Mark J. Lamias

Hi, my name is Mark Lamias, and I'm a Graduate Student in the Department of Statistics.  My interests include finite population sampling techniques, including sampling of hard to find populations, small area estimation, imputation of survey data, analysis of missing data, and analysis of massive datasets.  I am also the owner of a statistical consulting firm called The Stochastic Group, Inc. in Atlanta, GA.  I have been a statistical consultant and survey methodologist with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention since 2003.  I currently work in the National Center for Emerging & Zoonotic Infectious Diseases.

I received my undergraduate degrees in Statistics and Political Science from the University of Michigan, in 2000.  While at Michigan, I worked from 1997 until 2000 at the Institute for Social Research's Survey Methodology Program at the Survey Research Center where I discovered my interests in surveys and sampling techniques.

I am currently involved in a number of studies and research projects. Most notably, my current work includes:

Here is a select publication list of Journal Articles, and Book Chapters:

  • Leshnower, Bradley G., Thourani, Vinod H., Halkos, Michael E., Sarin, Eric L., Keeling, William B., Lamias, Mark J., Guyton, Robert A., and Chen, Edward P. Moderate vs Deep Hypothermia with Unilateral Selective Antegrade Cerebral Perfusion for Acute Type A Aortic Dissection. 2015. Currently under peer review. Journal of Thoracic Surgery.
  • The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 90 (5), 2014, 902-07, doi: 0.4269/ajtmh.13-0521.
  • Jentes, Emily S., Blanton, Jesse D., Johnson, Katherine J., Peterson, Brett W., Lamias, Mark J., et al. (2013). The Global Availability of Rabies Vaccine in Clinics Providing Indirect Care to Travelers. Journal of Travel Medicine, doi: 10.1111/jtm.12085.
  • Jentes, Emily S., Blanton, Jesse D., Johnson, Katherine J., Peterson, Brett W., Lamias, Mark J., et al. (2013). The Global Availability of Rabies Vaccine in Clinics Providing Direct Care to Travelers. Journal of Travel Medicine, doi: 10.1111/jtm.12024.
  • McNeil MM., Arana, J., Stewart B., et al. (2012). A cluster of nonspecifc adverse events in a military reserve unit following pandemic influenza A (H1N1) 2009 vaccination-possible stimulated reporting? Vaccine 30 (14), 2421-6.
  • Loustalot, Fleetwood, Silk, Benjamin, Gaither, Amber, et al. (2011). Household Transmission of 2009 Pandemic Influenza A (H1N1) and Nonpharmaceutical Interventions among Households of High School Students in San Antonio, Texas. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 52 (suppl 1): S138- S145.
  • Katz, Mark A., Lamias, Mark J., Shay, David K., and Timothy Uyeki (2009). Use of rapid tests and antiviral medications for influenza among primary care providers in the United States.  Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses 3 (1), 29-35.
  • Leadbetter S, Ryerson AB, Eheman C, Blackman D, Royalty J, Lamias M. (2006). Sampling strategies for surveillance systems: Program evaluation involving rare outcomes. American Journal of Epidemiology; 163 (11): S188, 750.
  • Safranek, T., Beecham, B., King, B., Burr, G., Lamias, M., et. al. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Outbreak of Histoplasmosis Among Industrial Plant Workers in Nebraska, 2004, November, 5 2004.  Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) 2004;53:1020.
  • Couper, Mick P., Traugott, Michael W., and Mark J. Lamias (2001). Web Survey Design and Administration. Public Opinion Quarterly, 65 (2).
  • Couper, M.P., Traugott, M., and Lamias, M. (2001), Web Survey Design and Administration. Public Opinion Quarterly, 65 (2): 230-253. Reprinted in M. Bulmer (ed.), Questionnaires, Volume Four. London: Sage.
  • Crawford, S., Couper, M.P., and Lamias, M. (2001), Web Surveys: Perceptions of Burden. Social Science Computer Review, 19 (2): 146-162.
  • Singer, Eleanor, Corning, Amy, and Mark Lamias (1998). Genetic Testing, Engineering and Therapy: Awareness and Attitudes. Public Opinion Quarterly, 62 (4) (Winter 1998): 633-64.

Feel free to read my brief research note, Maternal and Perinatal Risk Factors Associated with Vertical Transmission of HIV-1 infection from Mother to Child.

Recently, I was featured on the STEM-works website for my "cool job" in statistics.  You can check out the write-up here.

I have a rather large personal library of statistical textbooks and periodicals.  You can download a complete list of my library book holdings.  This list is current as of July 7, 2014.

Here are some useful identities in Statistics:

Summation Identities Frequently Used in Statistics

Common Covariance Identities

Here are some interesting problems in Probability & Statistics:

Probability of a Leap Year