Brief Online CV of

B. Burt Gerstman
www.sjsu.edu/faculty/gerstman
B.B.Gerstman@sjsu.edu 
San Jose State University
Dept. of Health Science
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0052
Phone: (408) 924-2970
Fax: (408) 924-2979

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Epidemiology and Comparative Pathology, 1989, University of California, Davis
  • M.P.H., Epidemiology, 1984, School of Public Health, University of California Berkeley
  • D.V.M. (honors), Veterinary Medicine, 1980, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University
  • B.A. (honors), Biology, 1976, Harpur College, SUNY Binghamton, New York

Professional Experience

  • Professor (1990 - present), San Jose State University, Department of Health Science.
  • Epidemiologist (1984 - 1990), U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Rockville, MD, and Epidemiology Fellow (1984 - 1987), U.S. Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health Epidemiologic Training Program. 
  • Instructor (1987-1990), Graduate School at the National Institutes of Health (Foundation for Advancement of Education in Science), Department. of Statistics, and Teaching Assistant, (1985), University of California Davis, Department of Environmental Health.
  • Veterinarian (1980-1984), Manteca Veterinary Hospital and other veterinary hospitals (in relief) in Northern California, mixed-animal practice.

Selected Publications, first author (contributing author publications listed separately)

  • Gerstman BB. Basic Biostatistics: Statistics for Public Health Practice. Second Edition. Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett. 648 pp., 2015.
  • Gerstman, BB. Epidemiology Kept Simple: Introduction to Traditional and Modern Epidemiology, Third Edition. Oxford, England: Wiley-Blackwell. 478pp., 2013.
  • Gerstman, BB. Statistical issues in the interpretation of Pearson and coworkers study of lumbar intervertebral measurements. Spine, 2011;36(19):1616-7.
  • Gerstman BB. Basic Biostatistics: Statistics for Public Health Practice. Boston: Jones & Bartlett. 557 pp., 2008.
  • Gerstman BB. Comments on William Farr 1838 longitudinal analysis of smallpox recovery and death rates. Social and Preventive Medicine (Soz Praventivmed); 2003;48:285-289.
    Also published in A History of Epidemiologic Methods and Concepts in Morabia, A. (Ed.) Basel: Birkhäuser Verlag, 2004.
  • Gerstman BB. Epidemiology Kept Simple: An Introduction to Traditional and Modern Epidemiology, Second Edition. New York: Wiley-Liss, 2003.
  • Gerstman BB. StatPrimer: Available: http://www.sjsu.edu/faculty/gerstman/StatPrimer/, 2003.
  • Gerstman, BB. RE: Cohort studies: history of the method (letter). Social and Preventive Medicine (Soz Praventivmed) 2002; 47:90.
  • Gerstman, B. Health professionals do not understand mathematical models (letter) BMJ 17 July 2002.
  • Gerstman BB. Data Analysis with Epi Info. Available: http://www.sjsu.edu/faculty/gerstman/EpiInfo/, 1999.
  • Gerstman BB. Epidemiology Kept Simple: An Introduction to Classic and Modern Epidemiology. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1998.
  • Gerstman BB, Jolson H, Bauer M, Cho P, Livingston J, Platt R. Depression in new users of b-blockers and selected anti-hypertensives. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 1996; 49:809-815.
  • Gerstman BB, Burke L, Delaney J, McLellan B. Steroidal contraceptive use update: United States, 1989-1994. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety 1996; 5:141-147.
  • Gerstman BB. Student evaluations of teaching effectiveness and the principal of faute de mieux. Journal of Excellence in College Teaching 1995; 6:113-124.
  • Gerstman BB, Bosco LA, Tomita DK. Racial discrepancies in asthma hospitalization rates in the Michigan Medicaid population, 1980-1986. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 1993; 91:838-43.
  • Gerstman BB, Kirkman R, Platt R. Intestinal necrosis following the use of post-operative orally administered sodium polystyrene sulfonate in sorbitol. American Journal of Kidney Diseases 1992; 20:159-161.
  • Gerstman BB, Platt R. Sodium polystyrene sulfonate use in the United States, 1985-1989. American Journal of Kidney Diseases 1991;18:619-20.
  • Gerstman BB. Epidemiologic critique of the Japanese Committee on the Safety of Contrast Media's report on adverse reactions to ionic and nonionic media. Radiology 1991; 178:787-790.
  • Gerstman BB, Lundin FE, Stadel BV, Faich GA. A method of pharmacoepidemiologic analysis that uses computerized Medicaid data. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 1990;43:1387-1393.
  • Gerstman BB, Piper JM, Tomita DK, Ferguson WJ, Stadel BV, Lundin FE. Oral contraceptive estrogen dose and the risk of deep venous thromboembolic disease. American Journal of Epidemiology 1991; 133:32-37.
  • Gerstman BB, Gross TP, Kennedy DL, Tomita DK, Bennett RC. Trends in the content and use of oral contraceptives in the United States, 1964-1988. American Journal of Public Health 1991; 81:90-98.
  • Gerstman BB, Lundin FE. Pharmacoepidemiologic follow-up using computerized linked data. 1990 Proceedings of the Biopharmaceutical Section of the American Statistical Association. Alexandria, VA: American Statistical Association. April 1991.
  • Gerstman BB, Piper JM, Freiman JP, et al. Oral contraceptive estrogen and progestin potencies and the incidence of deep venous thromboembolism. International Journal of Epidemiology 1990; 19:931-936.
  • Gerstman BB, Freiman JP, Hine LK. Use of subsequent anticoagulants to increase the predictive value of Medicaid deep venous thromboembolism diagnoses. Epidemiology 1990; 1:122-7.
  • Gerstman, BB. Episheets (software). Described In EpiSource: A Guide to Resources in Epidemiology, Roswell, GA, 1991, p. 1007.
  • Gerstman BB. Re: use of the term pharmacoepidemiology. American Journal of Epidemiology 1990; 131:1101 (letter).
  • Gerstman BB, et al. Exploration of drug-associated risk using health care coverage data bases. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology. Detroit, MI: Lewis Publishers. (Abstract: J Clin Research Drug Dev 1989;3:210.)
  • Gerstman BB, Bosco LA, Tomita DK. Prevalence and outpatient treatment of asthma in the Michigan Medicaid patient population younger than 45, 1980-1986. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 1989; 83:1032-9.
  • Gerstman BB, Lundin FE. Discussion of longitudinal follow-up in claims-based pharmacoepidemiologic databases. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology. Detroit, MI: Lewis Publishers.
  • Gerstman BB. EpiSheet: Microcomputer Spreadsheet Templates for Epidemiologic Analysis. Roswell, GA. Distributed by the Epidemiology Monitor. Described in the Epidemiology Monitor, Roswell, GA. First listed in a 1987 Epidemiology Monitor followed by a listing in 1988(5);5
  • Gerstman BB. Consideration of feline leukemia virus vaccine interventions using a modified Reed-Frost epidemiologic model. Am J Epidemiol 1988; 128:939-40 (abstract).
  • Gerstman BB. Epidemiologic calculations, graphs, and "what-if" analysis on a microcomputer spreadsheet. Am J Epidemiol 1987; 126:778 (abstract).
  • Gerstman BB. On transferring data from different sources. The Epidemiology Monitor 1987; 8(3):2-4.
  • Gerstman BB. Epidemiologic studies of potassium chloride formulation and the risk of upper gastrointestinal bleeding. Post-Marketing Surveillance News Quarterly 1987;(July-September):5.
  • Gerstman BB. Pet ownership and well-being. Compendium of Continuing Education for Practicing Veterinarians 1987; 9:131-138.
  • Gerstman BB, Cappucci DT. Evaluating the reliability of diagnostic test results. J Am Vet Med Assoc 1986; 188:248-251.
  • Gerstman BB. Similarities between clinical diagnosis and biomedical research (letter). J Am Vet Med Assoc 1986;189:20-21.
  • Gerstman BB. Why views on animals are so diverse. San Jose Mercury News. January 6, 1985, pp C1 and C5.
  • Gerstman BB. Sources of nosocomial infections in immunocompromised patients (letter). Calif Vet 4:27,1983.
  • Gerstman BB. The epizootiology of feline leukemia virus and its associated diseases. Compendium of Continuing Education for Practicing Veterinarians 1985; 7:767-776.

Publications as contributing author

  • Woodfield, H. C., Gerstman B. B., Olaisen, R. H., & Johnson, D. C. Inter-examiner reliability of supine leg checks for discriminating leg length inequality J Manip Phys Ther, 2011; 34(4), 239-246. 
  • Brooks SD, Gerstman BB, Sucher KP, Kearns PJ. The reliability of muscle function analysis using different methods of stimulation. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition 1998; 22:331-334.
  • Bedeian K, Hively JM, Gerstman BB, Dhanoa D. Decreasing the number of recheck appointments for an urgent care clinic by using telephoned follow-up care by nurses. HMO Practice 1996; 10:44-45.
  • Herrera C, D'Agostino R, Gerstman B, Bosco L, Belanger A, Kannel W. Baldness and coronary heart disease in Framingham men. American Journal of Epidemiology 1995; 142:828-33.
  • Bosco LA, Gerstman BB, Tomita DK. Variations in the use of medication for the treatment of childhood asthma in the Michigan Medicaid population, 1980-1986. Chest 1993; 104:1727-33.
  • Jolson HM, Bosco L, Bufton MG, Gerstman BB, Rinsler SS, Williams E, et. al. Cerebellar toxicity associated with high dose cytarabine therapy. Journal of the National Cancer Institute 1992;84:500-505.
  • Arrowsmith JA, Gerstman BB, Fleischer DE, Benjamin SB. Results from the American Society of Gastroenterology / U.S. Food and Drug Administration collaborative study on complication rates and drug use during gastrointestinal endoscopy. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy; 1991:27:421-427.
  • Hine LK, Gerstman BB, Wise RW, Tsong Y. Fatal blood dyscrasias in the U.S., 1984. American Journal of Medicine 1990; 88:151-3.
  • Bosco LA, Knapp DE, Gerstman BB. Anti-asthma drug use in the United States, 1973-1985. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 1987; 3:398-402.
  • Division of Epidemiology and Surveillance. Deaths associated with thiamine-deficient parenteral nutrition. MMWR 1989; 38:3:43.
  • Wise RP, Tsong Y, Gerstman BB, et al. Surveillance of drug related-mortality, U.S., 1984-1986. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology. Detroit, MI: Lewis Publishers. (Abstract: J Clin Research Drug Dev 1989;3:229.)
  • Wise RW, Tsong Y, Gerstman BB. Drug-related mortality in the United States, 1984. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology. Detroit, MI: Lewis Publishers. (Abstract: J Clin Research Drug Dev 1988;2:181-2.)
  • Tomita DK, Gerstman BB, Lundin FE. Description of the Michigan Medicaid population and use of this information in pharmaco-epidemiologic studies. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology. Detroit, MI: Lewis Publishers. (Abstract: J Clin Research Drug Dev 1988;2:195-6.)

Presentations and other relevant experience available upon request.