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Thomas A. Louis, PhD

  • Professor - Emeritus

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615 N Wolfe St
Baltimore , Maryland 21205


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PhD, Columbia University, 1972
BA, Dartmouth College, 1966


Research interests include environmental, health and public policy and development of related statistical procedures. Methods research concentrates on Bayesian modeling, the analysis of observational studies and research synthesis. Current applications include assessing the health effects of airborne particulate matter, clinical quality improvement, cardio-pulmonary consequences of AIDS therapies, evaluation of teacher effectiveness, small area estimation and statistical methods to assess environmental justice.

Honors and Awards

Fellow of the Faculty, Columbia University, 1967-1972

International Statistical Institute, elected member, 1985

Fellow of the American Statistical Association, 1988

Delta Omega Honorary Public Health Society, 1988

President, Intl. Biometric Society, Eastern North American Region (ENAR), 1992

Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 1996

President, International Biometric Society, 2006/7

Honorary Life Member, International Biometric Society, 2016

National Associate, National Research Council, 2016

  • Biostatistics
  • Bayesian Methods
  • Risk Assessment
  • Study Design
  • Analysis of Experimental and Observational Data