Sara K. Vesely, Ph.D.

Vesely 2017636439427807646777

David Ross Boyd Professor
Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs

Phone: (405) 271-2229, ext 48069
Office: The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
801 Northeast 13th Street, Room 358
Post Office Box 26901
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73126-0901
Research Profile:​

Education and Training:

  • Ph.D. ,Biostatistics, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 1998
  • M.P.H. ,Biostatistics, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 1994
  • B.A. (cum laude),Mathematics, University of Oklahoma, 1993

Appointments and Positions:

  • Associate Professor, 2005 to present, OUHSC
  • Assistant Professor, 2002 to 2005, OUHSC
  • Assistant Professor of Research, 1999 to 2002, OUHSC

Complete List of Publications:​

Most Recent 5 Publications:

  • Jacobson AE, Vesely SK, Haamid F, Christian-Rancy M, O'Brien SH. Mobile Application vs. Paper Pictorial Blood Assessment Chart to Track Menses in Young Women: A Randomized Cross-Over Design. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2017 Oct 10. PMID: 29030160.

  • Green J, Oman RF, Vesely SK, Cheney M, Carroll L. Beyond the Effects of Comprehensive Sexuality Education: The Significant Prospective Effects of Youth Assets on Contraceptive Behaviors. J Adolesc Health. 2017 Sep 30. PMID: 28974359.

  • Ayanambakkam A, Kremer Hovinga JA, Vesely SK, George JN. Diagnosis of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura among patients with ADAMTS13 Activity 10%-20. Am J Hematol. 2017 Nov; 92(11):E644-E646. PMID: 28815685.

  • Gutschenritter T, Machiorlatti M, Vesely S, Ahmad B, Razaq W, Razaq M. Outcomes and Prognostic Factors of Resected Salivary Gland Malignancies: Examining a Single Institution's 12-year Experience. Anticancer Res. 2017 09; 37(9):5019-5025. PMID: 28870928.

  • Reese JA, Peck JD, McIntosh JJ, Vesely SK, George JN. Platelet counts in women with normal pregnancies: A systematic review. Am J Hematol. 2017 Nov; 92(11):1224-1232. PMID: 28631317.

Research Grants:​

Research Interests:

  • Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura – hemolytic uremic syndrome (TTP-HUS)
  • Immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP)
  • Youth Assets
  • Clinical Trial Design

Current Research Projects:

  • One of 16 network sites in the Transfusion Medicine and Hemostasis Network funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This network is designed to create, plan, conduct, and analysis pivotal clinical trials in the areas of transfusion medicine and hemostasis particularly for rare diseases such as TTP-HUS and ITP. Role: Co principal investigator
  • Longitudinal Study of Youth Assets and Risk Behaviors. A longitudinal observational study of youth and their parents. Surveys are administered in home at one year intervals for a total of five waves of data collection. This study is designed to refine the youth asset survey tool, better understand the relationship between youth assets, risk factors, demographic factors, and neighborhood factors. Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Role: Co-investigator/Biostatistician