PhD, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 1999
MS, Texas Tech University, 1992
BA, Texas Tech University, 1990
Dr. Tarwater began his career at the Bloomberg School of Public Health as an assistant research professor in the Department of Epidemiology – working in the Center for Analysis and Management of MACS Data (CAMACS). Dr. Tarwater's research included developing applications of bivariate processes and nonlinear models for characterization of trajectories of immunologic markers over time within disease processes. Since 2000, his collaborations with investigators at the Retrovirus Laboratory in Hopkins School of Medicine, and investigators at the Department of Infectious Disease and Microbiology at Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, have led to productive research, science, and funding.
In addition, Dr. Tarwater designed, implemented, and directed the first biostatistics and epidemiology consulting laboratory at the Texas Tech University system. During his 16 years in El Paso at the UTHealth School of Public Health and The Texas Tech School of Medicine he collaborated, educated, and mentored hundreds of clinical and health science investigators as well as students. Tarwater has taught in the Bloomberg Biostatistics and Epidemiology Summer/Winter Institutes since 2002.