Mark D. Schluchter , PhD

Professor Emeritus
Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences
School of Medicine
Department of Pediatrics
School of Medicine
Developmental Therapeutics Program
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

Teaching Information

Courses Taught

EPBI 450: Clinical Trials and Intervention Studies
EPBI 436: Essence of Multilevel Modeling

Research Information

Research Interests

  • General design and analysis of clinical trials and epidemiologic studies
  • Methods for the analysis of longitudinal and incomplete data
  • Joint modeling of longitudinal and time-to-event data
  • Pulmonology

Areas of focus: Cancer, Cystic Fibrosis, Pediatrics 

Awards and Honors

Elected Fellow
American Statistical Association


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Schluchter MD, Piccorelli AV. Shared parameter models for joint analysis of longitudinal and survival data with left truncation due to delayed entry – Applications to cystic fibrosis. Statistical Methods in Medical Research. 2018 Jan 1:962280218764193. doi: 10.1177/0962280218764193. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 29618290

Cooper GS, Koroukian SM, Schluchter M, Kou TD, Dor A. Cancer preventive services, socioeconomic status and the Affordable Care Act. Cancer 2017 123: 1585-1589. PMCID: PMC5400670

Yu AC, Badve C, Ponsky LE, Pahwa S, Rogers M, Margevicius S, Schluchter M, Tabayoyong W, Abouassaly R, McGivney D, Griswold M A, Gulani V. Development of a combined magnetic resonance fingerprinting and diffusion exam for prostate cancer. Radiology 2017 283: 729-738. PMCID: PMC5452885

Cummings, LC, Kou TD, Schluchter M, Chak A, Cooper GS. Outcomes after endoscopic versus surgical therapy for early esophageal cancers in an older population. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2016 84: 232-240. PMCID: PMC4949078

Meropol NM, Wong Y, Albrecht T, Manne S, Miller SM, Flamm A, Benson AB, Buzaglo J, Collins M, Egleston B, Fleisher L, Katz M, Kinzy T, Liu T, Margevicius S, Miller DM, Poole D, Raivitch S, Roach N, Ross E, Schluchter M. Randomized trial of a web-based intervention to address barriers to clinical trials. Journal of Clinical Oncology 2016 34(5):469-78. PMCID: 4872012

Wong YN, Schluchter MD, Albrecht T, Benson A, Buzaglo J,Collins M, Flamm AL,Fleisher L, Katz M, Ktnzy TG, Liu TM, Manne S, Margevicus S, Miller DM, Miller SM, Poole D, Raivitch S, Roach N, Ross E, Meropol N. Financial Concerns About Participation in Clinical Trials Among Patients With Cancer. Journal of Clinical Oncology 2016 34: 479-867. PMCID: 4872013

Cooper GS, Kou TD, Dor A, Schluchter MD, Dor A, Koroukian SM. Changes in receipt of cancer screening in medicare beneficiaries following the Affordable Care Act. Journal of the National Cancer Institute 2015 108 (5):djv374. PMCID: PMC4849805

Ponsky L, Lo S, Zhang Y, Schluchter M, Liu Y, Patel R, Aboussaly R, Welford S, Gulani V, Haaga JR, Machtay M, Ellis RJ. Phase I dose-escalation study of stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) for poor surgical candidates with localized renal cell carcinoma. Radiotherapy and Oncology 2015 117: 183-187. PMID: 26362723

Taylor HG, Margevicius S, Schluchter MD, Andreias L, Hack M. Persisting behavior problems in extremely low birth weight adolescents. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 2015 36: 178-187. PMCID: PMC4382381

Palmer JB, Lane D, Mayo D, Schluchter M, Leeming R. Effects of Music Therapy on Anesthesia Requirements and Anxiety in Women Undergoing Ambulatory Breast Surgery for Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Clinical Oncology 2015 33:3162-3168. PMCID: PMC4979095

Mansour JM, Gu DM, Chung CY, Heebner J, Athans J, Abdalian S, Schluchter MD, Liu Y, Welter JF. Towards the feasibility of using ultrasound to determine mechanical properties of tissues in a sealed bioreactor. Annals of Biomedical Engineering 2014 42: 2190-202. PMCID: PMC5088715

Nock NL, Dimitopoulos A, Rao SM, Flask CA, Schluchter M, Zanotti KM, Rose PG, Kirwan JP, Alberts J. Rationale and design of REWARD (Revving-Up Exercise for Sustained Weight Loss by Altering Neurological Reward and Drive): A randomized trial in obese endometrial cancer survivors. Contemporary Clinical Trials 2014 39: 236-45. PMCID: PMC4294324

Gutgsell KJ, DeGolia PA, McLaughlin B, Harris M, Mecklenberg J, Wiencek C, Schluchter M, Margevicius S. Music therapy reduces pain in palliative care patients: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 2013 45: 822-31. PMID: 23017609

Piccorelli AP, Schluchter MD. Jointly modeling the relationship between longitudinal and survival data subject to left truncation with applications to cystic fibrosis. Statistics in Medicine 2012 31: 3931-45. PMCID: PMC5551379

Hack M, Schluchter M, Andreias L, Margevicius S, Taylor HG, Drotar D, Cuttler L. Change in prevalence of chronic conditions between childhood and adolescence among extremely low-birth-weight children. JAMA 2011 306: 394-401. PMCID: PMC3575170


University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Los Angeles