Biography

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I earned my Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience from Baylor University in May of 2011 and obtained a Ph.D. in Statistics from Baylor University in August of 2018. During my final year as a doctoral candidate, I interned as a statistician at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in the Department of Neurology and was subsequently hired to be a Senior Research Associate in September of 2018. In September of 2019 I was promoted to Instructor in the Department of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics. I provide statistical assistance to researchers and clinicians who request the services offered by the Perot Foundation Neuroscience Translational Research Center (NTRC). Statistical assistance includes, but is not limited to, clinical trial design, sample size determination, power analysis, drafting of a statistical analysis plan, and the analysis of end results. Personal research interests include Bayesian modeling, clinical trial design in the Bayesian paradigm, analysis in the data missing not at random and informative censoring, the analysis of latent data, and the development of interactive web applications for clinicians, researchers, and patients.

Education

Undergraduate
Baylor University (2011)

Research Interest

  • Bayesian Modeling
  • Clinical Trial Design in the Bayesian Paradigm
  • Data Missing Not at Random and Informative Censoring
  • Interactive Web Applications for Researchers, Clinicians, and Patients
  • Unsupervised Classification of Latent Variables Using Multivariate Data Generated from a Latent Supopulation

Publications

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Three-Dimensional Lesion Phenotyping and Physiologic Characterization Inform Remyelination Ability in Multiple Sclerosis.
Sivakolundu DK, Hansen MR, West KL, Wang Y, Stanley T, Wilson A, McCreary M, Turner MP, Pinho MC, Newton BD, Guo X, Rypma B, Okuda DT, J Neuroimaging 2019 May
Unique characteristics of optical coherence tomography (OCT) results and visual acuity testing in myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG) antibody positive pediatric patients.
Narayan RN, McCreary M, Conger D, Wang C, Greenberg BM Mult Scler Relat Disord 2018 Dec 28 86-90
Updated diagnostic criteria for neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder: Similar outcomes of previously separate cohorts.
McCreary M, Mealy MA, Wingerchuk DM, Levy M, DeSena A, Greenberg BM, Mult Scler J Exp Transl Clin 2018 Oct-Dec 4 4 2055217318815925
Post-gadolinium 3-dimensional spatial, surface, and structural characteristics of glioblastomas differentiate pseudoprogression from true tumor progression.
Hansen MR, Pan E, Wilson A, McCreary M, Wang Y, Stanley T, Pinho MC, Guo X, Okuda DT J. Neurooncol. 2018 Jun

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Statistical Association (2017)