Jim Anthony
David Barondess
Ahnalee Brincks
  Simone Charles
Honglei Chen
  Gustavo de los Campos
Debra Furr-Holden
Joseph Gardiner
Kelly Hirko
Claudia Holzman
Carol Janney
  Allan Kozlowski
Jean Kerver
Chenxi Li
Qing Lu
Zhehui Luo
Claire Margerison-Zilko
Janet Osuch
Nigel Paneth
Dorothy Pathak
James Pivarnik
Mat Reeves
A.Mahdi. Saeed
Nicole Talge
David Todem
Ana Vázquez
Elizabeth (Betsy) Wasilevich
Lixin Zhang
  Adjunct Faculty
  Emeritus Faculty


  David Barondess 


  Madeleine Lenski


Mat Reeves, BVSc., PhD

Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Ph.D. (Epidemiology), University of Pennsylvania 1993
M.S. (Clinical Medicine), Colorado State University 1989
BVSc (Hons), Liverpool University, U.K. 1984
Curriculum Vitae

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
909 Fee Road  Room B601
East Lansing, Michigan 48824

Chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, cancer and chronic pulmonary diseases, are by far the leading causes of mortality, morbidity, and disability in the world today. Epidemiology has contributed greatly to the understanding of the causes of these diseases, and thereby to the concepts of disease prevention. Much of the current chronic disease burden could be prevented if populations followed a few basic, health promotion steps – such as avoiding tobacco, avoiding excess alcohol, exercising regularly, eating a well-balanced diet, and making use of proven clinical preventive services. However, data repeatedly show that the vast majority of people are unable to follow these basic recommendations. Similarly, major gains in reducing the current chronic disease burden could be achieved by better applying the scientific and clinical knowledge we already have. This is especially true in the area of hospital medical care and in the application of primary and secondary prevention measures in ambulatory practice settings.

Mat currently serves as Chair of the department’s admissions committee.

Mat Reeves’ academic interests in chronic diseases stem from a desire to blend the quantitative aspects of epidemiology with the practical aspects of disease prevention and public health. Current research activities include:

Selected Publications

Reeves MJ, Newcomb PA, Remington PL, Marcus PM. Determinants of breast cancer detection among Wisconsin (United States) women, 1988-90. Cancer Causes and Control 1995, 6:103-111.

Reeves MJ, Newcomb PA, Remington PL, Marcus PM, MacKenzie WR. Body mass and breast cancer: Relationship between method of detection and stage of disease. Cancer 1996, 77:301-7.

Reeves MJ, P. Newcomb, A. Trentham, P. Remington. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug use and protection against colorectal cancer in women. Cancer Epidemiol, Biomarkers and Prevention 1996, 5:980-986.

Reeves MJ, Remington P, Nashold R, Pete J. Chronic disease mortality among Wisconsin American Indians, 1984-1993. Wisconsin Med J 1997, Feb:27-32.

Reeves MJ, Remington P, Cautley E. Use of reminder systems to promote regular use of mammograms and pap tests. Prev Med 1999, 29:202-9.

Reeves MJ, McGee H, Rafferty AP, Remington P, Cautely E. Prevalence of aspirin use to prevent heart disease in Wisconsin (1991) and Michigan (1994). MMWR 1997, 46(20); 498-502.

Rafferty AP, Reeves MJ, McGee H, Pivarnik J. Physical activity patterns among walkers and compliance with public health recommendations. Med Sci Sports Exer 2002, 34:1255-61.

Brown MD, Rowe BH, Reeves MJ, Bermingham JM, Goldhaber SZ. The accuracy of the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay D-Dimer test in the diagnosis of Pulmonary Embolism: A Meta-Analysis. Ann Emerg Med 2002, 40:133-44.