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Peter Imrey, PhD

Peter Imrey, PhD
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Department Quantitative Health Sciences
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only, Researcher
Languages English
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Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Consultation on Medical and Epidemiological Research Design and Analysis
  • Epidemiology
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Meningococcal Meningitis
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About Peter Imrey, PhD

Peter B. Imrey, PhD, is on Staff in the Department of Quantitative Health Sciences at Cleveland Clinic's Main Campus and a professor of medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. He was appointed in 2001. He also is an Affiliate Professor of Statistics for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign since 2002.

His research interests include the analysis of multivariate categorical data; linear models; sample survey methods; quantitative epidemiology, and numerous areas of medical and public health application.

Dr. Imrey received his PhD in biostatistics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and joined the teaching staff there upon graduation. He then spent more than 25 years in tenured professor positions at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and at Chicago.

He is the author of numerous papers and chapters and has co-authored the book, Analysis of Categorical Data. He serves on several boards and committees, including the Committee on Professional Ethics for the American Statistical Association and the Task Force on Design and Analysis in Dental and Oral Research. He is a member in numerous professional societies, including the American College of Epidemiology, American Statistical Association, Delta Omega and others.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Medical Education - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC

Undergraduate - Columbia College
Mathematics & Statistics
New York, NY

Additional Training

  • A.B. (Mathematics and Statistics), Columbia College, N.Y.
  • PhD (Biostatistics and Epidemiology), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Participated in numerous short courses on advanced statistical and epidemiologic methods at Johns Hopkins University, International Biometric Society and American Statistical Association

Professional Highlights

  • International Biometric Society: Governing Council, 1993-1995; President, Eastern North American Region, 2005
  • American Statistical Association: Council of Sections, 1991; Chair, Section on Teaching Statistics in the Health Sciences, 1992; Chair, Biometric Section, 1997
  • American Public Health Association: Governing Council, 1992-1994; Statistics Section Recognition Award, 1996; Chair, Statistics Section, 2002
  • Associate Editor, "Encyclopedia of Biostatistics," 2nd Edition
  • National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences panels on polygraph testing and biometric identification, and numerous additional scientific panels and review groups

Specialty Interests

biostatistics, categorical data analysis, dental and oral research, diet and cancer, epidemiology, meningococcal meningitis, sample survey methods

Awards & Honors

  • President's Invited Speaker, 56th Biannual Session of the International Statistical Institute, 2007
  • President, Eastern North American Region, International Biometric Society, 2005
  • American Public Health Association Recognition Award
  • Fellow, American College of Epidemiology
  • Robert Bohrer Memorial Lecturer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Delta Omega
  • Sigma Xi


  • International Biometric Society
  • American Statistical Association
  • American College of Epidemiology
  • Society for Epidemiological Research
  • American Public Health Association
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 3/3/2024, Dr. Imrey has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Fiduciary Role. Dr. Imrey serves in a fiduciary capacity, such as an elected officer, director or chief medical officer, for the following companies or other entities:

  • Task Force on Design & Analysis, Inc.
  • Foundation for Design and Analysis of Dental and Oral Research

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

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