Elizabeth Lyden, MS

Statistical Coordinator

University of Nebraska Medical Center
College of Public Health

Professional Summary

  • 1992-present  University of Nebraska College of Medicine


  • MS  Biostatistics, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL 1989
  • MA  Religion, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 1984
  • BA   Comparative Religion, Brown University, Providence, RI, 1983

Research Interest & Projects

I am interested in the analysis of solid organ transplant data and work closely with the GI doctors involved in the transplant program. I am also interested in soft tissue sarcoma research and I am an assistant statistician with the Children's Oncology Group. I am actively involved in teaching biostatistics in the MPH program and working with 2nd year medical students.

Selected Publications

  • Breneman John C., Lyden Elizabeth, Pappo Alberto S., Link Michael P., Anderson James R., Parham David M., Qualman Stephen J., Wharam Moody D., Donaldson Sarah S., Maurer Harold M., Meyer William H., Baker K. Scott, Paidas Charles N., Crist William M. Prognostic factors and clinical outcomes in children and adolescents with metastatic rhabdomyosarcoma B a report from the Intergroup Rhabdomyosarcoma Study IV. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 21(1):78-84, 2003.
  • Watt Kymberly D.S., Lyden Elizabeth R., McCashland Timothy M. Poor Survival After Liver Retransplantation: Is Hepatitis C to Blame? Liver Transplantation, 9(10): 1019-1024, 2003.
  • Colling Christopher, Stevens R Brian, Lyden Elizabeth, Lane James, Mack-Shipman Lynn, Wrenshall Lucile, Larsen Jennifer. Greater early pancreas graft loss in women compared with men after simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation. Clinical Transplantation, 19:158-161, 2005.
  • Rodeberg D, Arndt C, Breneman J, Lyden E, Donaldson S, Paidas C, Andrassy R, Meyer W, Weiner E. Characteristics and outcomes of rhabdomyosarcoma patients with isolated lung metastases from IRS-IV. J. Ped. Surgery 40: 256-262, 2005.
  • Kalil Andre C, Levitsky Josh, Lyden Elizabeth, Stoner Julie, Freifeld Alison G. Meta-analysis: the efficacy of strategies to prevent organ disease by cytocegalovirus in solid organ transplant recipients. Annals of Internal Medicine 143 (12): 870-880, 2005.
  • Tsutsui Jeane M, Mukherjee Sandeep, Elhendy Abdou, Xie Feng, Lyden Elizabeth R, O’Leary Edward, McGrain Anna C, Porter Thomas R.  Value of Dobutamine Stress Myocardial Contrast Perfusion Echocardiography in Patients with Advanced Liver Disease. Liver Transplantation, 12: 592-599, 2006.p>

Professional Affiliations

  • Children's Oncology Group
  • American Statistical Association

Contact Elizabeth Lyden
Elizabeth Lyden College of Public Health at UNMC
984375 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4375
Phone: 402-559-6061
Fax: 402-559-7259
Email: elyden@unmc.edu