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David Oakes, Ph.D.

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Appointment: (585) 276-3000

Biography

Research

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

Faculty Appointments

Education

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

1968
BA | 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

6/8/2017
Jennings D, Siderowf A, Stern M, Seibyl J, Eberly S, Oakes D, Marek K, . "Conversion to Parkinson Disease in the PARS Hyposmic and Dopamine Transporter-Deficit Prodromal Cohort." JAMA neurology.. 2017 Jun 8; Epub 2017 Jun 08.

6/2017
Quaid KA, Eberly SW, Kayson-Rubin E, Oakes D, Shoulson I, . "Factors related to genetic testing in adults at risk for Huntington disease: the prospective Huntington at-risk observational study (PHAROS)." Clinical genetics.. 2017 Jun 0; 91(6):824-831. Epub 2016 Nov 24.

11/15/2016
Moss AJ, , . "Multicenter Cardiovascular Studies and Trials: Lessons Learned From 35 Years of Productive Collaboration." Journal of the American College of Cardiology.. 2016 Nov 15; 68(20):2232-2234.

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: Springer2005 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 # 432003

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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