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Statistics.com offers the services of the following distinguished experts. Please review their areas of expertise and then contact whichever one is most appropriate for your work to discuss your project and payment arrangements. Typically, after a brief review, a consultant can get a very general idea of the scope of work and may propose an initial retainer to cover several hours.

Joseph Hilbe

Joseph M Hilbe is an emeritus professor at the University of Hawaii, an adjunct professor of statistics at Arizona State University, and a solar system ambassador with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology. During the 1990's he was the statistical consultant to HCFA's Medicare Infrastructure Project, Director of Research at Transitional Hospitals Corporation (a national chain of long term hospitals), and the Senior Econometric Consultant to the Long Term Acute Care Hospital Association of American in Washington DC. Dr Hilbe was largely responsible for crafting the TEFRA payment system for long term hospitals that was approved by Congress in 1998.

Dr Hilbe also served as CEO of National Health Economics and Research Corp and as President of Health Outcomes Technologies in Pennsylvania, which contracted with the Department of Justice to demonstrate how in-patient billing fraud can be detected. Over 70 million dollars was recovered to the government. He was also senior statistician for the National Registry for Myocardial Infarctions (NRMI-2) and the National Canadian Cardiovascular Registry (FASTRAK).

Dr Hilbe is an elected Fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA) and was a member of the founding executive committee of the ASA Health Policy Statistics Section. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, and an elected member (Fellow) of the International Statistical Institute (ISI), the world association of statisticians, for which he is chairs the ISI Astrostatistics Committee. Dr Hilbe is also President of the International Astrostatistics Association, is a “full member” of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) and of the AAS Division of Planetary Sciences. He is also on the executive boards of the Astrostatistics and Astroinformatics Working Groups of the International Astronomical Union (IAU), the AAS, and the ASA.

Dr Hilbe has authored well over 200 journal/encyclopedia articles and published statistical software procedures (primarily in R and Stata). He is author of two editions of Negative Binomial Regression (2007, 2011, Cambridge University Press), Modeling Count Data (2014, Cambridge Univ. Press), Logistic Regression Models (2009, Chapman & Hall/CRC), R for Stata Users (2010, Springer, with R. Muenchen), Methods of Statistical Model Estimation (2013, with A Robinson), two editions of Generalized Estimating Equations (2002, Chapman & Hall/CRC with J. Hardin), three editions of Generalized Linear Models and Extensions (2001, 2007, 2013 with J. Hardin – with a 4th edition to be out in 2015), Quasi-least Squares Regression (2014 with J Shults), Beginners Guide to GLM and GLMM with R (2013, with A Zuur & E Ieno), and Practical Predictive Analytics and Decisioning in Systems in Medicine (2014, with several authors). He is now working on books titled, Practical Guide to Logistic Regression and the second edition of Logistic Regression Models. He is also the editor-in-chief of the Springer Series in Astrostatistics , coordinating editor of the Cambridge University Press Series on Predictive Analytics,and author of three leading articles in StatProb, the on-line statistics encyclopedia sponsored by the world's statistical societies. Prof. Hilbe is not taking on new consulting projects at this time.

Robert A. LaBudde

Dr. LaBudde is is president and founder of Least Cost Formulations, Ltd., a mathematical software development company specializing in optimization and process control software for manufacturing companies. He is the co-author with Dr. Michael Chernick of the forthcoming book An Introduction to Bootstrap Methods with Applications to R, and has served on the faculties of the University of Wisconsin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Old Dominion University and North Carolina State University. Dr. LaBudde is currently Adjunct Associate Professor of Statistics at Old Dominion University.

Dr. LaBudde's expertise spans a wide range of science, engineering and manufacturing applications. He has consulted with hundreds of major companies throughout the world. His hourly rate is $150. You can provide information for his review by sending an email to info(at)statistics.com with "Expert Consulting: " and your name in the subject line. Please provide us a brief description of the work, an estimate of the scope (# of hours) of the project, expected duration, etc. You may also submit an attachment. We will forward it to Dr. LaBudde. If the project looks feasible, you will be asked to make payments here.

Bryan Manly

Dr. Bryan Manly is a consultant with Western EcoSystem Technology, Inc. in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Before that, he was Chair of Statistics and Director of the Center for Applications of Statistics and Mathematics at the University of Otago, New Zealand. Manly is the author of Statistics for Environmental Science and Management, Randomization, Bootstrap and Monte Carlo Methods in Biology, The Statistics of Natural Selection, Multivariate Statistical Methods, Resource Selection by Animals, a number of other books, and over 150 articles in refereed journals.

Dr. Manly's areas of expertise include environmental, biological, and ecological statistics. His hourly rate is $180, negotiable for large scale projects. You can provide information for his review by sending an email to info(at)statistics.com with "Expert Consulting: " and your name in the subject line. Please provide us a brief description of the work, an estimate of the scope (# of hours) of the project, expected duration, etc. You may also submit an attachment. We will forward it to Dr. Manly. If the project looks feasible, you will be asked to make payments here.

James Rutledge

Jim Rutledge, Ph.D., is currently the President of Data Vision, a company that performs statistical consulting and training. Dr. Rutledge has over fifteen years of teaching and consulting experience. He specializes in teaching powerful statistical tools to non-statisticians; he has instructed over 1000 scientists, engineers, managers, and college students. Previously, he served as an Assistant Professor at the United States Air Force Academy and has extensive research and consulting experience in healthcare issues. Dr. Rutledge was recently invited by the National Academy of Sciences to give a presentation on Design of Experiments to Biomedical Engineering Materials and Applications members. Dr. Rutledge earned a B.A. and M.S. in Mathematics from the University of Cincinnati and a Ph.D. in Biostatistics from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Dr. Rutledge is an ASQ Certified Quality Engineer and served as President of the Colorado-Wyoming Chapter of the American Statistical Association.

Dr. Rutledge's areas of expertise include industrial, engineering, quality and health management statistics. His hourly rate is $200. You can provide information for his review by sending an email to info(at)statistics.com with "Expert Consulting: " and your name in the subject line. Please provide us a brief description of the work, an estimate of the scope (# of hours) of the project, expected duration, etc. You may also submit an attachment. We will forward it to Dr. Rutledge. If the project looks feasible, you will be asked to make payments here.

Randall E. Schumacker

Randall E. Schumacker is Professor in Educational Research at the University of Alabama. He is the co-author of A Beginner's Guide to Structural Equation Modeling (with Richard Lomax), Advanced Structural Equation Modeling: New Developments and Techniques (with George Marcoulides) and the co-editor (with George Marcolides) of Advanced Structural Equation Modeling: Issues and Techniques and Interaction and Nonlinear Effects in Structural Equation Modeling. Dr. Schumacker was the founder, editor (1994-1998), and is the current emeritus editor of Structural Equation Modeling: A Multidisciplinary Journal. He also founded the Structural Equation Modeling Special Interest Group at the American Educational Research Association.

Dr. Schumacker's areas of expertise are in Statistical Modeling, Psychometrics and Research Design. His hourly rate is $200. You can provide information for his review by sending an email to info(at)statistics.com with "Expert Consulting: " and your name in the subject line. Please provide us a brief description of the work, an estimate of the scope (# of hours) of the project, expected duration, etc. You may also submit an attachment. We will forward it to Dr. Schumacker. If the project looks feasible, you will be asked to make payments here.

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