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David Oakes, Ph.D.

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Appointment: (585) 276-3000

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After a period as Assistant Professor of Statistics at Harvard University I returned to London in 1977 as Senior Lecturer in Occupational Health Statistics at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, where I became involved in the design and analysis of epidemiologic studies of cancer and respiratory diseases, and in the education of occupational health professionals.

Since coming to Rochester in 1983 I have become deeply involved in clinical trials of treatments for Parkinson's disease and Huntington's disease, and in cardiology. I have maintained my interest in environmental medicine through a long association with the Environmental Health Sciences Center. .

I have taught courses in undergraduate probability and statistics and a variety of graduate level courses, including probability, stochastic processes, statistical inference, statistical modeling techniques and survival analysis. I have been involved in the education of medical students and fellows. I hold a training grant in environmental health sciences biostatistics and am co-director of a training grant in experimental therapeutics in neurology. I have Chaired the Departments of Statistics (1989-95) and of Biostatistics (1995-2002 and 2007-2012)

My major research interests are in the area of univariate and multiivariate survival analysis and in the analysis of multiple event-time data. I have advised ten graduate students, Three (Ben Armstrong at London, Amita Manatunga at Emory. and Jong-Hyeon Jeong at Pittsburgh) are now full professors. Four others hold academic positions.

I am a Fellow of the American Statistical Association and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and an elected member of the International Statistical Institute. I served on the NIH Study Sections "Biostatistical Methods and Research Design" and "Epidemiology of Cancer". I served as associate editor of the leading journal Biometrika from 1979-2008 , and am one of three Editors of the journal Lifetime Data Analysis. I have authored or co-authored over 150 publications. including methodologic papers in the statistical and biostatistical literature and collaborative works, in the medical literature. A selection of the methodologic papers is given below. My e-CV gives a complete list

Credentials

Education

1968
BA | UK - Non-Medical School
Arts & Sciences

1972
PhD | UK - Non-Medical School
Arts & Sciences

Awards

2005
Fellow
Sponsor: Institute of Mathematical Statistics

1994
Elected Member
Sponsor: International Statistical Institute

1993
Fellow
Sponsor: American Statistical Association

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Publications

Journal Articles

2/13/2019
Breitner S, Peters A, Zareba W, Hampel R, Oakes D, Wiltshire J, Frampton MW, Hopke PK, Cyrys J, Utell MJ, Kane C, Schneider A, Rich DQ. "Ambient and controlled exposures to particulate air pollution and acute changes in heart rate variability and repolarization." Scientific reports.. 2019 Feb 13; 9(1):1946. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

12/28/2018
"Reply to "Studying reproducibility of data-driven Parkinson's disease subtypes"." Parkinsonism & related disorders.. 2018 Dec 28; Epub 2018 Dec 28.

7/11/2018
Oakes D. "Survival models and health sequences: discussion." Lifetime data analysis.. 2018 Jul 11; Epub 2018 Jul 11.

Books & Chapters

2005
Chapter Title: On characterizing joint survivor functions by minima
Book Title: Proceedings of the Second Seattle Symposium in Biostatistics
Author List: Oakes, D
Edited By: D Y Lin and P J Heagerty
Published By: Springer 2005 in New York

2003
Book Title: Crossing Boundaries: Statistical Essays in Honor of Jack Hall
Author List: Kolassa, J.E. and Oakes, D (Eds.)
Published By: Institute of Mathematical Statistics Lecture Notes, Monographs Series # 43 2003

2001
Chapter Title: Biometrika Centenary: Survival Analysis
Book Title: Biometrika: One Hundred Years
Author List: Oakes, D
Edited By: D M Titterington and D R Cox
Published By: Oxford U.P. 2001 in Oxford

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