Gary Koch, PhD
Gary Koch, PhD, DSc (Hon), is professor of biostatistics and Director of the Biometric Consulting Laboratory at UNC-CH, where he has served on the faculty since 1968.
His principal research interest is the development of statistical methodology for the analysis of categorical data and its corresponding applications to a wide range of settings in the health sciences. He has an extensive record of publication in statistics and in collaborative work in health sciences research. The topics which are addressed by his publications include crossover studies, multi-center studies, longitudinal (multi-visit) studies, rank methods for ordered outcomes, covariance analysis and adverse experience data analysis.
Dr. Koch has previously served on the editorial boards of The American Statistician, Biometrics, Drug Information Journal and Technometrics, and he is currently a member of the editorial boards for Statistics in Medicine and The Journal of Biopharmaceutical Statistics.
Honors and Awards
2012 W.J. Dixon Award for Excellence in Statistical Consulting
2012, American Statistical Association (ASA)
Greenberg Alumni Endowment Award from the Gillings School of Global Public Health
2012, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Professional Achievement Award for Distinguished Career Accomplishments
2011, Ohio State University Alumni Association, Inc.
Outstanding Service Award
1993, Drug Information Association
Recipient of The Spiegelman Award
1974, American Public Health Association
Analysis of categorical data
Clinical trials methodology
Non-parametric multivariate inference
June 1971: Consultant, Office of International Statistical Programs, NCHS (DHEW)
1971-1984: Consultant, Office of Defects Investigation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (DOT)
1973-1975: Consultant, Manual on Standards for Review Statistical Reports, Office of Statistical Methods, NCHS (DHEW)
1973-1977: Member, Dental Study Section, Division of Research Grants, NIH (DHEW)
1974-1977: Statistical Expert, Bureau of Drugs, FDA (DHEW)
1975-1978: Member, Committee on Research on Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice, Assembly of Behavioral and Social Sciences, National Research Council (NRC)
1976-1978: Consultant, Consumer Product Safety Commission Bureau of Epidemiology
1976-1980: Consultant, Alaska Judicial Council
1981-1984: Member, Committee on National Statistics, Assembly of Behavioral and Social Sciences, NRC
1984-1987: Member, Panel on Statistics for an Aging Population, Committee on National Statistics, Assembly of Behavioral and Social Sciences, NRC
1983-1987: Consultant, Circulatory Systems Devices Panel, National Center for Devices and Radiological Health, FDA
1987-1991: Consultant, National Vietnam Veteran Readjustment Study, Veterans Administration
1970-1974: Book Review Editor for Technometrics
1975-1979: Associate Editor for Biometrics
1975-1977: Member, Regional Committee on ENAR Biometric Society
1975: ENAR Biometric Society Program Chairman for Annual Meeting
1977: American Statistical Association Program Chairman for Annual Meeting
1976-1977: Associate Editor, The American Statistician
1980: Chairman, American Statistical Association Biometric Section
1981-1984: Editor, The American Statistician
1980-1986: Visiting Lecturer Program, Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies
1985-1986: Member, Editorial Board, Drug Information Journal
1985-1989: Co-Chairman, American Statistical Association Sesquicentennial Committee
1989-present: Member, Editorial Board, Statistics in Medicine
1990-present: Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Biopharmaceutical Statistics
1990, 1991: Guest Editor, Drug Information Journal, Volume 24, No. 2, Volume 25, No. 3
1990-1991: Member, Board of Directors, Drug Information Association
1990-1991: Program Chair, Section on Survey Research Methods, American Statistical Association
1992: Program Chair, Drug Information Association, Workshop on Statistical Issues
1993-2001: Program Committee, Drug Information Association Annual Meeting
1993: Guest Editor, Drug Information Journal, Volume 27, No. 3 September1993Chairman, Scientific
Committee, Statistical Methods in Biopharmacy Conference in Paris, France
1994: Chairman, Fisher Lecture Award Committee, Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies
1995-2012: Member, Editorial Board, Drug Information Journal
2002: Program Chair, Drug Information Association Annual Meeting
2002-present: Member, Editorial Board, Pharmaceutical Statistics
2004-2008: Data and Safety Monitoring Board, VA/NIH Acute Renal Failure Trial Network (ATN) Study, Intensive vs Conventional Renal Support in Acute Renal Failure (VA Cooperative Study #530)
Neurobehavioral functioning and survival following lung transplantation. James Blumenthal, J Blumenthal, Robert Carney, R Carney, R. Davis, R Davis, Kenneth Freedland, K Freedland, Benson Hoffman, B Hoffman, Gary Koch, G Koch, Tereza Martinu, T Martinu, C. O'Hayer, C O'Hayer, Scott Palmer, S Palmer, Todd Schwartz, T Schwartz, Patrick Smith, P Smith, Elbert Trulock, E Trulock (2014). Chest, 145(3), 604-611.
A multiple imputation method for sensitivity analyses of time-to-event data with possibly informative censoring. Mirza Ali, Amy Herring, Gary Koch, Yue Zhao, Haibo Zhou (2014). Journal of Biopharmaceutical Statistics, 24(2), 229-253.
An overview of statistical planning to address subgroups in confirmatory clinical trials. Gary Koch, Todd Schwartz (2014). Journal of Biopharmaceutical Statistics, 24(1), 72-93.
Neurobehavioral functioning and survival following lung transplantation. James Blumenthal, Robert Carney, R. Davis, Kenneth Freedland, Benson Hoffman, Gary Koch, Tereza Martinu, C. O'Hayer, Scott Palmer, Todd Schwartz, Patrick Smith, Elbert Trulock (2014). Chest, 145(3), 604-611.
Sensitivity Analysis for Withdrawals in Grouped Time-to-Event Data. Gary Koch, John Preisser, Yue Zhao (2014). Statistics in Biopharmaceutical Research, 6(1), 41-54.
Director, Biometric Consulting Laboratory
- PhD, Statistics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1968
- MS, Industrial Engineering, Ohio State University, 1963
- BS, Mathematics, Ohio State University, 1962