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I am a statistician, specializing in the analysis of adherence data; clinical trial data; and large, publically available public health datasets (e.g., NHIS, NHANES). My dissertation focused on the analysis of data that result in J-Shaped distributions, commonly observed in studies to improve medication adherence. Using a mixed-beta model I demonstrated that J-Shaped distributions could be simulated and that analyses using this approach performed better than standard statistical tests in detecting differences.
I currently teach NUR 0088: Introduction to Basic Statistics for Evidence-based Practice and NUR 3110: Research Instrumentation. Additionally, I have co-taught an SAS programming course in the Graduate School of Public Health.