Mark J. Lamias
Hi, my name is
Mark Lamias, and I'm a Graduate Student in the Department
of Statistics. My research interests include finite
population sampling techniques, including sampling of hard
to find populations, small area estimation, imputation of
survey data, analysis of missing data, causal inference, longitudinal data analysis, 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)
- 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. (2015) Moderate vs Deep Hypothermia with Unilateral Selective Antegrade Cerebral Perfusion for Acute Type A Aortic Dissection. Journal of Thoracic Surgery, 100 (5): 1563-1569, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.05.032
- Harvey, Kira, Jentes, Emily S., Charles, Myrna, Johnson, Katherine J., Peterson, Brett, Lamias, Mark J. et al. (2014). Possible Rabies Exposures in Peace Corps Volunteers, 2011. 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.
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.
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