• Christy Cassarly, PhD
  • Senior Biostatistician
  • Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, Department of Public Health Sciences
  • College of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina
  • Phone: 843-792-5744
  • Fax: 843-876-1923
  • Email: cassarly@musc.edu
  • Experience:
    Phase II-III clinical trials; drug and device trials
  • Research:
    Design, conduct, analysis of clinical trials; adaptive trial designs
  • Projects:
    Stroke: ischemic, hemorrhagic and subarachnoid hemorrhage; rehabilitation/recovery and acute
Christy Cassarly, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Biostatistics in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). She received her PhD in Biostatistics from MUSC (2017). Dr. Cassarly serves as the statistical PI or co-I of both NIH-funded, multicenter Phase II and III clinical trials as well as smaller exploratory clinical trials spanning disease areas of stroke and neurological rehabilitation. As a recent graduate, her dissertation work focused on the analysis of longitudinal ordinal measures. Current research interests include development of adaptive trial designs, futility designs, and measurement validation.


  • Ponce MC, Cassarly C, Simpson AN, Simpson KN, Flume PA.
  • Analysis of Treatment for Pulmonary Mycobacterium Avium Complex Infection using a Claims Database.
  • October 2018 at the CHEST Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX. Oral presentation.
  • Dubno JR, Cassarly C, Matthews LJ, Simpson AN.
  • Changes in Self-Reported Hearing Handicap Across the Lifespan.
  • June 2018. Hearing Across the Lifespan Conference. Lake Como, Italy. Oral presentation.
  • Morotti A, Boulouis G, Romero J, Brouwers B, Jessel M, Vashkevich A, Schwab K, Afzal MR, Cassarly C, Greenberg S, Martin RH, Qureshi A, Rosand J, Goldstein J.
  • Targeting Expansion in Intracerebral Hemorrhage: Intensive Blood Pressure Reduction and Non-Contrast CT Markers.
  • May 2017. European Stroke Organisation Conference. Prague, Czech Republic. Oral presentation.
  • Shoamanesh A, Morotti A, Romero JM, Oliveira Filho J, Ayres A, Afzal MR, Cassarly C, Martin RH, Qureshi AI, Greenberg SM, Rosand J, Goldstein JN.
  • Cerebral Microbleeds, Hematoma Expansion and Outcomes: Observations from the ATACH-II Trial.
  • May 2017. World Intracranial Hemorrhage Conference. Baltimore, MD. Oral presentation.
  • Morotti A, Brouwers B, Romero JM, Jessel MJ, Vashkevich A, Schwab K, Cassarly C, Greenberg SM, Martin RH, Qureshi AI, Rosand J, Goldstein JN.
  • Does the CT Angiography Spot Sign Identify Intracerebral Hemorrhage Patients More Likely to Benefit From Intensive Blood Pressure Reduction?
  • February 2017. International Stroke Conference. Houston, TX. Oral presentation.
  • Cassarly C, Martin R, Chimowitz M, Pena E, Ramakrishnan V, Palesch Y.
  • Assessing Type I Error and Sample Size Requirements of Multistate Markov Models for Panel Data-A Simulation Study.
  • November 2015. MUSC Perry Halushka Research Day. Charleston, SC. Oral presentation.
  • Cassarly C, Palesch Y, Ramakrishnan V, Martin R.
  • Multi-State Models for Analysis of Modified Rankin Scale in Acute Stroke Trials: A New Approach With a Twist.
  • November 2014. South Carolina Statistics Consortium. Clemson, SC. Poster presentation.
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