Natasha A. Sahr, PhD
Natasha A. Sahr, PhD

Natasha A. Sahr, PhD

Assistant Member, St. Jude Faculty



PhD – Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
BS – Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Research Interests

  • Variable screening, selection, and classification
  • Survival analysis
  • Traditional and Bayesian clinical trial design
  • Statistical omics
  • Personalized/Precision medicine
  • Predictive modeling
  • Machine learning
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Data science
  • Data visualization

Selected Publications

Parikh S, Satwani P, Ahn KW, Sahr N, Fretham C, Abraham A, Agrawal V, Auletta J, Abdel-Azim H, Copelan E, Diaz MA, Dvorak C, Frangoul H, Freytes C, Gadalla S, Gale RP, George B, Gergis U, Hashmi S, Hematti P, Hildebrandt G, Keating A, Lazarus HM, Myers K, Olsson R, Prestidge T, Rotz S, Savani B, Shereck EB, Williams K, Wirk B, Pasquini MC, Loren A. Survival Trends in Infants Undergoing Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplant. JAMA Pediatr Mar 18:e190081, 2019. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2019.0081. [Epub ahead of print] (Accepted by The Journal of the American Medical Association Pediatrics)

Parikh S, Ahn KW, Sahr N, Zhu X, Abraham A, Auletta JJ, Chhabra S, Copelan EA, Dvora CC, Fretham C, Gadalla SM, Gale RP, Gergis U, Heimatti P, Hildebrandt GC, Keating AK, Myers KC, Savani BN, Shah NC, Pasquini MP, Satwani P. Survival Trends after Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplant (HCT) in Children Less Than One-Year-Old (Infants). Biology of Blood and Bone Marrow Transplantation 24(3):S116, 2018.

Ahn KW, Sahr N, Soyoung K. Screening group variables in the Cox model. Statistics & Probability Letters 135(C), 20-25, 2018.

Ahn KW, Banerjee A, Sahr N, Soyoung K. Group variable selection for competing risks data. Lifetime Data Analysis ePub ahead of print, 1-18, 2017.

Dang G, Epperla N, Sahr N, Baumann Kreuziger L. Medical management of pump related thrombosis in patients with continuous ow left ventricular assist devices: a systematic review. American Society for Artificial Internal Organs Journal 63(4):373-385, 2017.

Maiser S, Estrada-Stephen K, Sahr N, Gully J, Marks S. A survey of hospice and palliative care clinician's experiences and attitudes regarding the use of palliative sedation. Journal of Palliative Medicine 20(9):915-921, 2017.

Taranukha T, Sahr N, Seamon A, Kumar VCS, Wenzel C, Szabo A, Venkatesan T. Depression, young age, chronic marijuana use and inter-episodic symptoms predict psychological distress in patients with cyclic vomiting syndrome. Neurogastroenterology and Motility 30(Suppl 2):e13245, 2017.

Du M, Tillmans L, Gao J, Gao P, Yuan T, Dittmar R, Song W, Yang Y, Sahr N, Wang T, Wei GH, Thibodeau SN, Wang L. Chromatin interactions and candidate genes at ten prostate cancer risk loci. Scientific Reports 6:23202, 2016.

Taranukha T, Sahr N, Seamon A, Kumar VCS, Wenzel C, Szabo A, Venkatesan T. SA1714 predictors of high degrees of psychological distress in CVS patients. Gasteroenterology 150(4):S355, 2016.

Lois AW, Frelich MJ, Sahr N, Hohmann SF, Wang T, Gould JC. The relationship between durations of stay and readmissions in patients undergoing bariatric surgery. Surgery 150(2), 501-507, 2015.

Iczkowski K, Egevad L, Ma J, Harding-Jackson N, Algaba F, Billis A, Camparo P, Cheng L, Clouston D, Comperat EM, Datta MW, Evans AG, Griffiths DF, Guo CC, Hailemariam S, Huang W, Humphrey PA, Jiang Z, Kahane H, Kristiansen G, La Rosa FG, Lopez-Beltran A, MacLennan GT, Magi-Galluzzi C, Merrimen J, Montironi R, Osunkoya AO, Picken MM, Rao N, Shah RB, Shanks JH, Shen SS, Tawfik OW, True LD, Van der Kwast T, Varma M, Wheeler TM, Zynger DL, Sahr N, Bostwick DG. Intraductal carcinoma of the prostate: interobserver reproducibility survey of 39 urologic pathologists. Annals of Diagnostic Pathology 18(6):332-342, 2014.

Last update: June 2019