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Deirdra Terrell

Associate Professor
President’s Associates Presidential Professorship
Assistant Dean for Sovereignty, Opportunity, Belonging, & Engagement

Deirdra "Dee" Terrell, Ph.D.

Contact Information

Phone: (405) 271-2229, x48386

Office: Hudson College of Public Health

801 Northeast 13th Street, Room 333

Post Office Box 26901

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73104



Dr. Terrell is an Associate Professor of Epidemiology in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and Assistant Dean for Sovereignty, Opportunity, Belonging, & Engagement. Her research interests include diseases of platelet disorders and improving life after recovery from thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP). She has published over 70 peer-reviewed articles and is a National Institute of Health K01 awardee. Her K01 grant proposal focuses on improving the lives of patients after they recover from TTP. Her career development training focused on the theory and application of patient-reported outcomes. She is also an active member of the Guideline Oversight Subcommittee for the American Society of Hematology.



  • PhD, Epidemiology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 2008
  • MPH, Epidemiology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 2000
  • BS, Biology, Oklahoma Baptist University, 1998



  • Associate Professor, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Hudson College of Public Health, OUHSC, 2017 to present
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Hudson College of Public Health, OUHSC, 2012 to 2017
  • Assistant Professor of Research, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Hudson College of Public Health, OUHSC, 2008 to 2012


  • BSE 5111 Scientific Integrity in Research
  • BSE 5113 Principles of Epidemiology
  • BSE 5153 Clinical Trials
  • BSE 6980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation


Research Interests:

  • Patient Reported Outcomes
  • Mixed-methods research
  • Health Disparities
  • Platelet disorders: immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) and thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP)


Link to Dr. Terrell's current publications

Select publications:

  1. Terrell, Deirdra; Neunert, Cindy; Cooper, Nichola; Heitink-Pollé, Katja; Kruse, Caroline; Imbach, Paul; Kühne, Thomas; Ghanima, Waleed. Immune Thrombocytopenia (ITP): Current Limitations in Patient Management. Medicina (Kaunas). 2020;56(12):667. doi:10.3390/medicina56120667
  2. Denson, Lindsay; Terrell, Deirdra; Vesely, Sara; Peck, Jennifer; Quiroz, Lieschen; Shobeiri, Abbas. The Prevalence of Pelvic Floor Hematoma After Vaginal Delivery. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2021;27(6):393-397. doi:10.1097/SPV.0000000000000895
  3. Izcovich A, Cuker A, Kunkle R, Neumann I, Panepinto J, Pai M, Seftel M, Cheung M, Lottenberg R, Byrne M, Plovnick R, Terrell D, Holter-Chakrabarty J, Djulbegovic B, Hicks L, Wiercioh W, Nieuwlaat R, Schunemann H. A user guide to the American Society of Hematology clinical practice guidelines. Blood Advances 2020; 4(9):2095-2110.  
  4. Terrell Deirdra R, Tolma Eleni L, Stewart Lauren M, Shirley Erin A. Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura patients’ attitudes toward depression management: a qualitative study. Health Science Reports 2019; 2:e136.  
  5. Neunert, Cindy; Terrell, Deirdra; Arnold, Donald; Buchanan, George; Cines, Douglas; Cooper, Nichola; Cuker, Adam; Despotovic, Jenny; George, James; Grace, Rachael; Kühne, Thomas; Kuter, David; Lim, Wendy; Mccrae, Keith; Pruitt, Barbara; Shimanek, Hayley; Vesely, Sara. American Society of Hematology 2019 guidelines for immune thrombocytopenia . Blood Adv. 2019;3(23):3829-3866. doi:10.1182/bloodadvances.2019000966