|Lowell J. Reed|
January 8, 1886|
Berlin, New Hampshire
|Died||April 29, 1966
Berlin, New Hampshire
|Institutions||Johns Hopkins University|
|Alma mater||University of Pennsylvania|
|Doctoral advisor||Oliver Edmunds Glenn|
|Doctoral students||Joseph Berkson
|Known for||Reed–Frost model|
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.
- with Raymond Pearl: "On the rate of growth of the population of the United States since 1790 and its mathematical representation." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 6, no. 6 (1920): 275–288.
- with Raymond Pearl: "Skew-growth curves." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 11, no. 1 (1925): 16–22.
- with Raymond Pearl: "On the summation of logistic curves." Journal of the Royal Statistical Society 90, no. 4 (1927): 729–746. doi:10.2307/2341367
- with Hugo Muench: "A simple method of estimating fifty per cent endpoints." American journal of epidemiology 27, no. 3 (1938): 493–497.
- with Margaret Merrell: "A short method for constructing an abridged life table." American Journal of Hygiene 30 (1939).
- with Raymond Pearl and Joseph F. Kish: "The logistic curve and the census count of 1940." Science (New York, NY) 92, no. 2395 (1940): 486–488. doi:10.1126/science.92.2395.486
- Robert Cecil Cook, ed. (1956). Who's who in American Education: A Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Living Educators of the United States. Marquis Who's Who. 17. University of Michigan. p. 209.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
- Dr. Lowell Reed, A biostatistician; Former President of Johns Hopkins Is Dead at 80 The New York Times. Retrieved July 28, 2012.
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