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Erin K. Lake, Sc.D.

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Dr. Erin (Kammann) Lake is Instructor of Biostatistics, Co-Director of the SM BIO Programs, and the department lead on career development efforts within the Department of Biostatistics at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health at Harvard University.

Dr. Lake teaches, mentors and advises graduate students in the Department of Biostatistics at Harvard, and in the courses she teaches at HSPH. Recent courses include BST 210 Applied Regression Analysis (for doctoral and master’s students at HSPH) and BST 254 Special Topics in Biostatistics (co-taught, for doctoral students).

Dr. Lake’s early training was in theoretical mathematics, and later in biostatistics. Her interests and work began in the area of difference and differential equations, and ultimately, after developing methods toward the mathematical modeling of Lyme disease, evolved into the methodological development of topics ranging from mixed and additive models in disease mapping, to dynamic randomizations, and special cases of the Andersen-Gill formulation of the Cox model in clinical trials.

Funded by a National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) training grant awarded by the Department of Biostatistics at HSPH, Dr. Lake studied HIV and infectious disease during her doctoral work, and ultimately disease mapping, funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS).

Currently Dr. Lake pursues both methodological and applied research across a myriad of public health problems.

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  1. Birk N, Matsuzaki M, Fung TT, Li Y, Batis C, Stampfer MJ, Deitchler M, Willett WC, Fawzi WW, Bromage S, Kinra S, Bhupathiraju SN, Lake E. Exploration of Machine Learning and Statistical Techniques in Development of a Low-Cost Screening Method Featuring the Global Diet Quality Score for Detecting Prediabetes in Rural India. J Nutr. 2021 10 23; 151(12 Suppl 2):110S-118S. PMID: 34689190.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  2. Birk N, Matsuzaki M, Fung T, Li Y, Batis C, Stampfer M, Deitchler M, Willen W, Fawzi W, Bromage S, Kiera S, Bhupathiraju S*, Lake E*. Exploration of Machine Learning and Statistical Techniques in Development of a Low-Cost Screening Method Featuring the Global Diet Quality Score for Detecting Prediabetes in Rural India. Journal of Nutrition. 2021; (in press).
  3. Lake, E. On the Data Frontline: Biostatisticians in the Hospital Research Setting. AMSTAT (STATtr@k), ASA. 2021; (May). View Publication.
  4. Deng W, Liu ZL, Lake E, Coull B. Robust Estimation and Testing for Nonlinear Effects using Kernel Machine Ensemble. 2020; (under revision). View Publication.
  5. Staudenmayer, J, Lake, EE & Wand, MP. Robustness for general design mixed models using the t-distribution. Statistical Modeling. 2009; 9(3):235-255. View Publication.
  6. Kammann, EE & Wand, MP. Geoadditive Models. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. 2003; 52(Series C):1-18. View Publication.
  7. Cohn SE, Kammann E, Williams P, Currier JS, Chesney MA. Association of adherence to Mycobacterium avium complex prophylaxis and antiretroviral therapy with clinical outcomes in Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. Clin Infect Dis. 2002 Apr 15; 34(8):1129-36. PMID: 11915003.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  8. Lake SL, Kammann EE, Klar N, Betensky R. Sample size reestimation in cluster randomization trials. Statistics in Medicine. 2002; (21):1337-50. View Publication.
  9. French, JL, Kammann, EE and Wand, MP. Semiparametric nonlinear mixed-effects models and their applications – Comment. Journal of the American Statistical Association. 2001; (96):1285-1288. View Publication.
  10. Atlas SJ, Chang Y, Kammann E, Keller RB, Deyo RA, Singer DE. Long-term disability and return to work among patients who have a herniated lumbar disc: the effect of disability compensation. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2000 Jan; 82(1):4-15. PMID: 10653079.
    Citations: 31     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  11. Lai F, Kammann E, Rebeck GW, Anderson A, Chen Y, Nixon RA. APOE genotype and gender effects on Alzheimer disease in 100 adults with Down syndrome. Neurology. 1999 Jul 22; 53(2):331-6. PMID: 10430422.
    Citations: 28     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  12. Kelly C, Kammann E, Bak J, Mather T. An improved method for predicting duration of black-legged tick (Ixodes scapularis) attachment. Systematic and Applied Acarology. 1999; 4:31-38. View Publication.
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.