LAWRENCE S. MAYER
Health & Human Flourishing Senior Fellow
Lawrence S. Mayer, M.B., M.S., Ph.D. is a scholar in residence in the Department of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a professor of statistics and biostatistics at Arizona State University. He is a biostatistician and epidemiologist who focuses on the design, analysis, and interpretation of experimental and observational data in public health and medicine, particularly when the data are complex in terms of underlying scientific issues. Mayer holds an M.B. (the British equivalent to the American M.D.) from the Guy’s Hospital Medical School and an M.S. in mathematics and a Ph.D. in statistics and biostatistics from Ohio State University. He has held professorial appointments at eight universities, including Princeton, the University of Pennsylvania, Stanford, and Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health and School of Medicine. He has held research faculty appointments at several other institutions (including, from 2014 to 2016, the Mayo Clinic). His full-time and part-time appointments have been in twenty-three disciplines, including statistics, biostatistics, epidemiology, public health, social methodology, psychiatry, mathematics, sociology, political science, economics, and biomedical informatics. Mayer has been published in many peer-reviewed journals (including The Annals of Statistics, Biometrics, International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, and American Journal of Political Science) and has reviewed hundreds of manuscripts submitted for publication to many of the major medical, statistical, and epidemiological journals (including The New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Statistical Association, and American Journal of Public Health).