David M. Thompson, Ph.D.



Associate Professor of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Director, Training Unit, OSCTR
Associate Director, BSERDAC

Phone: (405) 271-2229, ext 48054
Office: The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
801 Northeast 13th Street, Room 321
Post Office Box 26901
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73126-0901
Email: Dave-Thomspon@ouhsc.edu
Webpage: Link to Personal Webpage


  • Ph.D., Biostatistics and Epidemiology, 2003, Univ. of Oklahoma
  • M.S., Biostatistics and Epidemiology, 1999, Univ. of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK
  • B.S., Physical Therapy, 1984, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK
  • M.Ed., Educational Foundations, 1981, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • B.A., History, 1974, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey

Selected peer-reviewed publications (in chronological order):

  • Malone JR, Durica SR, Thompson DM, Bogie A, Naifeh M. Blood cultures in the evaluation of uncomplicated skin and soft tissue infections. Pediatrics. 2013 Sep;132(3):454-9. doi: 10.1542/peds.2013-1384. Epub 2013 Aug 5. PMID: 23918896
  • Darden PM, Thompson DM, Roberts D, Hale JJ, Pope C, Naifeh M, Jacobson R. Reasons for Not Vaccinating Adolescents: National Immunization Survey of Teens, 2008-2010. Pediatrics. 2013 Apr;131(4):645-51. doi: 10.1542/peds.2012-2384. Epub 2013 Mar 18. PMID: 23509163.
  • Thompson DM, Fernald DH, Mold JW. Intra-Class Correlation Coefficients Typical of Cluster-Randomized Studies: Estimates from the Robert Wood Johnson Prescription for Health Projects. Annals of Family Medicine 2012;10:235-240. PMID: 22585888 PMCID: PMC3354973
  • Tryggestad JB, Thompson DM, Copeland KC, Short KR. Sex differences in vascular compliance in normal weight but not obese boys and girls: the effect of body composition. Int J Pediatr. 2012;2012:607895. Epub 2012 Mar 11. PMID: 22505944
  • Ozcan MS, Ozcan MD, Khan QS, Thompson DM, Chetty PK. Does nitrous oxide affect bispectral index and state entropy when added to a propofol versus sevoflurane anesthetic? J Neurosurg Anesthesiol 2010: 22, 309-15. PMID: 20844378
  • Maple, J.T., Keswani, R.N., Hovis, R.M., Saddedin, E.Z, Jonnalagadda, S., Azar, R.R., Hagen, C., Thompson, DM, Waldbaum, L., Edmundowicz, S.A. (2009). Carbon dioxide insufflation during ERCP for reduction of postprocedure pain: a randomized, double-blind, controlled trial. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 70, 278-283.
  • Elkins, R.C., Thompson, D.M., Lane, M.M., Elkins, C.C., & Peyton, M.D. (2008). Ross operation: 16-year experience. Journal of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery. 136(3):623-630, e1-5, 2008 Sep.
  • Johnson, D.L. Thompson, D. M., Clinkenbeard, R.L., & Redus, J. (2008). Professional judgment and the interpretation of viable mold air sampling data. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, 5, 656-663.
  • Aspy, C.B., Mold, J.W., Thompson, D.M., Blondell, R.D., Landers, P.S., Reilly, K.E., Wright-Eakers, L. Integrating screening and interventions for unhealthy behaviors into primary care practices. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 2008: 35(5 Suppl):S373-80. PMID: 18929984
  • Eichner, J.E., Dunn, S.T., Perveen, G., Thompson, D.M., Stewart, K.E., & Stroehla, B.C. (2002). Apolipoprotein E polymorphism and cardiovascular disease: A HuGE review. American Journal of Epidemiology, 155, 487-95.
  • Thompson, D.M. (2006). Performing latent class analysis using the CATMOD procedure." Contributed paper in the Statistics and Data Analysis section of 31st annual SAS Users Group International (SUGI) Conference, San Francisco, March 26-29, 2006.
  • Thompson, D.M. (2000). Rehabilitation for persons with transfemoral amputation. In Michelle M. Lusardi & Caroline C. Nielsen (Eds.), Orthotics and prosthetics in rehabilitation (pp. 521-542). Boston: Butterworth-Heinemann.


  • Analysis of longitudinal and other correlated data
  • Evidence-based health care.
  • Provides research design and statistical support to a variety of projects in public health and clinical medicine.


  • Oklahoma Shared Clinical and Translational Resources (OSCTR) (9/1/2013 – 6/30/2018), awarded by the NIH/NCRR to Judith James MD, principal investigator Role: Director, Training Unit.
  • University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Department of Pediatrics (7/1/2014 – 6/31/2015. Role: statistical analysis and research design support for research projects of the Department of Pediatrics.
  • University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Department of Neurology (7/1/2014 – 6/31/2015. Role: statistical analysis and research design support for research projects of the Department of Pediatrics.
  • Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Maternal Child Health Bureau.  (2/1/2011-1/31/2014) awarded to PM Darden, principal investigator. Role: biostatistician