John M. Lachin
Professor of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Dr. Lachin is Research Professor of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, and of Statistics, formerly with tenure 1987-2014; and former Director of The Biostatistics Center from 1988-2000 and 2010-12. Dr. Lachin was the founding director of the GWU graduate program in Biostatistics and Epidemiology and mentored 15 doctoral students in Statistics, Biostatistics or Epidemiology. Dr. Lachin no longer teaches.
Dr. Lachin is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association, the Royal Statistical Society, and the Society for Clinical Trials for which he also served as President.
Dr. Lachin authored 5 books including Biostatistical Methods (Wiley, Second Edition, 2011) and Randomization in Clinical Trials (co-author, Wiley, Second Edition, 2016), 90 methodological papers (67 peer-reviewed), and over 260 peer-reviewed scientific papers. Per Google Scholar, as of 2/7/2019, his H-Index was 81, meaning that 81 of his peer reviewed authored papers had been cited at least 81 times. His i10-Index was 180 and his papers had received 82,629 citations. The H-index of his methodology papers alone is 30.
His recent co-authored medical papers include the demonstration that intensive treatment of type 1 diabetes leading to near normal levels of glucose can reduce mortality and the progression or retinal and renal microvascular complications during the EDIC study, the phenomenon of metabolic memory that was first reported in a landmark paper in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) in 2000 for which Dr. Lachin was the lead author. He is an author of 18 papers in the NEJM.
Recent methodological publications include description of the Wei-Lachin multivariate one-directional test for multiple outcomes; and its application to composite outcomes.
Current BSC Projects
Principal Investigator, Data Coordinating Center for the study of the Epidemiology of Diabetes Interventions and Complications (EDIC: 1996 - 2022)
Principal Investigator, Glycemia Reduction Approaches for Diabetes: A Comparative Effectiveness Study (GRADE: 2012-2022), both funded by the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the National Institutes of Health.
Biostatistical Methods 2000
Biostatistical Methods 2011
Position Type: Research Faculty