Andrew Joseph Cucchiara

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Adjunct Associate Professor of Biostatistics in Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Adjunct Senior Scholar, The University of Pennsylvania Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Instructor/Lecturer, The University of Pennsylvania Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics Masters Degree Program in Translational Research
Biostatistician, Penn's Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics's Study Desgn and Biostatistics Core
Lecturer, The University of Pennsylvania Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics Masters Degree Program in Clinical Epidemiology
Associate Director for Information Resources, The Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics' Center for Human Phenomic Science
Department: Biostatistics and Epidemiology

Contact information
Center for Human Phenomic Science
160 Dulles Pavilion
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: (215) 662-2293
Fax: (215) 615-4797
Lab: (215) 662-2648
Education:
BA (Mathematics)
The University of Maine, 1970.
MS (Mathematics)
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 1972.
MPH (Biostatistics & Epidemiology)
The University of Oklahoma (Health Sciences Center), 1976.
PhD (Biostatistics)
The University of Oklahoma (Health Sciences Center), 1985.
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Description of Research Expertise

Research Interests:

Clinical trials, functional modeling, missing data, multivariate analysis, repeated measures, categorical data, cross-over trials, diagnostic testing, medical informatics, patient-oriented research, pain management research, data safety and monitoring clinical research, rheumatology, research subject advocacy.

Description of Other Expertise

Biostatistical training for non-statisticians
Data management workshops for clinical research associates
Statistical and Graphical programing using STATA, SAS JMP & SPSS Software

Description of Itmat Expertise

Directs or provides biostatistical and REDCap data management support to clinical and translational investigators conducting research projects within the CTSA funded Center for Human Phenomic Science (CHPS) of the Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeitics (ITMAT).

Teaches biostatistics courses and mentors MS degree candidates within ITMAT's Translational Research and CCEB's Clinical Epidemiology programs.

Selected Publications

Sharma, Anup; Barrett, Marna S; Cucchiara, Andrew J; Gooneratne, Nalaka S; Thase, Michael E: A Breathing-Based Meditation Intervention for Patients With Major Depressive Disorder Following Inadequate Response to Antidepressants: A Randomized Pilot Study. The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry 78(1): e59-e63, Jan 2017.

Lipman, Terri H; Cousounis, Pamela; Grundmeier, Robert W; Massey, James; Cucchiara, Andrew J; Stallings, Virginia A; Grimberg, Adda: Electronic Health Record Mid-Parental Height Auto-Calculator for Growth Assessment in Primary Care. Clinical Pediatrics 55(12): 1100-6, Oct 2016.

Gaffey, Ann C; Cucchiara, Andrew J; Goldberg, Lee R; Blumberg, Emily A; Acker, Michael A; Atluri, Pavan: Transplantation of Center for Disease Control "High-Risk" Donor Hearts Does Not Adversely Impact Long-Term Outcomes in Adults. Journal of Cardiac Failure 22(5): 376-82, May 2016.

Plastaras, Christopher; McCormick, Zack; Nguyen, Cayli; Rho, Monica; Nack, Susan Hillary; Roth, Dan; Casey, Ellen; Carneiro, Kevin; Cucchiara, Andrew; Press, Joel; McLean, Jim; Caldera, Franklin: Is Hip Abduction Strength Asymmetry Present in Female Runners in the Early Stages of Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome? The American Journal of Sports Medicine 44(1): 105-12, Jan 2016.

Bahrainwala, Jehan; Patel, Ami; Diaz, Keith M; Veerabhadrappa, Praveen; Cohen, Debbie L; Cucchiara, Andrew; Townsend, Raymond R: Ambulatory Arterial Stiffness Index and circadian blood pressure variability. Journal of the American Society of Hypertension : JASH 9(9): 705-10, Sep 2015.

Grimberg Adda, Huerta-Saenz Lina, Grundmeier Robert, Ramos Mark Jason, Pati Susmita, Cucchiara Andrew J, Stallings Virginia A: Gender Bias in U.S. Pediatric Growth Hormone Treatment. Scientific reports 5: 11099, Jun 2015.

Smith, Sabrina E; Vargas, Gray; Cucchiara, Andrew J; Zelonis, Sarah J; Beslow, Lauren A: Hemiparesis and epilepsy are associated with worse reported health status following unilateral stroke in children. Pediatric Neurology 52(4): 428-34, Apr 2015.

Oster, Robert A; Lindsell, Christopher J; Welty, Leah J; Mazumdar, Madhu; Thurston, Sally W; Rahbar, Mohammad H; Carter, Rickey E; Pollock, Bradley H; Cucchiara, Andrew J; Kopras, Elizabeth J; Jovanovic, Borko D; Enders, Felicity T: Assessing statistical competencies in clinical and translational science education: one size does not fit all. Clinical and Translational Science 8(1): 32-42, Feb 2015.

Grimberg, Adda; Cousounis, Pamela; Cucchiara, Andrew J; Lipman, Terri H; Ginsburg, Kenneth R: Parental Concerns Influencing Decisions to Seek Medical Care for a Child's Short Stature. Hormone Research in Paediatrics 84(5): 338-48, 2015.

Cousounis, Pamela A; Lipman, Terri H; Ginsburg, Kenneth; Cucchiara, Andrew J; Grimberg, Adda: How Short is Too Short According to Parents of Primary Care Patients. Endocrine Practice: Official Journal of the American College of Endocrinology and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists 20(11): 1113-21, Nov 2014.

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Last updated: 03/19/2017
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