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Elizabeth Sugar, PhD

  • Senior Scientist

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615 N. Wolfe Street
Room E3537
Baltimore, Maryland 21205


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PhD, University of Washington, Seattle, 2003
MS, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1997
BA, Pomona College, 1995


My primary interest is in the design and analysis of clinical trials and observational studies. My work in Oncology trials has focused on early stage (Phase I and II) and vaccine trials as well as pre-clinical experiments. My work in airways (e.g. asthma, COPD) and ophthalmology has focused on late-stage (e.g. Phase III, post-approval) clinical trials and longitudinal cohort studies.

  • Biostatistics
  • clinical trials
  • longitudinal cohort studies
  • The American Lung Association Asthma Clinical Research Centers; Writing Committee: Sumino K, Sugar EA, Irvin CG, Kaminsky DA, Shade D, Wei CY, Holbrook JT, Wise RA, Castro M.  Variability of methacholine bronchoprovocation and the effect of inhaled corticosteroids in mild asthmaAnnals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology; in press Jan 12, 2014.

  • Sugar EA, Pascoe AJ, Azad N (2012).  Reporting of preclinical tumor-graft cancer therapeutic studies.  Cancer Biology and Therapy; 13(13): 1262-8.  PMID 22895077.  PMCID: PMC3493433.

  • Sugar EA,
    Jabs DA, Ahuja A, Thorne JE, Danis RP, Meinert CL, for the Studies of the Ocular Complications of AIDS Research Group (2011).  Incidence of cytomegalovirus retinitis in the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy.  Am J Ophthalmol. 153(6): 1016-1024. PMID: 22310076.  PMCID: PMC3358595.

  • The Multicenter Uveitis Steroid Treatment (MUST) Trial Research Groups; Writing Committee: Kempen JH, Altaweel MM, Holbrook JH, Jabs DA, Louis TA, Sugar EA*, Thorne JE (2011).  Randomized comparison of systemic anit-inflammatory therapy versus fluocinolone acetonide implant for intermediate, posterior, and panuveitis: the Multicenter Uveitis Steroid Treatment Trial.  Ophthalmology; 118(10): 1916-1926.  PMID 21840602.  PMCID: PMC3191365.

    *  Chair of the MUST Statistical Committee and primary statistician for the manuscript.

  • Fakhry C*, Sugar E*, D’Souza G, Gillison M (2010).  Two-week versus six-month sampling interval in a short-term natural history study of oral HPV infection in an HIV-positive cohort.  PLoS One; 5(7): e11918. PMID: 20689835.  PMCID: PMC2912874.

    *  First two authors contributed equally.