Matthew Gurka

Matthew Gurka, Ph.D.

Professor And Associate Chair

Department: MD-HOBI-GENERAL
Business Phone: (352) 627-9088
Business Email: matthewgurka@ufl.edu

About Matthew Gurka

Dr. Gurka is a Professor in the Department of Health Outcomes and Biomedical Informatics and the department’s Associate Chair of Education at the University of Florida. Hired as part of the University’s Preeminence Initiative, Dr. Gurka is also Associate Director of the Institute for Child Health Policy. Prior to his recent appointment at UF, Dr. Gurka was the Founding Chair of the Department of Biostatistics in the School of Public Health at West Virginia University, where he also led the Clinical Research Design, Epidemiology, and Biostatistics Program of the West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute (WVCTSI). Before his stay at WVU, Dr. Gurka was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences and Department of Pediatrics in the School of Medicine at the University of Virginia.

Dr. Gurka received a Ph.D. in biostatistics with an emphasis in epidemiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has experience in a wide range of applications of biostatistics to medical research, from the design and analysis of observational studies to the coordination and analysis of multi center longitudinal studies. His research areas in statistics include longitudinal data analyses, mixed models and other multivariate modeling techniques, model selection, power analysis, and internal pilot studies. He has published articles in renowned statistical journals regarding complexities associated with the use of linear mixed models, and he recently served on the Editorial Panel of the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series A.

Accomplishments

James E. Grizzle Distinguished Alumnus
2013 · University of North Carolina
Academy of Distinguished Educators
2008 · University of Virginia
Graduate of the Last Decade (GOLD) Alumnus Award
2008 · Carroll University

Research Profile

Dr. Gurka has extensive collaborative and independent research experience in pediatrics. He has obtained funding from the NICHD to study the impact of chronic illnesses such as asthma on development and behavior in children and adolescents. Recently he has focused on childhood and adult obesity, specifically studying the metabolic syndrome. He has obtained NIH funding (NIDDK R21 and a current NHLBI R01) to develop and validate tools to measure metabolic syndrome severity that takes into account sex and racial/ethnic differences observed in this condition. He recently served a term on the Executive Editorial Board of the journal Pediatrics.

Areas of Interest
  • Biostatistics
  • Longitudinal research design and data analysis
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Pediatric research

Publications

2021
A feasibility trial of parent HPV vaccine reminders and phone-based motivational interviewing.
BMC public health. 21(1) [DOI] 10.1186/s12889-020-10132-6. [PMID] 33422047.
2021
Use of metabolic syndrome severity to assess treatment with vitamin E and pioglitazone for non-alcoholic steatohepatitis.
Journal of gastroenterology and hepatology. 36(1):249-256 [DOI] 10.1111/jgh.15131. [PMID] 32506513.
2021
Routine Early Antibiotic Use in SymptOmatic Preterm Neonates: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial.
The Journal of pediatrics. 229:294-298.e3 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jpeds.2020.09.056. [PMID] 32979383.
2021
Streamlining primary care screening for adverse childhood experiences.
Pediatric research. [DOI] 10.1038/s41390-020-01341-1. [PMID] 33446922.
2020
A Centralized Research Hub in a Pediatric Academic Center.
The Journal of pediatrics. 218:5-6 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jpeds.2019.12.001. [PMID] 32089187.
2020
Variation in Tdap and Influenza Vaccination Coverage Among Pregnant Women by Insurance Type – Florida, 2016-2018.
MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report. 69(3):72-76 [DOI] 10.15585/mmwr.mm6903a4. [PMID] 31971934.
2020
The Relationship between Objective and Subjective Measures of Socioeconomic Status on Metabolic Syndrome Severity Among African American Adults.
Psychoneuroendocrinology. 122 [DOI] 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2020.104832. [PMID] 32847737.
2020
Specific adverse childhood experiences and their association with other adverse childhood experiences, asthma and emotional, developmental and behavioral problems in childhood.
Pediatric research. 88(1):100-109 [DOI] 10.1038/s41390-020-0784-y. [PMID] 32051534.
2020
Simple tests of cardiorespiratory fitness in a pediatric population.
PloS one. 15(9) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0238863. [PMID] 32886730.
2020
Risk of Ischemic Stroke Increases Over the Spectrum of Metabolic Syndrome Severity.
Stroke. 51(8):2548-2552 [DOI] 10.1161/STROKEAHA.120.028944. [PMID] 32552367.
2020
Primary Care Providers in California and Florida Report Low Confidence in Providing Type 1 Diabetes Care.
Clinical diabetes : a publication of the American Diabetes Association. 38(2):159-165 [DOI] 10.2337/cd19-0060. [PMID] 32327888.
2020
Postnatal pediatric systemic antibiotic episodes during the first three years of life are not associated with mode of delivery.
PloS one. 15(3) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0229861. [PMID] 32130278.
2020
Postcard reminders for HPV vaccination mainly primed parents for providers’ recommendations.
Preventive medicine reports. 20 [DOI] 10.1016/j.pmedr.2020.101188. [PMID] 32953426.
2020
Redefining Resistant Hypertension: A Comparison of Cardiovascular Risk Associated With the 2018 Versus 2008 American Heart Association Definitions for Resistant Hypertension.
Circulation. Cardiovascular quality and outcomes. 13(2) [DOI] 10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.119.005979. [PMID] 32008359.
2020
Experimentally Manipulated Low Social Status and Food Insecurity Alter Eating Behavior Among Adolescents: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.). 28(11):2010-2019 [DOI] 10.1002/oby.23002. [PMID] 33150744.
2020
Experiences of Discrimination Are Associated With Worse Metabolic Syndrome Severity Among African Americans in the Jackson Heart Study.
Annals of behavioral medicine : a publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine. [DOI] 10.1093/abm/kaaa050. [PMID] 32686818.
2020
Electronic decision support and diarrhoeal disease guideline adherence (mHDM): a cluster randomised controlled trial.
The Lancet. Digital health. 2(5):e250-e258 [DOI] 10.1016/S2589-7500(20)30062-5. [PMID] 33328057.
2020
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder medications and BMI trajectories: The role of medication type, sex and age.
Pediatric obesity. [DOI] 10.1111/ijpo.12738. [PMID] 33064373.
2020
Associations of a metabolic syndrome severity score with coronary heart disease and diabetes in fasting vs. non-fasting individuals.
Nutrition, metabolism, and cardiovascular diseases : NMCD. 30(1):92-98 [DOI] 10.1016/j.numecd.2019.08.010. [PMID] 31662283.
2020
An Implementation Trial to Improve Tobacco Treatment for Cancer Patients: Patient Preferences, Treatment Acceptability and Effectiveness.
International journal of environmental research and public health. 17(7) [DOI] 10.3390/ijerph17072280. [PMID] 32231062.
2020
Addressing health disparities in type 1 diabetes through peer mentorship.
Pediatric diabetes. 21(1):120-127 [DOI] 10.1111/pedi.12935. [PMID] 31617648.
2020
Objective and subjective socioeconomic status associated with metabolic syndrome severity among African American adults in Jackson Heart Study.
Psychoneuroendocrinology. 117 [DOI] 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2020.104686. [PMID] 32361636.
2019
Maternal experiences of ethnic discrimination and child cardiometabolic outcomes in the Study of Latino Youth.
Annals of epidemiology. 34:52-57 [DOI] 10.1016/j.annepidem.2019.03.011. [PMID] 31060896.
2019
Understanding influenza vaccine perspectives and hesitancy in university students to promote increased vaccine uptake.
Heliyon. 5(10) [DOI] 10.1016/j.heliyon.2019.e02604. [PMID] 31667418.
2019
Relative Pancreas Volume Is Reduced in First-Degree Relatives of Patients With Type 1 Diabetes.
Diabetes care. 42(2):281-287 [DOI] 10.2337/dc18-1512. [PMID] 30552130.
2019
Patient Satisfaction Surveys in the Outpatient Clinic Setting: The Variability of Response With Positively or Negatively Toned Questions.
Inquiry : a journal of medical care organization, provision and financing. 56 [DOI] 10.1177/0046958019875554. [PMID] 31524021.
2019
Objectively measured pediatric obesity prevalence using the OneFlorida Clinical Research Consortium.
Obesity research & clinical practice. 13(1):12-15 [DOI] 10.1016/j.orcp.2018.10.002. [PMID] 30391132.
2019
Introducing a new section: “Statistics, Explained”.
The Journal of pediatrics. 205 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jpeds.2018.12.015. [PMID] 30684976.
2019
Featured Article: Behavior Interventions Addressing Obesity in Rural Settings: The E-FLIP for Kids Trial.
Journal of pediatric psychology. 44(8):889-901 [DOI] 10.1093/jpepsy/jsz029. [PMID] 31039250.
2019
Geographical variation in the prevalence of obesity and metabolic syndrome among US adolescents.
Pediatric obesity. 14(4) [DOI] 10.1111/ijpo.12483. [PMID] 30515979.
2019
Food Insecurity Is Associated with Prediabetes Risk Among U.S. Adolescents, NHANES 2003-2014.
Metabolic syndrome and related disorders. 17(7):347-354 [DOI] 10.1089/met.2019.0006. [PMID] 31290718.
2019
Facilitation or Hindrance: Physicians’ Perception on Best Practice Alerts (BPA) Usage in an Electronic Health Record System.
Health communication. 34(9):942-948 [DOI] 10.1080/10410236.2018.1443263. [PMID] 29485296.
2019
Efficacy and Effectiveness of Mobile Health Technologies for Facilitating Physical Activity in Adolescents: Scoping Review.
JMIR mHealth and uHealth. 7(2) [DOI] 10.2196/11847. [PMID] 30747716.
2019
Incidence, prevalence, and predictors of treatment-resistant hypertension with intensive blood pressure lowering.
Journal of clinical hypertension (Greenwich, Conn.). 21(6):825-834 [DOI] 10.1111/jch.13550. [PMID] 31066177.
2019
An exploratory study on microaggressions in medical school: What are they and why should we care?
Perspectives on medical education. 8(3):143-151 [DOI] 10.1007/s40037-019-0516-3. [PMID] 31161479.
2018
Metabolic Syndrome Severity and Risk of CKD and Worsened GFR: The Jackson Heart Study
Kidney & Blood Pressure Research. 43(2)
2018
Metabolic Syndrome Severity and Risk of CKD and Worsened GFR: The Jackson Heart Study.
Kidney & blood pressure research. 43(2):555-567 [DOI] 10.1159/000488829. [PMID] 29642060.
2018
Metabolic syndrome severity is significantly associated with future coronary heart disease in Type 2 diabetes.
Cardiovascular diabetology. 17(1) [DOI] 10.1186/s12933-017-0647-y. [PMID] 29351794.
2018
Optimal Systolic Blood Pressure Target in Resistant and Non-Resistant Hypertension: A Pooled Analysis of Patient-Level Data from SPRINT and ACCORD.
The American journal of medicine. 131(12):1463-1472.e7 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amjmed.2018.08.005. [PMID] 30142317.
2018
Stakeholder Engagement in Developing an Electronic Clinical Support Tool for Tobacco Prevention in Adolescent Primary Care.
Children (Basel, Switzerland). 5(12) [DOI] 10.3390/children5120170. [PMID] 30563001.
2018
Use of a metabolic syndrome severity z-score to track risk during treatment of prediabetes: an analysis of the Diabetes Prevention Program.
Diabetes Care. 41(11) [DOI] https://doi.org/10.2337/dc18-1079.
2018
Use of a metabolic syndrome severity z-score to track risk during treatment of prediabetes: an analysis of the Diabetes Prevention Program.
Diabetes Care. 41(11) [DOI] https://doi.org/10.2337/dc18-1079.
2018
Use of BMI as the marker of adiposity in a metabolic syndrome severity score: Derivation and validation in predicting long-term disease outcomes.
Metabolism: clinical and experimental. 83:68-74 [DOI] 10.1016/j.metabol.2018.01.015. [PMID] 29410278.
2018
You say “to-ma-to,” I say “to-mah-to,” you say “covariate,” I say….
The Journal of pediatrics. 198:1-2 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jpeds.2018.04.063. [PMID] 29936956.
2018
Metabolic syndrome severity and lifestyle factors among adolescents.
Minerva pediatrica. 70(5):467-475 [DOI] 10.23736/S0026-4946.18.05290-8. [PMID] 29968453.
2018
Use of a Metabolic Syndrome Severity Z Score to Track Risk During Treatment of Prediabetes: An Analysis of the Diabetes Prevention Program.
Diabetes care. 41(11):2421-2430 [DOI] 10.2337/dc18-1079. [PMID] 30275282.
2018
Longitudinal Associations of Metabolic Syndrome Severity Between Childhood and Young Adulthood: The Bogalusa Heart Study.
Metabolic syndrome and related disorders. 16(5):208-214 [DOI] 10.1089/met.2017.0160. [PMID] 29584578.
2018
Characterization of adult obesity in Florida using the OneFlorida clinical research consortium.
Obesity science & practice. 4(4):308-317 [DOI] 10.1002/osp4.274. [PMID] 30151226.
2018
Hypertension in Florida: Data From the OneFlorida Clinical Data Research Network.
Preventing chronic disease. 15 [DOI] 10.5888/pcd15.170332. [PMID] 29494332.
2018
In Reply: Reproducibility of Central Corneal Thickness Measurements in Healthy and Glaucomatous Eyes.
Journal of glaucoma. 27(2) [DOI] 10.1097/IJG.0000000000000844. [PMID] 29381565.
2018
An R2 statistic for covariance model selection in the linear mixed model
Journal of Applied Statistics.
2018
Assessing Baseline and Temporal Changes in Cardiometabolic Risk Using Metabolic Syndrome Severity and Common Risk Scores.
Journal of the American Heart Association. 7(16) [DOI] 10.1161/JAHA.118.009754. [PMID] 30369320.
2018
Assessing the added predictive ability of a metabolic syndrome severity score in predicting incident cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study and Jackson Heart Study.
Diabetology & metabolic syndrome. 10 [DOI] 10.1186/s13098-018-0344-3. [PMID] 29796112.
2018
Association of psychosocial stressors with metabolic syndrome severity among African Americans in the Jackson Heart Study.
Psychoneuroendocrinology. 90:141-147 [DOI] 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2018.02.014. [PMID] 29494952.
2018
Associations between birthweight and overweight and obesity in school-age children.
Pediatric obesity. 13(6):333-341 [DOI] 10.1111/ijpo.12227. [PMID] 28685963.
2018
Effects of 90 Days of Resveratrol Supplementation on Cognitive Function in Elders: A Pilot Study.
Journal of alternative and complementary medicine (New York, N.Y.). 24(7):725-732 [DOI] 10.1089/acm.2017.0398. [PMID] 29583015.
2018
Exploring sleep quality of young children with autism spectrum disorder and disruptive behaviors.
Sleep medicine. 44:61-66 [DOI] 10.1016/j.sleep.2018.01.008. [PMID] 29530371.
2018
Geographic access to endocrinologists for Florida’s publicly insured children with diabetes.
The American journal of managed care. 24(4 Spec No.):SP106-SP109 [PMID] 29689143.
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2018
Geographical variation in the prevalence of obesity, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes among US adults.
Nutrition & diabetes. 8(1) [DOI] 10.1038/s41387-018-0024-2. [PMID] 29549249.
2017
Serum Alanine Aminotransferase Trends and Their Relationship with Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome in United States Adolescents, 1999-2014.
Metabolic syndrome and related disorders. 15(6):276-282 [DOI] 10.1089/met.2017.0023. [PMID] 28520503.
2017
Reproducibility of Central Corneal Thickness Measurements in Healthy and Glaucomatous Eyes.
Journal of Glaucoma. 26(9)
2017
Reproducibility of Central Corneal Thickness Measurements in Healthy and Glaucomatous Eyes.
Journal of glaucoma. 26(9):787-791 [DOI] 10.1097/IJG.0000000000000738. [PMID] 28816818.
2017
Mobile Device Accuracy for Step Counting Across Age Groups.
JMIR mHealth and uHealth. 5(6) [DOI] 10.2196/mhealth.7870. [PMID] 28659255.
2017
Metabolic risk factors in nondiabetic adolescents with glomerular hyperfiltration.
Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association – European Renal Association. 32(9):1517-1524 [DOI] 10.1093/ndt/gfw231. [PMID] 27312148.
2017
Independent associations between a metabolic syndrome severity score and future diabetes by sex and race: the Atherosclerosis Risk In Communities Study and Jackson Heart Study.
Diabetologia. 60(7):1261-1270 [DOI] 10.1007/s00125-017-4267-6. [PMID] 28378033.
2017
Independent Associations Between Metabolic Syndrome Severity and Future Coronary Heart Disease by Sex and Race.
Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 69(9):1204-1205 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jacc.2016.10.088. [PMID] 28254184.
2017
Hookah Use Among Florida High School Students, 2011-2014.
American journal of preventive medicine. 52(2):220-223 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amepre.2016.10.027. [PMID] 27931794.
2017
Heritability of the Severity of the Metabolic Syndrome in Whites and Blacks in 3 Large Cohorts.
Circulation. Cardiovascular genetics. 10(2) [DOI] 10.1161/CIRCGENETICS.116.001621. [PMID] 28408709.
2017
Examining trends in prediabetes and its relationship with the metabolic syndrome in US adolescents, 1999-2014.
Acta diabetologica. 54(4):373-381 [DOI] 10.1007/s00592-016-0958-6. [PMID] 28070750.
2017
Correlation of metabolic syndrome severity with cardiovascular health markers in adolescents.
Metabolism: clinical and experimental. 69:87-95 [DOI] 10.1016/j.metabol.2017.01.008. [PMID] 28285655.
2017
Clinical utility of metabolic syndrome severity scores: considerations for practitioners.
Diabetes, metabolic syndrome and obesity : targets and therapy. 10:65-72 [DOI] 10.2147/DMSO.S101624. [PMID] 28255250.
2017
High Illicit Drug Abuse and Suicide in Organ Donors With Type 1 Diabetes.
Diabetes care. 40(9):e122-e123 [DOI] 10.2337/dc17-0996. [PMID] 28679687.
2016
A metabolic syndrome severity score to estimate risk in adolescents and adults: current evidence and future potential.
Expert review of cardiovascular therapy. 14(4):411-3 [DOI] 10.1586/14779072.2016.1143360. [PMID] 26783022.
2016
Axial Globe Position Measurement: A Prospective Multicenter Study by the International Thyroid Eye Disease Society.
Ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery. 32(2):106-12 [DOI] 10.1097/IOP.0000000000000437. [PMID] 25719380.
2016
Depressive symptoms are associated with worsened severity of the metabolic syndrome in African American women independent of lifestyle factors: A consideration of mechanistic links from the Jackson heart study.
Psychoneuroendocrinology. 68:82-90 [DOI] 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2016.02.030. [PMID] 26963374.
2016
Exploring the contribution of maternal antibiotics and breastfeeding to development of the infant microbiome and pediatric obesity.
Seminars in fetal & neonatal medicine. 21(6):406-409 [DOI] 10.1016/j.siny.2016.04.013. [PMID] 27424917.
2016
Inter-relationships between the severity of metabolic syndrome, insulin and adiponectin and their relationship to future type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
International journal of obesity (2005). 40(9):1353-9 [DOI] 10.1038/ijo.2016.81. [PMID] 27133621.
2016
Progression of Metabolic Syndrome Severity During the Menopausal Transition.
Journal of the American Heart Association. 5(8) [DOI] 10.1161/JAHA.116.003609. [PMID] 27487829.
2016
Trends in Metabolic Syndrome Severity and Lifestyle Factors Among Adolescents.
Pediatrics. 137(3) [DOI] 10.1542/peds.2015-3177. [PMID] 26908664.
2015
Educating Physical Therapist Students in Tobacco Cessation Counseling: Feasibility and Preliminary Outcomes.
Journal, physical therapy education. 29(3):68-79 [PMID] 26848209.
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2015
Severity of Metabolic Syndrome as a Predictor of Cardiovascular Disease Between Childhood and Adulthood: The Princeton Lipid Research Cohort Study.
Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 66(6):755-7 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jacc.2015.05.061. [PMID] 26248997.
2015
Severity of the metabolic syndrome as a predictor of type 2 diabetes between childhood and adulthood: the Princeton Lipid Research Cohort Study.
Diabetologia. 58(12):2745-52 [DOI] 10.1007/s00125-015-3759-5. [PMID] 26380985.
2015
The severity of the metabolic syndrome increases over time within individuals, independent of baseline metabolic syndrome status and medication use: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study.
Atherosclerosis. 243(1):278-85 [DOI] 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2015.09.025. [PMID] 26409627.
2014
Tobacco cessation counseling training in US entry-level physical therapist education curricula: prevalence, content, and associated factors.
Physical therapy. 94(9):1294-305 [DOI] 10.2522/ptj.20130245. [PMID] 24830717.
2014
Time outside targeted oxygen saturation range and retinopathy of prematurity.
Early human development. 90 Suppl 2:S35-40 [DOI] 10.1016/S0378-3782(14)50010-2. [PMID] 25220125.
2014
Risk Factors for Invasive Fungal Infection in Premature Infants: Enhancing a Targeted Prevention Approach.
Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. 3(1):49-56 [DOI] 10.1093/jpids/pit068. [PMID] 26624907.
2014
Looking within the School Day: Does Activity Compensation Occur with Light Physical Activity?
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2014
How active are rural children and adolescents during PE class? An examination of light physical activity.
The West Virginia medical journal. 110(2):28-31 [PMID] 24902465.
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2014
Low sensitivity of the metabolic syndrome to identify adolescents with impaired glucose tolerance: an analysis of NHANES 1999-2010.
Cardiovascular diabetology. 13 [DOI] 10.1186/1475-2840-13-83. [PMID] 24755002.
2014
Developing clinical strength-of-evidence approach to define HIV-associated malignancies for cancer registration in Kenya.
PloS one. 9(1) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0085881. [PMID] 24465764.
2014
Clinical features of pediatric nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: a need for increased awareness and a consensus for screening.
Clinical pediatrics. 53(14):1318-25 [DOI] 10.1177/0009922813520072. [PMID] 24477713.
2014
An examination of sex and racial/ethnic differences in the metabolic syndrome among adults: a confirmatory factor analysis and a resulting continuous severity score.
Metabolism: clinical and experimental. 63(2):218-25 [DOI] 10.1016/j.metabol.2013.10.006. [PMID] 24290837.
2014
Accuracy of skinfold and bioelectrical impedance assessments of body fat percentage in ambulatory individuals with cerebral palsy.
Developmental medicine and child neurology. 56(5):475-81 [DOI] 10.1111/dmcn.12342. [PMID] 24344745.
2014
Fluconazole prophylaxis in preterm infants: a multicenter case-controlled analysis of efficacy and safety.
Early human development. 90 Suppl 1:S87-90 [DOI] 10.1016/S0378-3782(14)70026-X. [PMID] 24709470.
2013
Ethnic differences in the link between insulin resistance and elevated ALT.
Pediatrics. 132(3):e718-26 [DOI] 10.1542/peds.2012-3584. [PMID] 23940240.
2013
Neuropsychological recovery and quality-of-life in children and adolescents with growth hormone deficiency following TBI: a preliminary study.
Brain injury. 27(2):200-8 [DOI] 10.3109/02699052.2012.672786. [PMID] 23384217.
2012
Racial/ethnic and sex differences in the relationship between uric acid and metabolic syndrome in adolescents: an analysis of National Health and Nutrition Survey 1999-2006.
Metabolism: clinical and experimental. 61(4):554-61 [DOI] 10.1016/j.metabol.2011.09.003. [PMID] 22000606.
2012
Sport-related kidney injury among high school athletes.
Pediatrics. 130(1):e40-5 [DOI] 10.1542/peds.2011-2082. [PMID] 22711726.
2012
Sensing and responding to compliance changes during manual ventilation using a lung model: can we teach healthcare providers to improve?
The Journal of pediatrics. 160(3):372-376.e1 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jpeds.2011.09.028. [PMID] 22048042.
2012
Racial/ethnic discrepancies in the metabolic syndrome begin in childhood and persist after adjustment for environmental factors.
Nutrition, metabolism, and cardiovascular diseases : NMCD. 22(2):141-8 [DOI] 10.1016/j.numecd.2010.05.006. [PMID] 20708390.
2012
Predictors of Retention and BMI Loss or Stabilization in Obese Youth Enrolled in a Weight Loss Intervention.
Obesity research & clinical practice. 6(4):e330-e339 [PMID] 23181148.
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2012
Evolution of the urinary proteome during human renal development and maturation: variations with gestational and postnatal age.
Pediatric research. 72(2):179-85 [PMID] 22580717.
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2012
Low sensitivity for the metabolic syndrome to detect uric acid elevations in females and non-Hispanic-black male adolescents: an analysis of NHANES 1999-2006.
Atherosclerosis. 220(2):575-80 [DOI] 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2011.11.033. [PMID] 22178428.
2012
Assessment of the accuracy and reproducibility of RV volume measurements by CMR in congenital heart disease.
JACC. Cardiovascular imaging. 5(1):28-37 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jcmg.2011.05.007. [PMID] 22239890.
2012
A confirmatory factor analysis of the metabolic syndrome in adolescents: an examination of sex and racial/ethnic differences.
Cardiovascular diabetology. 11 [DOI] 10.1186/1475-2840-11-128. [PMID] 23062212.
2012
Predictors of retention and BMI loss or stabilization in obese youth enrolled in a weight loss intervention.
Obesity research & clinical practice. 6(4):e263-346 [DOI] 10.1016/j.orcp.2011.08.157. [PMID] 24331594.
2011
Avoiding bias in mixed model inference for fixed effects.
Statistics in medicine. 30(22):2696-707 [DOI] 10.1002/sim.4293. [PMID] 21751227.
2011
Cognitive Skills of Young Children with and without Autism Spectrum Disorder Using the BSID-III.
Autism research and treatment. 2011 [DOI] 10.1155/2011/759289. [PMID] 22937256.
2011
Diagnosis of the metabolic syndrome is associated with disproportionately high levels of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein in non-Hispanic black adolescents: an analysis of NHANES 1999-2008.
Diabetes care. 34(3):734-40 [DOI] 10.2337/dc10-1877. [PMID] 21285387.
2011
Emotional, developmental and behavioural co-morbidities of children with chronic health conditions.
Journal of paediatrics and child health. 47(10):742-7 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1440-1754.2011.02044.x. [PMID] 21449905.
2011
Estimating Variance Components and Random Effects Using the Box-Cox Transformation in the Linear Mixed Model
Communications in Statistics – Theory and Methods. 40(3):515-531 [DOI] 10.1080/03610920903411192.
2011
Fluconazole prophylaxis in extremely low birth weight infants and neurodevelopmental outcomes and quality of life at 8 to 10 years of age.
Journal of Pediatrics. 158(5)
2011
Fluconazole prophylaxis in extremely low birth weight infants and neurodevelopmental outcomes and quality of life at 8 to 10 years of age.
The Journal of pediatrics. 158(5):759-765.e1 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jpeds.2010.11.002. [PMID] 21168853.
2011
Racial/ethnic and sex differences in the ability of metabolic syndrome criteria to predict elevations in fasting insulin levels in adolescents.
The Journal of pediatrics. 159(6):975-81.e3 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jpeds.2011.05.023. [PMID] 21784441.
2010
No demonstrable effect of benzathine penicillin on recurrence of rheumatic Fever in pacific island population.
Pediatric cardiology. 31(6):849-52 [DOI] 10.1007/s00246-010-9718-5. [PMID] 20411251.
2010
Traumatic brain injury in children and adolescents: surveillance for pituitary dysfunction.
Clinical pediatrics. 49(11):1044-9 [DOI] 10.1177/0009922810376234. [PMID] 20724335.
2010
Three-stage palliation of hypoplastic left heart syndrome in the University HealthSystem Consortium.
Congenital heart disease. 5(1):8-15 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1747-0803.2009.00367.x. [PMID] 20136852.
2010
Long-term cognition, achievement, socioemotional, and behavioral development of healthy late-preterm infants.
Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine. 164(6):525-32 [DOI] 10.1001/archpediatrics.2010.83. [PMID] 20530302.
2010
Assessment and correction of skinfold thickness equations in estimating body fat in children with cerebral palsy.
Developmental medicine and child neurology. 52(2):e35-41 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1469-8749.2009.03474.x. [PMID] 19811518.
2010
Hypothermia increases interleukin-6 and interleukin-10 in juvenile endotoxemic mice.
Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies. 11(1):109-16 [DOI] 10.1097/PCC.0b013e3181b01042. [PMID] 19602992.
2010
Anthropometric measures: poor predictors of body fat in children with moderate to severe cerebral palsy.
Developmental medicine and child neurology. 52(9):824-30 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1469-8749.2010.03694.x. [PMID] 20497455.
2010
Ability among adolescents for the metabolic syndrome to predict elevations in factors associated with type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease: data from the national health and nutrition examination survey 1999-2006.
Metabolic syndrome and related disorders. 8(4):343-53 [DOI] 10.1089/met.2010.0008. [PMID] 20698802.
2010
Internal pilots for observational studies.
Biometrical journal. Biometrische Zeitschrift. 52(5):590-603 [DOI] 10.1002/bimj.201000050. [PMID] 20857422.
2009
Apolipoprotein E and functional motor severity in cerebral palsy.
Journal of pediatric rehabilitation medicine. 2(1):67-74 [DOI] 10.3233/PRM-2009-0063. [PMID] 21791796.
2009
Assessing the relationship between the WNSSP and therapeutic participation in adolescents in low response states following severe traumatic brain injury.
Brain injury. 23(6):528-34 [DOI] 10.1080/02699050902926325. [PMID] 19484626.
2009
Effect of pancreatic duct stent diameter on hospitalization in chronic pancreatitis: does size matter?
Pancreas. 38(7):728-31 [DOI] 10.1097/MPA.0b013e3181b2bd45. [PMID] 19657308.
2009
Powerlib: Sas/Iml Software for Computing Power in Multivariate Linear Models
Journal of Statistical Software. 30:1-27
2009
POWERLIB: SAS/IML Software for Computing Power in Multivariate Linear Models.
Journal of statistical software. 30(5) [PMID] 25400516.
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2009
Predictors of parental interest in continuous glucose monitoring for children with type 1 diabetes.
Diabetes technology & therapeutics. 11(6):373-8 [DOI] 10.1089/dia.2008.0100. [PMID] 19459766.
2009
Puberty, statural growth, and growth hormone release in children with cerebral palsy.
Journal of pediatric rehabilitation medicine. 2(2):131-41 [DOI] 10.3233/PRM-2009-0072. [PMID] 20216931.
2009
Responding to compliance changes in a lung model during manual ventilation: perhaps volume, rather than pressure, should be displayed.
Pediatrics. 123(3):e465-70 [DOI] 10.1542/peds.2008-2012. [PMID] 19188267.
2009
Risk of childhood asthma in relation to the timing of early child care exposures.
The Journal of pediatrics. 155(6):781-787.e1 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jpeds.2009.06.035. [PMID] 19683726.
2009
Urban sprawl and delayed ambulance arrival in the U.S.
American journal of preventive medicine. 37(5):428-32 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amepre.2009.06.016. [PMID] 19840697.
2008
Surgical versus nonsurgical treatment of women with pelvic floor dysfunction: patient centered goals at 1 year.
The Journal of urology. 179(6):2280-5; discussion 2285 [DOI] 10.1016/j.juro.2008.01.147. [PMID] 18423762.
2008
Frequency and degree of change of peak transvalvular pressure gradient determined by two Doppler echocardiographic examinations in newborns and children with valvular congenital aortic stenosis.
The American journal of cardiology. 101(3):393-5 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amjcard.2007.08.044. [PMID] 18237607.
2008
Statin use was not associated with less vasospasm or improved outcome after subarachnoid hemorrhage.
Neurosurgery. 62(2):422-7; discussion 427 [DOI] 10.1227/01.neu.0000316009.19012.e3. [PMID] 18382320.
2008
Complications associated with anemia and blood transfusion in patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage.
Critical care medicine. 36(7):2070-5 [DOI] 10.1097/CCM.0b013e31817c1095. [PMID] 18552682.
2008
Complications associated with anemia and blood transfusion in patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage.
Critical Care Medicine. 36(7)
2008
Family Stress and Children’s Language and Behavior Problems: Results From the National Survey of Children’s Health
Topics in Early Childhood Special Education. 28(3):148-157 [DOI] 10.1177/0271121408318678.
2007
Developmental and behavioral comorbidities of asthma in children.
Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics : JDBP. 28(2):92-9 [PMID] 17435459.
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2007
Internal pilots for a class of linear mixed models with Gaussian and compound symmetric data.
Statistics in medicine. 26(22):4083-99 [PMID] 17318914.
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2007
MRI patterns in prolonged low response states following traumatic brain injury in children and adolescents.
Brain injury. 21(1):63-8 [PMID] 17364521.
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2007
Postmarketing modifications in the safety labeling of the new antiepileptics.
Neurology. 68(18):1536-7 [PMID] 17470758.
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2007
Statistical literacy for readers of Pediatrics: a moving target.
Pediatrics. 119(6):1083-8 [PMID] 17545374.
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2006
Selecting the Best Linear Mixed Model Under REML
American Statistician. [DOI] 10.1198/000313006X90396.
2006
Patterns of fungal colonization in preterm infants weighing less than 1000 grams at birth.
The Pediatric infectious disease journal. 25(8):733-7 [PMID] 16874174.
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2006
Lifestyle intervention in obese patients with type 2 diabetes: impact of the patient’s educational background.
Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.). 14(6):1085-92 [PMID] 16861614.
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2006
Dopamine agonist therapy in low-response children following traumatic brain injury.
Journal of child neurology. 21(10):879-85 [PMID] 17005105.
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2006
Emotional, developmental, and behavioral health of American children and their families: a report from the 2003 National Survey of Children’s Health.
Pediatrics. 117(6):e1202-12 [PMID] 16740820.
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2006
Discharge outcomes of extremely low birth weight infants with spontaneous intestinal perforations.
Journal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association. 26(1):49-54 [PMID] 16319939.
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2006
Extending the Box-Cox transformation to the linear mixed model.
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2005
Hemoglobin conformation couples erythrocyte S-nitrosothiol content to O2 gradients.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 102(16):5709-14 [PMID] 15824313.
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2003
Human leukocyte antigen mismatches predispose to the severity of bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome after lung transplantation.
Chest. 123(6):1825-31 [PMID] 12796156.
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2002
Bone density and metabolism in children and adolescents with moderate to severe cerebral palsy.
Pediatrics. 110(1 Pt 1) [PMID] 12093986.
View on: PubMed

Grants

Aug 2020 ACTIVE
Understanding pancreatic endocrine and exocrine loss in pre-type 1 diabetes
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIDDK
Jun 2020 ACTIVE
AIM2ACT: A Mobile Health Tool to Facilitate Asthma Self-Management during Early Adolescence
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NHLBI
May 2020 ACTIVE
Role of Screening and Early Intervention in Primary Care with Low-Dose Pioglitazone for Patients with T2DM and NASH
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIDDK
Oct 2019 ACTIVE
Clinically-Efficient Strategies to Address Tobacco Smoke Exposure in Pediatric Practice
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: FL DEPT OF HLTH BIOMED RES PGM/J&E KING
Sep 2019 ACTIVE
Florida Development in Early Childhood: Adversity and Drug Exposure (FL-DECADE) Study
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIDA
Jul 2019 ACTIVE
Text and Talk: A multi-level intervention to increase provider HPV vaccine recommendation effectiveness
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NCI
Jul 2019 ACTIVE
Project ECHO T1D: HCT Trial
Role: Other
Funding: STANFORD UNIV via HELMSLEY CHARITABLE TRUST, LEONA & HARRY
Sep 2018 ACTIVE
Enhancing Recovery Outcomes in Alcohol Use Disorder: Cognitive Training as an Adjunct to Treatment
Role: Other
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIAAA
Sep 2018 ACTIVE
Project CHILD: Understanding Children's Health, Influenza, and Development
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: UF RESEARCH
Aug 2018 ACTIVE
Acceptance-Based Therapy Weight Loss Intervention for Adolescents: A Pilot, Randomized Controlled Trial
Role: Other
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NHLBI
Jul 2018 ACTIVE
Advancing Personalized Hypertension Care through Big Data Science
Role: Other
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NHLBI
Jan 2018 – Jun 2019
ECHO Type 1 Diabetes: A Feasibility and Planning Proposal
Role: Project Manager
Funding: HELMSLEY CHARITABLE TRUST, LEONA & HARRY
Oct 2017 – Sep 2020
Better Intelligence Gathering for Public Safety and Public Health (BigPUSH)
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: US DEPT OF JUSTICE
Mar 2017 ACTIVE
Spoken Language in Adolescents with Hearing Loss
Role: Project Manager
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIDCD
Dec 2016 – Nov 2019
Antibiotic Effects on the Developing Microbiome Metabolome and Morbidites in Preterm Neonates.
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NICHD
Oct 2016 – Mar 2020
FL's Next Gen of Prescription Drug Related Surveillance: Data into Insights that Enhance PDMP Best Practices
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: US DEPT OF JUSTICE
Sep 2016 – Sep 2020
The Child Health Quality (CHeQ) Partnership Program
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: AGCY HEALTHCARE RES AND QUALITY
Sep 2016 – Aug 2020
The evaluation of a mHealth platform for diarrheal disease decision support and real-time epidemiology
Role: Project Manager
Funding: FOGARTY INTERNATIONAL CENTER
Nov 2015 – Apr 2020
An Ethnicity-Specific MetS Severity Score to Assess Risk: The Jackson Heart
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NHLBI
Apr 2015 – Dec 2020
Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)
Role: Project Manager
Funding: UF DIV OF SPONSORED RES MATCHING FUNDS
Sep 2013 – Aug 2017
Pancreatic Volume in Preclinical Type 1 Diabetes
Role: Project Manager
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIDDK
Jun 2013 – Sep 2018
Genomic Medicine Implementation: The Personalized Medicine Program
Role: Project Manager
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NHGRI

Education

Ph.D. – Biostatistics
2004 · The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
B.S. – Mathematics
1999 · Carroll University

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2018-2021
GMS6847 Translational Research and Therapeutics: Bench, Bedside, Community, & Policy
2019-2020
GMS6848 Ensuring Rigor and Reproducibility in Clinical and Translational Research
2019
GMS6853 Improvement and Implementation Science in the Learning Health System
2018
GMS7887 Health Outcomes & Policy PhD Research Seminar
2018
PHC7980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation
2018
GMS7980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation
2016-2018
GMS7886 Health Outcomes and Policy PhD Seminar: Applied Research
2021
GMS6813 Applied Topics in Pragmatic Trials and Implementation Science

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