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
Science from the University of Michigan,
in 2000. While at Michigan, I worked from 1997 until
2000 at the Institute for Social
Methodology Program at the Survey Research Center
where I discovered my interests in surveys and sampling
I am currently involved in a number of studies and research projects. Most notably, my current work includes:
- Data management consulting, analysis, and implementation of screening procedures for the Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever outbreak in Liberia (and Western Africa more broadly) as part of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Incident Management team in the Division of Global Migration and Quarantine (DGMQ).
- Statistical and survey methodological consulting on a prospective, descriptive study, Assessing the Economic Burden of Lyme Disease in the U.S.: Cost of Lyme Disease (COLD) Study for the CDC's Division of Vector-Borne Diseases (DVBD).
- Statistical and survey methodological consulting for the 2013 National Blood Collection and Utilization Survey (NBCUS) for the CDC's Division of Healthcare and Quality Promotion (DHQP) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
- Statistical and survey methodological consulting on a prospective, blinded, placebo-controlled trial to evaluate the efficacy of commercially available, rodent-targeted bait boxes to prevent Lyme and other tickborne diseases in humans for the Bait Box Intervention Study for DVBD.
- Statistical and survey methodological consulting on a retrospective, controlled, epidemiological study of health effects associated with low pressure events in drinking water distribution systems for the CDC's Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases (DFWED)
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:
Here are some interesting
problems in Probability & Statistics: