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Megan Hollister Murray

Megan Hollister Murray

Degree Program: PhD, Biostatistics
Advisor: Jeffrey D. Blume

BS, Mathematics, Baylor University

At Vanderbilt, Megan’s biomedical research projects focused on lung cancer (particularly in assessing racial disparities in lung cancer screening) and graduate student exit survey data on their experiences with personal mentoring. In 2020, she co-authored a paper describing the development of her R package FDRestimation for computing and estimating false discovery rates (available on CRAN). 

Learn more about Megan and her work at her website,

Awards include Distinguished Teaching Assistant (2020).

Dissertation: “On second-generation p-values for equivalence testing and study planning, and flexible false discovery rate computation for classical p-values

Now: Statistics Research Scientist, Eli Lilly and Company