Lowell Reed

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Lowell J. Reed
Born (1886-01-08)January 8, 1886
Berlin, New Hampshire
Died April 29, 1966(1966-04-29) (aged 80)
Berlin, New Hampshire
Nationality American
Fields Statistics
Institutions Johns Hopkins University
Alma mater University of Pennsylvania
Doctoral advisor Oliver Edmunds Glenn
Doctoral students Joseph Berkson
Morton Kramer
Jacob Yerushalmy
Known for Reed–Frost model

Lowell Jacob Reed (January 8, 1886 – April 29, 1966) was 7th president of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. He was born in Berlin, New Hampshire.[1]

He had a long career as a research scientist in biostatistics and public health administration at Hopkins, where he was previously dean and director of the School of Public Health and later as vice president in charge of medical activities. He was an Invited Speaker at the ICM in 1924 in Toronto. As a researcher, he developed a well known statistical technique for estimating the ED-50, and his work with epidemiologist Wade Hampton Frost on the Reed–Frost epidemic models also remains well known. He died in Berlin, New Hampshire in 1966.[2]

Selected publications