Michael  T.  Kearney 
Bachelor's Degree(s): Louisiana State University
Master's Degree: MS Louisiana State University; MAp Stat Louisiana State University
Phone: (225) 578-9663
Fax: (225) 578-9701
Office: 3118



Michael Kearney started his tenure as departmental biostatistician in January 1982. Since that time his scope of service has expanded to include all research departments within the SVM and the Research Branch of the Hansen's Disease Center. In July 1991 he was appointed to manage the Veterinary Statistical Services Unit. He has provided statistical consultation services to over 200 faculty, graduate and staff researchers involving over 700 projects. His special interests include General Linear Models, Nonparametric Statistics, and Survival Analysis.


As an Instructor, Michael has developed a 30-contact hour graduate level course entitled “Use of SAS in Veterinary Medical Research.” He has over 20 years of experience in using the SAS Information Delivery System. He also teaches statistical components of the basic epidemiology courses and the introduction to research methodology course.


Michael has authored or coauthored over 50 publications involving all of the diverse research areas in the SVM.  He is a lifetime member of Phi Kappa Phi, a member of the Phi Zeta Honorary Veterinary Society, the American Statistical Association, and a founding year member of the Cousteau Society. He is currently the Chairman of a School Improvement Team at a public elementary school in East Baton Rouge Parish and he is also the 1998–99 President of the East Baton Rouge Chapter of the Association for Gifted and Talented Students.

Area of Interest

Statistical services in microbiology, parasitology, pathology, toxicology, and veterinary clinical sciences

Selected Publications


Meintjes M, Graff KJ, Paccamonti D, Eilts BE, Paul JB, Thompson DL Jr, Kearney MT, and Godke RA. Effects of follicular aspiration and flushing, and the genotype of the fetus on circulating progesterone levels during pregnancy in the mare. Equine Vet J Suppl 1997; 25:25–32.


Poole AG, Shane SM, Kearney MT, and Rehn W. Survey of occupational hazards in companion animal practices. J Am Vet Med Assoc 1998; 212:1386–1388.


Miller JE, Bahirathan M, Lemarie SL, Hembry FG, Kearney MT, and Barras SR. Epidemiology of gastrointestinal nematode parasitism in Suffolk and Gulf Coast Native sheep with special emphasis on relative susceptibility to Haemonchus contortus infection. Vet Parasitol 1998;74:55–74.


Martin GS, Strand E, and Kearney MT. Validation of a regression model for standardizing lifetime racing performances of thoroughbreds. J Am Vet Med Assoc 1997; 210:1641–1645.


Martin GS, Strand E, and Kearney MT. Use of statistical models to evaluate racing performance in thoroughbreds. J Am Vet Med Assoc 1996; 209:1900–1906.


Bahirathan M, Miller JE, Barras SR, and Kearney MT. Susceptibility of Suffolk and Gulf Coast Native suckling lambs to naturally acquired strongylate nematode infection. Vet Parasitol 1996; 65:259–268.