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Thomas J. Richards, Ph.D.

Pittsburgh, PA 15215
412.692.1403 | thomas.richards.phd@gmail.com
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/ThomasJRichardsPhD

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY
Professional data scientist with 20+ years experience applying scientific thinking to a wide range of
intellectual and practical problems by planning, executing, and publishing problem-specific data management
and statistical data analyses using SQL, R, SAS, C/C++ on Windows, Unix, and Linux operating systems.

KEY SKILLS
Programming with Data
Write expert SAS and R programs: SAS data step, procedures, macro language, SAS/SQL;
Submitted SAS program code to US FDA on multiple occasions;
Used R and SAS procedures and SAS macro language to design and analyze published
bioequivalence study for FDA approval of new delivery method for atropine;
Promoted FDA approval of smoking cessation products by writing SAS programs for longitudinal data;
Produced publication graphics using R and SAS/Graph software;
Write R and SAS programs for protocol specified statistical analyses and ad hoc analyses;
Statistical Methods
Apply mixed linear models to longitudinal data using SAS MIXED Procedure and R packages;
Provide expert statistical review of research articles submitted to international academic medicine
journals, recommending accept/reject;
Advised physicians on data analysis plan for clinical equivalence of artificial heart devices;
Write statistical analysis plans for grant applications and clinical protocols.
Generated SAS survival analysis results for UPMC lung transplant response to UNOS queries;
Published prediction models for pulmonary function decline and early mortality in end-stage lung
diseases;

Data Management
Write SQL queries in SAS and R to construct analysis data sets from raw clinical data sets;
Write SAS/SQL modules and R functions for data cleaning systems in medical specialties;
Normalized genomic data for import into other software (R, Excel, SPSS, Stata, MySQL).

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Statistical Consultant, Augmentech Inc., Pittsburgh PA
Deputy Statistics Editor, Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Statistical Consultant, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA
Project Manager/Biostatistician, UPMC, Pittsburgh PA
Assistant Research Professor, University of Pittsburgh
Statistician/Postdoc., University of Pittsburgh
Statistician, Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Pittsburgh PA
Statistical Consultant, Pinney Associates Inc., Washington DC

06/1996 present
06/2015 present
08/2016 present
12/2012 03/2016
08/2006 11/2012
08/2003 08/2006
07/1995 07/2003
01/1996 04/1998

EDUCATION
Doctor of Philosophy, Biostatistics, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health;
Master of Arts, Mathematics, University of Pittsburgh College of Arts and Sciences;
Bachelor of Arts, Mathematics, Saint Vincent College.