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Lazarus Mramba, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics & Data Science
B.Sc., Physics, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Nairobi, Kenya
M.Sc., Statistics, University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom
Ph.D., Quantitative/Statistical Genetics, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

2018 - PStat Accreditation, American Statistical Association
2012-2016 - PhD Graduate Research Assistantship, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
2015 - Student Travel grant to attend the June, 2015 Southern Forest Tree Improvement Conference (SFTIC) in Hot Springs, Arkansas
2014 - Scholarship to attend 19th Summer Institute in Statistical Genetics by the University of Washington, Seattle
2014 - Scholarship to attend 6th Summer Institute in Statistical and Modeling in Infectious Diseases by the University of Washington, Seattle
2009-2010 - Sponsorship by the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme to pursue a Masters in Statistics program at the University of Leeds, United Kingdom


Peer-Review Publications

1. Mramba LK, Gezan SA (2018). "Evaluating Algorithm Efficiency for Optimizing Experimental Designs with Correlated Data." Algorithms, 11(12). ISSN 1999-4893. doi: 10.3390/a11120212. URL http://www.mdpi.com/1999-4893/11/12/212

2. Bejjanki H, Mramba LK, Beal SG, Radhakrishnan N, Bishnoi R, Shah C, Agrawal N, Harris N, Leverence R, Rand K (2018). "The role of a best practice alert in the electronic medical record in reducing repetitive lab tests." ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research, Volume 10, 611-618. ISSN 1178-6981. doi: 10.2147/CEOR.S167499.

3. Baumann AJ, Mramba LK, Hawkins RB, Carpenter AM, Fleisher MS, Ayzengart AL, Estores DS (2018). "Endoscopic Dilation of Bariatric RNY Anastomotic Strictures: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis." Obesity Surgery. doi: 10.1007/s11695-018-3491-6. URL https://doi.org/10.1007/s11695-018-3491-6

4. Yang D, Perbtani YB, Mramba LK, Kerdsirichairat T, Prabhu A, Manvar A, Ho S, Pannu D, Keswani RN, Strand DS, Wang AY, Quintero E, Buscaglia JM, Muniraj T, Aslanian HR, Draganov PV, Siddiqui AS (2018). "Safety and rate of delayed adverse events with lumen- apposing metal stents (LAMS) for pancreatic fluid collections: a multicenter study." Endoscopy International Open, 06(10), E1267-E1275. ISSN 2364-3722. doi: 10.1055/a-0732-502. URL http://www.thieme-connect.de/DOI/DOI?10.1055/a-0732-502

5. DeGennaro, V.; Malcolm, S.; Crompton, L.; Vaddiparti, K.; Mramba, L. K.; Striley, C.; Cottler, L.; Taylor, K. & Leverence, R. (2018): Community-based diagnosis of non-communicable diseases and their risk factors in rural and urban Haiti: a cross-sectional prevalence study. BMJ open 8(4):e020317. https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/bmjopen/8/4/e020317.full.pdf

6. Estores, I. M.; Arce, L.; Hix, A.; Mramba, L. K.; Warring, C. D. & Leverence, R. (2018): Medication Cost Savings in Inpatient Oncology Using an Integrative Medicine Model. EXPLORE 14(3):212 - 215. https://www.explorejournal.com/article/S1550-8307(17)30210-0/pdf

7. Flint, A.; Chaudhry, N. A.; Riverso, M.; Pham, A.; Moser, P. P.; Mramba, L. K.; Zimmermann, E. M. & Grajo, J. R. (2017): Effective communication of cross-sectional imaging findings in Crohn's disease: comparing conventional EMR reporting to a published scoring system. Abdominal Radiology pages 1-9. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00261-017-1368-0

8. Hromas, R.; Leverence, R.; Mramba, L. K.; Jameson, J. L.; Lerman, C.; Schwenk, T. L.; Zim- mermann, E. M. & Good, M. L. (2018): What a medical school chair wants from the dean. Journal of healthcare leadership 10:33 https://www.dovepress.com/what-a-medical-school-chair-wants-from-the-dean-peer-reviewed-fulltext-article-JHL

9. Khan, A.; Muzaffar, J.; Mramba, L. & Moreb, J. (2017): New salvage vincristine, carmustine, cyclophosphamide, and prednisone (VBCP) chemotherapy for relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma in the modern era: A case series. J Cancer Res Ther 5(10):61-65. http://www.bloodjournal.org/content/130/Suppl_1/5412?sso-checked=true

10. Lee, J.; Arisi, I.; Puxeddu, E.; Mramba, L. K.; Amicosante, M.; Swaisgood, C. M.; Pallante, M.; Brantly, M. L.; Sko ̈ld, C. M. & Saltini, C. (2018): Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) cells in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis express a complex pro-inflammatory, pro-repair, angiogenic activation pattern, likely associated with macrophage iron accumulation. PloS one 13(4):e0194803. http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article/file?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0194803&type=printable

11. Lo, M. C.; Abushamat, L. & Mramba, L. K. (2018): Effect of Treating Vitamin D Deficiency in Uncontrolled Type 2 Diabetes: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Study. American journal of therapeutics. https://journals.lww.com/americantherapeutics/Abstract/publishahead/Effect_of_Treating_Vitamin_D_Deficiency_in.98661.aspx

12. Mramba, L.; Nassir, F. A.; Ondieki, C. & Kimanga, D. (2010): Reasons for low utilization of a maternity waiting home in rural Kenya. International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics 108(2):152-153. https://obgyn.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1016/j.ijgo.2009.08.029

13. Mramba, L.; Ngari, M.; Mwangome, M.; Muchai, L.; Bauni, E.; Walker, A. S.; Gibb, D. M.; Fegan, G. & Berkley, J. A. (2017): A growth reference for mid upper arm circumference for age among school age children and adolescents, and validation for mortality: growth curve construction and longitudinal cohort study. bmj 358:j3423. https://www.bmj.com/content/bmj/358/bmj.j3423.full.pdf

14. Mramba, L. K.; Barber, S.; Hommola, K.; Dyer, L. A.; Wilson, J. S.; Forister, M. L. & Gilks, W. R. (2013): Permutation tests for analyzing cospeciation in multiple phylogenies: applications in tri-trophic ecology. Statistical applications in genetics and molecular biology 12(6):679- 701. https://www.degruyter.com/downloadpdf/j/sagmb.2013.12.issue-6/sagmb-2012-0073/sagmb-2012-0073.pdf

15. Mramba, L. K.; Peter, G. F.; Whitaker, V. M. & Gezan, S. A. (2018): Generating Improved Experimental Designs with Spatially and Genetically Correlated Observations Using Mixed Models. Agronomy 8(4):40. http://www.mdpi.com/2073-4395/8/4/40/htm

16. Ndungu, F. M.; Olotu, A.; Mwacharo, J.; Nyonda, M.; Apfeld, J.; Mramba, L. K.; Fegan, G. W.; Bejon, P. & Marsh, K. (2012): Memory B cells are a more reliable archive for historical antimalarial responses than plasma antibodies in no-longer exposed children. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 109(21):8247-8252. http://www.pnas.org/content/pnas/109/21/8247.full.pdf

17. Perbtani, Y. B.; Mramba, L. K.; Yang, D.; Suarez, J. & Draganov, P. V. (2018): Life after per-oral endoscopic myotomy: long-term outcomes of quality of life and their association with Eckardt scores. Gastrointestinal endoscopy 87(6): 1415-1420.e1. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S001651071830049X

18. Shah, C.; Mramba, L. K.; Bishnoi, R.; Bejjanki, H.; Chhatrala, H. S. & Chandana, S. R. (2017): Survival differences among patients with hepatocellular carcinoma based on the stage of disease and therapy received: pre and post sorafenib era. Journal of gastrointestinal oncology 8(5):789. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5674257/

19. Talbert, A. W.; Ngari, M.; Tsofa, B.; Mramba, L.; Mumbo, E.; Berkley, J. A. & Mwangome, M. (2016): "When you give birth you will not be without your mother" A mixed methods study of advice on breastfeeding for first-time mothers in rural coastal Kenya. International breastfeeding journal 11(1):10. https://internationalbreastfeedingjournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13006-016-0069-6

20. Westerveld, D.; Khullar, V.; Mramba, L.; Ayoub, F.; Brar, T.; Agarwal, M.; Forde, J.; Chakraborty, J.; Riverso, M.; Perbtani, Y. B. et al. (2018): Adherence to quality indicators and surveillance guidelines in the management of Barrett's esophagus: a retrospective analysis. Endoscopy international open 6(03):E300-E307. https://www.thieme-connect.com/products/ejournals/pdf/10.1055/s-0044-101351.pdf

21. Romero SS, Mramba LK, Sattari M (2018). "Health maintenance tables and completion of cervical cancer screening: a cross-sectional observational study." Frontiers in Women's Health, 3(2), 1--6. doi: 10.15761/FWH.1000143.

Last modified: Jan 08, 2019

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Lazarus Mramba, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics & Data Science

P: 913-588-4703
lmramba@kumc.edu

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