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Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics
Thomas Jefferson University
Jefferson Medical College
Dept of Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics
Div of Biostatistics

Associate Professor (appointed: 2008)

Mailing Address Contact Information
1015 Chestnut St, Suite M100
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107
United States
Phone: 215-955-5695
ScD, Biostatistics & Epidemiology (Harvard University, 1997)

Expertise and Research Interests
My methodological interests include behavioral trials, categorical data, maximum likelihood, missing data, and multivariate and longitudinal data (multiple-source data).

My collaborative research focuses on behavioral epidemiology, cancer screening (colorectal and prostate ca screening), informed decision making, obesity, and psychosocial risk factors for chronic disease.

I am also engaged in various educational/training activities with recent focus on introductory biostatistics and epidemiology, clinical trials, and missing data. I am also the Director of Jefferson's medical students' summer research program.
Other Expertise
Secretary/treasurer (2010-11) and Chair (2014), Section on Teaching of Statistics in Health Sciences, American Statistical Association.
Associate editor (2001-present), American Journal of Epidemiology.

Behavioral; Biostatistics; Cancer; Cancer Screening; Clinical Trials; Epidemiology; Obesity; Psychosocial; Statistical Education
  • (Selected from 60+)
  • Fitzmaurice GM, Laird NM, Zahner GEP, Daskalakis C. Bivariate logistic regression analysis of childhood psychopathology ratings using multiple informants. American Journal of Epidemiology 1995;142(11):1194-1203.
  • Zahner GEP, Daskalakis C. Modeling sources of informant variance in parent and teacher ratings of child psychopathology. International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research 1998;7:3-16.
  • Daskalakis C, Laird NM, Murphy JM. Regression analysis of multiple-source longitudinal outcomes: A Stirling County depression study. American Journal of Epidemiology 2002;155(1):88-94.
  • Shenassa E, Daskalakis C. Smoking prevention: Implications of study design, research setting, and goals. Nicotine & Tobacco Research 2004;6(2):321-325.
  • Parikh P, Palazzo JP, Rose LJ, Daskalakis C, Weigel RJ. GATA-3 expression as a predictor of hormone response in breast cancer. Journal of the American College of Surgeons 2005;200(5):705-710.
  • Shenassa ED, Frye M, Braubach M, Daskalakis C. Routine stair climbing in place of residence and body mass index: A pan-European population-based study. International Journal of Obesity 2008;32(3):490-494.
  • Wachsberger PR, Burd R, Ryan A, Daskalakis C, Dicker AP. Combination of vandetanib, radiotherapy, and irinotecan in the LoVo colorectal cancer xenograft model. International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics 2009;75(3):854-861.
  • Kim DH, Daskalakis C, Silvestry SC, Sheth MP, Lee AN, Adams S, Hohmann S, Medvedev S, Whellan DJ. Aspirin and clopidogrel use in early postoperative period following on-pump and off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovasacular Surgery 2009;138:1377-1384.
  • Matro R, Shnitser A, Spodik M, Daskalakis C, Katz L, Murtha A, Kastenberg D. Efficacy of morning-only compared to split dose polyethylene glycol-electrolyte solution (PEG-ELS) for afternoon colonoscopy. American Journal of Gastroenterology 2010;105(9):1954-1961.
  • Cheng C, Daskalakis C, Falkner B. Association of capillary density and function measures with blood pressure, fasting plasma glucose, and insulin sensitivity. The Journal of Clinical Hypertension 2010;12(2):125-135.
  • Myers RE, Daskalakis C, Kunkel EJS, Cocroft JR, Riggio JM, Capkin M, Braddock CH. Mediated decision support in prostate cancer screening: A randomized controlled trial of decision counseling. Patient Education and Counseling 2011;83(2):24-246.
  • Leader A, Daskalakis C, Braddock CH, Kunkel EJS, Cocroft JR, Bereknyei S, Riggio JM, Capkin M, Myers RE. Measuring informed decision making about prostate cancer screening in primary care. Medical Decision Making 2012;32:327-336.
  • Kwasny MJ, Daskalakis C. Career issues pertaining to teaching introductory biostatistics in a medical center. Chance 2012;25(3).
  • Rappaport EB, Daskalakis C, Andrel Sendecki J. Using routinely collected growth data to assess a school-based obesity prevention strategy. International Journal of Obesity 2013;37:79-85.
  • Myers RE, Bittner-Fagan H, Daskalakis C, Sifri R, Vernon SW, Cocroft J, DiCarlo M, Katurakes N, Andrel J. A randomized controlled trial of tailored navigation and standard intervention in colorectal cancer screening. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2013;22(1):109-117.
  • Toth-Capelli KM, Brawer R, Plumb J, Daskalakis C. Stage of change and other predictors of participant retention in a behavioral weight management program in primary care. Health Promotion Practice 2013;14(3):441-450.
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