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Tamara Odom-Maryon

Tamara Odom-Maryon

509-324-7298 SNRS 441 412 E. Spokane Falls Blvd., Spokane, WA 99202-2131

Dr. Tamara Odom-Maryon is a Professor of Research in the Washington State University (WSU) College of Nursing (CON). She has been with the CON in this role for 12 years. She has a strong background in data management, analysis, summary and presentation that includes years of experience working as a biostatistician in a variety of settings. Her research portfolio includes having worked on over 30 extramural grants and over 85 publications. Dr. Odom-Maryon is currently involved in several funded grants examining the effects of wildfire smoke events on health. Examples include a NIH-funded trial of a mobile app to promote risk reduction among young adults with asthma during wildfire smoke events. This interdisciplinary project involves colleagues from medicine and engineering along with Urbanova, a Spokane-based smart city initiative, and the EPA.

As a Biostatistician in the Office of Nursing Research and Scholarship, Dr. Odom-Maryon is responsible for providing project management and statistical consultation as well as aiding with grant and manuscript writing and program evaluation. Dr. Odom-Maryon has published articles with WSU colleagues around research from a wide spectrum of topics including environmental health, military health, breastfeeding success, provider prescribing practices, relational health theory, waterpipe (hookah) tobacco smoking cessation, the effects of brief monthly practice on CPR and ACLS performance, and the evaluation of interprofessional approaches to teaching and practice.

Prior to joining WSU, Dr. Maryon worked for ten years at the City of Hope National Cancer Center in Southern California and five years at the University of Southern California.


  • Doctorate in Biometry, University of Southern California , Los Angeles, CA
  • MS, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
  • Bachelors in Mathematics & Biology, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA


Application of statistical methods, with an emphasis on longitudinal data analysis techniques, to health sciences data. A secondary area of interest includes methods for evaluating interprofessional approaches to teaching and practice.

Areas of Expertise

Longitudinal data analysis, summary and presentation of data.

Methodological Strengths

Application of statistical methods to health sciences including environmental health, military health, and women’s health.

Funded Research

“Promoting risk reduction among young adults with asthma during wildfire smoke events.” Postma, J., Rappold, A., Odom-Maryon, T., Amiri, S., Walden, V., Butterfield, P. National Institute of Nursing Research $382,500 (direct and indirect costs). 2020-2022.

“Deploying a Smart Exposure Information System: A Longitudinal Analysis of Air Quality, Children’s Health, and School Absenteeism in Spokane, Washington, US.” Amiri, S., Walden, V., Postma, J. Odom-Maryon, T. Ramboll Fonden, $110,175. 2019-2021


Complete List of Published Work in MyBibliography:

updated 12/2020