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Patrick Tarwater

Professor & Department Head, Epidemiology and Biostatistics

School of Public Health


Patrick M. Tarwater has a background in both epidemiology and biostatistics, and his research includes the application of statistical methods to address epidemiologic and clinical care issues such as impact of population density on disease spread, the prognostic relevance of plasma HIV-1 viral load among ART treated persons, and the value of sleep hygiene among persons with a closed head injury.

Tarwater is a professor and department head for the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Texas A&M University School of Public Health.

He has taught in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg Biostatistics and Epidemiology Summer/Winter Institute since 2002. Tarwater’s collaborations with investigators at the Retrovirus Laboratory at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and investigators at the Department of Infectious Disease and Microbiology at the Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, have led to cutting-edge research. In addition, he has been invited to develop and offer customized short course in Uganda and India.

Tarwater designed, implemented, and directed the first Biostatistics and Epidemiology Consulting Laboratory for the Texas tech Health Science Center System.

Tarwater received his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science degrees in Mathematics from Texas Tech University and his Ph.D. in Biometry from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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