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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, and acute myeloid leukemia. 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 coordinator for Phase 3 trials evaluating treatments in multiple myeloma, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and acute myeloid leukemia.

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

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.”