Stanley Edlavitch, Ph.D., M.A., F.A.C.E.

Adjunct Clinical Professor, President/Chairman of the Board - Kansas City Suicide Awareness and Prevention Program (KCSAPP), Governors Mental Health Advisory Council for Kansas, Secretary/Treasurer; Suicide Prevention Sub-Committee
Department(s) of Psychiatry
Center for Behavorial Medicine
Meet Stanley Edlavitch
Biography

Dr. Edlavitch is a professor of epidemiology in the Department of Psychiatry at the UMKC School of Medicine. He is also an adjunct professor of infectious disease at the University of Kansas Medical Center and adjunct professor of epidemiology at Tianjin Medical University in Tianjin, China. Dr. Edlavitch served as graduate training director for the Department of Informatic Medicine and Personalized Health from 2006 to 2008.

Before joining the School of Medicine in 2002, Dr. Edlavitch was an adjunct professor of dental health at the School of Dentistry. He worked at the University of Kansas Medical Center from 1991 to 2004 as professor of preventive medicine, a member of the Institutional Review Board and director of the Master of Public Health program.

In 1984, Dr. Edlavitch founded the International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology and served as its executive director through 1997. He serves on multiple advisory and editorial boards and is a contributing editor for the Chinese Journal of Pharmacoepidemiology and the senior editor of the Pharmacoepidemiology Newsletter.

Dr. Edlavitch received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Maryland in 1962. He went on to earn a Master of Public Health in 1966 and a master’s degree in mathematical statistics in 1968 from the University of Missouri-Columbia. In 1974, he received his Ph.D. in epidemiology from the University of California-Berkeley.

Selected Publications

Geis B, Edlavitch SA. Suicide-Related Cognitive-Diagnostic Variables in 5 Urban Settings, American Association of Suicidology, Orlando, April 23, 2010.
Edlavitch SA, Capturing Data from Observational Studies and Constructing Patient Registries, Drug Safety Data Collection & Evaluation, NextLevel Pharma, Lisbon, Portugal, June 9, 2010.

Greberman M (co-chair), Edlavitch SA(co-chair), Giffin R, Levin R, Fitzmaurice JM, Beutow K, Bertoni MJ, Eisenberg PR, Kim P, Love S, Collaborative Approaches to Product Discovery, Development and Evaluation, DIA 46th Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, June 15, 2010.

Edlavitch SA(co-chair), Greberman M (co-chair), Galson S, Woodcock J, Eisenberg PR Sigal EV, Implications of Health Care Reform for Product Safety and the Pharmaceutical Industry, DIA 46th Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, June 15, 2010.

Geis B, Edlavitch SA, Thought Patterns and Suicide Risk: Eight Factor-Derived Suicide Profiles, 44th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicdology, Portland, Oregon, April 20, 2011.

Edlavitch SA, Importance of Pharmacoepidemiology Study Designs, International Congress of Pharmacology Mexico 2011, Mexico City, Mexico, May 18, 2011.

Edlavitch SA, Good Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacovigilance Practices, International Congress of Pharmacology Mexico 2011, Mexico City, Mexico, May 18, 2011.

Edlavitch SA, Case-Control Studies, International Congress of Pharmacology Mexico 2011, Mexico City, Mexico, May 18, 2011.

Edlavitch SA, Dal Pan GJ, Eichler H-G, Garrison L. The Challenges of Improving the Science of Regulatory Decision Making, DIA 47th Annual Meeting, Chicago, Ill, June 22, 2011.

Edlavitch SA, Dal Pan GJ, Raine JM, Leufkens HG, Par B-J, Avorn J. Challenges to Improving the Science of Regulatory Decision Making, 27th International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology and Therapeutic Risk Management, Chicago, Ill, August 16, 2011.

Edlavitch SA, Pharamcoepidemiology, Plenary Session, The VI Congress Rational Pharmacotherapy and Clinical Pharmacology, St. Petersburg, Russia, October 12, 2011.

Edlavitch SA, Modern Trends in Pharamcoepidemiology, Special Session, The VI Congress Rational Pharmacotherapy and Clinical Pharmacology, St. Petersburg, Russia, October 12, 2011.

Geis BD, Edlavitch SA, Eight Empirically-Derived Suicide Risk Patterns: Validity Information and Video Illustrations of Profile Types, 45th American Association of Suicdology Annual Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, April 19, 2012.

Geis BD, Edlavitch SA. Suicide Risk System: Eight Thought Patterns Impacting Suicide Risk, 9th Annual Midwest Conference on Problem Gambling and Substance Abuse: Utilizing Evidence‐Based Practices, Kansas City, Missouri, June 6‐8, 2012.

Edlavitch SA, Dal Pan GJ, Raine JM, Leufkens HG, Par B-J, Avorn J. Improving the Science of Regulatory Decision Making- Advances in 2011/2012, 28th International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology and Therapeutic Risk Management, Barcelona, Spain, August 24, 2012.