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Shaping the Future

Robert E. Weiss, Ph.D.

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Department of Biostatistics
UCLA School of Public Health
Los Angeles, CA 90095

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Professor, Biostatistics

A Short Biography:

He received his PhD from the University of Minnesota, School of Statistics in 1989. After a postdoc in the UCLA School of Medicine, Department of Biomathematics, he joined the UCLA School of Public Health in the Department of Biostatistics. He became a full professor in 2002 and was honored as a Fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA) in 2003. He was chair-elect of the Section on Bayesian Statistical Sciences of the ASA in 2011 and is chair in 2012 and will be past-chair in 2013.


Hess Kristen L, Javanbakht Marjan, Brown Joelle M, Weiss Robert E, Hsu Paul, Gorbach Pamina M   Intimate partner violence and sexually transmitted infections among young adult women Sexually transmitted diseases, 2012; 39(5): 366-71.
Murphy Ryan D, Gorbach Pamina M, Weiss Robert E, Hucks-Ortiz Christopher, Shoptaw Steven J   Seroadaptation in a Sample of Very Poor Los Angeles Area Men Who Have Sex with Men AIDS and behavior, 2012; .
Jilaihawi Hasan, Chakravarty Tarun, Weiss Robert E, Fontana Gregory P, Forrester James, Makkar Raj R   Meta-analysis of complications in aortic valve replacement: Comparison of Medtronic-Corevalve, Edwards-Sapien and surgical aortic valve replacement in 8,536 patients Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions, 2012; 39(5): .
Gorbach Pamina M, Weiss Robert E, Fuchs Edward, Jeffries Robin A, Hezerah Marjan, Brown Stephen, Voskanian Alen, Robbie Edward, Anton Peter, Cranston Ross D   The slippery slope: lubricant use and rectal sexually transmitted infections: a newly identified risk Sexually transmitted diseases, 2012; 39(1): 59-64.
Weiss Robert E, Jia Juan, Suchard Marc A   A Bayesian model for the common effects of multiple predictors on mixed outcomes Interface focus, 2011; 1(6): 886-94.
Long Jennifer K, Murphy Suzanne P, Weiss Robert E, Nyerere Susan, Bwibo Nimrod O, Neumann Charlotte G   Meat and milk intakes and toddler growth: a comparison feeding intervention of animal-source foods in rural Kenya Public health nutrition, 2011; 39(1): 1-8.
Ober Allison J, Iguchi Martin Y, Weiss Robert E, Gorbach Pamina M, Heimer Robert, Ouellet Lawrence J, Shoptaw Steven, Anglin M Douglas, Zule William A   The relative role of perceived partner risks in promoting condom use in a three-city sample of high-risk, low-income women AIDS and behavior, 2011; 15(7): 1347-58.
Huang David Y C, Evans Elizabeth, Hara Motoaki, Weiss Robert E, Hser Yih-Ing   Employment Trajectories: Exploring Gender Differences and Impacts of Drug Use Journal of vocational behavior, 2011; 79(1): 277-289.
Hsia Renee Y, Asch Steven M, Weiss Robert E, Zingmond David, Liang Li-Jung, Han Weijuan, McCreath Heather, Sun Benjamin C   Hospital determinants of emergency department left without being seen rates Annals of emergency medicine, 2011; 58(1): 24-32.e3.
Comulada W Scott, Weiss Robert E   Sample size and power calculations for correlations between bivariate longitudinal data Statistics in medicine, 2010; 29(27): 2811-24.
Chakravarty Tarun, White Anthony J, Buch Mamta, Naik Hursh, Doctor Niraj, Schapira Jay, Kar Saibal, Forrester James S, Weiss Robert E, Makkar Raj   Meta-analysis of incidence, clinical characteristics and implications of stent fracture The American journal of cardiology, 2010; 106(8): 1075-80.
Jyrala Aarne, Weiss Robert E, Jeffries Robin A, Kay Gregory L   Effect of mild renal dysfunction (s-crea 1.2-2.2 mg/dl) on presentation characteristics and short- and long-term outcomes of on-pump cardiac surgery patients Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery, 2010; 10(5): 777-82.
Comulada W Scott, Rotheram-Borus Mary Jane, Pequegnat Willo, Weiss Robert E, Desmond Katherine A, Arnold Elizabeth Mayfield, Remien Robert H, Morin Stephen F, Weinhardt Lance S, Johnson Mallory O, Chesney Margaret A   Relationships over time between mental health symptoms and transmission risk among persons living with HIV Psychology of addictive behaviors : journal of the Society of Psychologists in Addictive Behaviors, 2010; 24(1): 109-18.
Weiss Robert E   Bayesian methods for data analysis American journal of ophthalmology, 2010; 149(2): 187-188.e1.
Liang Li-Jung, Weiss Robert E, Redelings Benjamin, Suchard Marc A   Improving phylogenetic analyses by incorporating additional information from genetic sequence databases Bioinformatics (Oxford, England), 2009; 25(19): 2530-6.
Naik Hursh, White Anthony J, Chakravarty Tarun, Forrester James, Fontana Gregory, Kar Saibal, Shah Prediman K, Weiss Robert E, Makkar Raj   A meta-analysis of 3,773 patients treated with percutaneous coronary intervention or surgery for unprotected left main coronary artery stenosis JACC. Cardiovascular interventions, 2009; 2(8): 739-47.
Gorbach Pamina M, Murphy Ryan, Weiss Robert E, Hucks-Ortiz Christopher, Shoptaw Steven   Bridging sexual boundaries: men who have sex with men and women in a street-based sample in Los Angeles Journal of urban health : bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine, 2009; 86 Suppl 1(8): 63-76.
Shoptaw Steven, Weiss Robert E, Munjas Brett, Hucks-Ortiz Christopher, Young Sean D, Larkins Sherry, Victorianne Gregory D, Gorbach Pamina M   Homonegativity, substance use, sexual risk behaviors, and HIV status in poor and ethnic men who have sex with men in Los Angeles Journal of urban health : bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine, 2009; 86 Suppl 1(8): 77-92.
Alber Susan A, Weiss Robert E   A model selection approach to analysis of variance and covariance Statistics in medicine, 2009; 28(13): 1821-40.
Jia Juan, Weiss Robert E   Common predictor effects for multivariate longitudinal data Statistics in medicine, 2009; 28(13): 1793-804.
Ober Allison, Shoptaw Steve, Wang Pin-Chieh, Gorbach Pamina, Weiss Robert E   Factors associated with event-level stimulant use during sex in a sample of older, low-income men who have sex with men in Los Angeles Drug and alcohol dependence, 2009; 102(1-3): 123-9.
Gewa Constance A, Weiss Robert E, Bwibo Nimrod O, Whaley Shannon, Sigman Marian, Murphy Suzanne P, Harrison Gail, Neumann Charlotte G   Dietary micronutrients are associated with higher cognitive function gains among primary school children in rural Kenya The British journal of nutrition, 2009; 101(9): 1378-87.
Micheletti Robert G, Fishbein Gregory A, Fishbein Michael C, Singer Elyse J, Weiss Robert E, Jeffries Robin A, Currier Judith S   Coronary atherosclerotic lesions in human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients: a histopathologic study Cardiovascular pathology : the official journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology, 2009; 18(1): 28-36.
Lester Patricia E, Weiss Robert E, Rice Eric, Comulada W Scott, Lord Lynwood, Alber Susan, Rotheram-Borus Mary Jane   The longitudinal impact of HIV+ parents' drug use on their adolescent children The American journal of orthopsychiatry, 2009; 79(1): 51-9.
Goldstein Iris B, Shapiro David, Weiss Robert E   How family history and risk factors for hypertension relate to ambulatory blood pressure in healthy adults Journal of hypertension, 2008; 26(2): 276-83.
Comulada W Scott, Weiss Robert E   On models for binomial data with random numbers of trials Biometrics, 2007; 63(2): 610-7.
Kitchen Christina M R, Weiss Robert E, Liu Gang, Wrin Terri   HIV-1 viral fitness estimation using exchangeable on subsets priors and prior model selection Statistics in medicine, 2007; 26(5): 975-90.
Comulada W Scott, Weiss Robert E, Cumberland William, Rotheram-Borus Mary Jane   Reductions in drug use among young people living with HIV The American journal of drug and alcohol abuse, 2007; 33(3): 493-501.
Guo Hua, Weiss Robert E, Gu Xun, Suchard Marc A   Time squared: repeated measures on phylogenies Molecular biology and evolution, 2007; 24(2): 352-62.
Solorio M Rosa, Milburn Norweeta G, Weiss Robert E, Batterham Philip J   Newly homeless youth STD testing patterns over time The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine, 2006; 39(3): 443.e9-443.e16.
Marshall John M, Weiss Robert E   A Bayesian heterogeneous analysis of variance approach to inferring recent selective sweeps Genetics, 2006; 173(4): 2357-70.
Gorbach Pamina M, Sopheab Heng, Chhorvann Chhea, Weiss Robert E, Vun Mean Chhi   Changing behaviors and patterns among Cambodian sex workers: 1997-2003 Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999), 2006; 42(2): 242-7.
Grillenberger Monika, Neumann Charlotte G, Murphy Suzanne P, Bwibo Nimrod O, Weiss Robert E, Jiang Luohua, Hautvast Joseph G A J, West Clive E   Intake of micronutrients high in animal-source foods is associated with better growth in rural Kenyan school children The British journal of nutrition, 2006; 95(2): 379-90.
Suchard Marc A, Weiss Robert E, Sinsheimer Janet S   Models for estimating bayes factors with applications to phylogeny and tests of monophyly Biometrics, 2005; 61(3): 665-73.
Rotheram-Borus, M. J., Weiss, R., Alber, S., and Lester. P.   Adolescent Adjustment Before and After HIV-related Parental Death, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2005; 73: 221 - 228.
Suchard, M. A., Weiss, R. E., Sinsheimer, J. S., and Tai, Y. C.   Models for Estimating Bayes Factors with Applications to Phylogeny and Tests of Monophyly. Biometrics, Biometrics, 2005; 61: 665 - 673.
Sigman Marian, Whaley Shannon E, Neumann Charlotte G, Bwibo Nimrod, Guthrie Donald, Weiss Robert E, Liang Li-Jung, Murphy Suzanne P   Diet quality affects the playground activities of Kenyan children Food and nutrition bulletin, 2005; 26(2 Suppl 2): S202-12.
Newman Peter A, Rhodes Fen, Weiss Robert E   Correlates of sex trading among drug-using men who have sex with men American journal of public health, 2004; 94(11): 1998-2003.
Suchard Marc A, Kitchen Christina M R, Sinsheimer Janet S, Weiss Robert E   Hierarchical phylogenetic models for analyzing multipartite sequence data Systematic biology, 2003; 52(5): 649-64.
Ansell Benjamin J, Watson Karol E, Weiss Robert E, Fonarow Gregg C   hsCRP and HDL effects of statins trial (CHEST): rapid effect of statin therapy on C-reactive protein and high-density lipoprotein levels A clinical investigation Heart disease (Hagerstown, Md.), 2003; 5(1): 2-7.
Suchard Marc A, Weiss Robert E, Dorman Karin S, Sinsheimer Janet S   Oh brother, where art thou? A Bayes factor test for recombination with uncertain heritage Systematic biology, 2002; 51(5): 715-28.
Weiss, R. E., Cho, M. and Yanuzzi, M.   On Bayesian Calculations for Mixture Priors and Likelihoods, Statistics in Medicine, 1999; 18: 1555 - 1570.
Weiss, R. E. and Marshall, C. R.   The Uncertainty in the True End Point of a Fossil's Stratigraphic Range When Stratigraphic Sections are Sampled Discretely, Mathematical Geology, 1999; 31: 435 - 453.
Weiss, R. E.   Bayesian Sample Size Computations for Hypothesis Testing. The Statistician, The Statistician, 1997; 46: 185-191.
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