We aim to provide elevated solutions to questions arising in businesses and research through transparent, reproducible, data-driven results.
— Seth & Chad

We live in a data-driven society. Decisions and conclusions need to be supported by evidence. At Blackshear & Lirette, we are statisticians and data scientists here to support your research needs and provide in-depth and highly effective analyses.



We offer a host of analytic solutions across various industries and disciplines designed to synergize with your goals. Blaskshear & Lirette will always provide clearly-communicated answers to your questions paired with stunning data visualizations. Click your specific area below to see some of what we offer in your arena.


Meet the Team


Seth Lirette, PhD

Growing up on a farm in rural Mississippi taught him the value of hard work. The master’s program and Mississippi State and PhD program at UAB taught him probability, analytics, and modeling. Almost a decade in biomedical collaborations has taught him how to communicate results. His Christian worldview provides a strong ethical foundation for everything he does. Seth is here to help you realize the full potential of your data and use that data to help solve your problems and answer your questions. Check out his CV or send him an email to see if he can serve you.

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Chad Blackshear, MS

Chad is the co-founder of Blackshear & Lirette. He holds a Master of Science in Statistics from Mississippi State University. As an active career statistician in the academic sector, Chad provides statistical support to collaborators and active studies, teaches statistics, and assists in the development of co-authored peer-reviewed publications. Chad has research interests in exploratory data analysis, data visualization, experimental design and model selection. Chad is enthusiastic about contributing to the understanding of statistical knowledge and supporting his local community.