Nicholas G. Reich

Professional Title: 
Assistant Professor
Department: 
Biostatistics
Telephone: 
413-545-4534
Campus Address: 
326 Arnold House
Education: 

B.A., Carleton College; Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University; Postdoctoral, Johns Hopkins University

Area(s) of Specialization: 

infectious disease modeling, cluster-randomized trials

Research Description: 

My primary research interests are in developing models for complex and dynamic disease systems, developing statistical methods that can draw accurate inferences from disease surveillance data, and optimizing design and analysis strategies for cluster-randomized studies. As a teacher and a collaborator, I focus on creating reproducible research and on communicating statistical results and concepts clearly and intuitively. I also spend a lot of time thinking about what makes for effective data visualization.

Key Publications: 

Reich NG, Lessler J, Cummings DAT, Brookmeyer R. Estimating case fatality ratios from infectious disease surveillance data. 2012. Biometrics.

Reich NG, Myers JA, Obeng D, Milstone AM, Perl TM. Empirical power and sample size calculations for cluster-randomized and cluster-randomized crossover studies. 2012. PLoS ONE 7(4): e35564.

Reich NG, Lessler J, Chu H, Cole SR. Commentary: Identifying the asymptomatic ratio. 2011. Epidemiology. 22(3):333-335.

Lessler J, Reich NG, Cummings DAT and The DOHMH Swine Influenza Investigation Team. Outbreak of 2009 Pandemic Influenza A (H1N1) at a New York City School. 2009. New England Journal of Medicine. 361(27):2628-2636.

Lessler J, Reich NG, Brookmeyer R, Perl TM, Nelson KE, Cummings DAT. A systematic review of the incubation periods of acute respiratory viral infections. 2009. Lancet Infectious Diseases. 9(5):291--300.


Nicholas Reich Curriculum Vitae