Mark Schluchter, PhD

Professor, Emeritus | 216.368.2651 | Wood Bldg. WG-82M


Ph.D. Biostatistics, University of California , Los Angeles, 1982
M.S. Biostatistics, University of California , Los Angeles, 1979


2002 Elected Fellow of the American Statistical Association

Research Interests

General design and analysis of clinical trials and epidemiologic studies;
Methods for the analysis of longitudinal and incomplete data;
Joint modeling of longitudinal and time-to-event data;
Areas of focus: Cancer, Cystic Fibrosis, Pediatrics; Pulmonology

Courses Taught

EPBI 450: Clinical Trials and Intervention Studies

EPBI 436: Essence of Multilevel Modeling

Selected Recent Publications

1. Schluchter MD, Piccorelli AV. Shared parameter models for joint analysis of longitudinal and survival data with left truncation due to delayed entry – Applications to cystic fibrosis. Statistical Methods in Medical Research. 2018 Jan 1:962280218764193. doi: 10.1177/0962280218764193. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 29618290

2. Cooper GS, Koroukian SM, Schluchter M, Kou TD, Dor A. Cancer preventive services, socioeconomic status and the Affordable Care Act. Cancer 2017 123: 1585-1589. PMCID: PMC5400670

3. Yu AC, Badve C, Ponsky LE, Pahwa S, Rogers M, Margevicius S, Schluchter M, Tabayoyong W, Abouassaly R, McGivney D, Griswold M A, Gulani V. Development of a combined magnetic resonance fingerprinting and diffusion exam for prostate cancer. Radiology 2017 283: 729-738. PMCID: PMC5452885

4. Cummings, LC, Kou TD, Schluchter M, Chak A, Cooper GS. Outcomes after endoscopic versus surgical therapy for early esophageal cancers in an older population. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2016 84: 232-240. PMCID: PMC4949078

5. Meropol NM, Wong Y, Albrecht T, Manne S, Miller SM, Flamm A, Benson AB, Buzaglo J, Collins M, Egleston B, Fleisher L, Katz M, Kinzy T, Liu T, Margevicius S, Miller DM, Poole D, Raivitch S, Roach N, Ross E, Schluchter M. Randomized trial of a web-based intervention to address barriers to clinical trials. Journal of Clinical Oncology 2016 34(5):469-78. PMCID: 4872012

6. Wong YN, Schluchter MD, Albrecht T, Benson A, Buzaglo J,Collins M, Flamm AL,Fleisher L, Katz M, Ktnzy TG, Liu TM, Manne S, Margevicus S, Miller DM, Miller SM, Poole D, Raivitch S, Roach N, Ross E, Meropol N. Financial concerns and psychosocial factors associated with decision making about clinical trials. Journal of Clinical Oncology 2016 34: 479-867. PMCID: 4872013

7. Cooper GS, Kou TD, Dor A, Schluchter MD, Dor A, Koroukian SM. Changes in receipt of cancer screening in medicare beneficiaries following the Affordable Care Act. Journal of the National Cancer Institute 2015 108 (5):djv374. PMCID: PMC4849805

8. Ponsky L, Lo S, Zhang Y, Schluchter M, Liu Y, Patel R, Aboussaly R, Welford S, Gulani V, Haaga JR, Machtay M, Ellis RJ. Phase I dose-escalation study of stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) for poor surgical candidates with localized renal cell carcinoma. Radiotherapy and Oncology 2015 117: 183-187. PMID: 26362723

9. Taylor HG, Margevicius S, Schluchter MD, Andreias L, Hack M. Persisting behavior problems in extremely low birth weight adolescents. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 2015 36: 178-187. PMCID: PMC4382381

10. Palmer JB, Lane D, Mayo D, Schluchter M, Leeming R. Music therapy reduces anxiety in women undergoing ambulatory breast surgery for cancer diagnosis and treatment: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Clinical Oncology 2015 33:3162-3168. PMCID: PMC4979095

11. Mansour JM, Gu DM, Chung CY, Heebner J, Athans J, Abdalian S, Schluchter MD, Liu Y, Welter JF. Towards the feasibility of using ultrasound to determine mechanical properties of tissues in a sealed bioreactor. Annals of Biomedical Engineering 2014 42: 2190-202. PMCID: PMC5088715

12. Nock NL, Dimitopoulos A, Rao SM, Flask CA, Schluchter M, Zanotti KM, Rose PG, Kirwan JP, Alberts J. Rationale and design of REWARD (Revving-Up Exercise for Sustained Weight Loss by Altering Neurological Reward and Drive): A randomized trial in obese endometrial cancer survivors. Contemporary Clinical Trials 2014 39: 236-45. PMCID: PMC4294324

13. Gutgsell KJ, DeGolia PA, McLaughlin B, Harris M, Mecklenberg J, Wiencek C, Schluchter M, Margevicius S. Music therapy reduces pain in palliative care patients: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 2013 45: 822-31. PMID: 23017609

14. Piccorelli AP, Schluchter MD. Jointly modeling the relationship between longitudinal and survival data subject to left truncation with applications to cystic fibrosis. Statistics in Medicine 2012 31: 3931-45. PMCID: PMC5551379

15. Hack M, Schluchter M, Andreias L, Margevicius S, Taylor HG, Drotar D, Cuttler L. Change in prevalence of chronic conditions between childhood and adolescence among extremely low-birth-weight children. JAMA 2011 306: 394-401. PMCID: PMC3575170

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