June 13-14, 2018 | San Francisco, CA

Tonja Locklear

Healthcare Statistician
Carilion Clinic

Tonja Locklear, PhD, is a healthcare statistician at Carilion Clinic, and she works with doctors, nurses, and healthcare departments to analyze data and provide insight to help them improve the effectiveness and quality of patient care. After spending more than two decades teaching mathematics and statistics at the high school and college levels, Tonja changed careers to focus on applying her statistical knowledge to analyzing healthcare data. Both career paths have a direct impact on the lives of others, as well as a focus on helping others succeed.

Tonja has conducted her own research and her open source dissertation has been downloaded more than 60,000 times since it was published in November 2012. She has conducted statistical analyses for multiple healthcare projects for various departments, which has resulted several conference presentations for her and others in the organization.

Tonja earned a certification as a data scientist from Microsoft, which has helped strengthen her skills in all areas of data analysis: retrieving, cleaning, analyzing, and visualizing data.

Tonja holds a PhD in educational sciences with a focus on mathematics education from the University of Kentucky.

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