About the Authors

Casey Olives
Department of Biostatistics, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Casey Olives, Marcello Pagano
Department of Biostatistics, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Joseph J. Valadez
Department of International Health, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Simon J. Brooker
Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

Simon J. Brooker
Kenya Medical Research Institute-Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Nairobi, Kenya

Corresponding Author

J.Valadez@liverpool.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CO JJV MP. Performed the experiments: CO MP. Analyzed the data: CO MP. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CO SJB JJV MP. Wrote the paper: CO SJB JJV MP. Responsible for the primary statistical development of methods and implementation: CO. Provided technical support and advisement of statistical development: MP. Provided data and expert advisement for application to schistosomiasis: SJB. Provided context and expert advisement for LQAS design and implementation: JJV.