Kathryn Tucker, M.S., joined Statistics Collaborative, Inc. (SCI) in 2001. She is a member of the American Statistical Association, the International Biometric Society (Eastern North American Region), the Society for Clinical Trials, Mu Sigma Rho, the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, and the American Society for Quality.
As a former Statistical Scientist at SCI, Ms. Tucker worked with clinical trials in a variety of therapeutic areas, including treatment trials in cardiology, oncology, tropical and infectious diseases, allergies, genetic disorders, radiographic imaging, and pre-clinical studies of decompression sickness. She served as the independent statistician reporting to Data Monitoring Committees for several multi-center Phase 1, 2, and 3 trials. In this role, she oversaw the preparation of interim statistical analysis plans and interim monitoring reports. As a consulting statistician for clients conducting clinical and pre-clinical studies, she helped design study protocols, determined appropriate sample sizes and power calculations, and wrote final statistical reports and clinical study reports. Ms. Tucker managed biostatistical and programming staff on her projects, including their development of analysis datasets and presentations. She also developed and validated randomization schedules and designed case report forms and databases for several Phase 1, Phase 2, and field trials in malaria vaccines. From 2010 to 2013, Ms. Tucker served as the quantitative consultant to the Institute of Medicine’s Committee for the Outcome and Impact Evaluation of Global HIV/AIDS Programs (PEPFAR) Implemented Under the Lantos-Hyde Act of 2008.
Ms. Tucker has spoken and presented at professional meetings on topics including randomization implementation strategies, malaria slide reading for quantification of parasitemia in malaria intervention trials, and the role of a statistician in remote field trials.
Ms. Tucker has served as SCI’s Director of Quality Assurance (QA) since 2004, maintaining corporate policies and procedures, as well as conducting training for employees. In 2012, she became SCI’s Chief Operating Officer, where she continues to oversee the QA staff and related processes, as well as develop organization-wide strategies for high productivity and clear communication. In this role, Ms. Tucker oversees SCI’s administrative, operational, QA, IT, and HR staff.
She received her B.S. magna cum laude in Statistics with a minor in Mathematics and her M.S. in Statistics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (1999, 2000). She participated in the Summer Institute of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2001.