1 Education 2 Research Experience - IMAGe

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1 Education 2 Research Experience - IMAGe

Tamara A. GreasbyGeophysical Statistics Project Voice: (303) 497-2493Institute for Mathematics Applied to Geosciences Fax: (303) 497-1298National Center for Atmospheric ResearchE-mail: tgreasby@ucar.eduP.O. Box 3000, Boulder, CO 80307-3000Web: www.image.ucar.edu/∼tgreasby1 EducationPh.D. Biostatistics University of California, Davis September 2010Advisor: Prabir BurmanM.S. Biostatistics University of California, Davis September 2006B.S. Mathematics University of Puget Sound May 2004Minor: Spanish2 Research ExperiencePostgraduate Scientist, National Center for Atmospheric Research: August 2010 - CurrentProjects are oriented towards regional climate modeling, uncertainty quantification, and impact studies.The SIMMER project looks at heat stress, vulnerability, and adaptive capacity in Houston. Methodologyincludes survey and sampling design along with latent surface spatial models incorporating mortality andmorbidity data, census information, information related to the heat island effect, urban canyons, etc. Asecond project looks at annual temperature profiles across North America using NARCCAP regional climatemodels. The goal is to understand how that shape is changing in the future and the role of global climatemodels, regional climate models, and their interaction in that change. Methodology includes GaussianMarkov Random Fields, Bayesian Hierarchical Modeling, and interactive graphics for model exploration. Athird project looks at Bayesian climate ensembles in the context of the NARCCAP design to identify theroles of GCM, RCM, and their interaction.Dissertation Research, UC Davis: September 2007 - August 2010The majority of work was focused on developing an effective wind power forecasting method for a Solano,California wind farm. Methodology included semi-parametric and non-parametric time series analysis andmodel selection. Similar to a GLM model, we considered a link function that relates the continuous responsevariable to its predictors. The goal of the second problem was to explore new ways to visualize large datasets using interactive graphical displays and web tools such as XML, SVG, and JavaScript.UC Davis Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC): September 2006 - September2008, September 2009 - January 2009In this graduate student research position, I was a statistical consultant to researchers at the medical school.Analyses included longitudinal, survival, categorical, and mixed effect models in addition to regression andANOVA. The position was in its essence collaborative and included study design, clinical trials, data analysis,and providing written summaries to be incorporated into journal articles.Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), Wind Energy Division: September 2007 -January 2009In collaboration with professors and staff from the UC Davis Department of Mechanical Engineering, analyzedhistorical data from SMUD’s Solano wind farm. This included extensive data cleaning, manipulationof large data sets, and analysis. Delivered semi-annual reports.1


UC Davis Medical School, Internal Medicine: September 2007 - September 2008This clinical trial research position required both longitudinal data analysis and database management. Injoining the trial several years after it began, it also involved reading and interpreting the code of otherstatisticians and replicating their results. Provided clear written summaries for each step of the project.National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences, NIH: June 2005 - September 2005During this summer internship, research centered on micro-array studies with missing values. Other topicsincluded multivariate analysis, order-restricted inference, and developing a method for data quality control.Computer programs used included ORIOGEN, Ingenuity, and GOTM along with R and SAS.3 Teaching ExperienceTeaching Assistant: Mathematical Science of Understanding and Predicting Regional Climate:A School and Workshop, National University of Singapore (March 2011). Developed and conductedan introductory R boot camp for non-statisticians. Aided students in implementing course material in R.Associate Instructor: Department of Statistics, University of California, Davis (Winter 2006,Summer 2006, Spring 2009, Summer 2009). Instructor for Introduction to Statistics. Responsibilities includedchoosing a textbook, preparing lectures, exams, and homework, office hours, and supervising readersand teaching assistants.Teaching Assistant: Explorations in Statistics Research Workshop (June 2009, University of California,Berkeley. June 2006, University of California, Los Angeles). This weeklong workshop introducedexceptional undergraduates to research in statistics. Worked with small groups of students to explain bothstatistical concepts and programming methodology in R.Teaching Assistant: Department of Statistics, University of California, Davis (September 2004 -March 2010). Assisted for courses including Introduction to Statistics, Statistics through Computers, Statisticsfor the Bio-Sciences, and Methods of Teaching Statistics. Led discussions, held office hours, preparedtest questions, and graded projects and tests.English Teacher: La Conquista, Costa Rica (May 2003 - August 2003). Volunteered at a rural middleschool teaching seventh grade English. Worked with the Costa Rican Ministry of Education, Harvard’sCenter for International Development ,and members of the community to develop appropriate curriculum.Communicated in Spanish. Worked with limited resources.4 PublicationsTamara A. Greasby, Stephan R. Sain. Assessing uncertainty in climate model ensembles via annual temperatureprofiles. Biometrics; Submitted November 2012.Tamara A. Greasby, Stephan R. Sain. Multivariate spatial analysis of climate change projections. Journalof Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics (2011); 16:571-585, DOI: 10.1007/s13253-011-0072-8.Frederick J. Meyers, Michael Carducci, Matthew Loscalzo, John Linder, Tamara Greasby, Laurel Beckett.Effects of a problem-solving intervention (COPE) on quality of life for advanced cancer patients on clinicaltrials and their caregivers: simultaneous care educational intervention (SCEI): linking palliation and clinical2


trials. Journal of Palliative Medicine (April 2011); 14(4):465-473, DOI: 10.1089/jpm.2010.0416.Wayne L. Monsky, Isaac Kim, Shaun Loh, Chin-Shang Li, Tamara A. Greasby, Larry-Stuart Deutsch,and Ramsey D. Badawi. Semiautomated segmentation for volumetric analysis of intratumoral ethiodol uptakeand subsequent tumor necrosis after chemoembolization. American Journal of Roentgenology (2010);195(5):1220-1230.Enrique O. Graue-Hernandez, Mark J. Mannis, Kasrah Eliasieh, Tamara A. Greasby, Laurel A. Beckett,Jay C. Bradley, Ivan R. Schwab. Salzmanns Nodular Degeneration. Cornea (2010); 82(1):14-16.John H. Peters, Tammy Greasby, Nancy Lane, Anthony Woolf. Correlations between plasma levels ofa fibronectin isoform subpopulation and C-reactive protein in patients with systemic inflammatory disease.Biomarkers (2009;) 14(4):250-257.Stephen C. Shaw, Michael S. Kent, Ira K. Gordon, Cameron J. Collins, Tamara A. Greasby, Laurel A.Beckett, Genevive M. Hammond, Katherine A. Skorupski. Temporal changes in characteristics of injectionsitesarcomas in cats: 392 cases (1990-2006). Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (2009);234:376-380.Shonket Ray, Rosalie Hagge, Marijo Gillen, Miguel Cerejo, Shidrokh Shakeri, Laurel Beckett, TamaraGreasby, and Ramsey D. Badawi. Comparison of two-dimensional and three-dimensional iterative watershedsegmentation methods in hepatic tumor volumetrics. Medical Physics (2008); 35:58-69.Richard Szubin, W.L. William Chang, Tamara Greasby, Laurel Beckett, Nicole Baumgarth. Rigidinterferon-α subtype responses of human plasmacytoid dendritic cells. Journal of Interferon and CytokineResearch (2008); 28:749-764.Eugenio O. Gerscovich, Christopher W. Park, Michelle Z. Dulude, John P. McGahan, Rebecca Stein-Wexler,Tamara A. Greasby, and Laurel A. Beckett. Increased rotational mobility of the testis after vasectomy:a sonographic study. Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine (2008); 27:1667-1672.5 Talks and SeminarsA Bayesian Climate Ensemble with Uncertainty Using Data from the North American ClimateChange Assessment Program (NARCCAP). American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, December 3-7, 2012. (Scheduled)Annual Temperature Profiles: Uncertainty and Variability in Regional Climate Models. ColoradoState University, October 8, 2012. (Invited)Variability in Annual Temperature Profiles: A Multivariate Spatial Analysis of Regional ClimateModel Output. Ten Lectures on Statistical Climatology, August 6-10, 2012. (Invited)Climate, Health, and Vulnerability in Urban Populations. Joint Statistical Meetings, August 2,2012. (Invited)Regional Climate Model Ensembles and Uncertainty Quantification. WNAR-Graybill, June 17-20,2012. (Invited)3


Variability in Annual Temperature Profiles: A Multivariate Spatial Analysis of Regional ClimateModel Output. Colorado School of Mines, November 18, 2011. (Invited)Variability in Annual Temperature Profiles: A Multivariate Spatial Analysis of Regional ClimateModel Output. NCAR Early Career Scientist Assembly Workshop (in conjunction with the WorldClimate Research Programme Conference), October 21, 2011.Multivariate Spatial Analysis of Annual Temperature Profiles from Regional Climate ModelOutput. National Renewable Energy Laboratory, September 13, 2011. (Invited)Interactive Graphics for Visualizing Uncertainty in Climate Model Ensembles. Joint StatisticalMeetings, August 1, 2011. (Invited)Uncertainty in Climate and Health: Variability in Annual Temperature Profiles. Colloquium onClimate and Health, July 13, 2011. (Invited)Multivariate Spatial Analysis of Climate Change Projections from Regional Climate ModelOutput. Spring Meeting, Colorado-Wyoming ASA, April 15, 2010. (Invited)Powering the Future: Wind Power Forecasts for Solano, California. National Center for AtmosphericResearch, March 23, 2010. (Invited)Girls have IT: Women in STEM. A talk to encourage middle school and high school girls to pursuecareers in science, technology, engineering, and math. Xavier College Preparatory, Phoenix, Arizona, March27, 2009. (Invited)6 PostersMultivariate Spatial Analysis of Annual Temperature Profiles from Regional Climate ModelOutput. Workshop on Environmetrics, October 5-6, 2012, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.Multivariate Spatial Analysis of Annual Temperature Profiles from Regional Climate ModelOutput. SAMSI Massive Datasets Program Opening Workshop, September 10, 2012, Research TrianglePark, North Carolina.Multivariate Spatial Analysis of Annual Temperature Profiles from Regional Climate ModelOutput. Frontiers in the Detection and Attribution of Climate Change, May 28, 2012, Banff, Canada.Multivariate Spatial Analysis of Annual Temperature Profiles from Regional Climate ModelOutput. NARCCAP User’s Meeting, April 10, 2012, Boulder, Colorado.Regional Climate Model Ensembles and Uncertainty Quantification. SIAM Conference on UncertaintyQuantification, April 1-5, 2012, Raleigh, North Carolina.Multivariate Spatial Analysis of Annual Temperature Profiles from Regional Climate ModelOutput. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, December 5-9, 2011, San Francisco, California.Interactive Graphics for Visualizing Uncertainty in Climate Model Ensembles. SARMA/TIESWorkshop on Visualization of Climate Data, August 15-18, 2011, Reykjavik, Iceland.4


Multivariate Spatial Analysis of Climate Change Projections from Regional Climate ModelOutput. SARMA/TIES Workshop on Statistical Approaches to Down-and-Upscaling in Climate Models,April 27-29, 2011, Lund, Sweden.Powering the Future: Methods for Forecasting Wind Power in Solano, California. Workshop onEnvironmetrics, October 15, 2010, Boulder, Colorado.7 Professional ServiceJournal Referee:• National Climate Assessment (Expert Reviewer)• Climate Dynamics• Environmetrics• Journal of Geophysical Research• Climate ResearchGraduate School Service:• Biostatistics Graduate Group Co-President (2007-2010)• Biostatistics representative to the Graduate Student Association (2006-2007)• Organizer of Biostatistics Graduate Group retreat (2007)Undergraduate Service:• NCAA Varsity Swim Team Captain• Student Athletic Advisory Council President• Dean of Students Council• Presidential Installation Committee• Lawg Dawgs Vice President8 Honors• Phi Beta Kappa (2004)• Otis Coolidge Chapman Scholar (2004)• Athletic Leadership Award (2004)• NCAA Scholar Athlete Recognition (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003)• Deans List (Fall 2003, Spring 2004)5


9 Working PapersTamara A. Greasby, Stephan R. Sain, Matthew Heaton, Linda Mearns. A Bayesian ensemble from theNorth American Regional Climate Assessment Program: RCMs, GCMs, and their interaction.Tamara A. Greasby, Prabir Burman, C.P. van Dam. A Weibull transformation for wind power forecasting.(Technical Report)Tamara A. Greasby, Stephan R. Sain, Olga Wilhelmi, Mary Hayden. Adaptive capacity and heat: amulti-dimensional scaling approach.6

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