Lowell Reed Lecture

Applied Public Health Statistics Section
Updated: 02/20/2014 

2014  Lowell Reed Lecture

Tuesday Nov 18th 2014 - New Orleans, LA

Our feature speaker for the Lowell-Reed luncheon is Dr. George Howard, professor of Biostatistics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he previously served as Department chair (1999-2011). Dr Howard has received numerous honors and awards, including being the winner of the University Alabama at Birmingham Presidential Medal, the Daniel C. Gainey Lectureship in Stroke and Related Diseases at the Mayo Clinic, and giving the Ancel Keys Lecture before the American Heart Association.

We have some exciting opportunities to become a sponsor:

1. Lowell-Reed Luncheon as a title sponsor

2. Tables at the Lowell- Reed Luncheon

3. APHA Statistic happy hour

4. APHA Student Competition

For more information, please see our flyer.

Fundraising Committee Chair
Jeffrey Wilson, PhD (11/2012 –11/2013)
Director of the Data Management and Biostatistics Core, NIH Center for Alzheimer’s
Associate Professor of Biostatistics
W. P. Carey School of Business Department of Economics
Arizona State University
BAC 565
PO BOX 873806
Tempe, AZ 85287-3806


Past Lowell Reed Lectures


        Nan Laird, PhD
        Lecture: Meta-analysis: Heterogeneity can be a good thing



Brad Efron, PhD
Lecture: Bayes, Empirical Bayes, and the Bootstrap



Dennis Gillings, PhD
Lecture: What If? Predicting the Impact of Modeling and Simulation in our Future Healthcare



Clarice Weinberg, PhD
Lecture: Post-Genomic Age and the Unfulfilled Promise of Personalized Medicine: What's Missing? What Can Biostatisticians Do to Help? 



Ronald Brookmeyer, PhD
Lecture: Measuring the HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Challenges and Opportunities.
Listen to the lecture on YouTube (part 1 2 3 4 5 6).
Download the lecture (
.wrf , .wmv).


Stanley Lemeshow, PhD
Lecture: Assessing the Scale of Continuous Covariates in Logistic Regression Modelling.


Scott Zeger, PhD
Lecture: Biostatistics: Reflections on what Lowell Reed might have thought about where it is and where it is headed.



Ted Colton, PhD
Lecture: Ten Commandments for a Successful Career in Statistics



Jay Glasser, PhD
Lecture: Statistics and Leadership: Our Legacy and Future


Robert T. O'Neill, PhD
Lecture: Biostatistics, the FDA and Public Health


William Eddy, PhD
Lecture: Sports-related Concussion: An Application of Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging


Colin Begg, PhD
Lecture: N/A



Donald B. Rubin, PhD
Lecture: On the estimation of the causal effects of smoking due to the conduct of the tobacco industry



James H. Ware, PhD
Lecture: Multilevel Analysis: Methods and Model Interpretation.