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Robert J. Reynolds MPH PhD

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Dr Robert J. Reynolds is a Consulting Research Scientist and the Director of Research for Mortality Research & Consulting, Inc. Dr Reynolds’ full contact information is available on his CV (pdf). Initial consultations regarding possible research collaborations or medico-legal consulting and expert witness assistance are welcome and always free.

Dr Reynolds completed his Master of Public Health (MPH) in Epidemiology in 2001, with a focus on chronic diseases, research methodology and Biostatistics. His subsequent career in research involved projects at top medical research centers in the United States, on topics such as cancer treatment and prevention, psychiatry, trauma, and the mortality of occupational cohorts and populations of people with physical and intellectual disabilities.

Dr Reynolds completed his doctoral degree (PhD) in Epidemiology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UT Health). He was awarded a PhD in Public Health with a major in Epidemiology (with minors in Biostatistics and Environmental and Occupational Health) in August 2013. While at UT Health, Robert was one of only 4 pre-doctoral trainees in Occupational Epidemiology at the Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, one of the 18 Education and Research Centers funded by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), a division of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

In 2017 Dr Reynolds completed his Master of Science in Statistics from Texas A&M University, and is now a Professionally Accredited Statistician by the American Statistical Association (PStat®). His continuing education interests include contemporary analytic approaches including statistical learning, machine learning, and deep learning.

Dr Reynolds’ research has focused on mortality and life expectancy in occupational groups (such as professional athletes, astronauts, and fashion models), and of persons with a variety of medical conditions affecting life expectancy, including mental illness, cerebral palsy and other developmental disabilities. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications and has presented papers or posters at professional meetings of academic organizations, including the American Public Health Association (APHA), the Texas Public Health Association (TxPHA), the Society for Epidemiologic Research (SER), and the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM). Dr Reynolds is a member of the American Statistical Association (ASA), the Society for Epidemiologic Research (SER), and a Fellow of the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy & Developmental Medicine (AACPDM).

Dr Reynolds consults professionally, serving as an expert consultant on epidemiological issues, especially life expectancy in the context of personal injury litigation and epidemiological causation. Through his affiliation with Mortality Research & Consulting, Inc. Dr Reynolds has provided expert guidance in legal cases involving cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, and common medical comorbidities, and has effectively explained and defended the scientific methodology underlying his opinions during deposition cross-examination.