EDUCATION

    1993       Ph.D. Epidemiology  Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
    1989       M.P.H. Epidemiology School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
    1977       B.S.  Nursing (active R.N. and P.H.N. CA license)., San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

    INDEPENDENT CONSULTING ACTIVITIES
    Collaborator: Evidence reviews for Integrated Management of Adolescent and Adult Illnesses Manual, World Health
    Organization
    Collaborator: Analyses, manuscripts, texts - Viral Epidemiology Branch, National Cancer Institute
    Dissertation Research Coach: Research methodology, analysis, manuscripts, Private Individuals
    Writer/Editor: Grants, proposals, protocols, manuscripts, Private Individuals
    Consultant: Medical and clinical and research-related literature searches and reviews, Private Individuals

    2007: Archimedesmodel.com – translated informatics code to technical specifications with clinical input.

    2003-2005:  Eureka Research - Awarded RFP: quasi-experimental design for diabetes quality improvement program.
    Analysis of DM QI project; Development of proposal for biomedical firm asthma disease registry database analysis;

    1998-2001; Pharsight Corporation - Methodology, critique, and analysis and data structure to enhance efficient phase II-IV
    clinical trial design utilizing population-based, health care insurance claims and academic research-quality data (Clinical trial
    design for diabetes, cardiovascular, and neurologic therapeutic areas.).

    2000-2001,  Xoma Corporation; Epidemiologic estimates for several drug development programs utilizing public access,
    population-based, research-quality data, and Internet resources (several oncology and autoimmune therapeutic areas).

    1998 - RSK Health Risk Solutions, Inc; Logic algorithms for the management of outpatient left-ventricular dysfunction to
    be utilized in proprietary software development.

    SELECTED EMPLOYMENT PROJECTS
    2006 – 2007: Director of Clinical Research;  MedVantage,Inc. San Francisco. Senior Manager of Informatics content, metrics
    evidence-based evaluation and technical specifications; liaison with clients, software engineers and product deployment.

    2003 - 2006  Adjunct Faculty;  University of San Francisco;  Courses and syllabi: Epidemiology of Aging (syllabi approved
    by Curriculum Committee), Applied Epidemiology: Infectious Diseases (Fall 2005), Epidemiology and Evidence-based Practice
    (summer 2005), Nursing Research (masters entry, 2003), Community & Mental Health Nursing (clinical community agency
    placement, undergraduate 2003-cur, masters entry 2004), Conceptual Foundations of Nursing (masters entry, 2004),

    2005 Project Director; Robert Wood Johnson Local Initiative Funding Partners health promotion grant (Bay Area
    Community Resources)           

    2001-2002:  Epidemiologist;  Marin County DHHS, Epidemiology Program, Breast Cancer Research Project. State and
    federal grant proposals.

    1995-1998   Senior Epidemiologist;  Ischemia Research and Education Foundation; San Francisco, CA  94134-3306.
    Collaborated with clinicians and principle investigators from 150 academic institutions worldwide,  consultant for study
    design and methodology, protocol development, data analysis, report and manuscript generation. Lead epidemiologist for
    the design and conduct of international study of long term follow-up of patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft
    surgery.

    1989            Epidemiologist;  AIDS Surveillance;   Louisiana State Health Department, New Orleans, LA

    PUBLICATIONS - MANUSCRIPTS

    Diamondstone LS, Aledort L, Goedert JG. All cause mortality among HIV-uninfected hemophiliacs. Haemophilia 2002 Sep 8
    (5):660-7.Pubmed abstract: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?
    cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=12199676&dopt=Abstract

    Dada AJ, Ajayi AO, Diamondstone L, Quinn TC, Blattner WA, Biggar RJ.  Serosurvey of Haemophilus ducreyi, syphilis, and
    herpes simplex virus type 2 and their association with human immunodeficiency virus among female sex workers in Lagos,
    Nigeria.Sex Transm Dis. 1998 May;25(5):237-42.  Pubmed abstract: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?
    cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=9587174&dopt=Abstract

    Mora-Mangano C, Diamondstone LS, Ramsey J, Agrawal A, Herskowitz A, Mangano DT. Renal dysfunction after myocardial
    revascularization: Risk factors, adverse outcomes, and hospital resource utilization. Ann Intern Med 1998 February; 128
    (3): 194-203 Full text: http://www.annals.org/cgi/content/full/128/3/194

    Diamondstone LS, Blakely S, Rice J, Clark R, Goedert JJ. Prognostic factors for all-cause mortality among hemophiliacs
    infected with human immunodeficiency virus. Am J Epidemiol 1995 Aug; 142(3): 304-13 Abstract: http://aje.oupjournals.
    org/cgi/content/abstract/142/3/304

    O'Brien TR, Diamondstone L, Fried MW, Aledort LM, Eichinger S, Eyster ME, Hilgartner MW, White G, Di Bisceglie AM,
    Goedert JJ. Idiopathic CD4+ T-lymphocytopenia in HIV seronegative men with hemophilia and sex partners of HIV
    seropositive men. Multicenter Hemophilia Cohort Study. Am J Hematol 1995 Jul; 49(3): 201-6  Pubmed abstract: http:
    //www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=7604813&dopt=Abstract

    Diamondstone LS, Tollerud DJ, Fuchs D, Wachter H, Brown LM, Maloney E, Kurman CC, Nelson DL, Blattner WA. Factors
    influencing serum neopterin and beta 2-microglobulin levels in a healthy diverse population. J Clin Immunol 1994 Nov; 14
    (6): 368-74   Pubmed abstract: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?
    cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=7883864&dopt=Abstract

    Dada AJ, Oyewole F, Onofowakan R, Nasidi A, Harris B, Levin A, Diamondstone LS, Quinn TC, Blattner WA. Demographic
    characteristics of retroviral infections (HIV-1, HIV-2, and HTLV-I) among female professional sex workers in Lagos, Nigeria.  
    J Acq Immune Defic Syndr 1993; 6:602-610   Pubmed abstract: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?
    cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=8254475&dopt=Abstract

    Eyster ME, Diamondstone LS, Lien JM, Ehmann WC, Quan S, Goedert JJ. The natural history of hepatitis C virus infection in
    multitransfused hemophiliacs: Effect of coinfection with human immunodeficiency virus. J Acq Immune Defic Syndr 1993; 6:
    602-610 Pubmed abstract: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?
    cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=8098752&dopt=Abstract

    PUBLICATIONS - TEXTS

    Diamondstone LS. Guide to Epidemiologic Research Methods. An internet-based manual for users accessing data to assist
    with the decision making process for drug development programs. Pharsight Corporation. October 2000

    Levine P, Strickler H, Manns A, Diamondstone L. Hepatitis Viruses chapter in: Epidemiology of tumor associated viruses. In:
    DJ McCance (ed.), Human Tumor Viruses, ASM Press, London, England 1998

    Kosary CL, Diamondstone LS. Liver and intrahepatic bile duct cancer. In: Cancer Statistics Review 1973-1990. National
    Cancer Institute 1993

    Gove S., Diamondstone LS. Medical team interaction with female circumcision in a refugee camp, Bo' Somalia. Discussion
    Paper Series, Institute for Health Policy Studies. School of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, 1984

    PUBLICATIONS - ABSTRACTS and POSTERS

    Diamondstone L. (presenter) Community Evidence-Based Health Promotion for Seniors: An EBP health promotion model for
    San Francisco seniors. Northern California Kaiser Permanente. Thrive with. Research and Evidence- Based Practice.
    Conference, Oakland, CA. March 2006

    Diamondstone LS, Herskowitz AH, Mangano DT. A simple, clinical algorithm for identifying patients with low to high
    mortality risk following coronary artery bypass graft surgery. American Heart Association, Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL,
    November 1997

    Diamondstone LS, Mangano DT, Herskowitz AH. Early, persistent left ventricular dysfunction following coronary
    revascularization: Incidence, predictors, and sequelae. Heart Failure Society of America, Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD
    September 1997

    Diamondstone LS, Wiktor S, Fotham E, Correa P, Manns A, Blattner WA. An exploratory hospital-based study of HLTV-
    associated conditions among Blacks in New Orleans. International Conference on Human Retrovirology: HTLV, Rio de
    Janeiro, Brazil June 1997

    Palefsky JM, Holly E, Diamondstone L, Ahn D. High level anal human papillomavirus infection in men with symptomatic HIV
    disease. Presented at Thirteenth International Papillomavirus Workship; October 7-12, 1994; Amsterdam.

    Diamondstone LS, Goedert JJ. Liver-related mortality among hemophiliacs. Society for Epidemiologic research, Keystone,
    CO, June 1993

    O'Brien TR, Diamondstone LS, Goedert JJ. Idiopathic CD4+ T-lymphocytopenia (ICL) among HIV-1 seronegative
    hemophiliacs and female partners. IX International Conference on AIDS, Berlin, Germany, June 1993

    Eyster ME, Diamondstone LS, Goedert JJ. "Hepatic AIDS" in persons with hemophilia coinfected with hepatitis C virus and
    human immunodeficiency. American Gastroenterologic Association / American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases,
    San Francisco, CA, July 1992

    Eyster ME, Diamondstone LS, Goedert JJ. Hepatic AIDS in persons with hemophilia coinfected with hepatitis C virus and
    human immunodeficiency. VIII International Conference on AIDS/III STD World Congress, Amsterdam, Netherlands, July
    1992

    Diamondstone LS, Eyster ME, Quan S, Goedert JJ. Incidence of hemophilic liver disease, 5th National forum on AIDS,
    Hepatitis, and Other Blood-Borne diseases, Atlanta, GA, March 1992

    Eyster ME, Diamondstone LS, Goedert JJ. Natural history of hepatitis C virus in hemophilic HIV-infected patients. XIII AIDS
    Clinical Trials Group Meeting,Washington, DC, December 1991

    Clark R, Greer D, Diamondstone LS, Hyslop N. Cumulative risk of morbidity in 65 patients infected with both HIV and
    cryptococcus neoformans. International Conference on AIDS. 1990;6(1):298

    Diamondstone LS, (presenter). Incidence, predictors and outcomes of renal dysfunction following coronary artery bypass
    graft surgery. Grand Rounds Department of Nephrology, University of California San Diego, April 5, 1996

    Diamondstone LS. (presenter) Incidence, predictors, outcomes, and cost analysis of adverse protamine-related events
    among patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Division of Cardiology and Marketing, Wyeth,
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 5, 1996

    PATENTS

    Systems and methods for performing temporal  logic queries. United States Patent 20020194009

    RESEARCH METHODS & APPLIED BIOSTATISTICS PRESENTATIONS and SEMINARS

    Epidemiologic research methods for clinicians and software engineers. Pharsight Corporation, 1999-2000; Conducted
    informal presentations and seminars on epidemiologic research methods for clinicians. IREF, 1995-1998

    Diamondstone LS.  Newer techniques for handling missing data. Bay Area SAS Users Group, Stanford University, August
    2002

    Diamondstone LS.  Newer models for time-dependent confounders that are also intermediates. Bay Area SAS Users Group,
    Kaiser Permanente Hospital, March 2000

    Diamondstone LS. Left ventricular dysfunction: a new definition with implications for clinical trial design. Cardio-renal
    Division. Food and Drug Administration, Bethesda, MD, April 11, 1996

    HONORS and AWARDS

    1991  Society for Epidemiologic Research: Student Workshop Scholarship
    1990  National Cancer Institute: Epidemiology and Biostatistics Fellowship
    1989  Tulane University Scholarship: Doctoral Course Work

    COMMUNITY SERVICE
    2009 - cur. Volunteer home energy auditor, Green@home, Acterra
    2007    Database developer. Bayview Child Health Center
    1999 – cur. Volunteer various local cultural/arts organizations/events
    2004 - 2007  Member, Interdisciplinary Council on Aging; USF.
    2004 - 2007  Member, Citywide Chronic Disease Prevention Consortium, SF DPH
    2005   Co Principle Investigator, Healthy Aging Promotion in SF Senior Centers. Pilot/feasibility project
Laura S. Diamondstone - Curriculum Vitae