Lawrence S Mayer

M.D., M.S., Ph.D.

Psychiatry, Banner Alzheimer’s Institute

Psychiatric Epidemiologist, Banner Alzheimer’s Institute
Professor of Biostatistics, Arizona State University
Consultant in Psychiatric Epidemiology, Good Samaritan Medical Center
Professor of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, University of Arizona
Professor, Graduate Program in Epidemiology, College of Medicine, University of Arizona
Chair, Division of Research, Medical Professionals of Arizona, Phoenix
Director of Research, Maricopa Integrated Health System
Chief, Epidemiology and Biostatistics Section, Integrated Fellowship in Cardiology, Phoenix
Faculty Member, Residency Program in Psychiatry, Good Samaritan Medical Center


Dr. Mayer did his undergraduate training at Ohio State University and then went to England to train as a physician and a public health psychiatrist. Upon completing his training in the British Health Service he returned to Ohio State to study biostatistics and epidemiology. He received a MS and PhD in mathematics and statistics. He taught at Ohio State, Virginia Tech and Princeton and ran a large research program in the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He left to study statistics at Stanford and the following year he accepted a professorship at Arizona State University. He later expanded his appointments to include being a professor of public health and psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Schools of Public Health and Medicine, a clinical professor of public health and medicine at the University of Arizona and the system director of research for Banner Health System. He returned to full-time academic research and teaching in 2002.

His research focuses on the development and application of biostatistical and epidemiological methods for analysis of longitudinal health data obtained in support of decision making in a clinical or policy environment. He is particularly interested in human development and the epidemiology of mental disorders including Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. He is a contributor to two major studies of the epidemiology of dementia: one assessing the health status and outcomes for patients in assisted living and one studying the cognitive trajectories for all seniors in Cache County, Utah.

Phone: (602) 839-6526
E-mail: larry.mayer@bannerhealth.com