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Tara Anne Kervin, M.P.H.
Biostatistician II

Tara Anne Kervin, M.P.H., joined Statistics Collaborative, Inc. (SCI) in 2010. She is a member of the Society for Clinical Trials.

Ms. Kervin joined SCI as a Research Assistant, providing support to project teams on clinical trials in a range of areas, including treatments for myelofibrosis, seizure clusters, breast cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma, and non-small cell lung cancer, as well as trials of a malaria vaccine and a device for diagnosing melanoma. She assisted project managers in preparing safety monitoring reports for Data Monitoring Committees (DMCs), designing table and figure shells, and managing communications with DMC members and sponsor teams.As she gained experience, Ms. Kervin took on a larger coordination role on her projects, learned SAS programming in order to develop and validate datasets and presentations, and began pursuing her graduate degree.

As a Biostatistician, Ms. Kervin has contributed to clinical trials in orphan neurological diseases, acute coronary syndrome, chronic heart failure, multiple myeloma, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, breast cancer, HIV/AIDS, acute myeloid leukemia, and bipolar disorder. She programs datasets and statistical analyses, validates SAS program code, and assists in the writing of study reports. Ms. Kervin has served as the project manager for Phase 2 and 3 trials evaluating treatments in multiple myeloma, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, acute myeloid leukemia, bipolar disorder, and diabetic macular edema. She also worked on a systematic review and meta-analysis of a rare lung disorder, applying a variety of statistical, meta analytic techniques to handle a small number of studies with small sample sizes.

Since 2013, Ms. Kervin has served SCI as its Contracts Manager. In this role, she is one of SCI’s primary points-of-contact for clients’ business needs, providing information about SCI’s services and expertise. As the Contracts Manager, Ms. Kervin supervises a small team responsible for negotiating contractual terms that meet the needs of both SCI and its clients. Ms. Kervin leads all proposal and budget writing for new work.

In addition to her role at SCI, Ms. Kervin serves as an Instructional Assistant (IA) in the department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University. Ms. Kervin has served as an IA for a variety of courses, including Biostatistical Applications for Public Health, Principles and Practices of Epidemiology, Applied Data Analysis for Environmental and Occupational Health, and Advanced Data Analysis for Public Health. Additionally, Ms. Kervin occasionally serves as a guest lecturer for the department.

Ms. Kervin received her B.A. magna cum laude in Psychology with a minor in Child Advocacy from Hobart and William Smith Colleges (2009) and her M.P.H. in Epidemiology from The George Washington University (2015). Her culminating experience research project for her M.P.H. was titled “The Relationship between Bone Mineral Density and Cardiovascular Function in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: A Retrospective Cohort Study.”