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Briana Joy K Stephenson, Ph.D.

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University of North Carolina at Chapel HillPhDBiostatistics
George Washington UniversityMPHBiostatistics
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyBSMathematics
Distinguished Student Paper Award
Gillings Dissertation Award for Public Health Impact
Junior Researcher Award

My research has been primarily focused in using Bayesian methods to create innovative model-based clustering techniques to address data complexities found in large, heterogeneous populations. These methods were generated as a result of my collaborative research interests in maternal health, nutritional epidemiology, psychological health, public health policy, and health disparities.

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  1. Healthy Eating Research 2020: Special Solicitation on Beverage Consumption in Early Childhood
    Role Description: Changes in beverage availability and targeted marketing associated with Philadelphia beverage tax
    Role: Co-Investigator
  2. NHLBI/K01
    Statistical methods to understand temporal dietary exposure patterns and CVD risk among understudied populations
    Role Description: Develop new methodology to identify dietary patterns related to CVD risk of small understudied groups under a repeated measures study design.
    Role: Principal Investigator
  3. Harvard Data Science Initiative Bias program
    Role Description: Identifying bias in receipt and access to optimal care for endometrial cancer patients in Massachusetts
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Small Research Project
    Role Description: Statistical methods to understand dietary exposure patterns among understudied populations
    Role: Mentored Independent Researcher
  5. HHSN268201300001I
    NHLBI Postdoc Diversity Supplement
    Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos
    Role Description: Develop and utilize Bayesian nonparametric clustering methods to describe dietary behaviors and its association to cardiovascular risk in HCHS/SOL study population
    Role: Postdoctoral research fellow

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  1. Stephenson, B.J., Sotres-Alvarez, D., Siega-Riz, A.M., Mossavar-Rahmani, Y., Daviglus, M.L., Van Horn, L., Herring, A.H. and Cai, J. The Journal of Nutrition. Empirically Derived Dietary Patterns Using Robust Profile Clustering in the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos. 2020; 150(10):2825-2834.
  2. Stephenson B, Herring A, Olshan A. . Journal of the American Statistical Association. Robust Clustering with Subpopulation-specific Deviations. 2019; 115(530):521-537.
  3. Keating K, Walko C, Stephenson B, ONeil BH, Weiss J. Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice. Incidence of Cetuximab-related Infusion Reactions in Oncology Patients Treated at the University of North Carolina Cancer Hospital. 2014; 20(6):409-416.
  4. Weiss J, Stephenson BJ, Edwards LJ, Rigney M, Copeland A. Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare. Public Attitudes About Lung Cancer: Stigma, Support, and Predictors of Support. 2014; (7):293-300.
  5. Veeramachaneni NK, Feins RH, Stephenson BJ, Edwards LJ, Fernandez FG. . The Annals of Thoracic Surgery. Management of Stage IIIA Non-small Cell Lung Cancer by Thoracic Surgeons in North America. 2012; 94(3):922-926.
  6. Phillips MR, Khoury AL, Stephenson BJ, Edwards LJ, Charles AG, McLean SE. The American Surgeon. Outcomes of Pediatric Patients with Abdominal Sepsis Requiring Surgery and Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Using the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization Database. 81(3):245-251.
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.