Timothy L. McMurry

Timothy L. McMurry Timothy L. McMurry
Assistant Professor of Biostatistics
tmcmurry@virginia.edu | 434.924.8586

Dr. McMurry is a biostatistician in the Department of Public Health Sciences. He received his Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of California, San Diego. He then taught statistics at DePaul University and worked as a statistical consultant in Chicago for 7 years before moving to the University of Virginia, where his research encompasses statistical methodology, surgical outcomes research, and the statistics of biomechanical injury. He has substantial experience with large databases such as NASS-CDS and SEER-Medicare.



  • Ph.D. Mathematics – University of California, San Diego

Research Interests

  • Statistics of Biomechanical Injury
  • Surgical Outcomes
  • Acute Stroke Care
  • Biostatistics and Statistical Methodology


  • Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine (AAAM)

Other Interests

  • Running, pizza-making
Selected Publications

  • T. McMurry, G. Poplin, J. Crandall. Functional recovery patterns in seriously injured automotive crash victims. Traffic Injury Prevention, 17(S1), 21-26, 2016.
  • T. McMurry, D. Bose, S. Ridella, A. Eigen, J. Crandall, J. Kerrigan. Epidemiology of moderate-to- severe injury patterns observed in rollover crashes. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 90:36-40, 2016.
  • T. McMurry, C. Sherwood, G. Poplin, M. Seguí-Gómez, J. Crandall. Implications of functional capacity loss and fatality for vehicle safety prioritization. Traffic Injury Prevention, 16sup2:S140-S145, 2015.
  • G. Poplin, T. McMurry, J. Forman, T. Hartka, G. Park, G. Shaw, J. Shin, H. Kim, and J. Crandall. Nature and etiology of hollow-organ abdominal injuries in frontal crashes. Accident Analysis and Prevention 78:51-57, 2015.
  • T. McMurry, G. Poplin. Statistical considerations in the development of injury risk functions. Traffic Injury Prevention, 16(6):618-626, 2015.
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