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Susan Perkins

 

EDUCATION:


Eastern Michigan University, B.S. (Mathematics), 1986.

Eastern Michigan University, M.A. (Mathematics), 1989.

University of Michigan, M.S. (Biostatistics), 1992.

University of Michigan, Ph.D. (Biostatistics), 1997.

 

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS:


1990 – 1993, Teaching Assistant, Department of Biostatistics, University of Michigan.

1992 – 1994,  Research Assistant, Department of Environmental and Industrial Health, University of Michigan.

1994, Teaching Assistant, Summer Program for Quantitative Methods, Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research, University of Michigan.

1995 – 1996, Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Biostatistics, University of Michigan.

1996 – 1997, Research Assistant, Department of Biostatistics, University of Michigan.

1997 – 2004, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Biostatistics, Indiana University.

2002 – present, Adjunct Faculty Member, Center for Enhancing Quality of Life in Chronic Illness (Nursing Research).

2002– present, Director, Biostatistics Core, Center for Enhancing Quality of Life in Chronic Illness.

2003 – present, Associate Member of the Graduate Faculty, Indiana University.

2004 – present, Associate Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Indiana University.

2006 – present, Director, Biostatistics and Data Management Core, Indiana University Cancer Center.

2008 – present, Associate Director, Biostatistics, Design and Biostatistics Program, Indiana Clinical Translational Science Institute

 

NATIONAL SERVICE

 

I have reviewed the statistical merits of articles submitted to the journals American Journal of Public Health, Biometrics, Endocrine, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Journal of the American Statistical Association, Journal of General Internal Medicine, Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety and Psychological Reports: Perceptual and Motor Skills, Scandinavian Journal of Statistics, Statistics in Medicine, Stroke.

Reviewed the merits of a K-25 application for the National Institute on Aging in March of 2002.

Ad-hoc member of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs HSR&D Scientific Merit Review Board, Chronic Disease Management and LTC & Aging portfolio from May 2006 to March of 2008.

Reviewed applications for Autoimmune Centers of Excellence for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease in January of 2009.

Reviewed a contract proposal for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease in April of 2009.

Secretary of the Association of General Clinical Research Center Statisticians from October 2005 through September 2009.

Reviewed SPORE grants in Brain, Leukemia, Myeloma, Sarcoma, Esophageal, GI, HN, and Pancreatic Cancers for the National Cancer Institute in February 2010.

Reviewed SPORE grants in Glioma, Head and Neck, Lymphoma, Myeloid Leukemia, and Myeloma for the National Cancer Institute in February 2011.

Reviewed R34 and U01 Investigator-initiated Clinical Trial planning and implementation grants for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease in February 2011.

Statistical Editor for the Journal of Music Therapy from January 2012 to the present.



 



 

My research interests are in the area of categorical data analysis. Many biomedical studies involve outcomes which are qualitative in nature. In my dissertation, I discuss using models which are non-linear in the model parameters to simultaneously model the univariate and bivariate marginal relationships in two-way and multi-way contingency tables having ordinal classification levels. This type of analysis is useful, for example, when studying rater agreement and social mobility data. My collaborative interests include cancer, health services, quality of life, and epilepsy research. I am the Director of the Biostatistics and Data Management Core of the IU Simon Cancer Center, the Director of the Biostatistics Core for the IU Center for Enhancing Quality of Life in Chronic Illness, and the Associate Director of the Design and Biostatistics Program of the Indiana CTSI.

Recent Publications (In chronological order; selected from 102 peer reviewed publications):

  1. Pressler SJ, Subramanian U, Perkins SM, Gradus-Pizlo I, Kareken D, Kim J, Ding Y, Sauve M, Sloan R.  Measuring depressive symptoms in heart failure: Validity and reliability of the PHQ-8. American Journal of Critical Care  2011 Mar;20(2):146-52. PMID: 20378777.
  2. Hahn NM, Stadler WM, Zon RT, Waterhouse D, Picus J, Nattam S, Johnson CS, Perkins SM, Waddell MJ, Sweeney CJ. Phase II Trial of Cisplatin, Gemcitabine, and Bevacizumab As First-Line Therapy for Metastatic Urothelial Carcinoma: Hoosier Oncology Group GU 04-75. J Clin Oncol. 2011 Apr 20;29(12):1525-1530. Epub 2011 Mar 21.   PMID: 21422406.
  3. Kesler KA, Kruter LE, Perkins SM, Rieger KM, Sullivan KJ, Runyan ML, Brown JW, Einhorn LH. Survival after resection for metastatic testicular nonseminomatous germ cell cancer to the lung or mediastinum. Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 Apr;91(4):1085-93; discussion 1093.  PMID: 21440128.
  4. Grethen E, McClintock R, Gupta CE, Jones R, Cacucci BM, Diaz D., Fulford AD, Perkins SM, Considine RV, Peacock M.  Vitamin D and Hyperparathyroidism in Obesity J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2011 May;96(5):1320-6.  PMID: 21325456.
  5. Agarwala AK, Perkins SM, Abonour R, Brames MJ, Einhorn LH. Salvage chemotherapy with high dose carboplatin and etoposide with peripheral blood stem cell transplant in patients with relapsed pure seminoma.  American Journal of Clinical Oncology 2011 Jun;34(3):286-8.  PMID: 20523207.
  6. Ellett MLC, Cohen MD, Perkins SM, Smith CE, Lane KA, Austin JK.  Predicting the Insertion Length for Gastric Tube Placement in Neonates: A Randomized Controlled Trial.  Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing 2011 Jul-Aug;40(4):412-21.  PMCID: PMC3140585.
  7. Austin JK, Perkins SM, Johnson CS, Fastenau PS, Byars AW, deGrauw TJ, Dunn DW.  Behavior problems in children at time of first recognized seizure and changes over the following 3 years.  Epilepsy Behav. 2011 Aug;21(4):373-81. PMCID: PMC3182400.
  8. Burns DS, Bergeson TR, Perkins SM, McDonald, BC, Saykin, AJ, Unverzagt, FW, Champion, VL. Music cognition in breast cancer survivors. Music and Medicine Oct 2011; 3(4):258-263. DOI: 10.1177/1943862111414434.
  9. Gerkensmeyer JE, Perkins SM, Day J., Austin JK, Scott EL, Wu J.  Maternal Depressive Symptoms when Caring for a Child with Mental Health Problems. J Child Fam Stud. 2011 Oct 1;20(5):685-695.  PMCID: PMC3228267.
  10. Cohen MD, Ellett MLC, Perkins SM, Lane KA. Accurate localization of the position of the tip of a naso/orogastric tube in children; where is the location of the gastro-esophageal junction?  Pediatr Radiol  2011 Oct; 41:1266–1271.  PMID: 21607595.
  11. Ramasubbaiah R, Perkins S, Schilder J, Whalen CS, Johnson CS, Callahan M, Jones T, Sutton G. Matei D. Sorafenib in combination with weekly topotecan in recurrent ovarian cancer, a phase I/II study of the Hoosier Oncology Group (GYN06-111), Gynecologic Oncology 2011 Dec;123(3):499-504.  PMID: 21955480.
  12. Nebesio TD, Wise MD, Perkins SM, Eugster EA.  Does clinical management impact height potential in children with severe acquired hypothyroidism?  J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab 2011; 2 (11-12): 893-896.
  13. Ellett, M. L. C., Cohen, M. D., Perkins, S.M., Croffie, J. M. B., Lane, K. A., & Austin, J. K. Comparing Methods of Determining Insertion Length for Placing Gastric Tubes in Children 1 Month to 17 Years of Age. Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing J Spec Pediatr Nurs. 2012 Jan;17(1):19-32.  PMID: 22188269.
  14. DaSilva SC, Sahu RP, Konger RL, Perkins SM, Kaplan MH, Travers JB.  Increased skin barrier disruption by sodium lauryl sulfate in mice expressing a constitutively active STAT6 in T cells. Arch Dermatol Res. 2012 Jan;304(1):65-71.  PMCID: PMC3249512.
  15. Price T, Perkins SM, Sandrasegaran K, Henderson MA, Maluccio MA, Zook JE, Tector AJ, Vianna RM, Johnstone PAS, Cardenes HR. Evaluation of response after stereotactic body radiation therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma.  Cancer  (In Press – June 2011).  PMID: 22025126.
  16. Laskey AL, Stump TE, Perkins SM, Zimet G, Sherman SJ, Downs SM.  Influence of Race and SES on the Diagnosis of Child Abuse:  A Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Pediatrics (In Press – November 2011).
  17. Buelow JM, Perkins SM, Johnson CS, Byars AW, Fastenau, PS, Dunn DW, Austin JK.  Adaptive Functioning in Children with Epilepsy and Learning Problems. Journal of Child Neurology (In Press – Nov 2011).
  18. Khawaja MR, Nelson Jr. RP, Miller N, Badve SS, Loehrer E, Czader  M, Perkins SM, Kesler K, Loehrer Sr. PJ. Immune-Mediated Diseases and Immunodeficiencies Associated with Thymic Epithelial Neoplasms, Journal of Clinical Immunology (In Press – December 2011).
  19. Schwartz PH, Edenberg E, Barrett P, Perkins SM, Meslin EM, Imperiale TF. 
    Patient Understanding of the Benefits, Risks, and Alternatives to Screening Colonoscopy.  Family Medicine (In Press – February 2012).

 

Older highlighted publications (In chronological order):

  1. Perkins SM, Tu W, Underhill MG, Zhou X, and Murray MD.  (2000) The Use of Propensity Scores in Pharmacoepidemiologic Research.  Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, 9:93-101. PMID: 19025807.
  2. Dexter PR, Perkins SM, Overhage JM, Maharry K, Kohler RB, and McDonald CJ.  Using a Computer Reminder System to Increase Preventive Care for Hospitalized Patients:  A Randomized, Controlled Trial.  (2001) New England Journal of Medicine, Sep;345(13):965-70.  PMID: 11575289.
  3. Perkins SM, and Becker MP.  Assessing Rater Agreement Using Marginal Association Models. (2002) Statistics in Medicine, Jun 30;21(12):1743-1760.
  4. Dexter PR, Perkins SM, Maharry KS, Jones K, McDonald CJ. Inpatient computer-based standing orders vs.  physician reminders to increase influenza and pneumococcal vaccination rates: a randomized trial.  (2004) Journal of the American Medical Association, Nov 292(19):2366-71.  PMID: 15547164.
  5. Zhang Q, Mousdicas N, Yi Q, Al-Hassani M, Billings SD, Perkins SM, Howard KM, Ishii S, Shimizu T, Travers JB.  Staphylococcal Lipoteichoic Acid Inhibits Delayed-Type Hypersensitivity Reactions via the Platelet-activating Factor Receptor.  (2005) Journal of Clinical Investigation, Oct 11 (10):2855-2861.  PMCID: PMC1224300.
  6. Einhorn LH, Williams SD, Chamness A, Brames MJ, Perkins SM, Abonour R.  High-dose chemotherapy and stem-cell rescue for metastatic germ-cell tumors.  (2007) New England Journal of Medicine, Jul 26;357(4):340-8. PMID: 17652649.
  7. Hahn NM, Stadler WM, Zon RT, Waterhouse D, Picus J, Nattam S, Johnson CS, Perkins SM, Waddell MJ, Sweeney CJ. Phase II Trial of Cisplatin, Gemcitabine, and Bevacizumab As First-Line Therapy for Metastatic Urothelial Carcinoma: Hoosier Oncology Group GU 04-75. J Clin Oncol. 2011 Apr 20;29(12):1525-1530. Epub 2011 Mar 21.   PMID: 21422406.

University of Michigan

 

BIOS 503 Introduction to Biostatistics – Fall 1995:  I taught one half of a class equivalent to GRAD G651 below, which is the first semester in the IU Department of Biostatistics year-long Introduction to Biostatistics.   I was responsible for lectures, supervision of four teaching assistants, office hours, and exams.  Credit Hours: 4; Enrollment: 130.

 

BIOS 695 Categorical Data Analysis – Winter 1996: I taught a semester-long class in Categorical Data Analysis for Master’s level students in the Department of Biostatistics.  I was responsible for lectures, homework assignments, office hours, and exams.  Credit Hours: 3; Enrollment: 13.

 

Indiana University

 

GRAD G651 Introduction to Biostatistics – Fall 1997, Fall 1998*, Fall 1999*, Fall 2000*, Fall 2001*, Fall 2002*, Fall 2003*: I taught one third of this course, which is the first semester in the Department year-long Introduction to Biostatistics.  I was responsible for lectures, homework assignments, office hours, and exams.  I also served as faculty course coordinator (denoted with *).  Credit Hours: 3; Enrollment:  varied, 13-27.

 


GRAD G910 Introduction to Biostatistics – Fall 2007, Fall 2008, Fall 2009, Fall 2010, Fall 2011:  I was responsible for lectures, homework assignments, office hours, and exams.  Credit Hours: 1; Enrollment: varied, approximately 30 per course.

 

BIOS S515 Biostatistical Practicum – Spring 2010, Spring 2012.  I taught one-third (’10) to one-half (’12) of this course.  I was responsible for lectures, projects, and homework assignments. Credit Hours: 3; Enrollment:  6-7.

 

Biostatistics Short Course:  This is a 12 hour long workshop available for CME credit directed towards non-statisticians. It has been taught under various names over the years. I have been serving as overall director for this course since November of 2006 (denoted with *).  Enrollment: varies, 10-89 (normally around 30).


Biostatistics for Radiologists: A Short Course

Sept 1998 (Epidemiologic Study Design)

Sept 1999 (Observational Study Design).

Biostatistics for Physicians: A Short Course

June 1999 (Observational Study Design)

Jan 2001 (Observational Study Design)

March 2003 (Observational Study Design)

May 2006* (Evaluation of Diagnostic Tests)               



Biostatistics for Health Care Researchers: A Short Course

Nov 2006* (Evaluation of Diagnostic Tests and Issues in Clinical Trials)

May 2007* (Categorical Data Analysis and Evaluation of Diagnostic Tests)

Nov 2007* (Hypothesis Testing and Confidence Intervals and Comparison of Means)

May 2008* (Hypothesis Testing and Confidence Intervals and Comparison of Means)

Nov 2008* (Hypothesis Testing and Confidence Intervals and Comparison of Means)

May 2009* (Hypothesis Testing and Confidence Intervals and Comparison of Means)

Nov 2009* (Hypothesis Testing and Confidence Intervals and Comparison of Means)

May 2010* (Hypothesis Testing and Confidence Intervals and Comparison of Means)

Nov 2010* (Hypothesis Testing and Confidence Intervals and Comparison of Means)

May 2011* (Study Design and Issues in Clinical Trials)

Nov 2011* (Study Design and Issues in Clinical Trials)