Brian Vestal, PhD Ask a Question Refer Patient Brian Vestal, PhD, is a researcher at National Jewish Health. Dr. Vestal is in the Center of Genes, Environment & Health and the Department of Immunology and Genomic Medicine. Assistant Professor Center for Genes, Environment & Health Department of Immunology and Genomic Medicine 5280 Top Doctors 2020 Previously a 5280 Top Doctor America’s Top Doctors 2015 — Castle Connolly, Medical, Ltd. Recognized in America’s Top Doctors — Castle Connolly, Inc. Best Doctors in America® 2019-2020 — Best Doctors, Inc. Recognized in Best Doctors in America® — Best Doctors, Inc. America’s Top Doctors 2020 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd. Email Profile Print Profile Overview Contact Info & Locations Programs & Services Center for Genes, Environment and Health Department of Immunology and Genomic Medicine Research Areas Bayesian Hierarchical Models CT Scan Image Analysis Generalized Linear Mixed Models GWAS Image Analysis RNA-Seq Spatial Point Processes Special Interests Dr. Vestal has expertise in the analysis of genetic and genomic data, quantitative image analysis with applications in computed tomography and emphysema, Bayesian hierarchical modeling, and computational statistics. Using advanced statistical modeling, Dr. Vestal has created an AI image analysis technology to provide quantitative measurements of Emphysema in Computed Tomography scans. The Emphysema PROfiler™ technology has been supported by Microsoft to provide analysis for collaborators in a secure cloud environment. Education Education 2012 - 2017 University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO, PhD in Biostatistics 2010 - 2012 Californa State University Fullerton, Fullerton, CA, MA in Applied Mathematics 2006 - 2009 Vanguard University, Costa Mesa, CA, BS in Mathematics Professional Memberships ASA, IBS, ASHG Publications Vestal BE, Carlson NE, Estépar RS, Fingerlin T, Ghosh D, Kechris K, Lynch D. Using a spatial point process framework to characterize lung computed tomography scans. Spatial Statistics. 2019 Mar 1;29:243-67. Vestal B, Russell P, Radcliffe RA, Bemis L, Saba LM, Kechris K. miRNA-regulated transcription associated with mouse strains predisposed to hypnotic effects of ethanol. Brain Behav. 2018;e00989 Rudra P , Shi WJ, Vestal B, Russell PH, Odell A, Dowell RD, Radcliffe RA, Saba LM, Kechris K. Model based heritability scores for high-throughput sequencing data. BMC bioinformatics. 2017 Dec;18(1):143. Rudra P, Shi WJ, Russell P, Vestal B, Tabakoff B, Hoffman P, Kechris K, Saba L. Predictive modeling of miRNA-mediated predisposition to alcohol-related phenotypes in mouse. BMC genomics. 2018 Dec;19(1):639. Russell PH, Vestal B, Shi W, Rudra PD, Dowell R, Radcliffe R, Saba L, Kechris K. miR-MaGiC improves quantification accuracy for small RNA-seq. BMC research notes. 2018 Dec;11(1):296. Academic Affiliations Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics and Informatics, Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado Denver Ask a Question through Patient Portal Sign in to your My National Jewish Health patient portal account to communicate with your care team, manage appointments, and more. Create an Account Contact Information Office: 303.398.1464 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Locations National Jewish Health Main Campus 1400 Jackson St. Denver, CO 80206 Patient Ratings The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our independent rating system, the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. This survey is about the patient care experience and does not address crucial characteristics like medical decision-making, prescribing the best therapy, and patient outcomes. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey. Comments Comments are collected in our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Surveys. Patients are de-identified to protect confidentiality and patient privacy. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.