Lawrence S Mayer, MD, MS, PhD
L Mayer MD/EPD
1783 Forest Drive
Annapolis MD, 21401
Lawrence Mayer, MD, MS, PhD is a full-time professor that does part-time consulting and expert witnessing as a medically trained biostatistician/epidemiologist. He splits his time between Annapolis, MD/DC and Scottsdale, AZ. He trained in medicine, epidemiology, and biostatistics. His primary interest is in the evaluation of models and methods used for estimating risks. He enjoys complex problems that arise in a clinical, regulatory, business or policy environment. Over 30 years he has consulted on hundreds of project and given about 100 depositions. As an expert, half his work has been for plaintiffs and half for defendants.
Dr. Mayer is a full-time professor of biostatistics, epidemiology, economics, biomedical informatics, public health and psychiatry. He does a limited amount of consulting mostly in epidemiology and biostatistics. He splits his time between the Annapolis-DC area and Scottsdale, AZ.
He focuses on evaluating data, methods and models used in assessing risks. Over several decades he has worked equally for plaintiffs and defendants.
He trained as a physician epidemiologist and then as a statistician and biostatistician.
Prides himself on being able to communicate complex ideas in simple language. His primary interests are the evaluation of statistical and epidemiological data and models in a clinical, regulatory, business or legal arena.
Prefers problems where the medical issues are complex, the methods and models are varied and the data are of limited quality or controversial. Problems often include analysis of the methodology applied, analysis of the inferences made from a given set of statistical methods and complex chart reviews across specialties and across patients.
Has worked on problems in drug and device development, testing and regulation, product liability, patent disputes, occupational and environmental exposures, and medical malpractice. Has worked on data and analyses in numerous specialties including toxicology, internal medicine (cardiology, endocrinology, etc.) Ob/Gyn, psychiatry, and surgery.
Has given about 100 depositions over the last 30 years in a variety of cases ranging from toxic torts and patent disputes in major federal litigation to state personal injury and malpractice suits.
Likes challenging problems that requires in-depth analysis.
Current Positions :
Professor of Statistics, Economics and Biomedical Informatics, Arizona State University, 2009-
Professor of Public Health and Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health and School of Medicine, 1991-
Professor of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, University of Arizona, 2000-
Undergraduate: Arizona State University (1963-64) and Ohio State University: Psychology (Pre-med), BS, 1967, Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude, Distinction in Psychology
Professional: Ohio State University College of Medicine (pre-clinical), dual enrollment, 1966-68; (Guy Hospital & British Health Service), 1968-1969; MB and qualified to practice, 1969; House Officer (Psychiatry) Associated Medical Schools, British Virgin Islands 69-70, MD and qualified to practice as a Public Health Epidemiologist (Psychiatry), BHS (WHO), 1971
Graduate: Ohio State University, Mathematics, MS, 1970; Mathematics and Statistics; PhD, 1971
Honorary: MA, Arts and Letters, University of Pennsylvania, 1981
Visiting Professor, Division of Neuropsychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins Medicine, 2003-2004
Visiting Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, 1996-97, 1989-1990
Director, Wharton Analysis Center, Wharton School; Associate Professor of Statistics, Public and Urban Policy, and Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania, 1979-83
Visiting Professor, Department of Statistics, Stanford University, 1982-83
Research Statistician and Lecturer with Rank of Associate Professor, Department of Statistics; Member, Center for Energy and Environmental Studies; Associate Master, Princeton Inn College; Instructor, Woodrow Wilson School of Public Affairs; Princeton University, 1974-79
Assistant Professor of Statistics (with secondary appointments in Political Science, Sociology, and Education) Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1971-1974
Other Major Appointments:
Clinical Professor, College of Medicine, University of Arizona, 1997-2006
Chair, Division of Research, Medical Professionals of Arizona, Phoenix, 2003-2006
Director of Research, Maricopa Integrated Health System, 2003-2006
System Director, Research and Director of the Banner Health Research Institute, Banner Health System, Phoenix, 2001-2003
Director Good Samaritan Research Institute, 2001-2003
Consultant in Biostatistics, Good Samaritan Medical Center, 1993-2001
Thesis Advisor, Masters in Public Health, School of Public Health, University of Arizona, 1996-
Member, Committee on Statistics, Graduate College, Arizona State University, 1989-2004
Member, Program on Law and the Social Sciences, Arizona State University, 1983-2004
Member, Committee on Malpractice Reform, Arizona Supreme Court, 1989-1993
Erskine Fellow, Occupational Medicine, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, 1989-90
Visiting Scholar, Department of Statistics, Stanford University, Summer Semesters, 1984-1988
Instructor, Summer Program, Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, 1971-1980Detect
Detective (Certified and Sworn), County Attorney (Proescutor), Maricopa County, Arizona, 2000-
Game and Fish Officer (Sworn), State of Arizona, 1983-1998