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Cancer Modeling Expert Witness


Expert Witness No.2003

Texas

Education

1986 Ph.D., Statistics, University of Memphis, Tennessee, USA Dissertation: Carcinogenesis Models and Effects of Metabolism on Cancer Tumor

1983 M.S., Statistics, Old Dominion University, Virginia, USA

1979 M.Sc., Applied Statistics, CCSHA University, India Thesis: Response Models.

1979 B.Sc., Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry, Meerut University, India

Positions Held

2001-Present Professor and Chairman (Tenured), Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC)

2002-2005 Interim Chairman, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, UNTHSC

2002-2003 Interim Chairman, Department of Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health, UNTHSC
                       
2000-2001Professor and Director, Graduate Program in Biostatistics, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, UNTHSC

1996-2000 Professor (Tenured), Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), Member of the Graduate Faculty
      
1995-1997 Graduate Program Director, Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham

1992-1996 Associate Professor (Tenured), Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, UAB, Member of the Graduate Faculty
                        
1993-1996 Vice-Chairman, Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, UAB
        
1990-1992 Associate Professor of Statistics, Department of Mathematics, Central Michigan University CMU, (was on a leave of absence)

1990-1992 Assistant Professor of Biostatistics and Biomathematics, Department of Biostatistics and Biomathematics, Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, UAB, Member of the Graduate Faculty

1986-1990 Assistant Professor of Statistics, Department of Mathematics, CMU, Member of the Graduate Faculty
                     
1988-1989 Visiting Assistant Professor of Statistics, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Memphis State University (MSU), Member of the Graduate Faculty

1983-1986 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Mathematical Sciences, MSU
 
1983-1983 Research Assistant, Professional Experience Programs, Old Dominion University (ODU)

1981-1983 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Mathematical Sciences, MSU

1979-1981 Assistant Scientist-Statistics, Department of Agronomy, CCSHA University, India

Appointments

2004-Present Faculty-Computational Epidemiology Research Laboratory, University of North Texas-Denton

2001-Present Study Review Section, Epidemiology-Breast Cancer Research programs: Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP), Department of Defense (DOD)

2001-Present Member-Executive Council, School of Public Health, UNT Health Science Center

2000-Present Director, Center for Biostatistical Research, Institute of Public Health Research, School of Public Health, UNT Health Science Center

2001-Present Member, Physical Medicine Institute, UNT Health Science Center

2001-Present Member, Institute for Cancer Research, UNT Health Science Center  

2001-2005 Member-Executive Committee, Osteopathic Research Center, UNT Health Science Center

1999-2000 Senior Scientist, Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)

1992-2000 Senior Scientist, AIDS Research Center, UAB

1998-2000 Scholar, Sparkman Center for International Public Health Education, UAB

1997-2000 Graduate Faculty, Graduate School, University of Alabama (UA) in Tuscaloosa, UA and UAB Joint Graduate Programs in Biomedical Engineering

1997-1999 Senior Scientist, Metabolic Bone Disease Center, UAB

1996-2000 Member, Injury Prevention Research Center, UAB

1993-2000 Scholar, Environmental, Awareness Research, Technology and Health Center (EARTH), UAB
                      
1992-2000 Adjunct Professor, Environmental Health Sciences Toxicology Program, UAB

1994-1998 Member National Pediatric and Family HIV Resource Center: Ryan White Care Act Title IV HIV Programs for Children, Youth, Women, and Families

1993-1994 Chief Biostatistician, Vision Science Research Center, School of Optometry, UAB

1991-1993 Associate Professor, Division of Gerontology/Geriatric Medicine, School of Medicine, UAB

Graduate Courses Taught Include

Analysis of Variance and Covariance; Biostatistics for Public Health Professionals; Clinical Trials and Survival
Analysis Design and Analysis of Clinical Dental Research, Experimental Designs, Linear Models, Logistic Regression, Mathematical Statistics, Statistical Inference, Risk Assessment, Quantitative Methods for Business, Statistical Methods and Research in Education, Stochastic Processes, Time Series Analysis

Areas of Interest Include

Longitudinal Data Analysis, Survival Methodology, Cancer Modeling, Statistical Computing, Environmental Risk Assessment

Honors and Recognitions

Fellow-Modeling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand
Elected Member- International Statistical Institute (ISI)
Study Review Section-American institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS)
Study Review Section-National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Review Section-National Institute of Health (NIH)
Study Review Section, CDC
Study Review Section, National Research Service Award Peer Review Panel-Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
Study Review Section, Epidemiology-Breast Cancer Research programs: Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP), Department of Defense (DOD)
Study Review Section, NIOSH
Best Paper-Occupational Exposure to Nitrous Oxide in Operating Room Nurses, Presented in the Session on Applications of Fuzzy and informatics In Environmental and Safety Engineering Field, 9th July 10-13, 2005 World Multi-Conference on Systematics, Cybernetics and Informatics, Orlando, FL 2001 Outstanding Service Award-International Congress of Modeling and Simulation, Australia
2000 Excellence in Mentoring and Advising: Alabama Minority Graduate Education Program,
National Science Foundation
1998, 2000 Distinguished Lecturer, Indian Institute for Medical Research
1999 Distinguished Professor, University of Lampung, Indonesia
VIP Award-Civitan International, 1993
March 31-April 3, 1992 Invited Participant in the NSF Sponsored Workshop on Statistical Methods in Molecular Biology, University of Berkeley
March 5, 1993 Guest Speaker:  Environmental Hazards Assessment Program, MUSC, SC
1991 Guest Speaker: Annual Conference of Indian Society for Medical Statistics and National Seminar of Statistics in Maternal and Child Health, All India Institute for Medical Sciences, New Delhi
Nominee: Excellence in Teaching, Joint Health Sciences Departments Teaching Award, UAB
April 21-24, 1991 Invited Participant in the NSF Sponsored Workshop on Computational Molecular Biology, University of Washington 
July 29-August 3, 1990 Invited Participant in the NSF Sponsored Workshop on Integrating Quality and Productivity Concepts in Statistics Courses, University of Knoxville
1989-1990 Outstanding Faculty in Research, CMU Faculty Profiles
1989-1990 Outstanding Minority Student Mentor, CMU
1989 Nominee-Presidential Young Investigator Award
1988-1989 Research Professor Award, CMU
1988 Summer Research Fellow, CMU
1985-1986 Outstanding Teaching Assistant, Department of Mathematical Sciences, MSU
1986 Summer Research Fellow, MSU
1982 Recipient of the Thomas L. Saaty Best Paper Award, American Journal of Mathematical 
and Management Science
1982 Outstanding Communicator of Multicultures, International Speakers Bureau, Multicultural Center, ODU

Professional Societies

American Statistical Association
International Statistical Institute (ISI)
International Biometric Society-ENAR
The International Environmetrics Society (TIES)
Modeling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand
American Public Health Association
Academy Health
National Environmental Health Association

Member of Scientific Program Committees

2006 World Multi-Conference on Systematics, Cybernetics and Informatics
January 17-19 2005 International Advisory Committee, International Conference on Simulation and Modeling, Thailand
1996-1997 Member-International Conference on Applied Statistics in Medical Sciences, Turkey
1994-1995 Member-International Environmetrics Society, Canada
1991-1992 Member-International Environmetrics Society, Finland

Organizer or Chair of Scientific Sessions

June 7-9, 2006 Organizer and Chair: Microarray Data Analysis-Statistical Problems, Joint Research Conference in statistics, Knoxville

June 11-13, 2005 Co-Organizer and Co-Chair: Applications of Fuzzy and Informatics in Environmental and safety, 9th Word Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, Orlando

July 14-17, 2003 Organizer and Chair: Statistical Modeling in Health and Biomedical Sciences, International Congress on Modeling and Simulation, Townsville, Australia

June 5-9, 2002 Chair: Biostatistics, International Conference on Statistics, Honolulu, Hawaii

December 2001 Organizer and Chair: Statistical Modeling in Health and Medical Sciences, International Congress on Modeling and Simulation, Canberra, Australia

December 1999 Organizer and Chair: Advances in Biostatistics-International Conference in Statistics, Combinatorics  and Related Areas, Mobile, AL

December 1999 Organizer and Chair: Medical Research and Public Health-International Congress on Modeling and Simulation, Hamilton, New Zealand

December 1998 Organizer and Chair: Advances in Biostatistics-International Conference on Combinatorics, Statistics, Pattern Recognition and Related Areas, Mysore, India

December 1997 Organizer and Chair: Epidemiology, Health and Medical Research, Hobart, International Congress on Modeling and Simulation, Tasmania, Australia

November 27-30, 1995 Chair: Statistical Modeling for Environmental Data, International Congress on Modeling and Simulation, Newcastle, Australia 

March 1995 Organizer and Chair: Health Effect/Health Assessment and Life Style Models-International Biometric Society-ENAR, Spring Meeting, Birmingham, AL

August 1994 Organizer and Chair: Health Effects Assessment, The International Environmetrics Society Conference, The International Environmetrics Society (TIES) Conference, Burlington, Ontario, Canada

August 1994Chair: Characterization of Distances with Application Session - Quality Improvement Methods for Correlated Data Session, ASA, Winter Conference, Atlanta, GA

August 1992Organizer and Chair: Risk Assessment, The International Environmetrics Society (TIES) Conference, Helsinki, Finland

August 1991Chair: Mathematical Statistics Session-Third Canadian Conference in Applied Statistics, Montreal, Canada

September 1990 Organizer and Chair: Risk Analysis, The International Environmetrics Society (TIES) Conference Como, Italy

Chairman of Committees

2004-2005 School of Public Health Chair Search Committee, UNTHSC

2003-2003 Chair, University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC) Promotion and Tenure Committee

2002-2003 Chair Search Committee, Department of Health Management and Policy, UNTHSC

2001-2003 Curriculum Committee-School of Public Health, UNTHSC

2001-2002 Admission Committee-MPH and Dr.PH Graduate Programs, Department of Epidemiology,
Biostatistics, School of Public Health, UNTHSC
2001-2002 Admission Committee-MPH Graduate Programs, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, School of Public Health, UNTHSC

1999-2000 Admissions and Graduation Committee, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at
Birmingham (UAB)

1999-2000 Professor Rank Faculty Search Committee, Department of Biostatistics, UAB

1996-1997 Graduate Admissions Committee, Department of Biostatistics, UAB

1995-1996 Biostatistics Facilitate Seminar and Other Possible Ways of Exchange of Professional
Information Committee, Department of Biostatistics, UAB

1993-1995 Graduate Admissions Sub Committee, Department of Biostatistics, UAB

1993-1994 Graduate Enrollment Ad hoc Committee, Department of Biostatistics, UAB

1993-1994 Possible DrPH Program Committee, Departments of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, UAB   

Member of Committees

2005-Present Study Review Section-American institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS)
1994-Present NCI and NIH Special Study Review Sections and Site Visits
2001-Present DOD (CDMRP-Breast Cancer Programs) Scientific Review Panel 
2002-Present HRSA Peer Review Panel
2004-Present Study Review Section, NIOSH
2005-Present American Public health Association Leadership Competency Development Core Workgroup
1998-Present Ad hoc ASPH/HRSA/CDC/ATSDR Internship Program
2005-Present Intramural Research Committee, UNTHSC
2005-Present Grant Peer Reader Committee, UNTHSC
2005-Present Scientific Review Committee, North Texas Primary Care Practice-Based Research Network
2005-Present National Board of Osteopathic Medical examination
2002-Present UNTHSC School of Public Health Promotion and Tenure Committee
2002-Present Executive/Advisory Committee, Center for Osteopathic Research Center, UNTHSC
1994-Present Epidemiology and Biostatistics Council, Association of Schools of Public Health
2001-Present Executive Council, School of Public Health, UNTHSC
2004-2005 Field Trip Planning Committee, International Medical Geography Symposium,  July 6-9, 2005
2004-2005 School of Public Health Faculty Search Committee, UNTHSC
2002-2004 UNTHSC Promotion and Tenure Committee
2001-2003 Research Committee, School of Public Health, UNTHSC
2002-2003 Faculty Search Committee, Department of Epidemiology
2001-2002 Indirect Research Cost Committee, UNTHSC
2001-2002 Search Committee-Senior Secretary, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UNTHSC
2001-2002 Self-Study Committee-Accreditation, School of Public Health, UNTHSC
1996-2001 Committee on American Statistical Association Minority
2000-2000 Faculty Search Committee School of Public Health, UNTHSC
1999-2000 Ex-Officio, Educational Policy Committee, School of Public Health, UAB
1999-2000 Research and Development Committee, Birmingham VA Medical Center
1996-2000 Financial Aid Committee, School of Public Health, UAB 
1998-2000 Faculty Policies and Procedures Committee, School of Public Health, UAB 
1997-1999 Research and Development Committee, Birmingham VA Medical Center
1996-1998Birmingham Area Consortium for Higher Education (BACHE) Committee
1996-2000 Graduate Student Recruiter, School of Public Health, UAB
1998-1999 Admissions and Graduation Committee, School of Public Health, UAB
1997-1997 President’s Excellence in Teaching Award Committee, School of Public Health, UAB
1997-1997 Alternate Graduate Council School of Graduate Studies, UAB
1995-1996 Research Advisory Group (RAG) Committee, School of Public Health, UAB
1993-1996 Student Scholarship Committee, Society for Clinical Trial
1994-1995 Self-Study Committee-Reaccredidation, School of Public Health, UAB
1995-1995 Mid-South Program for Public Health Practice, Tennessee Health Department
1994-1995 Local Arrangements Committee for International Biometric Society Meetings-ENAR
1994-1995 University-Wide Grievance Panel Committee, UAB
1993-1995 Faculty Affairs Committee, School of Public Health, UAB
1993-1993 Graduate Course content Evaluation Committee, Department of Biostatistics, SOPH, UAB
1992-1995 Educational Policy Committee, School of Public Health, UAB
1991-1993 Seminar Committee, Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, UAB
1993-1993 Professor Search Committee, Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, UAB
1992-1992 Faculty Hiring Committee, UAB Biostatistical Unit - Comprehensive Cancer Center
1991-1992 Joint Health Sciences Departments Teaching Award Selection Committee, UAB
1990-1990 Calculus Committee Department of Mathematics, Central Michigan University (CMU)
1990-1990 Placement Test Committee Department of Mathematics, CMU
1990-1990 Graduate Committee Department of Mathematics, CMU
1989-1990 University-wide Excellence in Teaching Award Committee, CMU
1989-1990 Graduate Council College of Arts and Science, CMU
1988-1988 Faculty Search Committee Department of Mathematics, CMU
1987-1988 Professional Growth Appointment Committee, Department of Mathematics, CMU

Scholars’ Mentor

1999-2000 Anand Shah, Senior Administrative Internship-Jefferson County Health Department, Birmingham, AL
2000 Tiffany C. Williams, Summer Internship Program-Alabama Project Seed, UAB
2000 Dr. R. J. Yadav, World Health Organization’s Visiting Scholar Program
1999 Dr. Warsono, World Bank’s Visiting Scholar Program
2000 Students’ Research Project on AIDS, Andalusia High School, Alabama

Workshops Conducted

October 9, 2000 Advising and Mentoring Graduate Students, Alabama Minority Graduate Education Program, University of Alabama at Birmingham

August 17, 2000 Applied Survival Analysis in Biomedical Research, Camcare, Inc., and the School of Medicine University of West Virginia, Charleston, WVA
 
August 17, 2000 Consulting in Biomedical Research, Camcare, Inc., and the School of Medicine, University of West Virginia, Charleston, WVA

July 7-9, 1999 Multi-variate and Survival Analyses, University of Lampung, Indonesia
 
June 6-20, 1997Training in Biostatistics, Data Management and Analysis, School of Health Related Professions, UAB

November 10, 1993 Statistical Analysis, Minority Biomedical Research Support (MARS), Enrichment Program of NIH/NIGMS, Selma University, Selma, Alabama

May 29, 1992 Statistical Analysis, Minority Biomedical Research Support (MARS), Enrichment Program of NIH/NIGMS, Selma University, Selma, Alabama

Continuing Education Workshops Attended

September 15, 2005 The ABCs of Health Disparities, University of Texas Health Center-Tyler

January 1, 2004-December 2004 JPS Health Network-Oncology Multidisciplinary Treatment Planning and Decision Meeting, TX

December 10, 2004 Symposium and Retreat, University of Texas Health Center at Tyler

October 17-19, 2003, Hierarchical Models in Health Services and Outcomes Research, International Conference on Health Policy Research: Methodological Issues in Health Services and Outcomes Research, Chicago

October 17-19, 2003, Chicago, IL Statistical Approaches to Health Economic Evaluation, International Conference on Health Policy Research: Methodological Issues in Health Services and Outcomes Research

November 14-17, 2002 Questionnaire Development Short Courses: Methods for Questionnaire Appraisal and Experts, Cognitive Interviewing Question Testing for Establishment Surveys, Behavior Coding-Tools for Questionnaire Evaluation, Short Courses, International Conference on Questionnaire Development, Charleston, SC

September 8-9, 2002 Pre-Conference Disaster Training Exercise- ASPH Environmental Health Conference: Responding to a New Environment, University of Pittsburgh, PA

September 12, 2002 Introduction to Exploratory Spatial Data Analysis Using DynESDA, University of Michigan

September 13, 2002 Introduction to Disease Clustering and Spatial Epidemiology Using ClusterSeer, University of Michigan

April 3-4, 2002 Preventable Brian Aging Symposium, University of North Texas Health ScienceCenter
 
May 2000 Geographical Information Systems (GIS): New Developments in Disease Surveillance and Prevention Workshop, School of Public health, UAB

May 2000 Log-Transformation and Two-Part Models in Health Sciences Research Workshop, School of Public Health, UAB
 
September 1999 Advanced Network Applications Workshop, Southeastern Universities Research Association

August 1998 SAS Programming, SAS Fundamentals: A Programming Approach, SAS Training Center, Atlanta

May 1996 Fogarty International Center and the Office of Research on Minority Health of the National Institute of Health: Developmental Workshop on the Minority International Research, UAB

September 1994 Training (MIRT) Grant Program, Birmingham, AL

January 1993 Meta-Analysis: A Quantitative Approach to Research Integration in Medical and Health Sciences, Atlanta, Georgia

March 1992 Tools for Statistical Inference, Biometric Society-ENAR, Cincinnati

September 1992 Federal Funding Opportunities Conference, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

November 1992 Arthritis Research Forum: Opportunities for New Investigators UAB, Birmingham, AL

November 1991 EPA/EPSCOR Workshop, Montgomery, AL

July 1991Issues in the Design of Clinical Trials, Society for Clinical Trials, Brussels, Belgium

April 1991 Workshop on Computational Molecular Biology, Seattle, Washington

January 1991 Statistical Issues and Methods in Environmental Health, New Orleans, LA

August 1990 Workshop on Integrating Quality and Productivity Concepts in Statistics Courses
University of Tennessee-Knoxville

October 1990       Multi-Phase Hazard Model Symposium, UAB

Service To Community/Civic Activities

2001-2005 National Cancer Control Forum for Korean Americans
1999-2000 Judge Central Alabama Regional Science and Engineering Fair, AL
1999-2000 Veda Hampton Memorial Scholarship Committee, Jefferson County Department of Health, AL
1999-2000 Fund Raiser for Future Problem Solvers Team, Grantswood Community School, AL
1998-2000 Coach, Irondale Soccer Express Team (Under 6 and under 10 kids), AL
1996-2000 Fund Raiser: March of Dime, American Cancer Society, American Lung Cancer Society
1993-2000 Fund Raiser, Grantswood Community School, Birmingham, AL
1996-1997 University of Memphis Alumni Association Board, Birmingham Chapter, AL
1997-1997 Speaker United Methodist Children’s House, Birmingham, AL
1992-1995 South side Civitan Club of the Alabama Central District of Civitan International, Birmingham, AL
1994-1994 Judge, International Science and Engineering Fair, American statistical Association
Special Awards Program in Statistics, Birmingham, AL

Leadership Workshops Attended    

June 2, 2000 Supervising and Mentoring Workshop, UAB School of Human Studies

August 1999 Workshop on Coaching Soccer under 10 Years Old Kids-Alabama Soccer Association, Birmingham, AL

January 1997 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Workshop, UAB School of Public Health
  
June 1996 Communication and Leadership Development, UAB School of Public Health

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