Dr. Burke received his training in health services research a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at U-M. He has strong experience applying advanced statistical methodology, including simulation modeling, to optimize treatment decisions for individual patients. Dr. Burke developed the cardiovascular-dementia computer simulation model (microsim) that will be refined and extended to stroke patients. He is the PI or co-PI of several projects related to this program, including an National Institutes of Health (NIH) / National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)-funded R01 aimed at determining when post-stroke disparities in functional outcomes arise and exploring factors contributing to disparities. He also completed an NIH / National Institutes of Neurological Disorders (NINDS)-funded K08 developing new statistical tools to individualize clinical trial outcomes related to stroke.