Mark E. Glickman, PhD

Research Professor, Health Policy & Management
Mark Glickman


Mark Glickman, who joined the Health Policy and Management Department in September 2003, is Research Professor, and Senior Statistician at the Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economics Research. He is well-known for inventing several rating systems for competitors in games and sports. Mark has had a long-standing interest in the application of statistical methods to rating tournament chess players, and has been chair of the U.S. Chess Federation’s Ratings Committee over fifteen years. His recent statistical work includes developing methods for identifying differential item functioning in health instruments, latent variables models for measuring reaction time data in cognitive psychology experiments, and Bayesian optimal design for tournaments and competition. His work in health services included the determination of a plausibility index used to identify aberrant assessments of nursing home patients and facilities as a means of quality control, statistical modeling of automobile crash data for monitoring safety of airbags, and modeling physician treatment behavior for diabetes and hypertensive patients. Mark is also the editor of “Here’s to your Health” column in Chance magazine.

Other Positions:

  • Bedford VA - Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial VA Hosp
  • Boston Medical Center


  • Harvard University, PhD
  • Harvard University, MA
  • Princeton University, BA


  • Published on 9/20/2013

    Boehmer U, Glickman M, Winter M, Clark MA. Lesbian and bisexual women's adjustment after a breast cancer diagnosis. J Am Psychiatr Nurses Assoc. 2013 Sep-Oct; 19(5):280-92.

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  • Published on 6/21/2013

    Hoaglin DC, Filonenko A, Glickman ME, Wasiak R, Gidwani R. Use of mixed-treatment-comparison methods in estimating efficacy of treatments for heavy menstrual bleeding. Eur J Med Res. 2013; 18:17.

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  • Published on 2/28/2013

    Boehmer U, Glickman M, Winter M, Clark MA. Breast cancer survivors of different sexual orientations: which factors explain survivors' quality of life and adjustment? Ann Oncol. 2013 Jun; 24(6):1622-30.

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  • Published on 1/18/2013

    Boehmer U, Glickman M, Winter M, Clark MA. Long-term breast cancer survivors' symptoms and morbidity: differences by sexual orientation? J Cancer Surviv. 2013 Jun; 7(2):203-10.

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  • Published on 3/12/2012

    Boehmer U, Glickman M, Winter M. Anxiety and depression in breast cancer survivors of different sexual orientations. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2012 Jun; 80(3):382-95.

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  • Published on 1/25/2012

    Eisen SV, Schultz MR, Vogt D, Glickman ME, Elwy AR, Drainoni ML, Osei-Bonsu PE, Martin J. Mental and physical health status and alcohol and drug use following return from deployment to Iraq or Afghanistan. Am J Public Health. 2012 Mar; 102 Suppl 1:S66-73.

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  • Published on 11/15/2011

    Dossa A, Glickman ME, Berlowitz D. Association between mental health conditions and rehospitalization, mortality, and functional outcomes in patients with stroke following inpatient rehabilitation. BMC Health Serv Res. 2011; 11:311.

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  • Published on 6/23/2011

    Boehmer U, Clark MA, Timm A, Glickman M, Sullivan M. Comparing sexual minority cancer survivors recruited through a cancer registry to convenience methods of recruitment. Womens Health Issues. 2011 Sep-Oct; 21(5):345-52.

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  • Published on 6/10/2011

    Boehmer U, Glickman M, Milton J, Winter M. Health-related quality of life in breast cancer survivors of different sexual orientations. Qual Life Res. 2012 Mar; 21(2):225-36.

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  • Published on 5/30/2011

    Vogt D, Vaughn R, Glickman ME, Schultz M, Drainoni ML, Elwy R, Eisen S. Gender differences in combat-related stressors and their association with postdeployment mental health in a nationally representative sample of U.S. OEF/OIF veterans. J Abnorm Psychol. 2011 Nov; 120(4):797-806.

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