I have taught advanced and mathematical statistics and applied sttistics for undergraduate and graduate students, and advanced applied statistics for statistics majors. I can advise students in other areas (psy, edu, sociology, business, etc) that have a statistical project.
PhD Math from USC, MA biostatistics from UCLA, Mph Public Health (epidemiology) from UCLA
I have taught elementary statistics for over ten years and taught advanced statistical methods for over ten years as a faculty at a university. I look forward to helping students in college or graduate school with their projects which typically contain/require some statistics. A special course or regular course follows a text book and typically may require a second book. Lectures follow the book, student reads the book, student asks questions and the prof also questions of the student, and selected problems are assigned to turn into prof. Tests will have a component of applied work and a part having an oral component if the student agrees with this.
I have been teaching for over 20 years. I emphasize what the student should know in an applied environment and discuss the need for knowledge of the mathematical part. I do allow retesting, plenty of questions and sample problems for the test.
Rates maybe negotiated
1. MPH Epidemiology, 1986 - University of California, Los Angeles
2. MS Biostatistics, 1982 - University of California, Los Angeles
3. Ph.D. Mathematics, 1971 - University of Southern California
1. Assistant professor appointment at State University of New York at Albany, School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, teaching Survival Analysis 1 & 2, Generalized Linear Models 1 & 2, seminar in Ecological Analysis, Seminar in Poisson Point Processes and Applications. Project advisor for biostatistics master’s project
Consultant for the Institute for Health and the Environment, School of Public Health, State University of New York at Albany, statistical consulting and supervision of student projects, 2000 to the Present.
Research Scientist with the New York State Dept. of Health, 1988-2010
2. Research Scientist
AIDS Epidemiology Program, New York State Department of Health, modeling and assessing the AIDS epidemic in New York State
1988 – 2011
2. Assistant Director of Statistics, Surveillance and Epidemiology
New York City Department of Health
3. Visiting Professor
Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Florida International University, Miami, FL
4. Systems Analyst
The Aerospace Industry
5. University level teaching experience
Mathematics, statistics and epidemiology
III. AREAS OF EXPERTISE AND INTEREST
• Statistical modeling for prediction and association
• Survival analysis and time to event analysis: reliability
• Point processes, applied Poisson point processes,
• The general linear model, the generalized linear model, quasi likelihoods, GEE
• General statistical methods, assessing conclusions, summarizing an analysis, written and oral presentations, consulting
Lessner, L : The Estimation of HIV Incidence for Women of Childbearing Age
In New York City, Journal of Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, 2008, 42, 271-285 .
Lessner, L; HIV Prevalence for New York State Using Newborn
Seroprevalence Data and AIDS Surveillance Data, Journal of Socio-Economic
Planning Sciences, 2008. 42, 286-299.
Ma, Jing, Lessner,L., Carpenter D., Association Between Residential Proximity to PERC Dry Cleaning Establishments and Kidney Cancer in New York City, in Review, 2008
Ma J, Kouznetsova M, Lessner L, Carpenter DO, Asthma and Infectious Respiratory Disease in Children- Correlation to residence Near Hazardous Waste Sites,Paediatric Respiratory Reviews, 2007, 8,292-298.
Huang X, Lessner L., Carpenter DO, Exposure to Persistent Organic Pollutants and Hypertensive Disease, Environmental Research, (concealed information) , February 3, 2006
Kouznetsova M., Huang X., Ma J., Lessner L., Carpenter D.O., Increased Rate of Hospitalization for Diabetes and Residential Proximity of Hazardous Waste Sites, Environmental Health Perspectives, (concealed information) , August 18, 2006
Ivan S.,Huang X., Lessner L., Carpenter D.O., Hazardous Waste Sites and Stroke I New York State, Environmental Health, (concealed information) Aug. 29, 2005
Lessner, L.: Estimating HIV Incidence: An Ill-Posed Problem
Journal of Socioeconomic Planning, 1998
Lessner, L.: Back Calculation, The Assessment of an Ill-Posed Problem, Part 2
Journal of Socioeconomic Planning, 1998
Lessner, L.: Projection of AIDS Incidence in Women in New York State
American Journal of Public Health 1991; 81 (Supplement): 30-34
Stoneburner, R., Lessner, L: Insight into the Infection Dynamics of the AIDS Epidemic: a Birth Cohort Analysis of New York City AIDS Mortality
American Journal of Epidemiology 1993; 138: No. 12
Smith, PF; Mikl, J; Truman, BI; Lessner, L; Lehman, JS; Stevens, RW; Lord, EA; Broaddus, RK Morse, DL: HIV Infection Among Women Entering the New York State Correctional System
American Journal of Public Health 1991; 81 (Supplement): 35-40
Blum, S; Singh, TP; Gibbons, JA; Lessner, L; Fordyce, EJ; Chiasson, MA; Weisfule, I; Thomas, PA: Survival with AIDS in New York City: The Experience of the First Decade of the Epidemic
American Journal of Epidemiology 1994; 134: No. 4
Morse, DL; Lessner, L; Medvesky, MG; Glebatis, DM; Novick, LF; Geographic Distribution of Newborn HIV Seroprevalence in Relation to Four Sociodemographic Variables
American Journal of Public Health; 1991; 81 (Supplement): 25-29
Novick, LF; Glebatis, DM; Stricof, RL; MacCubbin, PA; Lessner, L; Berns, DS; Newborn Seroprevalence Study: Methods and Results
American Journal of Public Health; 1991; 81 (Supplement): 15-21
Lessner, L; Lattice Properties of Integral Operators
Proceedings of American Mathematical Society; December 1978; 72: No. 3
Lessner, L; Interchanging the Order of Integral Operator
Proceedings of American Mathematical Society; December 1978; 53: No. 3
Lessner, L; Lattice Theoretic Characterization of an Integral Operator
Proceedings of American Mathematical Society; December 1975; 53: No. 3
V Conferences and Presentations,
2008, Attended the national meeting of the American Statistical Association in Denver and presented a contributed paper Capture-Recapture Revisited: the Parameter Estimates and published an article in the Proceedings of the ASA joint meeting.
2007, Attended the national meeting of the American Statistical Association in Salt Lake City, attended a continuing education course in recurrent event analysis, presented a contributed paper Capture Recapture Revisited, and published an article in the Proceedings of ASA joint meeting.
2006, Attended the national meeting of the American Statistical Association, Seattle, attended the classes small area estimates, and Longitudinal data analysis for discrete data
2005, I was the invited guest of Tianjin University for a week and delivered a lecture on the use of New born seroprevalence to assess the HIV epidemic.
2005, Attended the national meeting of the American Statistical Association meeting in Minneapolis, presented a contributed paper, Modeling a Computer Virus Attack
2004, I was the invited guest of the Chinese CDC for a week in Beijing and presented lectures on the Analysis of AIDS data for a week.
2004, I was the invited guest of Tianjin University, in China, gave a lecture on the analysis of AIDS data
2003, Attended the national meeting of the American Statistical Association in New York, presented a contributed paper, Estimating HIV Prevalence in the Women of New York City, attended continuing education classes: the analysis of longitudinal data
2002, Attended the national meeting of the American Statistical Association in Atlanta
2001, Attended the national meeting of the American Statistical Association in Indianapolis.
Student projects for the MS degree in Biostatistics in which Lawrence Lessner was the project advisor by year of presentation
*Lyme Disease Incidence in New York State, 1995-2000, Magdalena Rosinska
*Comparison of Breast Cancer Survival: New York State and SEER Represented Region, Daixin Yin
*Modeling Labor Force Participation, Vicki Myers
*Preliminary Analysis of a Model to Assess the Activeness of a Partner Notification for Chlamydai, Mei-Yee (Barbara) Tong
*A Study of Relative Survival Model versus Cox Proportional Hazard Model, Ruqin Chen
*Assessing The Effect of the Length of Drug Abuse Treatment on Drug Users, Qilu Yu
*Survival Analysis on Mortality of Love Canal Cohort, Lu Wang
*Investigating the Effects of Risk Factors on the Survival Time of the Multiple Myeloma Patients, Lintong Xue
*Times in Reinfection for Patients With Sexually Transmetted Diseases, Dorothea Fanourakis
*A Comparison of Two Antimicrobial Drugs Used for Bathing Burn Patients, Chunhong Bai
*The Return to Drug Use for Patients In a Drug Treatment Program, Hu Xie
*Survival Analysis of the Randomized Placebo-controlled Trial of the Drug D-penicllamine for Patients with Primary Billary Cirrhosis
*Analysis of Repeated Measured CD4 Counts for an AIDS Clinical Trial Data, Guihua Ma
*Identifying Risk Factors and Accessing Nursing Home Effect on Incidence of Decline in ADL in New York State, Wenli Luo
*Covariates Predictive of Survival Following a Myocardial Infarction, Hong Bei
*Comparison of Survival for D-penicillamine Treatment verses Placebo in Patients with Primary Billiary Cirrhosis, Meng Wu
*The Association of Weight Loss with Motivation and Other Risk Factors Using OLS and Random Coefficient Regression, Xuezhe (Stephen) Wang
*Evaluation of the Difference in Infection Control Between Two Bathing Procedures for Burn Patients, Yuyan Liao
*Early Childhood Asthma and Related Risk Factors, a recurrent event analysis., Enkeleda Cuko
*A Meta-Analysis of the Timing of Thoracic Radiotherapy for Limited-Stage Small Lung Cancer, David Samson
*A Comparison of Logistic and Poisson Risk Models for Death after a Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, Andrea J. Lewis
*Health Effects of Emissions from Residential Dry Cleaners, Jing Ma
*Effects of Income on Depression, Xuelin Weng
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