Stanley Lemeshow, PhD


Stanley Lemeshow, PhD


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.

Genetics of PTEN in Cowden and related syndromes and familial cancer, genetic alterations in the epithelial and stromal compartment of prostate adenocarcinomas,, innate immunity: elucidation and modulation cancer therapy, genetics of PTEN and molecular-based patient care, reducing cervical cancer in Appalachia, breast cancer prevention through nutrition, stress, aging and wound healing

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

  • 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

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.

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.

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.

Lemeshow S, Hosmer D, Klar J, Lwanga SK (1990). Adequacy of Sample Size in Health Studies. John Wiley & Sons Ltd., Chichester, England for World Health Organization, 239 pages.


Evans IVR, Phillips GS, Alpern ER, Angus DC, Friedrich ME, Kissoon N, Lemeshow S, Levy MM, Parker MM, Terry KM, Watson RS, Weiss SL, Zimmerman J, Seymour CW. Association Between the New York Sepsis Care Mandate and In-Hospital Mortality for Pediatric Sepsis. JAMA. 2018 Jul 24;320(4):358-367.

Levy MM, Gesten FC, Phillips GS, Terry K, Seymour, Prescott HC, Friedrich M, Theodore, Iwashyna TJ, Osborn T, Lemeshow S. Mortality Changes Associated with Mandated Public Reporting for Sepsis: The Results of the New York State Initiative. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2018 Sep 7. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201712-2545OC

Hamilton D, Lemeshow S, Saleska JL, Bernardo B, Strobino K Who owns guns and how do they keep them? The influence of household characteristics on firearms ownership and storage practices in the United States. Prev Med. 2018 Nov;116:134-142. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2018.07.013.

Paltiel O, Lemeshow S, Phillips GS, Tikellis G, Linet MS, Ponsonby A-L, Magnus P, Håberg SE, Olsen SF, Granström C, Klebanoff M, Golding J, Herceg Z, Ghantous A, Hirst JE, Borkhardt A, Ward MH, Søegaard SH, Dwyer T. The association between birth order and childhood leukemia is modified by paternal age and birth weight. Pooled results from the International Childhood Cancer Cohort Consortium (I4C). Int J Cancer. 2018 Aug 11. doi: 10.1002/ijc.31635.

Phillips GS, Osborn TM, Terry K, Gesten F, Levy MM, Lemeshow S. The New York Sepsis Severity Score: Development of a Risk-Adjusted Severity Model for Sepsis. Crit Care Med. April 2018.

Nattino G, Lemeshow S, Phillips, G, Finazzi S, Bertolini G. Assessing the calibration of dichotomous outcome models with the calibration belt. The Stata Journal (2017) 17, Number 4, pp. 1003–1014

Seymour CW, Gesten F, Prescott HC, Friedrich ME, Iwashyna TJ, Phillips GS, Lemeshow S, Osborn T, Terry KM, Levy MM. Time to Treatment and Mortality during Mandated Emergency Care for Sepsis. N Engl J Med. 2017 Jun 8;376(23):2235-2244.

Binkley P, Brod HC, Lemeshow S. Determinants of Faculty Departure in an Academic Medical Center: A Time to Event Analysis. American Journal of Medicine, January 2017.

Everhart JS, Andridge RR, Scharschmidt TJ, Mayerson JL, Glassman AH, Lemeshow S. Development and validation of a preoperative surgical site infection risk score for primary or revision knee and hip arthroplasty. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2016;98:1522-32.

Levy MM, Rhodes A, Phillips GS, Townsend SR, Schorr CA, Beale R, Osborn T, Lemeshow S, Chiche JD, Artigas A, Dellinger RP. Surviving Sepsis Campaign: Association Between Performance Metrics and Outcomes in a 7.5-Year Study. Crit Care Med. 2015 Jan;43(1):3-12.

Paltiel O, Tikellis G, Linet M, Golding J, Lemeshow S , Phillips G, Lamb K, Stoltenberg C, Håberg SE, Strøm M, Granstrøm C, Northstone K, Klebanoff M, Ponsonby AL, Milne E, Pedersen M, Kogevinas M, Ha E, Dwyer T. International Childhood Cancer Cohort Consortium. Birthweight and Childhood Cancer: Preliminary Findings from the International Childhood Cancer Cohort Consortium (I4C). Paediatric Perinatal Epidemiology. 2015 Jul;29(4):335-45. doi: 10.1111/ppe.12193. Epub 2015 May 19.

Schmidt SAJ, Schmidt M, Mehnert F, Lemeshow S, Sørensen HT. Use of antihypertensive drugs and risk of skin cancer. Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology. 2015 Aug;29(8):1545-54. doi: 10.1111/jdv.12921. Epub 2015 Jan 15.

Dwyer T, Tikellis G, Ghantous A, Lemeshow S, Håberg SE, Olsen J, Paltiel O, Golding J, Linet MS, Herceg Z, Munthe-Kaas MC, and Stoltenberg C. MoBa and the International Childhood Cancer Cohort Consortium (I4C). Norsk Epidemiologi 2014; 24 (1-2): 129-133.

Marion JW, Lee C, Chang SL, Wang Q, Lemeshow S, Buckley TJ, Saif L, and Lee J. Integrative Health Risks Associated with Recreational Water Exposure to Viral and Bacterial Contaminants at a Freshwater Beach. PLoS One. 2014 Nov 19;9(11):e112029. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0112029. eCollection 2014. PMID: 25409012

Hebert C, Shivade C, Foraker R, Wasserman J, Roth C, Mekhjian H, Lemeshow S, Embi P. Diagnosis-specific readmission risk prediction using electronic health data: a retrospective cohort study. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2014 Aug 4;14(1):65.

Anderson SE, Lemeshow S, Whitaker RC. Maternal-infant relationship quality and risk of obesity at age 5.5 years in a national US cohort. BMC Pediatrics 2014, 14:54. doi:10.1186/1471-2431-14-54

Schmidt M, Johannesdottir SA, Lemeshow S, Lash TL, Ulrichsen SP, Bøtker HE, Sørensen HT. Cognitive test scores in young adult men and risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular morbidity, or death before 55 years of age: A Danish 33-year follow-up study". Epidemiology. 2013 Sep;24(5):632-6

Schmidt M, Johannesdottir SA, Lemeshow S, Lash TL, Ulrichsen SP, Bøtker HE, Sørensen 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.

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