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Marian R. Fisher

Distinguished Scientist, Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics
PhD, 1972, George Washington University
 
215 WARF
610 Walnut Street
Madison, WI 53726-2397
Phone: 608-263-7390
Fax: 608-263-0415
 
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Research Interests
Multicenter clinical trials, monitoring of clinical trial data for benefit/ risk and for protocol adherence.
 
Selected Publications

Fisher M, Roecker E, and DeMets D. The role of an independent statistical analysis center in the industry-modified National Institutes of Health model Drug Information Journal 35:115-129, 2001.

Langer A, Fisher M, Califf R, Goodman S, O'Connor C, Harrington R, Fuster V for the CARS Investigators. Higher rates of coronary angiography and revascularization following myocardial infarction may be associated with greater survival in the United States than in Canada Canadian Journal of Cardiology 15:1095-1102, 1999.

Perkins T and Fisher M. When is "final"? Guest Editorial Ophthalmology 105:395-296, 1998.

Davis D, Fisher M, Gangnon R, Barton F, Aiello L, Chew E, Ferris F, Knatterud G for the Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study Research Group. Risk factors for high-risk proliferative diabetic retinopathy and severe visual loss: Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study Report #18. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science 39:233-252, 1998.

Coumadin Aspirin Reinfarction Study (CARS) Investigators. Randomised double-blind trial of fixed low dose warfarin with aspirin after myocardial infarction. Lancet 350:389-396, 1997.

ALS CNTF Treatment Study Group. A double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial of subcutaneous recombinant human ciliary neurotrophic factor (rHCNTF) in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Neurology 46:1244-1249, 1996.

Pendergast J, Gange S, Lindstrom M, Newton M, Palta M, and Fisher M. A survey of methods for analyzing clustered binary data. International Statistical Review 64:89-118, 1996.

Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study Research Group. Focal photocoagulation treatment of diabetic macular edema - Relationship of treatment effect to fluoreschein angiographic and other retinal characteristics at baseline: ETDRS Report 19, Archives of Ophthalmology, 113:1144-1155, 1995.

The Ischemic Optic Neuropathy Decompression Trial Research Group. Optic nerve decompression surgery for nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION) is not effective and may be harmful. Journal of the American Medical Association, 273:625-632, 1995.

Beck RW, Cleary PA, Anderson MM, Keltner JL, Schults WT, Kaufman DI, Buckley EG, Corbett JJ, Kupersmith MJ, Miller NR, Savino PJ, Guy JR, Trobe JD, McCrary JA, Smith CH, Chrousos GA, Thompson HS, Katz BJ, Brodsky MC, Goodwin JA, Atwell CW and the Optic Neuritis Study Group. A randomized controlled trial of corticosteroids in the treatment of acute optic neuritis. New England Journal of Medicine, 326:581-588, 1992.

Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study Research Group. Fluorescein angiographic risk factors for progression of diabetic retinopathy: ETDRS Report Number 13. Ophthalmology, 98(suppl):834-840, 1991.

Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study Research Group. Fundus photographic risk factors for progression of diabetic retinopathy: ETDRS Report Number 12. Ophthalmology, 98(suppl):823-833, 1991.

Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study Research Group. Classification of diabetic retinopathy from fluorescein angiograms: ETDRS Report Number 11. Ophthalmology, 98(suppl):807-822, 1991.

Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study Research Group. Grading diabetic retinopathy from tereoscopic color fundus photographs - an extension of the modified Arlie House Classification: ETDRS Report Number 10. Ophthalmology, 98(suppl):786-806, 1991.

Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study Research Group. Early photocoagulation for diabetic retinopathy: ETDRS Report Number 9. Ophthalmology, 98(suppl):766-785, 1991.

Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study Research Group. Effects of aspirin treatment on diabetic retinopathy: ETDRS Report Number 8. Ophthalmology, 98(suppl):757-765, 1991.

Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study Research Group. Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study design and baseline patient characteristics: ETDRS Report Number 7. Ophthalmology, 98(suppl):741-756, 1991.

Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study Research Group. Photocoagulation for diabetic macular edema. Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study Report Number 1. Archives of Ophthalmology, 103:1796-1806, 1985.

Detre K, Kelsey S, Passamani E, Fisher M, Brensike J, Battaglini J, Richardson J, Loh I, Stone N, Aldrich R, Levy R, and Epstein S. Reliability of assessing change with sequential coronary angiography. American Heart Journal, 104:816-820, 1982.

Wu M, Fisher M, and DeMets D. Sample sizes for long-term medical trials with time-dependent dropout and event rates. Controlled Clinical Trials, 1:109-121, 1980.

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Courses Taught

Summer 2001, 2002. Statistics 643 (Practicum in Coordinating Center Methods)

 
 
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