Lance Waller

Summary

Affiliation: Emory University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Evaluation of physiological measures for correcting variation in urinary output: Implications for assessing environmental chemical exposure in children
    Melanie A Pearson
    Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 19:336-42. 2009
  2. pmc Geographic concentration of poverty and arteriovenous fistula use among ESRD patients
    William M McClellan
    Division of Nephrology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    J Am Soc Nephrol 21:1776-82. 2010
  3. pmc Do measures matter? Comparing surface-density-derived and census-tract-derived measures of racial residential segregation
    Michael R Kramer
    Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Int J Health Geogr 9:29. 2010
  4. pmc Impact of exposure measurement error in air pollution epidemiology: effect of error type in time-series studies
    Gretchen T Goldman
    School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 311 Ferst Drive, Atlanta, Georgia 30332 0512, USA
    Environ Health 10:61. 2011
  5. doi request reprint Second-order spatial analysis of epidermal nerve fibers
    Lance A Waller
    Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Stat Med 30:2827-41. 2011
  6. ncbi request reprint Invited commentary: Surveilling surveillance--some statistical comments
    Lance A Waller
    Department of Biostatistics, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 159:225-7; discussion 228. 2004
  7. pmc Unifying the spatial population dynamics and molecular evolution of epidemic rabies virus
    Leslie A Real
    Department of Biology and Center for Disease Ecology, 1510 Clifton Road, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:12107-11. 2005
  8. pmc Treatment center and geographic variability in pre-ESRD care associate with increased mortality
    William M McClellan
    Emory University School of Medicine, Renal Division, Rollins School of Public Health, Room 476, 1518 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    J Am Soc Nephrol 20:1078-85. 2009
  9. pmc An examination of exposure measurement error from air pollutant spatial variability in time-series studies
    Stefanie E Sarnat
    Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 20:135-46. 2010
  10. pmc Short-term associations between ambient air pollutants and pediatric asthma emergency department visits
    Matthew J Strickland
    Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 182:307-16. 2010

Research Grants

  1. Spatial Statistics for Disease Ecology
    Lance A Waller; Fiscal Year: 2010
  2. STATISTICAL METHODS TO ASSESS ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE
    Lance Waller; Fiscal Year: 1999

Collaborators

Detail Information

Publications27

  1. doi request reprint Evaluation of physiological measures for correcting variation in urinary output: Implications for assessing environmental chemical exposure in children
    Melanie A Pearson
    Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 19:336-42. 2009
    ..Whereas using specific gravity to correct for variable urinary output would be more robust. In addition, measuring specific gravity is relatively easy, does not require the use of chemicals, and the results are available instantaneously...
  2. pmc Geographic concentration of poverty and arteriovenous fistula use among ESRD patients
    William M McClellan
    Division of Nephrology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    J Am Soc Nephrol 21:1776-82. 2010
    ..These results suggest that the Medicare ESRD program may mitigate poverty effects on AVF use...
  3. pmc Do measures matter? Comparing surface-density-derived and census-tract-derived measures of racial residential segregation
    Michael R Kramer
    Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Int J Health Geogr 9:29. 2010
    ..Separate analyses focus on metropolitan segregation and on neighborhood segregation...
  4. pmc Impact of exposure measurement error in air pollution epidemiology: effect of error type in time-series studies
    Gretchen T Goldman
    School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 311 Ferst Drive, Atlanta, Georgia 30332 0512, USA
    Environ Health 10:61. 2011
    ..e. additive on the log scale) and model it over a range of error types to assess impacts on risk ratio estimates both on a per measurement unit basis and on a per interquartile range (IQR) basis in a time-series study in Atlanta...
  5. doi request reprint Second-order spatial analysis of epidermal nerve fibers
    Lance A Waller
    Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Stat Med 30:2827-41. 2011
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  6. ncbi request reprint Invited commentary: Surveilling surveillance--some statistical comments
    Lance A Waller
    Department of Biostatistics, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 159:225-7; discussion 228. 2004
  7. pmc Unifying the spatial population dynamics and molecular evolution of epidemic rabies virus
    Leslie A Real
    Department of Biology and Center for Disease Ecology, 1510 Clifton Road, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:12107-11. 2005
    ..The use of integrated approaches, such as the geographical analysis of sequence variants, coupled with information on spatial dynamics will become indispensable aids in understanding patterns of disease emergence...
  8. pmc Treatment center and geographic variability in pre-ESRD care associate with increased mortality
    William M McClellan
    Emory University School of Medicine, Renal Division, Rollins School of Public Health, Room 476, 1518 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    J Am Soc Nephrol 20:1078-85. 2009
    ..Targeting these disparities could have substantial clinical impact, because the absence of > or = 6 mo of pre-ESRD care by a nephrologist is associated with a higher risk for death...
  9. pmc An examination of exposure measurement error from air pollutant spatial variability in time-series studies
    Stefanie E Sarnat
    Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 20:135-46. 2010
    ..Overall, our findings lend support to the use of pollutant data from urban central sites to assess population exposures within geographically dispersed study populations in Atlanta and similar cities...
  10. pmc Short-term associations between ambient air pollutants and pediatric asthma emergency department visits
    Matthew J Strickland
    Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 182:307-16. 2010
    ..To advance understanding of these relationships, further characterization of the dose-response and pollutant lag effects are needed, as are investigations of pollutant species beyond the commonly measured criteria pollutants...
  11. pmc Ambient air pollution and preterm birth: a time-series analysis
    Lyndsey A Darrow
    Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Epidemiology 20:689-98. 2009
    ..An emerging body of evidence suggests that ambient levels of air pollution during pregnancy are associated with preterm birth...
  12. pmc Dietary intake and its contribution to longitudinal organophosphorus pesticide exposure in urban/suburban children
    Chensheng Lu
    Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 116:537-42. 2008
    ..Because such exposure may cause adverse health effects, particularly in children, the sources and patterns of exposure need to be studied further...
  13. doi request reprint Modeling epilepsy disparities among ethnic groups in Philadelphia, PA
    David C Wheeler
    Department of Biostatistics, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Stat Med 27:4069-85. 2008
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  14. pmc A high-resolution genetic signature of demographic and spatial expansion in epizootic rabies virus
    Roman Biek
    Department of Biology and Center for Disease Ecology, Emory University, 1510 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:7993-8. 2007
    ..Such approaches will be of increasing relevance for understanding the epidemiology of emerging zoonotic diseases in a landscape context...
  15. pmc Metropolitan isolation segregation and Black-White disparities in very preterm birth: a test of mediating pathways and variance explained
    Michael R Kramer
    Emory University, Epidemiology, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Soc Sci Med 71:2108-16. 2010
    ..Our findings highlight the importance of isolation segregation for the high-burden outcome of very preterm birth, but unexplained excess risk for prematurity among Black women is substantial...
  16. ncbi request reprint The geography of power: statistical performance of tests of clusters and clustering in heterogeneous populations
    Lance A Waller
    Department of Biostatistics, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Stat Med 25:853-65. 2006
    ..We illustrate these concepts via induction of artificial clusters within the observed incidence of severe cardiac birth defects in Santa Clara County, CA in 1981...
  17. pmc A method for detection of residual confounding in time-series and other observational studies
    W Dana Flanders
    Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Epidemiology 22:59-67. 2011
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  18. ncbi request reprint Modelling of cardiac imaging data with spatial correlation
    F Dubois Bowman
    Department of Biostatistics, The Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Stat Med 23:965-85. 2004
    ..We apply the model to data from serial SPECT studies conducted while subjects were in both restful and stressful states approximately two days and one year following a myocardial infarction...
  19. pmc Seasonality of birth and implications for temporal studies of preterm birth
    Lyndsey A Darrow
    Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Epidemiology 20:699-706. 2009
    ..To illustrate, we describe the seasonal patterns of birth in Atlanta and demonstrate how these patterns could lead to confounding in time-series studies of seasonally-varying exposures and preterm birth...
  20. doi request reprint Small-area racial disparity in stroke mortality: an application of bayesian spatial hierarchical modeling
    Eric C Tassone
    Emory University, Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, corrected National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Epidemiology 20:234-41. 2009
    ..New insights may be gleaned by examining local, small-area patterns in racial disparities in stroke...
  21. ncbi request reprint Residual spatial correlation between geographically referenced observations: a Bayesian hierarchical modeling approach
    Heather A Boyd
    Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Epidemiology 16:532-41. 2005
    ..We present a Bayesian hierarchical model (BHM) approach that accounts for spatial correlation, and illustrate its strengths and weaknesses by applying this modeling approach to data on Wuchereria bancrofti infection in Haiti...
  22. pmc Targeted screening strategies to detect Trypanosoma cruzi infection in children
    Michael Z Levy
    Division of Parasitic Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 1:e103. 2007
    ..Vector control campaigns disrupt transmission of T. cruzi, but without timely diagnosis, children infected prior to vector control often miss the window of opportunity for effective chemotherapy...
  23. pmc Differential West Nile fever ascertainment in the United States: a multilevel analysis
    Benjamin J Silk
    Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 83:795-802. 2010
    ..56, 95% CI = 0.31-0.99) and Hispanics (OR = 0.69, 95% CI = 0.48-0.98) than among Whites. Ascertainment was more complete when testing and reporting were enhanced, but differentially incomplete for minorities...
  24. doi request reprint Dry season production of filariasis and dengue vectors in American Samoa and comparison with wet season production
    Barrot H Lambdin
    Department of Global Environmental Health, Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 81:1013-9. 2009
    ..The high productivity for Ae. polynesiensis and Ae. aegypti pupae during the wet and dry seasons suggests that dengue and lymphatic filariasis transmission can occur throughout the year, consistent with the reporting of dengue cases...
  25. pmc Periurban Trypanosoma cruzi-infected Triatoma infestans, Arequipa, Peru
    Michael Zachary Levy
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 3724, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 12:1345-52. 2006
    ..cruzi-infected triatomines were clustered. Keeping small animals in wire mesh cages could facilitate control of T. infestans in this densely populated urban environment...
  26. pmc A priori prediction of disease invasion dynamics in a novel environment
    Colin A Russell
    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 271:21-5. 2004
    ..These results have general implications for predicting future pathogen invasions and evaluating potential containment strategies...
  27. pmc Predicting the spatial dynamics of rabies epidemics on heterogeneous landscapes
    David L Smith
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland, 115 Howard Hall, 660 West Redwood Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 99:3668-72. 2002
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Research Grants9

  1. Spatial Statistics for Disease Ecology
    Lance A Waller; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....
  2. STATISTICAL METHODS TO ASSESS ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE
    Lance Waller; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ....