Mendel E. Singer, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor, Vice Chair for Education | 216.368.1951 | Wood Bldg. WG-72


Ph.D. Case Western Reserve University (Operations Research), 1991
M.P.H. Case Western Reserve University, 2012
M.S. Case Western Reserve University (Operations Research), 1984
B.A. Rutgers University (Mathematics), 1981

Research Interests, Content Areas

Interpreting Diagnostic/Lab Testing
Opioid Overdose
Mental Health

Research Interests, Methodology

New Approaches to Interpreting Diagnostic/Lab Testing
Electronic health records with machine learning and natural language processing
Cost-Effectiveness Analysis, especially for Public Health Issues
School and Community Health Interventions

Recent Publications

1. Ward, MC, Shah, C, Adelstein, DJ, Geiger, JL, Miller, JA, Koyfman, SA, Singer, ME. Cost-effectiveness of nivolumab for recurrent or metastatic head and neck cancer☆. Oral Oncol. 2017; 74 : 49-55. PubMed PMID:29103751 .

2. Rose, J, Homa, L, Meropol, SB, Debanne, SM, Bielefeld, R, Hoyen, C, Singer, ME. Health impact and cost-effectiveness of a domestically-produced rotavirus vaccine in India: A model based analysisPLoS ONE 2017; 12 (11): e0187446. PubMed PMID:29099848 PubMed Central PMC5669435.

3. Slaughter, ME, Farris, C, Singer, MI, Smyth, KA, Singer, ME. Using Claims Data to Examine Hospital Readmission Risk in Patients With Schizophrenia and Comorbid Marijuana Use DisordersJ Stud Alcohol Drugs 2017; 78 (2): 278-286. PubMed PMID:28317509 .

4. *O’Rourke-Suchoff DK, Arora KS, Hildebrand VM, Singer ME. Exploring Maternal Attitudes Towards Adolescent Contraception:Implications for Use of LARC. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health. Date of Electronic Publication: 2017 Jun 09.

5. Schiltz, NK, Kaiboriboon, K, Koroukian, SM, Singer, ME, Love, TE. Long-term reduction of health care costs and utilization after epilepsy surgeryEpilepsia 2016; 57 (2): 316-24. PubMed PMID:26693701 PubMed Central PMC4744096.

6. Callier SL, Abudu R, Mehlman MJ, Singer ME, Neuhauser D, Caga-Anan C,
Wiesner GL. Ethical, legal, and social implications of personalized genomic medicine research: current literature and suggestions for the future. Bioethics.  2016 Nov;30(9):698-705. doi: 10.1111/bioe.12285.

7. Zein, JG, Menegay, MC, Singer, ME, Erzurum, SC, Gildea, TR, Cicenia, JC, Khatri, S, Castro, M, Udeh, BL. Cost effectiveness of bronchial thermoplasty in patients with severe uncontrolled asthma. J Asthma 2016; 53 (2): 194-200. PubMed PMID:26377375 .

8. Younossi ZM, Singer ME, Mir HM, Henry L, Hunt S. Impact of Interferon Free Regimens on Clinical and Cost Outcomes for Chronic Hepatitis C Genotype 1 Patients. Journal of Hepatology. 2014 Mar; Vol. 60 (3), pp. 530-7. PMID: 24269472

9. *Kagaayi  J; Gray RH; Whalen C; Fu P; Neuhauser D; McGrath JW; Sewankambo NK; Serwadda D; Kigozi G; Nalugoda F; Reynolds SJ; Wawer MJ; Singer ME. Indices to measure risk of HIV acquisition in Rakai, Uganda. PLoS One. 2014 Apr 04; Vol. 9 (4), pp. e92015. Date of Electronic Publication: 20140404 (Print Publication: 2014). PMCID: PMC3976261

10. *Musuuzu JS; Singer ME; MandalakasA; Katamba A. Key actors’ perspectives on cost-effectiveness analysis in Uganda: a cross-sectional survey. BMC Health Services Research [BMC Health Serv Res], ISSN: 1472-6963, 2014 Nov 4; Vol. 14 (1), pp. 539. PMID: 25363234

11. Moore-Schiltz L, Albert JM, Singer ME, Swain J, Nock NL. Dietary intake of calcium and magnesium and the metabolic syndrome in the National Health and Nutrition Examination (NHANES) 2001-2010 data. British Journal of Nutrition.  2015 Aug 11, pp. 1-12.