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Faculty Affairs: Faculty Interests Database Constantine Daskalakis

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

Associate Professor (appointed: 2008)

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Mailing Address Contact Information
1015 Chestnut St, Suite 520
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107
United States
Phone: 215-955-5695
constantine.daskalakis@jefferson.edu
Qualifications
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 the Health Sciences,
American Statistical Association.

Keywords
Behavioral; Biostatistics; Cancer; Cancer Screening; Clinical Trials; Epidemiology; Obesity; Psychosocial; Statistical Education
Publications
  • (Selected from 70+)
  • --- Applied statistical/epidemiologic methods ---
  • Shenassa E, Daskalakis C. Smoking prevention: Implications of study design, research setting, and goals. Nicotine & Tobacco Research 2004;6(2):321-325.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • --- Cancer screening and informed decision making ---
  • Myers R, Sifri R, Daskalakis C, DiCarlo M, Geethakumari PR, Cocroft J, Minnick C, Brisbon N, Vernon SW. Increasing colon cancer screening in primary care among African Americans. JNCI 2014;106(12):dju344.
  • Daskalakis C, Vernon SW, Sifri R, DiCarlo M, Cocroft J, Andrel Sendecki J, Myers RE. The effects of test preference, test access, and navigation on colorectal cancer screening. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2014;23(8):1-8.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • --- Cardiovascular research ---
  • Cheng C, Daskalakis C. Association of ambulatory heart rate and atherosclerosis risk factors with blood pressure in young non-hypertensive adults. Open Heart 2016;3:e000332.
  • Cheng C, Daskalakis C. Association of adipokines with insulin resistance, microvascular dysfunction, and endothelial dysfunction in healthy young adults. Mediators of Inflammation 2015, Article ID 594039, 9 pages.
  • 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.
  • -- Obesity ---
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • -- Other clinical research ---
  • Goldhammer JE, Marhefka GD, Daskalakis C, Berguson MW, Bowen JE, Diehl JT, Sun J. The effect of aspirin on bleeding and transfusion in contemporary cardiac surgery. PLOS ONE 2015;10(7):e0134670.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • -- Translational research ---
  • Wachsberger PR, Lawrence RY, Liu Y, Rice B, Daskalakis C, Dicker AP. Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation status and Rad51 determine the response of glioblastoma (GBM) to multimodality therapy with cetuximab, temozolomide and radiation. Frontiers in Radiation Oncology 2013;3:13.
  • 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.
  • *** See COS Pivot site: http://pivot.cos.com/profiles/417B0EFFC0A8000601617302D1A276B7?h=daskalakis

Last Updated by Constantine Daskalakis: Wednesday, December 5, 2012 5:27:49 PM

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