Choosing the right data analytics partner is as important as the data itself

The mission of BioRankings® is to help our clients focus on the statistical factors in their research. BioRankings’ team of scientists and software engineers are passionate about making an impact on translational clinical research. Our analyses use the best existing methods for your data, and we work collaboratively with you to develop new methods for unique data analysis challenges.


Bill Shannon, PhD, MBA

Founder and Managing Partner of Analytics

Bill has over 25 years of experience developing analytical methodology for complex and big data in biomedical R&D. He started BioRankings® in 2014 to work on a broader range of industry projects, and has grown the company to support a staff of dedicated and knowledgeable employees. In his capacity as a Professor of Biostatistics in Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Bill focuses on statistical methods grants in emerging areas of medicine, and works with researchers when there are no known statistical methods for analyzing their study data. As with his university collaborators, Bill acts as a partner with all his industry clients, and works to communicate results and their implications to both business executives and scientific researchers. Dr. Shannon earned his PhD in Biostatistics at the University of Pittsburgh in 1995, and completed his MBA at Washington University in St. Louis Olin School of Business in 2012.


Ally McClure

Founder and Managing Partner of Operations

Ally brings critical expertise in company operations, project management, strategy, and marketing to BioRankings®. She uses her expertise to strengthen the company internally and also strives to make BioRankings a leader in the analytics space. Her interactions with clients and the entrepreneurial community at large contribute significantly to the growth and sustainability of BioRankings. Ally contributes to the writing and managing all grant and contract funding sources. She has a BS in Business Administration from University of Missouri, St Louis.

Elena Deych

Director of Analytics

Elena has over 17 years of experience working in all stages of biomedical studies in both academic and business environments. She has expertise both with the traditional statistical methods as well as development of novel methods.  As the former director of Bill’s Washington University School of Medicine lab, Elena gained valuable experience of training and managing junior staff members and interacting with clients and collaborators, as well knowledge and experience on working with large, novel data sets applying wide range of statistical methods. She takes a hands-on role with client projects, managing deliverables, providing advice on study design and data management, analyzing data, preparing reports, and ensuring that clients get the best analyses for their data. Elena has worked and published in diverse areas, from pediatrics and infectious disease, to microbiome and actigraphy data. She holds a MS degree in Biostatistics from Columbia University School of Public Health.

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