Recent Graduates

Below is a list of some recent graduates from our MS and PhD programs, with links to their electronic theses and dissertations.


Ruiqi Liu, PhDEstimation of the Three Key Parameters and the Lead Time Distribution in Lung Cancer Screening
Jasmit Shah, PhDNovel Statistical Approaches for Missing Values in Truncated High-Dimensional Metabolomics Data with a Detection Threshold
You Wu, PhDBayesian Approach on Short Time-Course Data of Protein Phosphorylation, Causal Inference for Ordinal Outcome and Causal Analysis of Dietary and Physical Activity in T2DM Using NHANES Data


John Craycroft, MSPropensity score methods : a simulation and case study involving breast cancer patients
Michael Daniels, MSExpression of genes for peptide/protein hormones and their cognate receptors in breast carcinomas as biomarkers predicting risk of recurrence.
Mary Gregg, MSA log rank test for clustered data under informative within-cluster group size

Younathan Abdia, PhDPropensity score based methods for estimating the treatment effects based on observational studies
Hyoyoung Choo-Wosoba, PhDInference for a zero-inflated Conway-MaxwellPoisson regression for clustered count data
Sandipan Dutta, PhDSome contributions to nonparametric and semiparametric inference for clustered and multistate data
Chathura Siriwardhana, PhDSemi-parametric methods for personalized treatment selection and multi-state models
Dake Yang, PhDIntegrated analysis of miRNA/mRNA expression and gene methylation using sparse canonical correlation analysis


Sarah Alver, MSEvaluation of liver transplant prioritization methods for hepatocellular carcinoma patients using multistate models.
Derek Childers, MSSummary of survival analysis with SAS procedures.
Michael Sekula, MSOptCluster : an R package for determining the optimal clustering algorithm and optimal number of clusters.

Joseph Bible, PhDNovel applications of and extensions to linear regression methods for the biomedical and materials sciences


Kristopher Gardner, MSStatistical methods for assessing treatment effects for observational studies
Patrick Trainor, MSPatient rule induction method for subgroup identification given censored data

Alex Cambon, PhDClassification of clinical outcomes using high-throughput clinical informatics
Yubing Wan, PhDPenalized regressions for variable selection model, single index model and an analysis of mass spectrometry data


Sarah Kendrick, MSSimulation study for the lead time in cancer screening when human lifetime is a competing risk
Jiying Ling, MSPreliminary assessment of a school-based healthy lifestyle program among rural children.
Ruiqi Liu, MSCompound identification using penalized linear regression
Sheng Xu, MSGeneralized estimating equation based zero-inflated models with application to examining the relationship between dental caries and fluoride exposures.
Sutirtha Chakraborty, PhDNovel methods based on regression techniques to analyze multistate models and high-dimensional omics data


Robert Cannon, MSPropensity score matching for surgical outcomes with observational data
Dianhong Luo, MSThe trends and disparities in the diagnosis of breast cancer by mobile mammography at a comprehensive cancer center
Vikranth Shetty, MSAnalysis of microRNA microarray (MM chip) data for aging mice models.
Christina Studts, MSUtility of a goodness-of-fit index for the graded response model with small sample sizes: a Monte Carlo investigation.
Lei Zhou, MSApplication of linear mixed-effects models to crossover designs.

Juliet Ndukum, PhDStatistical methods for analyzing biological time series data : identification of post translational modification for mass spectrometry data and software development


Hyejeong Jang, MSMixed-effects models for modeling cardiac functions and treatment effects
Pedro Ramos, MSThe cost-effectiveness of the Kentucky pilot project of allowing primary PCI at hospitals without onsite CABG capabilities.
Jasmit Shah, MSAn adaptive ensemble learner function via bagging and rank aggregation with applications to high dimensional data
Beatrice Ugiliweneza, MSDetermining the most effective way in which to manage congestive heart failure patients.
Jie Zhang, MSEvaluation of methods for analyzing gene-gene interaction data for survival outcomes.

Amanda Ferguson, PhDMethods and software for nonparametric estimation in multistate models
Farida Mostajabi, PhDRegression methods for survival and multistate models.
Herman Ray, PhDDesign and inference in phase II/III clinical trials incorporating monitoring of multiple endpoints


Yu-Ting Chen, MSDoes Health Hoops Kentucky improve the health of children with asthma?
Xinyuan Duan, MSEvaluate experiences necessary to achieve proficiency in advanced fiberoptic intubation skills : can we accelerate the learning curve with simulator training?
Matthew Lanham, MSPlacebo effect for low back pain : a meta-analysis.
Chengxin Li, MSThe statistical effects on measuring myocytes with different image zoom rates
Daniel Riggs, MSAn investigation of sliced inverse regression with censored data
Lin Sun, MSComparison of different methods for longitudinal data with missing observations.

Chris Barnes, PhDA phase II two-stage clinical trial design to handle latent heterogeneity for a binary response
Jie Fan, PhDInference for time to event and sojourn time data under right censoring using reweighting approaches


Yinlu Chen, MSBreast cancer screening model : application to the Canadian study

Mourad Atlas, PhDStatistical inference and classification for mass spectrometry (MS) data
Ashok Krishnamurthy, PhDAn iterative phase I/II/I clinical trial design incorporating genomic biomarker information
Vasyl Pihur, PhDStatistical methods for high-dimensional genomics data analysis


Ming Wang, MSClustered longitudinal data analysis


Jennifer Ferrell, MSText mining comorbidity codes in the analysis of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation data
Bill Fell, MSPHCost-comparison of prostate cancer screening versus not screening

Jieru Xie, PhDUsing simulation to study behaviors of parameter estimates in non-linear regression models
Ahmed YouseffAgha, PhDMultiobjective simulation-based methodologies for medical decision making


Ping Xu, MSPH (2004)The analysis of missing data in public use survey databases : a survey of statistical methods


Stephanie Tapp, MSPHA Markov model of secondary prevention of osteoportic hip fractures.

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