Stanley Lemeshow, PhD


Phone: 614-247-8779

1841 Neil Ave.
204 Cunz Hall
Columbus, OH, 43210


Stan Lemeshow is Founding Dean of OSU's College of Public Health, serving in that capacity for 10 years (between 2003 and 2013).  He has been with the University since 1999 as a biostatistics professor in the School of Public Health and the Department of Statistics, director of the biostatistics core of the Comprehensive Cancer Center and Director of the University’s Center for Biostatistics. His biostatistics research includes statistical modeling of medical data, sampling, health disparities and cancer prevention.  He has published extensively in the applied and methodological literature and has co-authored three textbooks in the John Wiley & Sons Wiley statistics series, a leading publisher for the scientific, technical and medical communities worldwide. The textbooks he authored are: Applied Logistic Regression, (now in its 3rd edition), Applied Survival Analysis (now in its 2nd edition) and Sampling of Populations; Methods and Applications (now in its 4th edition).  In 2003, Dr. Lemeshow was awarded the Wiley Lifetime Award.  Professor Lemeshow maintains an ongoing relationship with Aarhus University, Denmark as an Honorary Professor in Biostatistics and is a member of the faculty of the Erasmus Summer Program, Rotterdam, Holland.  He has taught more than 100 short courses on biostatistical methods in this country and abroad, including eight European countries, Australia, China and India.


Ph.D., Biostatistics, University of California, Los Angeles 1976
MSPH, Biostatistics, University of North Carolina 1970
BBA, Statistics, City College of New York 1969

Awards and Honors

Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 2003
Elected Fellow of the American Statistical Association - 1995
Elected, UCLA School of Public Health Alumni Hall of Fame, 2006
Lowell Reed Lecture, APHA October 2008
Wiley Lifetime Award, San Francisco, 2003

Selected Publications

Johannesdottir SA, Schmidt M, Phillips G, Glaser R, Yang EV, Blumenfeld M, Lemeshow S. Use of ?-blockers and mortality following ovarian cancer diagnosis: a population-based cohort study. BMC Cancer. 2013 Feb 22;13(1):85.

Schmidt M, Johannesdottir SA, Lemeshow S, Lash TL, Ulrichsen SP, Botker HE, Sorensen HT. Obesity in young men, and individual and combined risks of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular morbidity and death before 55 years of age: a Danish 33-year follow-up study. BMJ Open 2013;3:e002698. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2013-002698.

Hosmer D, Lemeshow S, Sturdivant, RX (2013). Applied Logistic Regression, 3rd Ed. A Wiley-Interscience Publication, John Wiley & Sons Inc., New York, NY, 500 pages.

Anderson S, Gooze R, Lemeshow S, Whitaker R. Quality of Early Maternal-Child Relationship and Risk of Adolescent Obesity. Pediatrics, 2012 Jan;129(1):132-40.

Marion JW, Lee J, Wilkins JR 3rd, Lemeshow S, Lee C, Waletzko EJ, Buckley TJ. In Vivo Phycocyanin Flourometry as a Potential Rapid Screening Tool for Predicting Elevated Microcystin Concentrations at Eutrophic Lakes. Environ Sci Technol. 2012 Apr 17;46(8):4523-31.

O'Brien JM Jr, Philips GS, Ali NA, Aberegg SK, Marsh CB, Lemeshow S. The association between body mass index, processes of care, and outcomes from mechanical ventilation: A prospective cohort study. Crit Care Med. 2012 May;40(5):1456-63.

Casserly B, Gerlach H, Phillips GS, Marshall JC, Lemeshow S, Levy MM. Evaluating the use of recombinant human activated protein C in adult severe sepsis: Results of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign. Crit Care Med. 2012 May; 40(5):1417-1426.

Paul P, Pennell ML, Lemeshow S. Standardizing the power of the Hosmer-Lemeshow goodness of fit test in large data sets. Stat Med. 2012 Jul 26.

Sullivan D, Pinsonneault JK, Papp AC, Zhu H, Lemeshow S, Mash DC and Sadee W. Dopamine transporter DAT and receptor DRD2 variants affect risk of lethal cocaine abuse: a gene-gene-environment interaction. Translational Psychiatry (2013) 3, e222; doi:10.1038/tp.2012.146 ?Published online 22 January 2013

Christensen S, Johansen MB, Christensen CF, Jensen R, Lemeshow S. Comparison of Charlson comorbidity index with SAPS and APACHE scores for prediction of mortality following intensive care. Clinical Epidemiology 2011:3 1-9.

Katz ML, Ferketich AK, Paskett ED, Harley A*, Reiter PL*, Lemeshow S, Westman JA, Clinton SK, Bloomfield CD. Cancer screening practices among Amish and non-Amish adults living in Ohio Appalachia. J Rural Health 2011;27:302-309.

Lemeshow S, Sorensen HT, Phillips G, Yang E, Antonsen S, Riis AH, Lesinski GB, Jackson R, Glaser R. Beta Blockers and Survival among Danish Patients with Malignant Melanoma: A Population-based Cohort Study. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2011 Oct;20(10):2273-9.

Popovich PG, Lemeshow S, Gensel JC, Tovar CA. Independent evaluation of the effects of glibenclamide on reducing progressive hemorrhagic necrosis after cervical spinal cord injury. Exp Neurol. 2010 Dec 9.

O'Brien JM Jr, Aberegg SK, Ali NA, Diette GB, Lemeshow S. Results from the national spsis practice survey: predictions about mortality and morbidity and recommendations for limitation of care orders. Crit Care. 13(3): 2009. R96.

Westman JA, Ferketich AK, Kauffman RM, MacEachern SN, Wilkins III JR, Wilcox PP, Pilarski TR, Nagy R, Lemeshow S, de la Chapelle A, Bloomfield CD. Low cancer incidence rates in Ohio Amish. Cancer Causes & Control. Sept. 25, 2009.

Levy PS, Lemeshow S (2008). Sampling of Populations: Methods and Applications, Fourth Edition A Wiley-Interscience Publication, John Wiley & Sons Inc., New York, NY, 576 pages.

Hosmer D, Lemeshow S, May S (2008). Applied Survival Analysis: Regression Modeling of Time To Event Data, Second Edition. A Wiley-Interscience Publication, John Wiley & Sons Inc., New York, NY, 392 pages.

Grainger EM, Kim HS, Monk JP, Lemeshow SA, Gong MC, Bahnson RR, Clinton SK (2008). Consumption of Dietary Supplements, Over-the-Counter (OTC) and Prescription Medications in Men Participating in the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial (PCPT) at an Academic Center. Urologic Oncology; 26:125-132.

Ferketich AK, Katz ML, Kauffman RM, Paskett ED, Lemeshow S, Westman JA, Clinton SK, Bloomfield CD, and Wewers, ME (2008). Tobacco use among the Amish in Holmes County, Ohio. Journal of Rural Health 24(1): 84-90.

Waldman WJ, Williams MV Jr., Lemeshow S, Binkley P, Guttridge D, Kiecolt-Glaser JK, Knight DA, Ladner KJ and Glaser R (2008). Epstein-Barr virus-encoded dUTPase enhances proinflammatory cytokine production by macrophages in contact with endothelial cells: Evidence for depression-induced atherosclerotic risk. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity; 22(2):215-223.

Kiecolt-Glaser JK, Graham JE, Malarkey WB, Porter K, Lemeshow S, Glaser R. Olfactory influences on mood and autonomic, endocrine, and immune function. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2008 Apr;33(3):328-39.

Moradi T, Gridley G, Bjork J, Dosemeci M, Ji BT, Berkel HJ, Lemeshow S. Occupational physical activity and risk for cancer of the colon and rectum in Sweden among men and women by anatomic subsite. Eur J Cancer Prev. 2008 Jun;17(3):201-8.

Ali NA, O'Brien Jr JM, Hoffmann SP, Phillips G, Garland A, Finley JC, Almoosa K, Hejal R, Wolf KM, Lemeshow S, Connors Jr AF, Marsh CB. Acquired Weakness, Handgrip Strength and Mortality in Critically Ill Patients. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2008 May 29

Levy MM, Rapoport J, Lemeshow S, Chalfin DB, Phillips G, Danis M. Association between critical care physician management and patient mortality in the intensive care unit. Ann Intern Med. 2008 Jun 3;148(11):801-9

Levy PS, Lemeshow S (2008). Sampling of Populations: Methods and Applications, Fourth Edition. A Wiley-Interscience Publication, John Wiley & Sons Inc., New York, NY, 576 pages.

Hosmer D, Lemeshow S, May S (2008). Applied Survival Analysis: Regression Modeling of Time To Event Data, Second Edition. A Wiley-Interscience Publication, John Wiley & Sons Inc., New York, NY, 392 pages.

Archer KJ, Lemeshow S, Hosmer DW (2007). Goodness-of-fit Tests for Logistic Regression Models when Data are Collected using a Complex Sampling Design. Accepted for publication in Computational Statistics and Data Analysis; 51(9):4450-4464.

Kiecolt-Glaser JK, Belury M, Porter K, Beversdorf D, Lemeshow S, Glaser R (2007). Depressive Symptoms, omega-6:omega-3 Fatty Acids, and Inflammation in Older Adults. Psychosom Med; 69(3):217-24.

O'Brien JM Jr, Lu B, Ali NA, Martin GS, Aberegg SK, Marsh CB, Lemeshow S, Douglas IS (2007). Alcohol dependence is independently associated with sepsis, septic shock, and hospital mortality among adult intensive care unit patients. Crit Care Med; 35(2):345-50.

Ali NA, O;Brien JM Jr, Blum W, Byrd JC, Klisovic RB, Marcucci G, Phillips G, Marsh CB, Lemeshow S, Grever MR (2007). Hyperglycemia in patients with acute myeloid leukemia is associated with increased hospital mortality. Cancer. Jul 1;110(1):96-102.

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