Frances Mather    

Frances Mather, PhD
Adjunct Associate Professor
Director, Academic Information Systems
Department of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
1440 Canal St, Room(s) 2035/1806
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: 504.988.7329
Fax: (504) 988-1706


Research Interests:

Geographic Information Systems, randomized controlled clinical trials, statistical data interpretation, medical informatics, bioinformatics, pregnancy outcomes, survival analysis

Professional Achievements:

Advisory Committees

  • 1990-1991 Reviewer, NIH, NIDR Special Projects Branch
  • 1990-1994 Member, DHHR, MCH Research Committee
  • 1994-1998 Member, DHHR, MCH Research Committee
  • 1992 Reviewer, NIH, NCI Cancer Center Grant
  • 2004-present Reviewer, NIH, FIC Grants


  • 2004 NIH, FIC Global Infectious Disease Research Training Program Award

Educational Background:

  • PhD, biostatistics, 1975, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
  • MS, math, statistics, 1969, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • BS, mining engineering, 1959, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada


Sutherland CM, Mather FJ. Long term Survival in Breast Cancer Patients with Stage III Disease. Cancer 1985;55(6):1389 97.

Sutherland CM, Mather FJ. Long term Survival and Prognostic Factors in Breast Cancer Patients with Localized (no Skin, Muscle or Chest Wall Attachment) Disease With and Without Positive Lymph Nodes. Cancer 1986;57:622 629.

Mather FJ, Simon RM, Clark GM, Von Hoff DD. Cardiotoxicity in Patients Treated with Mitoxantrone on Southwest Oncology Group Phase II Studies. Cancer Treatment Reports 1987;71(6):609-613.

Cherry FF, Mather FJ, Mock NB. Long Term Effect of Gynecologic Age on Somatic Growth of Children. Jrl Community Health 1987;12(2,3):108-116.

Atkinson W, Hassig S, Mather F, McFarland L, Wun CC. Acquired Immuno deficiency Syndrome in Louisiana: II Projections and Implications. J La Medical Soc 1987;139( 10):45-54.

Sutherland CM, Mather FJ. Charity Hospital Experience with Long Term Survival and Prognostic Factors in Breast Cancer Patients with Local or Regional Disease. Ann Surg 1988;207:93-103.

Mather FJ, Simon RM, Clark GM, Von Hoff DD. A Method for the Evaluation of Dose Toxicity Relationships in Clinical Trials. Statistics in Medicine 1989;8:813-823.

Sood SK. Ballanco GA. Mather FJ. Pramberg JC. Daum RS. Distribution and excretion of capsular antigen after immunization with Haemophilus influenzae type b polysaccharide-Neisseria meningitidis outer membrane protein conjugate vaccine. Journal of Infectious Diseases. 161(3):574-7, 1990 Mar.

Kollo B, Mather FJ, Cline BL. Evaluation of alternative methods of rapid assessment of endemicity of Onchocerca volvulus in communities in Southern Cameroon. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 1995; 53(3):243-247.

Coughlin SS, Metayer C, McCarthy EP, Mather FJ, Waldhorn RE, Gersh BJ, DuPraw S, Baughman KL. Respiratory Illness, ?-Agonists, and Risk of Idiopathic Dilated Cardiomyopathy: The Washington, DC Dilated Cardiomyopathy Study. American Journal of Epidemiology 1995;142:395-403.

Metayer C, Coughlin SS, Mather FJ. Does cigarette smoking paradoxically increase survival in idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy? The Washington, DC Dilated Cardiomyopathy Study. Cardiology 87(6):502-8, 1996 Nov-Dec.

Boudreaux MC, Miller JM, Wightkin J, Martin S, Mather F. Collaborative care for obstetric patients at low and high risk: an evolving model. Journal of Perinatology 1997;17:33-6

Sturgis EM, Congdon DJ, Mather FJ, Miller RH. Perioperative Transfusion, Postoperative Infection, and Recurrence of Head and Neck Cancer. Southern Medical Journal. Southern Medical Journal. 1997;90(2):1217-1224.

White LA, Krousel Wood MA, Mather FJ. New Horizons: Technology meets Health for Telemedicine and Telehealth. The Ochsner Journal. 2001. 3:1,22-29.

Mather FJ, White AE, Langlois EC, Shorter CF, Swalm CM, Shaffer JG, Hartley WR. Statistical Methods for Linking Health, Exposure and Hazards. Environmental Health Perspectives. 2004. 112:14, 1440-1445.

Mather FJ, Chen VW, Morgan LH, Correa CM, Shaffer JG, Srivastav SK, Rice JC, Blount G, Swalm CM, Wu X, Scribner RA. Hierarchical modeling and other spatial analyses in prostate cancer incidence data. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2006. 30(2S):S88-S100.

Mzayek F, Deng H, Mather FJ, Wasilevich EC, Liu H, Hadi C, Chansolme DH, Murphy HA, Melek BH, Tenaglia AN, Mushatt DM, Dreisbach AW, Lertora JJL, Krogstad DJ. Randomized Dose-Ranging Controlled Trial of AQ-13, a Candidate Antimalarial, and Chloroquine in Health Volunteers. PLoS Clin Trials 2(1):e6, 2007


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