The Mountain-Whisper-Light

Quest for clarity and understanding.

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Experts in many statistical applications.

From medicine to law, from design to reporting, we assist our clients in understanding their data.

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Decades of excellence in statistical consulting.

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The Mountain-Whisper-Light is dedicated to progress through the rigorous and effective use of statistics.
Since its founding in 1989, The Mountain-Whisper-Light has served numerous research institutions, companies, government agencies and individual researchers. We enjoy collaborating with clients in their quest for clarity and understanding.

We assist our clients with the design of studies, development of statistical analysis plans, data management, statistical computing, preparation of scientific reports, manuscripts and presentations, management of statistical aspects of research projects, research collaboration, teaching statistics, expert testimony and support in legal proceedings.

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Our past and current projects are in medicine, public health, environment, epidemiology, business and law.

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Nayak Polissar, PhD.

Statistician, Owner

Nayak has a PhD in statistics from Princeton University where he studied under the legendary John Tukey. He served on the faculty of the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Washington and the faculty of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center for 15 years until he founded The Mountain-Whisper-Light Statistics in 1989. He has been on the UW affiliate faculty since then.

Nayak is involved in most of the company projects. His focus is on study design, data analysis methods and clear presentation of statistical results. He has authored or co-authored over 200 articles in peer-reviewed journals and also has been in demand as an expert witness. He has a record of community service and twice received the “Lifting up the World with a Oneness-Heart” award and was appointed an Honorary Distinguished Citizen of Washington State.

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Moni B. Neradilek, MS.

Statistical Research Associate

Moni has started practicing statistical consulting during his studies at the department of Biostatistics at the University of Washington. He has worked full-time at the Mountain-Whisper-Light Statistics since his graduation in 2004. He is involved in most activities of the company with a focus on development of statistical plans, statistical computing, writing, expert testimony and support in legal proceedings and communication with clients. He has collaborated on over 100 scientific articles published in peer-reviewed journals.

When he takes off his “statistics hat” he loves hiking, stand up paddle boarding, swimming, yoga and reading (history of science, American history and politics, technology, self-improvement and humor).

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