Thomas Louis

Professor Emeritus

1971 …2020
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Research Output 1971 2020

2005

Maximization by parts in likelihood inference

Song, P. X. K., Fan, Y., Kalbfleisch, J. D., Jiang, J., Louis, T., Liao, J. G., Qaqish, B. F. & Ruppert, D., Dec 2005, In : Journal of the American Statistical Association. 100, 472, p. 1145-1167 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Copula Models
Likelihood Inference
Random Effects Model
Likelihood Function
Fixed-point Algorithm

Measuring the effectiveness of a collaborative for quality improvement in pediatric asthma care: Does implementing the chronic care model improve processes and outcomes of care?

Mangione-Smith, R., Schonlau, M., Chan, K. S., Keesey, J., Rosen, M., Louis, T. & Keeler, E., Mar 2005, In : Ambulatory Pediatrics. 5, 2, p. 75-82 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Quality Improvement
Asthma
Pediatrics
Quality of Life
Control Groups

Methodological challenges and contributions in disaster epidemiology

Dominici, F., Levy, J. I. & Louis, T., 2005, In : Epidemiologic Reviews. 27, p. 9-12 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Disaster Planning
Mass Media
Disasters
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders
Epidemiologic Studies

NINDS Reanalysis Committee's reanalysis of the NINDS trial [4] (multiple letters)

Mann, J., Ingall, T. J., O'Fallon, W. M., Asplund, K., Goldfrank, L. R., Hertzberg, V. S., Louis, T. & Christianson, T. J. H., Feb 2005, In : Stroke. 36, 2, p. 230-231 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Statistical Data Interpretation
Fibrinolytic Agents
Tissue Plasminogen Activator
Randomized Controlled Trials

NINDS stroke trial data reanalysis leaves issues unresolved [4] (multiple letters)

Smith, B., Ingall, T. J., O'Fallon, W. M., Christianson, T. J. H., Asplund, K., Goldfrank, L. R., Hertzberg, V. S. & Louis, T., Mar 2005, In : Stroke. 36, 3, p. 529-530 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Thrombolytic Therapy
Tissue Plasminogen Activator
Recombinant Proteins
Stroke

Projecting the number of patients with end-stage renal disease in the United States to the year 2015

Gilbertson, D. T., Liu, J., Xue, J. L., Louis, T., Solid, C. A., Ebben, J. P. & Collins, A. J., 2005, In : Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. 16, 12, p. 3736-3741 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Chronic Kidney Failure
Incidence
Patient Care
Health Resources
Age Distribution

Where's the utility in Bayesian data-monitoring of clinical trials? Comment

Carlin, B., Louis, T., Inoue, L. Y. T., Ashby, D. & Tan, S. B., 2005, In : Clinical Trials. 2, 3, p. 205-208 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Clinical Trials
2004

Bayes/frequentist compromise decision rules for Gaussian sampling

Eberly, L. E. & Louis, T., Apr 1 2004, In : Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference. 121, 2, p. 191-207 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bayes
Decision Rules
Sampling
Estimator
Trade-offs

Differences in medicare expenditures during the last 3 years of life

Shugarman, L. R., Campbell, D. E., Bird, C. E., Gabel, J., Louis, T. & Lynn, J., Feb 2004, In : Journal of General Internal Medicine. 19, 2, p. 127-135 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Health Expenditures
Medicare
Terminal Care
Medicaid
Comorbidity

Discussion of joint modeling longitudinal and survival data

Davidian, M., Diggle, P., Follmann, D., Louis, T., Taylor, J., Zeger, S., Beckett, L., Heagerty, P., Jacquim-Gadda, H., Lin, D., Rice, J., Wang, J. L. & Wei, L. J., Jul 2004, In : Statistica Sinica. 14, 3, p. 621-624 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Modeling

Findings from the reanalysis of the NINDS tissue plasminogen activator for acute ischemic stroke treatment trial

Ingall, T. J., O'Fallon, W. M., Asplund, K., Goldfrank, L. R., Hertzberg, V. S., Louis, T. & Hengy Christianson, T. J., Oct 2004, In : Stroke. 35, 10, p. 2418-2424 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Tissue Plasminogen Activator
Stroke
Therapeutics
Cerebral Hemorrhage

Let's see more empirical studies on value-added modeling of teacher effects: A reply to Raudenbush, Rubin, Stuart and Zanutto, and Reckase

McCaffrey, D. F., Lockwood, J. R., Koretz, D., Louis, T. & Hamilton, L., Mar 2004, In : Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics. 29, 1, p. 139-143 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

value added
teacher

Marginalized binary mixed-effects models with covariate-dependent random effects and likelihood inference

Wang, Z. & Louis, T., Dec 2004, In : Biometrics. 60, 4, p. 884-891 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mixed Effects Model
Likelihood Inference
Random Effects
Covariates
Linear Models

Medicare Program Expenditures Associated with Hospice Use

Campbell, D. E., Lynn, J., Louis, T. & Shugarman, L. R., Feb 17 2004, In : Annals of Internal Medicine. 140, 4, p. 269-277 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hospices
Health Expenditures
Medicare
Neoplasms
Costs and Cost Analysis

Models for value-added modeling of teacher effects

McCaffrey, D. F., Lockwood, J. R., Koretz, D., Louis, T. & Hamilton, L., Mar 2004, In : Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics. 29, 1, p. 67-101 35 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

value added
teacher
student
school
grouping
2003
Causal Model
Percentile
Invariance
Dose-response Curve
Drugs

Cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events in patients treated for human immunodeficiency virus infection

Bozzette, S. A., Ake, C. F., Tam, H. K., Chang, S. W. & Louis, T., Feb 20 2003, In : New England Journal of Medicine. 348, 8, p. 702-710 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Virus Diseases
HIV
Cerebrovascular Disorders
Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors
Protease Inhibitors

Cardiovascular Disease and HIV Infection [3] (multiple letters)

Klein, D., Hurley, L. B., Sidney, S., Bozzette, S. A. & Louis, T., Nov 6 2003, In : New England Journal of Medicine. 349, 19, p. 1869-1870 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

Cardiovascular Infections
HIV Protease Inhibitors
Anti-HIV Agents
Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy
HIV Infections

DSMB case study: Decision making when a similar clinical trial is stopped early

Hillman, D. W. & Louis, T., Feb 2003, In : Controlled Clinical Trials. 24, 1, p. 85-91 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Clinical Trials Data Monitoring Committees
Decision Making
Clinical Trials
Ganciclovir
Controlled Clinical Trials

Excerpts From the United States Renal Data System 2002 Annual Data Report: Atlas of End-Stage Renal Disease in the United States

Collins, A. J., Kasiske, B., Herzog, C., Chen, S. C., Everson, S., Constantini, E., Grimm, R., McBean, M., Xue, J., Chavers, B., Matas, A., Manning, W., Louis, T., Ma, J., Pan, W., Liu, J., Li, S., Roberts, T., Dalleska, F., Snyder, J. & 18 others, Ebben, J., Frazier, E., Sheets, D., Johnson, R., Li, S., Dunning, S., Berrini, D., Guo, H., Palzer, M., Solid, C., Arko, C., Daniels, F., Wang, X., Gilbertson, D., St. Peter, W., Frederick, P., Eggers, P. & Agodoa, L., Apr 2003, In : American Journal of Kidney Diseases. 41, 4 SUPPL. 2

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Annual Reports
Atlases
Peritoneal Dialysis
Diabetes Complications
Information Systems

Matching conditional and marginal shapes in binary random intercept models using a bridge distribution function

Wang, Z. & Louis, T., Dec 2003, In : Biometrika. 90, 4, p. 765-775 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Intercept
Distribution functions
Distribution Function
Logistic Models
Random Effects

Methods for estimating and interpreting provider-specific standardized mortality ratios

Liu, J., Louis, T., Pan, W., Ma, J. Z. & Collins, A. J., Sep 2003, In : Health Services and Outcomes Research Methodology. 4, 3, p. 135-149 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mortality
Statistical Models
Uncertainty
Quality of Health Care
Information Systems
2002

Do patient consent procedures affect participation rates in health services research?

Nelson, K., Garcia, R. E., Brown, J., Mangione, C. M., Louis, T., Keeler, E. & Cretin, S., Apr 2002, In : Medical Care. 40, 4, p. 283-288 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Health Services Research
health service
Research Ethics Committees
contact
participation

Fruits, vegetables, and adenomatous polyps

Smith-Warner, S. A., Elmer, P. J., Fosdick, L., Randall, B., Bostick, R. M., Grandits, G., Grambsch, P., Louis, T., Wood, J. R. & Potter, J. D., Jun 15 2002, In : American Journal of Epidemiology. 155, 12, p. 1104-1113 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Adenomatous Polyps
Vegetables
Fruit
Adenoma
Colonoscopy

On using sample selection methods in estimating the price elasticity of firms' demand for insurance

Marquis, M. S. & Louis, T., 2002, In : Journal of Health Economics. 21, 1, p. 137-145 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Elasticity
Insurance
Health
demand for insurance
Sample selection

Uncertainty in rank estimation: Implications for value-added modeling accountability systems

Lockwood, J. R., Louis, T. & McCaffrey, D. F., Sep 2002, In : Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics. 27, 3, p. 255-270 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

value added
uncertainty
responsibility
teacher
school
2001

Empirical bayes: Past, present, and future

Carlin, B. P. & Louis, T., Jan 1 2001, Statistics in the 21st Century. CRC Press, p. 312-318 7 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Empirical Bayes
Snapshot
Cover
Series
Dictionary

Forecast of the number of patients with end-stage renal disease in the United States to the year 2010

Xue, J. L., Ma, J. Z., Louis, T. & Collins, A. J., 2001, In : Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. 12, 12, p. 2753-2758 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Chronic Kidney Failure
Medicare
Growth
Waiting Lists
Health Expenditures
2000

A linear mixed-effects model for multivariate censored data

Pan, W. & Louis, T., Mar 2000, In : Biometrics. 56, 1, p. 160-166 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Multivariate Failure Times
Linear Mixed Effects Model
Metropolis-Hastings Algorithm
Failure Time Data
Monte Carlo Algorithm

A meta-analysis of immunosuppression withdrawal trials in renal transplantation

Kasiske, B. L., Chakkera, H. A., Louis, T. & Ma, J. Z., 2000, In : Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. 11, 10, p. 1910-1917 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Prednisone
Kidney Transplantation
Immunosuppression
Meta-Analysis
Transplants

A note on marginal linear regression with correlated response data

Pan, W., Louis, T. & Connett, J. E., Aug 2000, In : American Statistician. 54, 3, p. 191-195 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Generalized Estimating Equations
Linear regression
Marginal Model
Least Squares Estimate
Ordinary Least Squares

Empirical Bayes: Past, Present and Future

Carlin, B. P. & Louis, T., Dec 1 2000, In : Journal of the American Statistical Association. 95, 452, p. 1286-1289 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Empirical Bayes

Excerpts from the United States renal data system 2000 annual data report: Atlas of end-stage renal disease in the United States

Collins, A. J., Kasiske, B., Chen, S. C., Everson, S., Constantini, E., Grimm, R., McBean, M., Xue, J., Chavers, B., Keane, W., Matas, A., Manning, W., Louis, T., Ma, J., Pan, W., Liu, J., Li, S., Roberts, T., Dalleska, F., Snyder, J. & 8 others, Ebben, J., Frazier, E., Sheets, D., Johnson, R., Li, S., Gilbertson, D., Fredrick, P. & Agodoa, L., 2000, In : American Journal of Kidney Diseases. 36, 6 SUPPL. 2

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Annual Reports
Atlases
Information Systems
Chronic Kidney Failure
Kidney

Immunosuppression withdrawal in renal transplantation

Kasiske, B. L., Chakkera, H., Louis, T. & Ma, J. Z., 2000, In : Transplantation Proceedings. 32, 7, p. 1506-1507 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Drug Administration Schedule
Immunosuppressive Agents
Prednisone
Kidney Transplantation
Immunosuppression

Triple-goal estimates for disease mapping

Shen, W. & Louis, T., Sep 15 2000, In : Statistics in Medicine. 19, 17-18, p. 2295-2308 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Disease Mapping
Estimate
Ranking
Empirical Bayes Method
Beauty
1999

Colorectal adenomatous and hyperplastic polyps: Smoking and N- acetyltransferase 2 polymorphisms

Potter, J. D., Bigler, J., Fosdick, L., Bostick, R. M., Kampman, E., Chen, C., Louis, T. & Grambsch, P., Jan 1999, In : Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention. 8, 1, p. 69-75 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Adenomatous Polyps
Acetyltransferases
Polyps
Smoking
Adenoma

Discussion

Louis, T. & Shen, W., 1999, In : American Statistician. 53, 3, p. 196-198 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Empirical Bayes Estimation via the Smoothing by Roughening Approach

Shen, W. & Louis, T., 1999, In : Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics. 8, 4, p. 800-823 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Empirical Bayes Estimation
Smoothing
Empirical Bayes Method
Mixing Distribution
Empirical Bayes

Environmental justice and statistical summaries of differences in exposure distributions

Waller, L. A., Louis, T. & Carlin, B. P., 1999, In : Journal of Exposure Analysis and Environmental Epidemiology. 9, 1, p. 56-65 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

environmental justice
Social Justice
Hazards
Health
Poisons

Expressing Estimators of Expected Quality Adjusted Survival as Functions of Nelson-Aalen Estimators

Huang, Y. & Louis, T., 1999, In : Lifetime Data Analysis. 5, 3, p. 199-212 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nelson-Aalen Estimator
Clinical Trials
Estimator
Sample Size
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

Innovations in Bayes and empirical Bayes methods: Estimating parameters, populations and ranks

Louis, T. & Shen, W., Sep 30 1999, In : Statistics in Medicine. 18, 17-18, p. 2493-2505 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Empirical Bayes Method
Population parameter
Bayes
Empirical Distribution Function
Estimate

Two semi-parametric empirical Bayes estimators

Pan, W. & Louis, T., Apr 28 1999, In : Computational Statistics and Data Analysis. 30, 2, p. 185-196 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Empirical Bayes Estimator
Empirical Bayes
Nonparametric Bayes
Underdispersion
Kernel Smoother
1998

A meta-analysis of the effects of dietary protein restriction on the rate of decline in renal function

Kasiske, B. L., Lakatua, J. D. A., Ma, J. Z. & Louis, T., Jun 1998, In : American Journal of Kidney Diseases. 31, 6, p. 954-961 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Dietary Proteins
Meta-Analysis
Kidney
Glomerular Filtration Rate
Renal Replacement Therapy

A randomized, placebo-controlled trial of the safety and efficacy of oral ganciclovir for prophylaxis of cytomegalovirus disease in HIV-infected individuals

Brosgart, C. L., Louis, T., Hillman, D. W., Craig, C. P., Alston, B., Fisher, E., Abrams, D. I., Luskin-Hawk, R. L., Sampson, J. H., Ward, D. J., Thompson, M. A. & Torres, R. A., Feb 12 1998, In : AIDS. 12, 3, p. 269-277 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ganciclovir
Cytomegalovirus
Randomized Controlled Trials
Didanosine
Placebos

Nonparametric estimation of the joint distribution of survival time and mark variables

Huang, Y. & Louis, T., 1998, In : Biometrika. 85, 4, p. 785-798 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Survival Time
Nonparametric Estimation
Joint Distribution
Estimator
Distribution functions

Treatment comparisons with screenable endpoints

Chan, I. S. F., Hillman, D. & Louis, T., Jun 5 1998, In : Computational Statistics and Data Analysis. 27, 4, p. 401-419 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Screening
Score Test
Log-rank Test
Proportional Hazards
Hard facing

Triple-goal estimates in two-stage hierarchical models

Shen, W. & Louis, T., 1998, In : Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. Series B: Statistical Methodology. 60, 2, p. 455-471 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Two-stage Model
Hierarchical Model
Histogram
Posterior Mean
Estimate
1997

Bayes methods for combining disease and exposure data in assessing environmental justice

Waller, L. A., Louis, T. & Carlin, B. P., 1997, In : Environmental and Ecological Statistics. 4, 4, p. 267-281 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bayes Method
environmental justice
disease incidence
environmental hazard
Markov chain

Colorectal epithelial cell proliferative kinetics and risk factors for colon cancer in sporadic adenoma patients

Bestick, R. M., Fosdick, L., Grandits, G. A., Lillemoe, T. J., Wood, J. R., Grambsch, P., Louis, T. & Potter, J. D., 1997, In : Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention. 6, 12, p. 1011-1019 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Adenoma
Colonic Neoplasms
Epithelial Cells
Polyps
Biopsy

Comment

Louis, T., Jan 1 1997, In : Statistical Science. 12, 3, p. 152-154 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate