Douglas Landsittel, PhD
Dr. Landsittel has worked for the last 20 years in the areas of occupational injury and exposures, biomarkers and prognostic models, and more recently causal inference. After receiving his PhD in Biostatistics from the University of Pittsburgh (1997), he assumed a number of leadership positions across three different divisions/labs of the National Institutes for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). His subsequent positions at the University of Pittsburgh (in the departments of Biostatistics and Medicine) included serving as the Associate Director of Biostatistics for the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute and the Associate Director of the Center for Research on Healthcare Data Center.
He is the PI of the Data Coordinating and Imaging Analysis Center for the NIDDK Consortium for Radiological Imaging Studies of Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD), or CRISP IV, which is an NIDDK-funded study of prognostic factors for chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease in PKD that has been ongoing for over 15 years. He is also completing a statistical methods contract funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to develop a Decision Tool for Causal Inference and Observational Data Analysis Methods in Comparative Effectiveness Research (DECODE CER). In terms of collaborative research, he has published over 120 manuscripts and is the Director of Biostatistics for the basic science faculty in the Starzl Transplant Institute, and is a Core Faculty Member of the Comparative Effectiveness Research Center and the Center for Research on Healthcare. He also collaborates with faculty in Rheumatology, Surgery, and Nephrology.
Dr. Landsittel serves on a number of national committees and expert panels. He was an appointed member (2013-2017) of the NIH Kidney, Nutrition, Obesity and Diabetes Study Section, and serves on an ad hoc basis for review committees through PCORI, NIOSH, the Department of Defense, and several NIH agencies. He is also a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Clinical Oncology (since 2013), an NIDDK External Expert Committee, and an NIDDK Data Safety Monitoring Board for a large pragmatic trial. He previously served on national working groups for studying pesticide exposure and transplant allocation methods.
Thurston RC, Chang Y, Barinas-Mitchell E, Jennings R, von Känel R, Landsittel DP, Matthews KA. Physiologically assessed hot flashes and endothelial function among midlife women. Menopause. 2017 Aug;24(8):886-893. PMID: 28399007 PMCID: PMC5524590 [Available on 2018-08-01] DOI: 10.1097/GME.0000000000000857
Hughes AM, Patterson PD, Weaver MD, Gregory ME, Sonesh SC, Landsittel D, Krackhardt D, Hostler D, Lazzara EH, Wang X, Vena J, Salas E, Yealy DM. Teammate familiarity, teamwork, and risk of workplace injury in EMS teams. Journal of Emergency Nursing. 2017 Jul;43(4):339-346. PMID: 28366241 DOI: 10.1016/j.jen.2016.11.007
Kline TL, Korfiatis P, Edwards ME, Bae KT, Yu A, Chapman AB, Mrug M, Grantham JJ, Landsittel D, Bennett WM, Flessner MF, King BF, Harris PC, Torres VE, Erickson BJ. Image Texture Features Predict Renal Function Decline in Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease Patients. 2017 Nov;92(5):1206-1216. Kidney International. PMID: 28532709 Epub 2017 May 20. DOI: 10.1016/j.kint.2017.03.026
Thurston RC, Chang Y, Mitchell EB, von Känel R, Jennings JR, Santoro N, Landsittel DP, Matthews KA. Child abuse and neglect and subclinical cardiovascular disease among midlife women. Psychosomatic medicine, 2017;79(4), 441-449. PMID: 27763988 PMCID: PMC5477855 [Available on 2018-05-01] DOI: 10.1097/PSY.0000000000000400
Rosenberger EM, DeVito Dabbs AJ, DiMartini AF, Landsittel DP, Pilewski JM, Dew MA. Long-Term Follow-up of a Randomized Controlled Trial Evaluating a Mobile Health Intervention for Self-Management in Lung Transplant Recipients. American Journal of Transplantation, 2017;17(5):1286–1293. DOI: 10.1111/ajt.14062
Sentell T, Shen C, Landsittel D, Mays MH, Southerland J, Henriques-Forsythe M, Taira DA. Racial/ethnic differences in those accompanying Medicare patients to the doctor: Insights from the 2013 Medicare Current Beneficiary's Survey. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. 2017 Apr 12. [Epub ahead of print.] PMID: 28405871 DOI: 10.1007/s10903-017-0582-8
Shen C, Landsittel D, Irazabal MV, Yu ASL, Chapman AB, Mrug M, Grantham JJ, Bae KT, Bennett WM, Flessner MF, Torres VE. Performance of the CKD-EPI equation to estimate GFR in a longitudinal study of Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease. American Journal of Kidney Disease, 2017;69(3):482-484. PubMed: 28027795 PMC: PMC5497695 DOI: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2016.10.021
Taira DA, Seto BK, Davis JW, Seto TB, Landsittel D, Sumida WK. Examining Factors Associated With Nonadherence And Identifying Providers Caring For Nonadherent Subgroups.;J Pharm Health Serv Res. 2017 Dec;8(4):247-253. Epub 2017 Aug 7. PMID:29151900. PMCID: PMC5690547 [Available on 2018-12-01] DOI: 10.1111/jphs.12193
Cherukuri A, Salama AD, Carter CR, Landsittel D, Arumugakani G, Clark B, Rothstein DM and Baker RJ. Reduced Human Transitional B cell T1/T2 Ratio Is Associated with Subsequent Deterioration in Renal Allograft Function. Kidney International. 2017;91(1):183-195. PMID: 28029430 DOI: 10.1016/j.kint.2016.08.028
Liapis H, Gaut JP, Klein C, Bagnasco S, Kraus E, Farris AB, Honsova E, Perkowska-Ptasinska A, David D, Goldberg J, Smith M, Mengel M, Haas M, Seshan S, Pegas KL, Horwedel T, Paliwa Y, Gao X, Landsittel D, Randhawa P. Banff histopathological consensus criteria for pre-implantation kidney biopsies. American Journal of Transplantation. 2017 Jan;17(1):140-150. PMID: 27333454 DOI: 10.1111/ajt.13929
Taira DA, Shen C, Henriques-Forsythe M, Landsittel D, Mays MH, Sentell T, Southerland J. Access to Medications for Medicare Enrollees Related to Race/Ethnicity: Results from the 2013 Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey. In Press. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy. PMID: 27914950 PMCID: PMC5500432 [Available on 2018-05-23] DOI: 10.1016/j.sapharm.2016.10.021
Dr. Landsittel is the Director of the Expanding National Capacity in PCOR through Training (ENACT) Program. ENACT is an AHRQ-funded program in partnership with the universities of Hawaii and Puerto Rico, Howard and Charles Drew universities, Meharry Medical College, and Morehouse School of Medicine. This program seeks to further develop infrastructure and expertise in patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) at Minority-Serving Institutions. The ENACT Program includes two online courses on writing a PCOR concept proposal and a full application, and an experiential program, where Fellows train on-site in Pittsburgh for one month of the year. Dr. Landsittel also teaches the Publication and Presentation in Biomedical Informatics course and co-teaches a course in comparative effectiveness research (CER) in the Institute for Clinical Research Education (where he was previously the CER Track Director) and formerly taught in the Computational Mathematics Graduate Program at Duquesne University and the Graduate School of Public Health at Pittsburgh, were he still advises MS students and serves on the MS/MPH Program Committee. He is also a faculty member of the Biomedical Informatics Core Training Program, and is the Chair of the University Senate Educational Policies Committee.
Education and Training
BS, Applied Mathematics, University of Pittsburgh, 1992
PhD, Biostatistics, University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health, 1997