Megan Othus

Appointments and Affiliations

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Public Health Sciences
Biostatistics and Biomathematics
Associate Member
University of Washington
Affiliate Assistant Professor, Appointed: 2011
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Mailing Address

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
P.O. Box 19024
Seattle, Washington 98109-1024
United States


Phone: (206) 667-5749
Fax: (206) 667-8943


Ph.D., Harvard University, Biostatistics, 2009.
A.M., Harvard University, Biostatistics, 2006.
B.A., Reed College, Mathematics, 2004.

Research Interests

Survival analysis, cure modeling, clinical trial design and analysis


American Statistical Association
International Biometric Society, Eastern North American Region
International Biometric Society, Western North American Region

Honors and Awards

2011: Dr. Charles A Coltman, Jr. Fellowship, Hope Foundation
2009: Statistics in Epidemiology Student Travel Award, American Statistical Association
2008: Byar Young Investigator Travel Award, American Statistical Association
2008: Health Policy Statistics Student Paper Award, American Statistical Association
2008: Distinguished Student Paper Award, International Biometric Society Eastern North American Region
2008: Student Paper Award, International Chinese Statistics Association
2008: Contributed Talk Award, Frontiers in Applied and Computational Mathematics
2008: Certi cate of Distinction in Teaching, Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning at Harvard University
2007: Award for Best Teaching Assistant, Harvard School of Public Health
2006-2007: Certificate of Distinction in Teaching, Harvard University Department of Biostatistics
2007: Mu Sigma Rho
2004: Phi Beta Kappa

Editorial Positions


  • BioMed Central Cancer
  • Biometrics
  • Cancer
  • Communications in Statistics - Simulation and Computation
  • Computational Statistics and Data Analysis
  • European Series in Applied and Industrial Mathematics: Probability and Statistics
  • Haematologica
  • Journal American Statistical Association
  • Journal of Applied Statistics
  • Journal of Multivariate Analysis
  • Journal of the Royal Statistical Society - Series B and Series C
  • Lifetime Data Analysis
  • Statistics in Biosciences
  • Statistics in Medicine

Recent Publications

In Press
Sala Torra O, Othus M, Williamson DW, Wood B, Kirsch I, Robins H, Beppu L, O'Donnell MR, Forman SJ, Appelbaum FR et al..  2017.  Next Generation Sequencing in Adult B Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Patients.. Biology of blood and marrow transplantation : journal of the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation. Abstract
Korn EL, Othus M, Chen T, Freidlin B.  2017.  Assessing treatment efficacy in the subset of responders in a randomized clinical trial.. Annals of oncology : official journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology. Abstract
Othus M, Bansal A, Koepl L, Wagner S, Ramsey S.  2017.  Accounting for Cured Patients in Cost-Effectiveness Analysis.. Value in health : the journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research. 20(4):705-709. Abstract

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