College of Nursing

Tamara Odom-Maryon

Tamara Odom-Maryon

Research Professor
Tamara Odom-Maryon
Research Professor
SNRS 125
(509) 324-7298
(509) 324-7341
WSU College of Nursing
SNRS 125
PO Box 1495
Spokane, WA 99210-1495

Dr. Tamara Odom-Maryon is a Professor of Research in the Washington State University College of Nursing. She has been with the College of Nursing in this role for six years. She has a strong background in data management, analysis, summary and presentation that includes more than 20 years of experience working as a biostatistician in a variety of settings and over 60 publications. As a Research Professor at WSU and as a Biostatistician in the Nursing Research Office, Dr. Maryon is responsible for providing project management and statistical consultation as well as providing assistance with grant and manuscript writing. She is currently involved in several funded grants from a variety of areas (see Funded Research). Dr. Maryon has published articles with WSU colleagues around research from a wide spectrum of topics including environmental health, the effects of brief monthly practice on CPR and ACLS performance, suicide prevention training, differences in provider prescribing practices, relational health theory, waterpipe (hookah) tobacco smoking cessation, and the evaluation of interprofessional approaches to teaching and practice.

Prior to joining WSU, Dr. Maryon worked for ten years at the City of Hope National Cancer Center in Southern California and at University of Southern California.


  • Doctorate in Biometry, University of Southern California , Los Angeles, CA
  • MS, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
  • Bachelors in Mathematics & Biology, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA


Application of statistical methods, with an emphasis on longitudinal data analysis techniques, to health data including studies focusing on nursing interventions, environmental health, and asthma.


Longitudinal data analysis, summary and presentation of data


  • Statistical support for research and scholarly activities
  • Assistance with preparing study design and data analysis section of a proposal and estimating the amount of salary support needed in the funding proposal for grant-related statistical services
  • Consultation on the benefits of various statistical software packages
  • Statistical guidance for data entry, programming for data analysis, data management, and data archiving activities
  • Assist faculty with the design and psychometric testing of instruments
  • Consultation on data presentation
  • Review manuscripts, presentations, or posters 


SELECT PUBLICATIONS (Selected from 61 total)

Ward, LD, Bray, B, Odom-Maryon, T, Richardson, B, Purath, J, Woodard, L, Kobayashi, R, Beary, J, Willson, M, Clauser, J, Fitzgerald, C. Development, implementation and evaluation of a longitudinal interprofessional education project. (Provisionally accepted)

Oneal, GA, Postma, J, Odom-Maryon, T, and Butterfield, PG. Retest of a principal components analysis of two household environmental risk instruments. Research in Nursing & Health (In Review)

Klein, T, Woo, T, Panther, S, Odom-Maryon, T, Daratha, KB. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology (In Review)

Postma, J, Younglove, LR, Brooks, K, Odom-Maryon, T, Beresford, S, Burbacher, T, Butterfield, P, Butterfield, PB, Cederblom, N, Grant, K, Faustman, EM. Hispanic Representation in a Longitudinal Birth Cohort Study
Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice (In Press)

Oermann, MH, Kardong-Edgren, SE, & Odom-Maryon, T. Effects of practice on competency in single rescuer cardiopulmonary resuscitation. MedSurg Nursing 2014. 23(1), 22-28

Kardong-Edgren, S, Brouhard, R, Bourn, R, Oermann, M, Odom-Maryon, T. Effects of Low Dose High Frequency Training on the Paramedic Cognitive Skills (2013) International Paramedic Practice , May–August 2013, VOL 3, NO 2 •

Shaw, MR, Daratha, K, Odom-Maryon, T, Bindler, RC. Pediatric Patients with Asthma: A High-Risk Population for Subsequent-hospitalization. Journal of Asthma. Aug2013, Vol. 50 Issue 6, p 548 - 554. doi: 10.3109/02770903.2013.790414

O’Neal, GA, Odom-Maryon, T, Postma, J, Hill WG, Butterfield PG. The household risk perception instrument and the self-efficacy in environmental risk reduction instrument: psychometric testing using Principal component analyses. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 00(0).000-000.doi:10.1111/jan.12065

Allen, C, Smart DA, Odom-Maryon, T, Swain, DG. The Value of Community-Focused Interprofessional Care in Peru for Developing Cultural Competency in Health Professions Students. International
Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship 10(1), DOI 10.1515/jnes-2012-0014.

Montgomery, C, Kardong-Edgren, SE, Oermann, MH, Odom-Maryon, T. Student satisfaction and self-report of CPR competency: HeartCode™ BLS courses, instructor–led CPR courses, and monthly voice advisory manikin practice for CPR skill maintenance. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship 2012,9 (1). doi:10.1515/1548-923x.2361.

Kardong-Edgren, S., Oermann, M.H. and Odom-Maryon. Findings from a Nursing Student CPR Study: Implications for Staff Developers? Journal of Nursing in Staff Development 2012, 28, 9-15.

Oermann, MH, Kardong-Edgren, S, Odom-Maryon, T. Maintaining competence in CPR: Practice is essential but can nurses meet 2010 Guidelines? American Journal of Nursing 2012.

Oermann, MH, Kardong-Edgren, S, Odom-Maryon, T. Effects of brief monthly practice on nursing students’ CPR psychomotor skill performance. Resuscitation 2011, 82, 447-453. doi:10.1016/j.resuscitation.2010.11.022

Butterfield PG, Hill WG, Postma J, Butterfield PW, Odom-Maryon T. Effectiveness of a household environmental health intervention delivered by rural public health nurses. American Journal of Public Health 2011, 101 (S1) S263-S270

Postma JM, Butterfield PW, Odom-Maryon T, Hill WG, Butterfield PG. Rural children's exposure to well water contaminants: Implications in light of the American Academy of Pediatrics recent policy statement. J Am Acad Nurse Pract 2011, 23 (5), 258-265.

Kardong-Edgren, S, Oermann, MH, Odom-Maryon, T, & Ha, Y. Comparison of two instructional modalities for nursing student CPR skill. Resuscitation 2010, 81, 1019-1024.

Oermann, MH, Kardong-Edgren, S, Odom-Maryon, T, Deliberate practice of motor skills in nursing education: CPR as exemplar. Nursing Education Perspectives 2011 32 (5), 311-315.

Oermann, MH, Kardong-Edgren, S, Odom-Maryon, T, Ha, Y, et al. HeartCode™ BLS with voice assisted manikin for teaching nursing students: Preliminary Results. Nursing Education Perspectives 2010, 31 (5), 303-308.

Larrson, LS, Hill WG, Odom-Maryon T, Yu P. Householder status and residence type as correlates of radon awareness and testing behaviors. Public Health Nursing 2009:26(5):387-95.

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