Matthew S. Mayo, Ph.D., MBA

Matt Mayo
  • Founding Chair and Professor
  • Department of Biostatistics & Data Science


Personal Statement

Dr. Mayo earned his PhD in Applied Statistics from the Department of Management Science and Applied Statistics at the University of Alabama in 1995.  In 2004 he earned his MBA from Baker University.  Dr. Mayo has nearly a decade of experience teaching undergraduate business statistics and has over 15 years of experience in teaching statistics to quantitative and non-quantitative graduate students.  


B.A. in Statistics, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
M.A. in Statistics, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
Ph.D. in Applied Statistics, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
MBA in Management, Baker University, Baldwin, KS


Research Interests

My statistical methodological research interests have included robust regression, linear models, experimental design and clinical trial design.  

Selected Publications

1. Mayo MS and Gray JB:  “Elemental Subsets:  The Building Blocks of Regression”.  The American Statistician, 51(2), 122-129, 1997.

2. Mayo MS, Paramithiotis E, and Cooper MD:  “B Lymphocyte Migration to the Bone Marrow of Humans is Not Random”.  Statistics in Medicine, 18, 223-231, 1999.

3. Mayo MS and Conerly MD:  "Evaluating Overall Significance Levels in Multi-Factor ANOVA".  Journal of Biopharmaceutical Statistics, 9(1), 129-143, 1999.

4. Mayo MS and Buchsbaum DJ:  “A Robust Summarize-Regress Procedure for Tissue Specific Pharmacokinetics”.  Journal of Biopharmaceutical Statistics, 10(2), 251-264, 2000.

5. Fabian CJ, Kimler BF, Zalles CM, Klemp JR, Kamel S, Zeiger S, and Mayo MS:  “Short-Term Breast Cancer Prediction by Random Periareolar Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology and the Gail Risk Model”. Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 92(15), 1217-1227, 2000.

6. Ahluwalia JS, Harris KJ, Catley D, Okuyemi KS, and Mayo MS: “Sustained-Release Bupropion for Smoking Cessation in African Americans: A Randomized Controlled Trial”. Journal of the American Medical Association, 288(4), 468-474, 2002.

7. Donnelly JE, Hill JO, Jacobsen DJ, Potteiger J, Sullivan DK, Johnson SL, Heelan K, Hise M, Fennessey PV, Sonko B, Sharp T, Jakicic JM, Blair SN, Tran ZV, Mayo M, Gibson C, and Washburn RA: “Effects of a 16-Month Randomized Controlled Exercise Trial on Body Weight and Composition in Young, Overweight Men and Women: the Midwest Exercise Trial.” Archives of Internal Medicine, 163(11), 1343-1350, 2003.

8. Mayo MS and Gajewski B: “Bayesian Sample Size Calculations in Phase II Clinical Trials Using Informative Conjugate Priors”. Controlled Clinical Trials, 25(2), 157-167, 2004.

9. Gajewski BJ and Mayo MS: “Bayesian Sample Size Calculations in Phase II Clinical Trials Using a Mixture of Informative Priors”. Statistics in Medicine, 25, 2554-2566, 2006. PMID: 16345057.

10. Mayo MS, Gajewski BJ, and Morris JS: “Some Statistical Issues in Microarray Gene Expression Data”. Radiation Research, 165(6), 745-748, 2006. (Invited Manuscript). PMID: 16802876.

11. Mayo MS, Mahnken J and Soong S-J: “Optimal Designs for Two-Arm, Phase II Clinical Trial Design with Multiple Constraints”. Journal of Biopharmaceutical Statistics, 20(1), 106-124, 2010. PMID: 20077252.

12. Mahnken JD, Wick JA, Gajewski BJ, and Mayo MS: “A Study Design with Conditional, Serially Assessed Co-primary Endpoints: An Application to a Single-Arm, Pilot Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Trial”. Drug Development Research, 71, 395-403, 2010.

13. He J and Mayo MS: “Adjusted Interim Survival Analysis under Nonproportional Hazards”, Communications in Statistics – Simulation and Computation, 41(1), 111-124, 2012.

14. Cox LS, Nollen NL, Mayo MS, Choi WS, Faseru B, Benowitz NL, Tyndale RF, Okuyemi KS, and Ahluwalia JS: “Bupropion for Smoking Cessation in African American Light Smokers: A Randomized Controlled Trial”. Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 104(4), 2012. PMCID: PMC3283533.

15. Donnelly JE, Washburn RA, Smith BK, Sullivan DK, Gibson C, Honas JJ, and Mayo MS: “A Randomized, Controlled, Supervised, Exercise Trial in Young Overweight Men and Women: The Midwest Exercise Trial II (MET2)”. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 33(4), 804-810, 2012. PMCID: PMC3361612.

Awards & Honors

2007 Excellence in Mentoring Award, University of Kansas School of Medicine

2011 Elected Fellow of the American Statistical Association

2012 PStat® Accreditation