Dr. Yanik joined the Washington University faculty in September 2016. Previously, she earned her Master’s degree in Epidemiology from Johns Hopkins University and her PhD in Epidemiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Following her doctoral degree, she was a postdoctoral fellow in the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics at the National Cancer Institute. During this time, Dr. Yanik gained experience investigating research questions in specific clinical populations by leveraging large databases and linked datasets, including data from disease registries, electronic medical records, and pharmacy and insurance claims. Given her background in public health, Dr. Yanik has particular interest in research identifying opportunities for prevention of musculoskeletal disease. Her current research focuses on understanding risk factors for the development of rotator cuff disease, including the contributions of genetic and occupational risk. She also collaborates broadly across the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery to support clinical research efforts by providing expertise on study design, measurement, and statistical analyses. She also holds a secondary appointment in the Division of Public Health Sciences in the Department of Surgery.