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Theresa (Terri) A. Scott, M.S.

Biostatistician III

Phone: (615) 343-1713
Fax: (615) 343-4924
Office: D-2217 Medical Center North (MCN)
Vanderbilt University
Department of Biostatistics
1161 21st Ave. South
S-2323 Medical Center North
Nashville, TN 37232-2158

Popular Recipe: Chicken chili with white beans and chipotles

Background Information

Areas of Interest

  • Data collection
  • Data cleaning/checking
  • Survey/questionnaire design
  • Teaching statistical computing (specifically R) and reproducible research (Sweave and LaTeX)


MS in Biostatistics May 2003
School of Public Health, Department of Biostatistics, the University of Michigan
BS in Mathematics (Operations Research) May 2001
Carnegie Mellon University

Work Experience

Biostatistician III July 2006 - present
Biostatistician II April 2004 - June 2006
Department of Biostatistics, Vanderbilt University

Research Assistant Spring 2003- Spring 2004
Human Genetics Department, the University of Pittsburgh
Dr. Candace Kammerer, and Dr. Michael Barmada

Computer Skills

Operating Systems: Linux, Macintosh, Windows, UNIX
Statistical Software: R (primary language since summer 2000), S-Plus, SAS, STATA, SPSS, and Minitab
Reporting software/tools: LaTeX and Sweave (mixes text and R/S-Plus code for automatic document generation)

Current Teaching Material

An Introduction to the Fundamentals & Functionality of the R Programming Language

An Introduction to the 'R Commander': A Basic-Statistics Graphical User Interface (GUI) for R

Reproducible Research with R, LaTeX, & Sweave

A Brief Introduction to LaTeX

An Introduction to Stata

An Introduction to Microsoft Excel

Other lectures of interest:

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