Stanley Lemeshow

From January to July 2014, Dr. Lemeshow was Visiting Sanofi Chair for Centre Virchow-Villermé in Paris, France. His collaboration with the Centre yielded two MOOCs in the field of statistics that are to be disseminated in the spring of 2015 : “Applied Regression Analysis” (six weeks) and “Applied logistics regression” (eight weeks). He also participated in university life in the Virchow-Villermé network by presenting courses in French schools and European universities (EHESP, Swiss School of Public Health, Freie Universität). Stanley Lemeshow, PhD, MSPH is a Professor of Biostatistics in the College of Public Health at The Ohio State University.

He is Founding Dean of the College and served in that capacity for 10 years (between 2003 and 2013). He has been with the University since 1999 as a biostatistics professor in the School of Public Health and the Department of Statistics, director of the biostatistics core of the Comprehensive Cancer Center and Director of the University’s Center for Biostatistics. His biostatistics research includes statistical modeling of medical data, sampling, health disparities and cancer prevention.

Stan Lemeshow is internationally known for his expertise in biostatistics and epidemiology. He has published extensively in the applied and methodological literature and has co-authored three textbooks in the John Wiley & Sons Wiley statistics series, a leading publisher for the scientific, technical and medical communities worldwide. The textbooks he authored are: Applied Logistic Regression, (now in its 3rd edition), Applied Survival Analysis (now in its 2nd edition) and Sampling of Populations; Methods and Applications (now in its 4th edition). In 2003, Dean Lemeshow was awarded the Wiley Lifetime Award.

He maintains an ongoing relationship with Aarhus University, Denmark as an Honorary Professor in Biostatistics, the École des Hautes Études en Santé Publique in Rennes, France, the University of Bordeaux, France, and is a member of the faculty at the Erasmus Summer Program, Rotterdam, Holland. He has taught more than 100 short courses on biostatistical methods in this country and abroad, including eight European countries, Australia, China and India.

He earned his PhD in biostatistics at the University of California, Los Angeles, and his master’s degree in biostatistics at University of North Carolina. In April of 2006 he was inducted into the UCLA School of Public Health Alumni Hall of Fame.  In 2003 Dr. Lemeshow was elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and was selected Distinguished Graduate Alumnus (Biostatistics) by the University of North Carolina Graduate School Centennial.  In 1995, Dr. Lemeshow was elected Fellow of the American Statistical Association and was awarded the Statistics Section Award of the American Public Health Association.  Since 2001, he has served as associate editor of The Stata Journal, and in 2005 was appointed to the editorial board of Preventive Medicine.


  • Ph.D., Biostatistics, University of California, Los Angeles 1976
  • MSPH, Biostatistics, University of North Carolina 1970
  • BBA, Statistics, City College of New York 1969

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