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Christopher S. McMahan, PhD

Christopher S. McMahan, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences at Clemson University. He completed his Bachelor's degree majoring in mathematics, minoring in physics, at Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN. He then earned a master's degree in mathematics at Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky. He completed a doctoral degree in statistics at the University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC. After completing his PhD, he joined Clemson University as an assistant professor, and he was recently promoted to the rank of associate. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, he also consults with Biorealm and serves as a Visiting Professor at BINUS University. 

As a statistician, his primary areas of expertise include but are not limited to categorical data analysis, group testing, survival data analysis, nonparametric methods, measurement error models, modeling, statistical computing, Bayesian parametric/nonparametric estimation, high dimensional regression techniques, epidemiology/public health, and biomedical applications. He works in a variety of application areas; e.g., modeling the spread of vector-borne disease, studying allergy desensitization therapies, automated structure detection in neuroimaging, genetics associated with personalized medicine, genetics of agriculture, efficient infectious disease screening and surveillance, cancer studies, sexually transmitted disease studies, coupled systems, and environmental monitoring.

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