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Research

 

Current Research Interests: 

 

Time Series Analysis and Applied Statistics; Statistical Computing and Symbolic Algebra Computing; Statistical Research Consulting on Biostatistics, Survey and Research Design.

 

 

Refereed Journal Publications:

(*Flag co-authors who are the current or former students.)

 

Improved Seasonal Mann-Kendall Tests for Trend Analysis in Water Resources Time Series (with Cabilio, P. and Nadeem, K.). To appear.

Integrating Population Dynamics Models and Distance Sampling Data: A Spatial Hierarchical State-Space Approach (with Nadeem, K., Moore, J.E. and Hugh, C.). Ecology. doi:10.1890/15-1406.1.

Quantitative changes in proteins responsible for flavonoid and anthocyanin biosynthesis in strawberry fruit at different ripening stages: A targeted quantitative proteomic investigation employing multiple reaction monitoring (with June Song, et. al.). J Proteomics. 2015 June 3; 122: 110.

 

Bootstrap Rank Test for Trend in Time Series (with Paul Cabilio and Xiaolei Chen*; 2013). Environmentrics. Volume 24, Issue 8, pages 537549. December 2013.

 

A Generalized Jonckheere Test Against Ordered Alternatives for Repeated Measures in Randomized Blocks (with Paul Cabilio; 2013). Statistics in Medicine. Volume 32, Issue 10, 16351645. 2013

 

Developments in maximum likelihood unit root tests (with Hao Yu & Ian McLeod; 2013).  Communications in Statistics - Simulation and Computation. Volume 42, Issue 5, 1088-1103.

 

The effect of an educational intervention on meperidine use in Nova Scotia, Canada: a time series analysis (with  Fisher, JE; Zhang, Y; Sketris, I; Johnston, G; Burge, F). Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, 2011; DOI: 10.1002/pds.2259.

 

A Mixture Distribution Approach to Assessing Medication Refill Compliance (with P. Cabilio, M. Grubisic*, and F. Gwadry-Sridhar).  Statistics in Biopharmaceutical Research. May 1, 2010, 2(2): 270-278. doi:10.1198/sbr.2009.0060.

 

Test of Concordance between Groups of Incomplete Rankings (with J. Bu* and P. Cabilio). International Journal of Statistical Science. Vol. 9 (Special Issue), September 2009.

 

A framework for planning and critiquing medication compliance and persistence research using prospective study designs (with Femida Gwadry-Sridhar  at.al.). Clinical Therapeutics2009 Feb; 31(2): 421-35

 

Analysis of the Growth of the Nova Scotia Blanding's Turtle (with Y. C. Huang*, P. Cabilio, M. Richard*, and T. Herman). Atlantic Electronic Journal of Mathematics.  Volume 3, Number 1, Winter 2008, pp.18-29.

 

Improved Subset Autoregression: With R Package (with A. I. McLeod)Journal of Statistical Software. Volume 28, Issue 2, Oct 2008.

 

Effect of Education and Policy Interventions on Institutional Utilization of Wet Nebulization Respiratory Drugs and Portable Inhalers (with D. O. Lowe, H. Lummis, and I. S. Sketris). The Canadian Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. Volume 15 (2). Summer 2008:e334-e343; September 5, 2008

 

Faster ARMA Maximum Likelihood Estimation (with A. I. McLeod). Computational Statistics and Data Analysis. Volume 52, 2166-2176.

 

An Additivity of Maximum Expectations and Its Applications (with Z. Chen, M. Davison and M. Reesor). Control Theory and Related Topics (2007). In Memory of Professor Xunjing Li, Fudan University, China 3 - 5 June 2005, edited by Shanjian Tang & Jiongmin Yong. pp. 67, World Scientific.

 

Senior Housing: An Inter-Generational Solution (with R. J. Brown). Journal of Housing for the Elderly (2006), Volume 20(1/2), 75-96.
 

Partial Autocorrelation Parameterization for Subset Autoregression (with A. I. McLeod). Journal of Time Series Analysis (2006). Volume 27, No. 4, 599-612.

Fitting MA(q) Models in the Closed Invertible Region (with A. I. McLeod). Statistics and Probability Letters (2006). 76, 1331-1334.

Computer Algebra Derivation of the Bias of Linear Estimators of Autoregressive Models (with A. I. McLeod). Journal of Time Series Analysis (2006), Volume 27, No 2, 157-165.

 
A Pilot Study to Determine the Impact of a Multi-Disciplinary Educational Intervention in Patients Hospitalized with Heart Failure (with F. H. Gwadry-Sridhar, J. O. Arnold, J. E. Brown and G. Marchiori),  American Heart Journal (2005). November.
 
Multiple Choice Randomization (with A. I. McLeod and H. Yu). Journal of Statistics Education (renamed as Journal of Education and Behavior Statistics) (2003). Volume 11, Number 1.

 

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