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Megan Othus

Megan Othus
Megan
Othus
Affiliate Associate Professor , Biostatistics
Associate Member, Public Health Sciences Division , Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
About

Megan Othus is a biostatistician who studies how to refine and improve the analysis of complex data from clinical trials. Specifically, she focuses on survival analysis, cure modeling, change-point problems, and longitudinal and multivariate data analysis.

Her collaborative research includes the design, conduct and analysis of cancer research studies, particularly melanoma and leukemia clinical trials. She also studies the cost effectiveness of various cancer treatment approaches. Othus specializes in developing statistical methods for correlated survival data, which arise in many types of biomedical research. For example, data from population-based studies can reveal survival rates based on geographical location.

Education
PhD
Biostatistics
Harvard University
MA
Biostatistics
Harvard University
BA
Mathematics
Reed College
Faculty Interests
Cure modeling
Change-point problems