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 Expert  725269

Expert in Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Methodology, Mental Health, Police Procedures, Drug Safety, Malpractice


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Arizona (AZ)
USA
Education Work History Consulting Services Expert Witness

Summary of Expertise:

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As a Professor of Statistics, Epidemiology, Public Health and Psychiatry for the last 30 years he has taught, applied and consulted on all of these methods. First trained as public health physician, he did his graduate work (MS and PhD) in the Division of Statistics of the Department of Mathematics of The Ohio State University. His graduate work was completed independently of his medical education. His dissertation was in biostatistics. He has taught graduate seminars covering each of these topics and has used all of the methods as an expert in support of litigation. He is particularly interested in the design and execution of clinical trials and the evaluation of inferences made from these trials. He is also interested in the inferences that can be made from observational data and the relationship between observational studies and more formal designed trials. He often works on problems where the medical issues are complex, the pathophysiology is in debate, the data are limited and major policy or legal questions rely on the interpretation of statistical data.

He has worked on at least one legal case involving each of theses topics often as a consulting witness not a testifying witnesses. Most of these were federal class action or MDL litigation or state medical malpractice cases. Over 30 years topics have included the safety of the Dalkon Shield, Agent Orange, asbestos, talc, PPA, Cox-2 pain relievers, smoking, Dioxin, PCB's, ionizing radiation, etc.

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applied statistics

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binomial mathematical distribution

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biometrics

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biostatistics

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bivariate analysis

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chi-square method

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clinical trial

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environmental statistics

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medical statistics

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statistics

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clinical trial design

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continuous distribution function

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curve fitting

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design of experiments

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discriminant analysis

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drug clinical trial

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F distribution

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factor analysis

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flexible statistical model building

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measurement error analysis

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measurement process

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multivariate analysis

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multivariate calibration

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outcomes research

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root-mean-square value

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statistic

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statistical data analysis

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statistical degree of freedom

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statistical design of experiments

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statistical estimation

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statistical inference

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statistical median

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statistical sampling plan

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statistical simulation

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Student's t test

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survey design

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police power

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medical ethics

His area of expertise is the methodology underlying inferences from epidemiological studies and thus has been involved with data analysis and models in all of the areas of epidemiology listed. He focuses on complex issues in policy or litigation where the limits to statistical inference from epidemiological are of primary concern. Has most experience in problems where there are limitations to the quality of the data or the design of the study and epidemiological studies have made inconsistent pronouncements about the issue at hand. Is comfortable working on problems in toxicology or other areas where the pathophysiology or basic biology are complex.

He has worked on at least one legal case involving every one of these issues often as a consulting witness not a testifying witnesses. Most of these were federal class action or MDL litigation. Over 30 years topics have included the safety of the Dalkon Shield, Agent Orange, asbestos, talc, PPA, Cox-2 pain relievers, smoking, Dioxin, PCB's, ionizing radiation, etc. and a variety of occupational and environmental exposures.

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bulimia epidemiology

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environmental epidemiology

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occupational epidemiology

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radiation-related environmental epidemiology

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radiation-related occupational epidemiology

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public health

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epidemiology

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chronic disease epidemiology

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environment

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environmental health

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occupational medicine

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radiation carcinogenesis

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radiation effect

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radiation risk assessment

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reproductive epidemiology

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chronic disease

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occupational exposure


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania;  Reading, Pennsylvania;  Lancaster, Pennsylvania;  Baltimore, Maryland;  Frederick, Maryland;  Gaithersburg, Maryland;  Camden, New Jersey;  Vineland, New Jersey;  Wilmington, Delaware;  and Alexandria, Virginia.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1971   PhD   Statistics/Biostatisitcs   The Ohio State University  
1970   MD (MBBS)   General Medicine   London Institute of Psychiatry/ Guy Hospital  
1971   MD   Public Health Physician (Epidemiology)   British Health Service  
1968   MS   Mathematics and Statistics   The Ohio State University  
1967   BS   Psychology/ Preclinical Medicine   The Ohio State University   Phi Beta Kappa, Presidential Medal of Achievement, Magna Cum Laud, Honors in Psychology

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1987 to

 

(Undisclosed University)

 

Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Public Health, Medicine

 

Professor/ Adjunct Professor

 

Research, Teaching and Professional Service.

1983 to 1987

 

Arizona State University

 

Decision and Information Systems

 

Professor

 

Research, Teaching and Professional Service.

1979 to 1983

 

University of Pennsylvania

 

Statistics/ Epidemiology/ Public Policy

 

Associate Professor (tenured)

 

Research, Teaching and Professional Service.

1973 to 1979

 

Princeton University

 

Statistics and Environmental Studies

 

Research Scientist with Rank of Associate Professor (tenured)

 

Research, Teaching and Professional Service.

1971 to 1973

 

Virginia Tech

 

Statistics and Social Sciences

 

Assistant Professor

 

Research, Teaching and Professional Service.


Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Worked on a variety of product liability, environmental exposure, occupational exposure, and malpractice cases over 30 years. The first was the DALKON Shield IUD. Others include Phen-Phen, Tainted blood products, ionizing radiation, PPA, Agent Orange, Smoking, Asbestos, Cox-2 pain relievers, etc. The malpractice cases have involved cardiology, surgery, pulmonology, psychiatry, pediatrics, etc. Several tines he was a consulting expert as opposed to a testifying witness.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Biostatistics expert for consulting on cluster randomized testing.
  • Statistics market research expert for consulting on Software for the design and executio of adaptive clinical trials.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
He has been retained in a variety of product liability cases at the state and federal level including several class action suits and MDL suits as well as state malpractice litigation. Combines a deep understanding of statistical and epidemiological issues with and understanding of clinical medicine and biological mechanisms. Has given about 20 depositions over 30 years and has appeared in court a few times. Has also worked as a consultant to help prepare other physicians for testimony on epidemiological and biostatistical issues
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Biostatistics expert for consulting on results of clinical trials.
  • Epidemiologist expert witness.
  • Expert in formaldehyde for consulting on FEMA trailer litigation.
  • Police procedures expert for consulting on police procedures regarding suicidality.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

Has tended many seminars on advances in medicine and statistics. As an academic physician attends training seminars weekly. He has been a sworn state and federal officer and participated in prosecutions in the forensic area

Other Skills and Services

Expert is a consultant in epidemiology and biostatistics that focuses on methods and models used in assessing risks. One of the few MD/PhD biostatistician-epidemiologists. He is a professor of biostatistics, epidemiology, public health and medicine. He trained as a physician, a medical epidemiologist and then as a statistician and biostatistician. Prides himself on being able to communicate complex ideas in simple language. He splits his professional time between Baltimore and Phoenix. His primary interests are the evaluation and validation of statistical and epidemiological data and models in a clinical, regulatory, or legal arena. Focuses on problems where the medical issues are complex, the methods and models are varied and the data are limited or contradictory. Problems often include analysis of the methodology applied, analysis of the inferences made from a given set of statistical methods and complex chart reviews across specialties and across patients. Has worked on problems in drug and device development and regulation, product liability, occupational and environmental exposures, medical malpractice, and data and model interpretation in numerous specialties including toxicology, cardiology, Ob/Gyne, and surgery. Has given about twenty depositions in a variety of cases ranging from major federal litigation to state personal injury and malpractice suits.


 

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