Sharla Gelfand

Sharla Gelfand


I am a freelance R and Shiny developer and a statistician. My work specializes in developing tools that enable easier access to data and replacing manual, repetitive work with repeatable, reproducible, and future-proof processes. I’m also an active open-source contributor and community member.


  • MSc in Statistics, 2015

    Simon Fraser University

  • BSc in Statistics, 2013

    University of Calgary


R Packages

Development of open-source and organization-specific packages for retrieving, analyzing, and reporting on data.

Reproducible Analyses

Analyzing data and creating beautiful reports with a specific focus on work that can easily be reproduced and reused.

Shiny Applications

Creation of Shiny applications to access, visualize, and explore data.

Previous Work

College of Nurses of Ontario Registration Exams Report

A production-ready report created entirely with R and RMarkdown, using a repeatable and reproducible process.

MERMAID R Packages

R packages to extract and summarise data from MERMAID, an open-source data platform with the mission to accelerate the transformation of data to decisions, in order to save coral reefs.

Open Data Toronto R Package

An R package to interface with the City of Toronto’s Open Data Portal.


I would love to hear about your projects!

Feel free to email me at If possible, please include details about your data, timelines, and budget. Looking forward to chatting!