Tarrant McPherson, PhD, MA

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Research Assistant Professor, Biostatistics Shared Resource
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University


Tarrant McPherson, PhD, MA, is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics at Rollin School of Public Health, and is a member of the Biostatistics Shared Resource at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University.

Prior to joining Emory, Dr. McPherson served nine years as a staff statistician at The University of Alabama at Birmingham, providing data management and analysis to investigators spanning a wide array of public health disciplines from emergency preparedness to epidemiology. The majority of his previous clinical research experience centers around clinical trials and observational studies of neurological disorders such as myasthenia gravis, epilepsy, and tuberous sclerosis complex.


Dr. McPherson earned his PhD in Biostatistics from The University of Alabama at Birmingham and an MA in Applied Economics from The University of Alabama.


Dr. McPherson's research areas include power and sample size calculation, linear mixed models and longitudinal data analysis, measures of inter-rater reliability, analysis of time-to-event data, and design of clinical trials for rare diseases.


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