Stephen Cole, PhD

Stephen ColeProfessor and Director of Graduate Studies


Curriculum Vitae

2105E Mcgavran-Greenberg Hall
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Harvard University
University of South Florida
Postdoctoral Fellow, Preventive Medicine
PhD, Epidemiology


EPID 722 Advanced Epidemiologic Methods

Research Interests

I am interested in infectious diseases, primarily HIV, and cancer.

Research Activities

I work on study designs (e.g., randomized trials, observational studies) and analyses that accurately estimate parameters of central interest to population-health scientists.

Key publications

Cole et al. Maximum likelihood, profile likelihood and penalized likelihood: a primer. American Journal of Epidemiology 2014; 179: 252-260

Cole et al. Occupational asbestos exposure and lung cancer mortality using the g formula. American Journal of Epidemiology 2013; 177: 989-996

Cole et al. Bayesian posterior distributions without Markov Chains. American Journal of Epidemiology 2012; 175: 368-375

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