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H. Lester Kirchner, PhD

Senior Investigator

Director, Biostatistics
Director, Biostatistics Core
Associate Professor (Adjunct), Temple University, School of Medicine


Center for Health Research
100 North Academy Avenue
Danville, PA 17822
Phone: 570-214-8125
Fax: 570-214-5170


PhD, University of Iowa,


Biostatistics, Epidemiology


General Biostatistics, Longitudinal data analysis, Clinical trials, Comparative Effectiveness


Mandalakas AM, Kirchner HL, Walzl G, Gie RP, Schaaf HS, Cotton MF, Grewal HM, Hesseling AC. (2015 Jan 26). Optimizing the Detection of Recent Tuberculosis Infection in Children in a High TB-HIV Burden Setting. Am J Respir Crit Care Med , Epub ahead of print.   

Nichols GA, Schroeder EB, Karter AJ, Gregg EW, Desai J, Lawrence JM, O'Connor PJ, Xu S, Newton KM, Raebel MA, Pathak RD, Waitzfelder B, Segal J, Lafata JE, Butler MG, Kirchner HL, Thomas A, Steiner JF; SUPREME-DM Study Group. (2015, Jan). Trends in Diabetes Incidence Among 7 Million Insured Adults, 2006-2011: The SUPREME-DM Project. Am J Epidemiol. , 181(1):32-9.   

Smelser DT, Tromp G, Elmore JR, Kuivaniemi H, Franklin DP, Kirchner HL, Carey DJ. (2014, Dec). Population risk factor estimates for abdominal aortic aneurysm from electronic medical records: a case control study. BMC Cardiovasc Disord , 14:174.   

Newman ED, Lerch V, Billet J, Berger A, Kirchner HL. (2014, Nov). Improving the Quality of Care of Patients with Rheumatic Disease Using Patient-Centric Electronic Redesign Software. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) , Epub ahead of print.   

Perkins RM, Rahman A, Bucaloiu ID, Norfolk E, DiFilippo W, Hartle JE, Kirchner HL. (2013, Dec). Readmission after hospitalization for heart failure among patients with chronic kidney disease: a prediction model. Clin Nephrol , 80(6):433-40.   

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