Michael D. Larsen, Research

Research Interests

Outline of Research Page

Statistical Theory and Methods

  1. Lachin, J.M., Bebu, I., Larsen, M.D., and Younes, N. (2018). Extension of the Closed Testing Principle. Biometrics. Submitted.
  2. Sun, W., Larsen, M.D., and Lachin, J.M. (2014). Methods for a Longitudinal Quantitative Outcome With a Multivariate Gaussian Distribution Multi-dimensionally Censored by Therapeutic Intervention. Statistics in Medicine. 33(8): 1288-1306.
  3. Paik, M., and Larsen, M.D. (2014). Handling nonignorable nonresponse with respondent modeling and the SIR algorithm. Journal Statistical Planning and Inference. 145: 179-189.
  4. Paik, M., and Larsen, M.D. (2013). Weight Adjustments For Fractional Regression Hot Deck Imputation. Communications in Statistics - Simulation and Computing. 42(7): 1514-1532.
  5. Kang, S.S., and Larsen, M.D. (2012). Tests of independence in incomplete multi-way tables using likelihood functions. Journal of the Korean Statistical Society, 41: 189-198.
  6. Larsen, M.D., and Huckett, J. (2012). Multimethod Synthetic Data Generation for Confientiality and Measurement of Disclosure Risk. International Journal of Information Privacy, Security and Integrity. 1(2/3): 184-204.
  7. Kang, S.S., Koehler, K.J., and Larsen, M.D. (2012). Fractional Imputation for Incomplete Two-Way Contingency Tables. Metrika. 75(5): 581-599.
  8. Kang, S.S., and Larsen, M.D. (2011). Tests of Independence with Incomplete Contingency Tables using Likelihood Functions. Journal of Data Science. 9(4): 487-500.
  9. Larsen, M.D. (2011). Discussion of \Calibrated Bayes" by R.J.A. Little. Statistical Science, 26(2): 175-178.
  10. Larsen, M.D., and Huckett, J. (2010). Measuring Disclosure Risk for Multimethod Synthetic Data Generation. IEEE International Conference on Privacy, Security, Risk and Trust. 808-815. [13% acceptance rate]
  11. Barnes, S.A., Larsen, M.D., Schroeder, D.R., Hanson, A., and Decker, P.A. (2010). Missing data assumptions and methods in a smoking cessation study. Addiction, 105, 3, 431-437.
  12. Lavelle, B., Larsen, M.D., and Gundersen, C. (2009). RESEARCH SYNTHESIS: Research strategies for surveys of American Indians. Public Opinion Quarterly. 73: 385-403.
  13. Larsen, M.D. (2008). Discussion of "Modeling and Predicting Probabilities with Outlooks": Prior information as prior observations and a mixture model. Statistica Sinica, 18, n1, 69-75.
  14. Larsen, M.D., and Lu, L. (2007). Comment on "Bayesian Checking of the Second Level of Hierarchical Models" by Bayarri and Castellanos: Cross-validated Posterior Predictive Checks Using Discrepancy Measures. Statistical Science, 22, n3, 359-362.
  15. Larsen, M.D. (2006). Ideas for Secure Record Linkage. Privacy in Statistical Databases 2006. [CDROM]. CENEX-SDC Conference. Rome, Italy.
  16. Lahiri, P., and Larsen, M.D. (2005). Regression analysis with linked data. Journal of the American Statistical Association, 100, 222-230.
  17. Larsen, M.D., and Liu, J. (2005). Factors affecting clustering of 0-1 data. Classification and Data Analysis 2005, editors S. Zani and A. Cerioli, Fifth Scientific Meeting of the Classification and Data Analysis Group of the Italian Statistical Society, 401-404.
  18. Larsen, M.D. (2005). Latent class analysis of 1997 NSF SESTAT survey data on science PhDs. Calcutta Statistical Association Bulletin, 56, 189-208.
  19. Larsen, M.D. (2004). Record linkage using finite mixture models. Applied Bayesian Modeling and Causal Inference from Incomplete-Data Perspectives, A. Gelman and X-L. Meng, editors. 309-318.
  20. Larsen, M.D. (2003). Estimation of small-area proportions using covariates and survey data. Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference, 112 (1-2), 89 - 98.
  21. Larsen, M.D. (2002). Impact of latent class clustering of NSF doctoral survey data on adjusted Rand index values. Statistics in Transition, 5 (5), 843-856.
  22. Larsen, M.D., and Rubin, D.B. (2001). Iterative automated record linkage using mixture models. Journal of the American Statistical Association, 96, 32-41.
  23. Chattopadhyay, M., Lahiri, P., Larsen, M.D., and Reimnitz, J. (1999). Composite estimation of drug prevalences for sub-state areas. Survey Methodology, 25, 81-86.
  24. Larsen, M.D. (1999). Analysis of a survey on smoking using propensity scores. Sankhya B, Special Issue on Survey Sampling, 61, 91-105.
  25. Hsieh, F.Y., Bloch, D.A., and Larsen, M.D. (1998). A simple method for sample size calculation for linear and logistic regression. Statistics in Medicine, 17, 1623-1634.

Collaborative Applications

  1. Reichert, C., Cervato, C., Niederhauser, D., and Larsen, M.D. (2015). Understanding Atmospheric Carbon Budgets: Teaching Students Conservation of Mass. Journal of Geoscience Education, 63: 222-232.
  2. Mahshie, J., Core, C., and Larsen, M.D. (2015). Perception-Production of speech contrasts by deaf children with cochlear implants.Ear and Hearing. 36(6): 653-663.
  3. Larsen, C.D., Larsen, M.D., Ambrose, T., Degano, R., Gallo, L., Cardo, V.A., Jr. (2016). Efficacy of a Pre-natal Oral Health Program: Follow-up with Mothers and their Children. New York State Dental Journal, 82(3): 15-20.
  4. Core, C., Larsen, M.D., Wilson, J., and Mashie, J. (2014). Assessing speech perception in young children with cochlear implants using a hybrid visual habituation paradigm and a Bayesian linear model. Ear and Hearing, 35(5): 555-564.
  5. Larsen, C.D., Larsen, M.D., Kim, M., Yang, E., and Cunningham, R. (2014). Efficacy of Dental Treatment of School Children during Dental Outreach in Jamaica. New York State Dental Journal. August/September, 40-45.
  6. Bianchi, S., Stimpson, C.D., Duka, T., Larsen, M.D., Janssen, W.G., Collins, Z., Bauernfeind, A.L., Schapiro, S.J., Baze, W.B., McArthur, M.J., Hopkins, W.D., Wildman, D.E., Lipovich, L., Kuzawa, C.W., Jacobs, B., Hof, P.R., and Sherwood, C.C. (2013). Synaptogenesis and development of pyramidal neuron dendritic morphology in the chimpanzee neocortex. PNAS. 2013 Jun 18;110 Suppl 2:10395-401.
  7. Reichert, C., Cervato, C., Larsen, M., Niederhauser, D. (2014). Conceptions of atmospheric carbon budgets: Undergraduate Students' Perceptions of Mass Balance. Journal of Geoscience Education. 62(3): 460-468.
  8. Larsen, C.D., Larsen, M.K., Larsen, M.D., Im, C., Moursi, A.M., and Nonken, M. (2012). Impact of an interdisciplinary concert series on stress and work-life balance in a Dental College. Music and Medicine. 4(3): 177-187.
  9. Vogel, E.R., Knott, C.D., Crowley, B.E., Blakely, M.D., Dominy, N.J., and Larsen, M.D. (2012). Bornean orangutans at the brink of protein bankruptcy. Biology Letters. 8(3): 333-336.
  10. Vogel, E.R., Crowley, B.E., Knott, C.D., Blakely, M.D., Larsen, M.D., and Dominy, N.J. (2012). A Non-invasive Method for Quantifying Nitrogen Balance in Free-Ranging Primates. International Journal of Primatology. 33(3): 567-587.
  11. C. Cervato, W. A. Gallus, Jr., P. Boysen, and M. Larsen. (2011). Dynamic Weather Forecaster: results of the testing of a collaborative, on-line educational platform for weather forecasting. Earth Science Informatics, 4(4): 181-189.
  12. Wich, S., Vogel, E.R., Larsen, M.D., Marshall, A.J., Fredricksson, G., Leighton, M., Yeager, C.P., Brearly, F.Q., and van Schaik, C.P. (2011). A Comparison of Forest Fruit Production between Sumatra and Borneo. PLOS ONE. 6(6): e21278.
  13. Parham, T.L., Cinzia, C., Gallus, W., Larsen, M., Hobbs, J., and Greenbowe, T. (2011). Does Students' Source of Knowledge Affect Their Understanding of Volcanic Systems? Journal of College Science Teaching, 4(1): 14-19.
  14. Parham, T.L., Jr., Cervato, C., Gallus, W.A., Jr., Larsen, M.D., Stelling, P., Hobbs, J., Greenbowe, T., Gupta, T., Knox, J.A., and Gill, T.E. (2010). The InVEST Volcanic Concept Survey: Exploring Student Understanding About Volcanoes. Journal of Geoscience Education. 58, 213-223.
  15. C. Cervato, W. Gallus, P. Boysen, and M. Larsen. (2009). Today's forecast: higher thinking with a chance of conceptual growth - A dynamic, web-based weather forecasting exercise. Eos. 90(20): 175-176.
  16. Larsen, C.D., Larsen, M.D., Handwerker, L., Kim, M.S., and Rosenthal, M. (2009). A comparison of school-based and community-based dental clinics. Journal of School Health. 79 (3): 116-122.
  17. Guy, B., Sitlington, P.L., Larsen, M.D., and Frank, A.R. (2009). Preparation for Employment: What Are High Schools Offering? Career Development for Exceptional Individuals. 32(1): 30-41.
  18. Fletcher, C. N., C. Gundersen, M. Larsen, S. Nusser (2008), 'Consumer views on the biofuel industry: does proximity matter?', Consumer Interests Annual, 54, 185-186.
  19. Harding, C., Cervato C., Larsen, M.D., Windom, K.E., Dawson, J. (2008) Exploring the use of 3-D computer graphics for teaching relative geologic time concepts in large introductory geology classes. Teaching Earth Sciences (UK), Vol. 33, Issue 2, pp 19-22.
  20. Larsen, C.D., Stavisky, E., Larsen, M.D., and Rosenbaum, M. (2007). Children's Fingernail hygiene and length as predictors of carious teeth. The New York State Dental Journal, 73, 2, 33-37.

Statistical Education and Literacy

See the publications link on my
teaching page.

Books Reviews

  1. Larsen, M.D. (2008). Book review of Data Qualtiy and Record Linkage Techniques, by T.N. Herzog, F.J. Scheuren, and W.E. Winkler. Journal of Official Statistics, 24, 2, 327-330.
  2. Larsen, M.D. (2006). Book review of Panel and Longitudinal Data: Analysis and Applications in the Social Sciences, by E.W. Frees. Journal of the American Statistical Association, 101, 402.
  3. Larsen, M.D. (2004). Book review of Cross-Cultural Survey Methods, Wiley, by J.A. Harkness, F.J.R. van de Vijver, and P.Ph. Mohler. Journal of the American Statistical Association, 99, 907.
  4. Larsen, M.D. (2002). Book review of The Psychology of Survey Response, by R. Tourangeau, L.J. Rips, and K. Rasinski. Journal of the American Statistical Association, 97, 358-359.

Reviews for Mathematical Reviews

Search for MR Number at http://www.ams.org/mathscinet: My MR Author ID Number is 710977.
  1. MR3145114, review published in 2014-07-14.
  2. MR3256058, review published in 2015-09-18.
  3. MR3261606, review published in 2015-09-17.
  4. MR3391696, review published in 2016-01-07.
  5. MR3426315, review published in 2016-04-26.
  6. MR3477741, review published in 2016-12-09.
  7. MR3552742, review submitted 2017.
  8. MR3625952, review submitted 2017.

Study Publications [Contribution Noted]

While at GW's Biostatistics Center, I contributed to several publications by serving on the publications and presentations committee and statisticians committees. I am not listed as an individual author, but was part of the research group. 2014-2017. For DPPOS publications official list, see https://dppos.bsc.gwu.edu/web/dppos/publications.

  • Nathan DM, McGee P, Ste es MW, Lachin JM, and the DCCT/EDIC Research Group. Relationship of glycated albumin to blood glucose and glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) values and to retinopathy, nephropathy and cardiovascular outcomes in the DCCT/EDIC study. Diabetes 2014, 63(1):282-290. PMCID:3868040. [Contribution: statistician on project; methods for statistical analysis with missing blood glucose and other values.]
  • Some publications in 2017 by the Diabetes Prevention Program Research Group (DPPRG). [Contribution: PI; Senior Statistician; Publication and Presentations Committee.]
  • Some publications in 2016 by the Diabetes Prevention Program Research Group (DPPRG). [Contribution: PI; Senior Statistician; Publication and Presentations Committee.]
  • Twelve publications in 2015 by the Diabetes Prevention Program Research Group (DPPRG). [Contribution: PI; Senior Statistician; Publication and Presentations Committee.]
  • Nine publications in 2014 by the Diabetes Prevention Program Research Group (DPPRG). [Contribution: PI; Senior Statistician; Publication and Presentations Committee.]

Miscellaneous Writing

  1. Judson, D.H., Parker, J., and Larsen, M.D. (2013). Adjusting sampling weights for linkage-eligibility using SUDAAN. National Center for Health Statistics, Hyattsville Maryland. May 2013. Official NCHS online document.
  2. National Research Council. (2011). Change and the 2020 Census: Not Whether But How. Panel to Review the 2010 Census (Member: Larsen). T.M. Cook, J.L. Norwood, and D.L. Cork, eds. Committee on National Statistics, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.
  3. Larsen, M.D. (1999). Identifying residents in administrative records that do not match the Census. Turning Administrative Systems Into Information Systems. Internal Revenue Service, Statistics of Income Publication 1299.
  4. Larsen, M.D. (1999). Predicting the residency status for administrative records that do not match census records. Administrative Records Research Memorandum Series, #20, Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce.


See the link to
non refereed publications.

Reports and White Papers

See the link to reports and white papers.