Professor Patricia Solomon

Professor Patricia Solomon
 Position Professor
 Org Unit Mathematical Sciences
 Email patty.solomon@adelaide.edu.au
 Telephone +61 8 8313 3033
 Location Floor/Room 7 39 ,  Ingkarni Wardli Building ,   North Terrace
  • Biography/ Background

  • Qualifications

    • PhD 1985, Imperial College of Science and Technology, London
    • Diploma in Mathematical Statistics 1981, University of Cambridge 
    • Bachelor of Science Honours 1980, University of Tasmania

     

  • Publications

    Books

    • D.R. Cox and P.J. Solomon.
      Components of variance.
      Boca Raton: Chapman & Hall/CRC, 2003.

    • Y. Dodge, D.R. Cox, A.C. Davison, D. Commenges, P.J. Solomon and S.R. Wilson.
      The Oxford Dictionary of Statistical Terms.
      Oxford University Press, 2006.

    Recent publications

    • J. Kasza, J.L. Moran and P.J. Solomon.
      Assessing changes over time in healthcare provider performance: Addressing regression to the mean over multiple time points. Biometrical Journal, 2015, 57(2): 271-285.

    • J. Kasza and P.J. Solomon.
      Comparing score-based methods for estimating Bayesian networks using the Kullback Leibler divergence. Communications in Statistics: Theory and Methods, 2015, 44(1): 135-152.
      DOI:10.1080/03610926.2012.735329

    • J.L. Moran and P.J. Solomon.
      Fixed effects modelling for provider mortality outcomes: analysis of the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society
      (ANZICS) Adult Patient Data-Base. PLoS ONE, 2014, 9(7) e102297

    • P.J. Solomon, J Kasza and J.L. Moran, and the Centre for Outcome and Resource Evaluation (CORE) of the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS). Identifying unusual performance in Australian and New Zealand intensive care units from 2000 to 2010. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 2014, 14:53, doi:10.1186/1471-2288-14-53
      link to open access paper

    • J.L. Moran and P.J. Solomon.
      Statistical process control of mortality series in the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS) adult patient database: implications of the data generating process. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 2013, 13:66. doi:10.1186/1471-2288-13-66

    • J. Kasza, J.L. Moran and P.J. Solomon; for the ANZICS Centre for Outcome and Resource Evaluation (CORE) of the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS). Evaluating the performance of Australian and New Zealand intensive care units in 2009 and 2010. Statistics in Medicine, 2013.
      DOI: 10.1002/sim.5779

    • J.L. Moran and P.J. Solomon.
      A review of statistical estimators for risk-adjusted length of stay: analysis of the Australian and new Zealand intensive care adult patient data-base, 2008-2009. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 12:68, 2012. doi:10.1186/1471-2288-12-68

    • J.L. Moran and P.J. Solomon; for the ANZICS Centre for Outcome and Resource Evaluation (CORE) of the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS). Mortality and intensive care volume in ventilated patients from 1995 to 2009 in the Australian and New Zealand binational adult patient intensive care database. Critical Care Medicine, 2012, 40:800-812.
      doi: 10.1097/CCM.0b013e318236f2af

    • J. Kasza, G. Glonek and P.J. Solomon.
      Estimating Bayesian networks for high-dimensional data with complex mean structure and random effects. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Statistics, 54:169-187, 2012. arXiv:1002.2168v2

    • J. Tuke, G. Glonek and P.J. Solomon.
      P-values, q-values and posterior probabilities for equivalence in genomics studies. arXiv:1202.0048v1 [stat.AP], February 2012.

    • J.L. Moran and P.J. Solomon; for the Adult Database Management Committee (ADMC) of the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS). Conventional and advanced time series estimation:application to the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS) adult patient database, 1993-2006. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
      doi:10.1111/j.1365-2753.2010.01368.x, 2011

    • J.L. Moran and P.J. Solomon; and the Adult Database Management Committee (ADMC) of the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS). Global quantitative indices reflecting provider process of care: database derivation. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 2010, 10:32. 
      doi:10.1186/1471-2288-10-32

    • L.Y.L. Chan, J.L. Moran, C. Clarke, J. Martins and P.J. Solomon.
      Mortality and cost outcomes of elderly trauma patients admitted to intensive care and the general wards of an Australian tertiary referral hospital.Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, 37, 773-783, 2009.

    • P. J. Solomon.
      Some Statistics in Bioinformatics: The fifth Armitage Lecture
      Published online in Statistics in Medicine, 13 July 2009; DOI: 10.1002/sim.3668 Print version published on 15 October 2009, 28:2833-2856.

    • J. Tuke, G. F. V. Glonek and P. J. Solomon.
      Gene profiling for determining pluripotent genes in a time course microarray experiment. Biostatistics, 10, 80-93, 2009. Biostatistics Advance Access published online on June 18, 2008. doi: 10.1093/biostatistics/kxn017

    • J. L. Moran, P. Bristow, P. J. Solomon, C. George, and G. K. Hart, for the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society Database Management Committee (ADMC). Mortality and length-of-stay outcomes, 1993-2003 in the binational Australian and New Zealand intensive care adult patient database.
      Critical Care Medicine 36, 46-61, 2008.

    • J. L. Moran, J. V. Peter, P. J. Solomon, B. Grealy, T. Smith, W. Ashforth, M. Wake, S. L. Peake, and A. R. Peisach. Tympanic temperature measurements: Are they reliable in the critically ill? A clinical study of measures of agreement.
      Critical Care Medicine 35, 155-164, 2007.

    • J. L. Moran, A. D. Bersten, P. J. Solomon, C. Edibam, T. Hunt and The Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society Clinical Trials Group.
      Modelling survival in acute severe illness: Cox versus accelerated failure time models. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 14, 83-93, 2008.

    • A. L. Brown, C. R. Wilkinson, S. R. Waterman, C. H. Kok, D. G. Salerno, S. M. Diakiw, B. Reynolds, H. S. Scott, A. Tsykin, G. F. Glonek, G. J. Goodall, P. J. Solomon, T. J. Gonda, and R. J. D'Andrea. Genetic regulators of myelopoiesis and leukemic signaling identified by gene profiling and linear modeling.
      Journal of Leukocyte Biology 80, 433-447, 2006.

    • C. N. Hahn, Z. J. Su, C. J. Drogemuller, A. Tsykin, S. R. Waterman, P. J. Brautigan, S. Yu, G. Kremmidiotis, A. Gardner, P. J. Solomon, G. J. Goodall, M.A. Vadas and J. R. Gamble. Expression profiling reveals functionally important genes and coordinately regulated signaling pathway
      genes during in vitro angiogenesis. Physiological Genomics 22, 57-69, 2005.

    • G.F.V. Glonek and P.J. Solomon.
      Factorial and time course designs for cDNA microarray experiments.
      Biostatistics 5, 89-111, 2004.

    • G.F.V. Glonek and P.J. Solomon.
      Discussion of Resampling-based multiple testing for microarray data analysis by Ge, Dudoit and Speed.
      TEST 12(1), 1-77, 2003.

    • J. L. Moran, P. J. Solomon, A. R. Peisach and J. Martin.
      New models for old questions: generalized linear models for cost prediction.
      Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 2007.
      doi:10.1111/j.1365-2753.2006.00711.x

    • J. L. Moran and P. J. Solomon.
      Statistics in review Part 2: Generalised linear models, time-to-event and time-series analysis, evidence synthesis and clinical trials.
      Critical Care and Resuscitation 9, 188-197, 2007.

    • J. L. Moran and P. J. Solomon.
      Statistics in review Part 1: Graphics, data summary and linear models.
      Critical Care and Resuscitation 9, 81-90, 2007.

    • J.L.  Moran, A.B. Bersten and P.J.  Solomon. 
      Meta-analysis of controlled trials of ventilator therapy in acute lung injury and acute respiratory distress syndrome: an alternative perspective.
      Intensive Care Medicine 31, 227-235, 2005.

    • J.L.  Moran, P.J.  Solomon and P.J. Williams.
      Assessment of outcome over a 10 year period of patients admitted to a multidisciplinary adult intensive care unit with haematological and solid tumours. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care 33, 26-35, 2005.

    • J. L. Moran, P. J. Solomon and D.E. Warn.
      Methodology in meta-analysis: a study from Critical Care meta-analytic practice. Health Services Outcomes Res Method 5, 207-226, 2004.

    • J.L.  Moran, A.R. Peisach, P.J.  Solomon  and J. Martin.
      Cost calculation and prediction in adult intensive care: a ground-up utilisation study. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care 32, 787-979, 2004.

    • J.L. Moran, P.J. Solomon, V. Fox, M. Salagaras, P.J. Williams, K. Quinlan and A.D. Bersten. Modelling 30 day mortality in the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in an adult ICU. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care 32, 317-329, 2004.

    • J.L.  Moran and P.J.  Solomon. Application of therapeutic hypothermia in the ICU (Letter). Intensive Care Medicine 30, 2288, 2004.

    • J.L. Moran and P.J. Solomon.
      The interpretation of uncontrolled before-and-after studies: as demonstrated by recent studies of the introduction of emergency medical teams (Editorial).
      Critical Care & Resuscitation 7, 153-159, 2005.

    • J.F. Beltrame, S.P. Turner, S.L. Leslie, P.J. Solomon, S.B. Freedman and J.D. Horowitz. The Angiographic and Clinical Benefits of Mibefradil in the Coronary Slow Flow Phenomenon. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 44, 57-62, 2004.

    • J.L. Moran and P.J. Solomon.
      A farewell to P-values?
      Critical Care & Resuscitation 6, 139-138, 2004.

    • J.L. Moran and P.J. Solomon.
      Critical Care Trials: sample size, power and interpretation (Editorial).
      Critical Care & Resuscitation 6, 239-242, 2004.

    • J.L.  Moran and P.J.  Solomon. 
      Mortality and other event rates: what do they tell us about performance?
      Critical Care and Resuscitation 5,  2003, 292-303.

    • J.L.  Moran and P.J.  Solomon. 
      Selective digestive decontamination: once again.
      Critical Care and Resuscitation 5,  2003, 241-246.

    • J.L.  Moran and P.J.  Solomon. 
      The interpretation of lack of evidence of a difference in efficacy: equivalence trials and the treatment of fungal infections.
      Critical Care and Resuscitation 5,  2003, 216-223.

    • J.L.  Moran and P.J.  Solomon. 
      Some aspects of the design and monitoring of clinical trials.
      Critical Care and Resuscitation 5,  2003, 137-146.

    • J.L.  Moran and P.J.  Solomon. 
      Worrying about normality.
      Critical Care and Resuscitation 4,  2002, 231-237.

    • J.L. Moran, J.V. Peter and P.J. Solomon.
      Nutrition as Therapy: let's look at the evidence.
      Critical Care and Resuscitation 4,  2002, 164-69.

    • J.L. Moran, S.L. Peake and P.J.  Solomon. 
      Hypothermia as therapy in cerebral injury. 
      Critical Care and Resuscitation 4,  2002, 86-92.

    • J.L. Moran, P.J. Solomon, K.W. Ay Yeung, P.R. Pannall, G. John and A. Eliseo.  
      Phosphate metabolism in intensive care patients with acute respiratory failure. Critical Care and Resuscitation 4, 2002, 93-103.

    • P.J. Solomon and S.R. Wilson.  
      Statistical modelling and prediction associated with the HIV/AIDS epidemic.   
      The Mathematical Scientist 26, 2001, 87-102.

    • P.J. Solomon and J.L. Hutton. 
      Meta-analysis, overviews and publication bias. Editorial for three papers.
      Statistical Methods in Medical Research 10,  2001, 1-6.

    • J. Moran, S. Peake and P.J. Solomon. 
      Reporting of clinical trials using group sequential methods. 
      Critical Care and Resuscitation 3,  2001, 146-147.

    •  P.J. Solomon and V.S. Isham.  
      Disease surveillance and data collection issues in epidemic modelling.  
      Statistical Methods in Medical Research 9, 2000, 259-277.

    • P.J. Solomon.
      Disease surveillance and intervention studies in developing countries.  Editorial for six papers. Statistical Methods in Medical Research 9, 2000, 183-184.

    Book chapters

    • P.J. Solomon.
      Variance Components.
      In Encyclopedia of Biostatistics Volume 8, pp. 5685-5697, Second Edition.
      Edited by P. Armitage and T. Holton. Wiley, 2005.

    • P.J. Solomon. 
      AIDS: modelling and predicting.
      In Models for Infectious Human Diseases edited by V. Isham and G. Medley,
      Cambridge University Press, 1996, 407-438.

    Pre-2000 statistical methods, theory and applications

    • P.J. Solomon.  A series of three articles:
      • 1. Disease surveillance and data collection issues.
      • 2. Backcalculating HIV incidence and predicting AIDS in Australia, Cambodia and Viet Nam.
      • 3. Statistical aspects of stochastic epidemic models. 
      Proceedings of the School on Modern Statistical Methods in Medical Research,
      Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics,  Trieste Italy, September 1999.

    • P.J. Solomon and J.M.G. Taylor.
      Orthogonality and transformations in variance components models.
      Biometrika 86, 1999, 771-776.

    • M. Gaughwin, P.J. Solomon and R. Ali.
      Correlates of retention on the South Australian Methadone Program.
      Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health 22, 1998, 771-776.

    • P.J. Solomon and S.R. Wilson.
      Bayesian projection of the acquired immune deficiency syndrome epidemic (discussion). Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series C 47, 1998, 489.

    • D.R. Cox and P.J. Solomon. 
      Some algebra and geometry for hierarchical models, applied to diagnostics
      (discussion).  Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series B 60, 1998, 531.

    • P.J. Solomon.
      Components of variance in medical research.  Editorial for five papers.
      Statistical Methods in Medical Research 7,  1998, 1-84.

    • P.J. Solomon. 
      Review of the Encyclopedia of  Biostatistics,  edited  by P. Armitage and T. Colton. International Journal of Epidemiology 27, 1998, 1106-7.

    • A.S. Salter and P.J. Solomon.
      Truncated recurrent event survival models for methadone data.
      Biometrics 53, 1997, 1293-1303.

    • J.L. Hutton and P.J. Solomon.
      Parameter orthogonality in mixed regression models for survival data.
      Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series B 59 , 1997, 125-136.

    • P.J. Solomon. Markov chains with measurement error: estimating the 'true' course of a marker of the progression of human immunodeficiency virus disease (discussion). Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series C 45, 1996, 305-6.  

    • P.J. Solomon, A. Carey and S.R. Wilson
      Measuring by citation: dangerously misleading?
      Campus Review 5, 1995, 8.

    • B.D. Ripley and P.J. Solomon.
      Statistical Models for Prevalent Cohort Data.
      Biometrics 51, 1995, 373-375.

    • B.D. Ripley and P.J. Solomon.
      A note on Australian AIDS survival. 
      Department of Statistics Research Report 94/3.

    • R.G. Jarrett and P.J. Solomon
      An evaluation of possible designs for a heroin trial. In Issues for designing and evaluating a `heroin trial'. Feasibility Research Into the Controlled Availability of Opioids Stage 2. NCEPH, The Australian National University, 1994, 11-30.

    • S.R. Wilson and P.J. Solomon.
      Estimates for different stages of HIV/AIDS disease.
      Computer Applications in the Biosciences 10, 1994, 691-683.

    • P.J. Solomon and S.R. Wilson.
      Prediction of new cases of disease or infection for small subgroups.
      The Biometrical Journal, 1993, 333-341.

    • P.J. Solomon and D.R. Cox.
      Nonlinear component of variance models.
      Biometrika 79, 1992, 1-11.

    • S.R. Wilson, C. Fazekas de St Groth and P.J. Solomon.
      Sensitivity analyses for the backcalculation method of AIDS projections.
      Journal of the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes 5, 1992, 523-527.

    • P.J. Solomon and S.R. Wilson.
      Predicting AIDS deaths and prevalence in Australia.
      The Medical Journal of Australia 157, 1992, 121-125.

    • L. Fritschi, A. Green and P.J. Solomon.
      Sun exposure in Australian adolescents.
      Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 27, 1992, 25-28.

    • M.E. Jones and P.J. Solomon.
      Blood donation and infection: do new and regular donors present different risks? NCEPH Working Paper Number 27, Australian National University, December 1991.

    • P.J. Solomon, R.A. Attewell, E.B Freeman and S.R. Wilson.
      AIDS in Australia: Reconstructing the epidemic from 1980 to 1990 and predicting future trends in HIV disease.
      NCEPH Working Paper Number 29, December 1991, Australian National University.

    • P.J. Solomon, S.R. Wilson, C.E. Swanson and D.A. Cooper.
      Effect of zidovudine on survival of patients with AIDS in Australia.
      The Medical Journal of Australia 153, 1990, 254-257.

    • P.J. Solomon, S.R. Wilson, C.E. Swanson and D.A. Cooper.
      Predicting the course of AIDS in Australia.
      The Medical Journal of Australia 153, 1990, 386-394.

    • P.J. Solomon and S.R Wilson.
      Accommodating change due to treatment in the method of back projection  for estimating HIV infection incidence.
      Biometrics 46, 1990, 1165-1170.

    • P.J. Solomon.
      Projections of the Australian AIDS epidemic.
      The AIDS Letter, Royal Society of Medicine 21, 1990, 1-3.

    • P. J. Solomon, C. Fazekas de St Groth and S.R. Wilson.
      Projections of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome in Australia using data to the end of September 1989. NCEPH Working Paper Number 16, Australian National University, April 1990.

    • P.J. Solomon, J.A. Doust and S.R. Wilson.
      Predicting the course of AIDS in Australia and evaluating the effect of AZT: a first report. NCEPH Working Paper Number 3, Australian National University, June 1989.

    • P.J. Solomon.
      On components of variance and modelling exceedances over a threshold.
      Australian Journal of Statistics 31, 1989, 18-24.

    • P.J. Solomon.
      Analysis of patient self-assessment visual analogue scales.
      Applied Stochastic Models and Data Analysis 5, 1989, 153-164.

    • D.R. Cox and P.J. Solomon.
      On testing for serial correlation in large numbers of small samples.
      Biometrika 75, 1988, 145-148.

    • M.E. Jones and P.J. Solomon.
      A note on the concept of the incubation period in HIV infection.
      Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series A (Statistics in Society) 151, 1988, 40-42.

    • D.R. Cox. and P.J. Solomon.
      A note on selective intervention.
      Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series A (Statistics in Society) 151, 1988, 310-315

    • D.R. Cox and P.J. Solomon.
      Analysis of variability with large numbers of small samples.
      Biometrika 73, 1986, 543-554.

    • Cardiovascular risk and risk factors in a randomized trial of treatment based on the beta-blocker oxprenolol:
      the International Prospective Primary Prevention Study in Hypertension (The IPPPSH Collaborative Group).
      Journal of Hypertension 3, 1985, 379-92.

    • P.J. Solomon.
      Transformations for components of variance and covariance.
      Biometrika 72, 1985, 233-239.

    • P.J. Solomon.
      Effect of misspecification of regression models in the analysis of survival data.
      Biometrika 71, 1984, 291-298.

    • P.J. Solomon, E.A. Thompson and A. Rissanen.
      The inheritance of height in a Finnish population.
      Annals of Human Biology 10, 1983, 247-256.

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