Tamara Odom-Maryon
Research Professor 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 College of Nursing. She has been with the College of Nursing in this role for eight years. She has a strong background in data management, analysis, summary and presentation that includes more than 25 years of experience working as a biostatistician in a variety of settings and over 60 publications. As a Research Professor at WSU and as a Biostatistician in the Nursing Research Office, Dr. Maryon is responsible for providing project management and statistical consultation as well as providing assistance with grant and manuscript writing.  She is currently involved in several funded grants from a variety of areas (see Funded Research). Dr. Maryon has published articles with WSU colleagues around research from a wide spectrum of topics including environmental health, the effects of brief monthly practice on CPR and ACLS performance, suicide prevention training, differences in provider prescribing practices, relational health theory, waterpipe (hookah) tobacco smoking cessation, 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 at 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.


Longitudinal data analysis, summary and presentation of data


  • Statistical support for research and scholarly activities
  • Assistance with grant writing and preparing study design and data analysis section of a proposal
  • Consultation on the benefits of various statistical software packages
  • Statistical guidance for data entry, programming for data analysis, data management, and data archiving activities
  • Consultation on data presentation
  • Review manuscripts, presentations, or posters


SELECT PUBLICATIONS (Most recent, 65 total)

Panther, SG, Daratha, KB, .Odom-Maryon, T, Woo, TM, and Klein, TA. Off-label prescribing trends for ADHD medications for young and very young children on Medicaid. The Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics (In press)

Oermann, MH, Kardong-Edgren, SE, Rizzoli MA, and Odom-Maryon, T. Establishing Inter- and Intrarater reliability for High Stakes Testing using Simulation. Nursing Education Perspectives (In press).

Oneal, GA, Postma, J, Odom-Maryon, T, and Butterfield, PG. Retest of a Principal Components Analysis of Two Household Environmental Risk Instruments. Research in Nursing & Health 2016. PubMed PMID: 27227487

Klein, T, Woo, T, Panther, S, Odom-Maryon, T, Daratha, KB. Childhood Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Prescribing by Prescriber Type and Specialty in Oregon Medicaid. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, 2016; Aug;26(6):548-54. doi: 10.1089/cap.2015.0255. PubMed PMID: 27135134

Ward, LD, Bray, B, Odom-Maryon, T, Richardson, B, Purath, J, Woodard, L, Kobayashi, R, Beary, J, Willson, M, Clauser, J, Fitzgerald, C. Development, implementation and evaluation of a longitudinal interprofessional education project. Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice 2016; 3, 35-41. Available at http://www.jieponline.com

Postma, J, Younglove, LR, Brooks, K, Odom-Maryon, T, Beresford, S, Burbacher, T, Butterfield, P, Butterfield, PB, Cederblom, N, Grant, K, Faustman, EM. Hispanic Representation in a Longitudinal Birth Cohort Study. Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice 2016; 9(3) Article 4. Available at: http://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/jhdrp/vol9/iss2/4

Suzan Kardong-Edgren, Rod Brouhard, Scott Bourn, Marilyn Oermann and Tamara Odom-Maryon. Effects of Low Dose High Frequency Training on the Paramedic Cognitive Skills. International Paramedic Practice , May–August 2013; VOL 3, NO 2. Available at www.internationaljpp.com

Oermann, MH, Kardong-Edgren, SE, & Odom-Maryon, T. Effects of practice on competency in single rescuer cardiopulmonary resuscitation. MedSurg Nursing 2014; 23(1), 22-28. PubMed PMID: 24707665

O’Neal, GA, Odom-Maryon, T, Postma, J, Hill WG, Butterfield PG. The Household Risk Perception instrument and the Self-Efficacy in Environmental Risk Reduction instrument: psychometric testing using principal component analysis. Journal of Advanced Nursing 2013; 69(9)2107-2115. doi:10.1111/jan.12065. PubMed PMID: 23294314

Shaw, MR, Daratha, K, Odom-Maryon, T, Bindler, RC. Pediatric patients with asthma: a high-risk population for subsequent-hospitalization. Journal of Asthma 2013; Aug, Vol. 50 Issue 6, p 548 – 554. doi: 10.3109/02770903.2013.790414. PubMed PMID: 23544368

Allen, C, Smart DA, Odom-Maryon, T, Swain, DG. The value of community-focused interprofessional care in Peru for developing cultural competency in health professions students. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship 2012; DOI 10.1515/jnes-2012-0014. PubMed PMID: 23832952

Montgomery, C, Kardong-Edgren, SE, Oermann, MH, Odom-Maryon, T. Student satisfaction and self-report of CPR competency: HeartCode™ BLS courses, instructor–led CPR courses, and monthly voice advisory manikin practice for CPR skill maintenance. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship 2012; 9 (1). doi:10.1515/1548-923x.2361. PubMed PMID: 22673961

Oermann, MH, Kardong-Edgren, S, Odom-Maryon, T. Competence in CPR. American Journal of Nursing 2012;112(5), 43-46 PubMed PMID: 22543660

Kardong-Edgren, S., Oermann, M.H. and Odom-Maryon, T. Findings from a nursing student CPR study: implications for staff development educators. Journal of Nursing in Staff Development 2012; 28, 9-15. PubMed PMID: 22261900

Butterfield PG, Hill WG, Postma J, Butterfield PW, Odom-Maryon T. Effectiveness of a household environmental health intervention delivered by rural public health nurses. American Journal of Public Health 2011; 101 (S1) S263-S270. PubMed PMID: 21836117

Oermann, MH, Kardong-Edgren, S, Odom-Maryon, T, et.al. Deliberate practice of motor skills in nursing education: CPR as exemplar. Nursing Education Perspectives 2011; 32 (5), 311-315. PubMed PMID: 22029243

Postma JM, Butterfield PW, Odom-Maryon T, Hill WG, Butterfield PG. Rural children’s exposure to well water contaminants: implications in light of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ recent policy statement. J Am Acad Nurse Pract 2011; 23(5), 258-265. PubMed PMID: 21518074

Oermann, MH, Kardong-Edgren, S, Odom-Maryon, T. Effects of monthly practice on nursing students’ CPR psychomotor skill performance. Resuscitation 2011; 82, 447-453. doi:10.1016/j.resuscitation.2010.11.022. PubMed PMID: 21227563

Oermann, MH, Kardong-Edgren, S, Odom-Maryon, T, Ha, Y, et al. HeartCode™ BLS with voice assisted manikin for teaching nursing students: preliminary results. Nursing Education Perspectives 2010; 31 (5), 303-308. PubMed PMID: 21086869

Kardong-Edgren, S, Oermann, MH, Odom-Maryon, T, & Ha, Y. Comparison of two instructional modalities for nursing student CPR skill acquisition. Resuscitation 2010; 81, 1019-1024. PubMed PMID: 20566391

Larsson, LS, Hill WG, Odom-Maryon T, Yu P. Householder status and residence type as correlates of radon awareness and testing behaviors. Public Health Nursing 2009; 26(5):387-95. PubMed PMID: 19706121

updated 4/2017