Mark E. Glickman, PhD
|Institution||Boston University School of Public Health|
|Department||Health Policy & Management|
|Address||200 Springs Rd|
Bedford MA 01730
|Institution||Bedford VA - Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial VA Hosp|
|Institution||Boston Medical Center|
Mark Glickman, who joined the Health Policy and Management Department in September 2003, is Research Professor, and Senior Statistician at the Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economics Research. He is well-known for inventing several rating systems for competitors in games and sports. Mark has had a long-standing interest in the application of statistical methods to rating tournament chess players, and has been chair of the U.S. Chess Federation's Ratings Committee over fifteen years. His recent statistical work includes developing methods for identifying differential item functioning in health instruments, latent variables models for measuring reaction time data in cognitive psychology experiments, and Bayesian optimal design for tournaments and competition. His work in health services included the determination of a plausibility index used to identify aberrant assessments of nursing home patients and facilities as a means of quality control, statistical modeling of automobile crash data for monitoring safety of airbags, and modeling physician treatment behavior for diabetes and hypertensive patients. Mark is also the editor of "Here's to your Health" column in Chance magazine.
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