June 20, 2017

T. Mac Bird, PhD, MS

Assistant Professor


  • 2011 – Ph.D. (Health Systems Research), UAMS
  • 2002 – MS (General Psychology), UALR
  • 1996 – BS (General Psychology), UCA

Research Interests

Application of econometric and machine learning estimation techniques to healthcare data analytics; comparative effectiveness research; program evaluation

Current Research Projects

Arkansas All Payer Claims Database, Analytic Lead

Courses Taught

  • HSRE 9011: Mathematics & Statistics Primer
  • HSRE 9313: Advanced Methods in Health Services Research
  • HSRE 9323: Advanced Econometric Methods and Special Topics

Recent Publications

ElHassan NO, Bird TM, Kaiser JR, Malik S, Jacquiss RDB, Ambadwar PB, King AJ, Robbins JM. Variation and Comparative Effectiveness of Patent Ductus Arteriosus Pharmacotherapy in Extremely Low Birth Weight Infants. Journal of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. In Press.

Dahlke J.D., Magann EF, Bird TM, Rohloff J, Scardo JA, Morrison JC.  Mode of delivery trends by hospital type: an 18 year comparison of a military hospital with university and community hospitals. Military Medicine, 179, 2014.

Phillips AM, Bird TM, Nolen L. Birth Statistics of high birth weight infants (macrosomia) in Arkansas. Journal of the Arkansas Medical Society, 2014, 110(10): 206-208.

Smith BL, Sandlin AT, Bird TM, Steelman SC, Magann EF.  Maternal mortality in the Delta Region of the United States.  Southern Medical Journal.  2014.