StATS: Professional Resume of Stephen D. Simon. (December 26, 2000, last major update June 2008).

Notice to headhunters: I am not looking for a job. I am posting this resume to help with my collaborative efforts with others outside Children's Mercy Hospital.

Bookmarks

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Contact information

The Children's Mercy Hospital
2401 Gillham Road
Kansas City, MO 64108

Work phone: 816-234-3963
Work FAX: 816-855-1703
Work e-mail: ssimon@cmh.edu

Personal

Born June 22, 1956, Baltimore, MD; married with one child.

Relevant experience

Research Biostatistician, Office of Medical Research, The Children's Mercy Hospital, May 1996 to present, with a joint appointment as Associate Professor in the School of Medicine at the University of Missouri, Kansas City: I provide consultation regarding protocol design and data analysis for clinical, basic and behavioral research projects. I collaborate on the development of grant proposals and advise clients on the proper structure for their databases. I also provide training in research design and basic statistics for interested faculty, fellows and residents.

Chief, Statistics Activity, Division of Biomedical and Behavioral Science, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, December 1987 to May 1996: I supervised a staff of two research statisticians and two computer specialists. I oversaw the administration of a Local Area Network for more than 100 users, and the maintenance of administrative and research data on a client-server database. I reviewed and approved all project protocols in the Division prior to the start of any experimental work. I also worked directly with project officers in designing experiments, analyzing data, and writing results for publication. I was also very active in the NIOSH effort to adopt Total Quality Management (TQM), serving as team leader, facilitator, or member of a variety of quality teams. I also provided many informal training seminars in TQM for NIOSH employees.

Research Statistician, Division of Biomedical and Behavioral Science, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, July 1987 to November 1987: Duties included consulting with project officers in the Division. I was responsible for designing experiments, analyzing data, and writing results for publication.

Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Statistics and Operations Research, Bowling Green State University, September 1981 to May 1987: Duties included teaching and research. I taught Business Statistics, Experimental Design, Linear Models, Multivariate Statistics, Nonparametric Statistics, Regression, and Statistical Packages. I published articles and made presentations in the areas of numerical accuracy, robust statistics, and computer applications. During the Summer of 1986, I also served as the Assistant Director of the Statistical Consulting Center.

Adjunct Instructor, Department of Statistics, University of Iowa, June to August 1981.

Research Assistant, Statistical Consulting Center, University of Iowa, June 1979 to August 1981.

Education

Ph.D., University of Iowa, Statistics, December 1982
M.S., University of Iowa, Statistics, December 1978
B.A., University of Iowa, Mathematical Sciences, July 1977

Patents

Co-inventor on U.S. Patent, A System and Method for Monitoring and Analyzing Data Trends of Interest Within an Organization, filed 12/29/2000 and currently under review.

Awards

Co-author of a research presentation (Nopper A, Wright T, Tee R, Horii K, Simon S, Popovic J, Alon U. Bone Density in Children With Hemangiomas Treated With Systemic Glucocorticoids) which received the ISSVA "R Schobinger Award" for best clinical paper  presented during the 16th International Workshop on Vascular Anomalies, June 2006, Milano, Italy.

Co-author of a research paper (Miller at al Am J Audiology 2003;24(1);16-18) which received the Editor's Award for the American Journal of Audiology for the most outstanding publication in the calendar year 2003.

Selected as the winner of the Bluejacket Toastmasters international speech contest for my speech "I married a dog nut," March 2003.

Selected as the winner of the Bluejacket Toastmasters humorous speech contest for my speech "The one thing that can gross out a doctor," September 2001. This speech also won at the Area K-1 contest, and the Division K contest.

Co-author of a research paper (Moorman WJ, Skaggs SR, Clark JC, Turner TW, Sharpnack DD, Murrell JA, Simon SD, Chapin RE, Schrader SM [1998]. Male reproductive effects of lead, including species extrapolation for the rabbit model. Reproductive Toxicology 12(3): 333-46.) which was the winner of the Alice Hamilton Award for 1999 for the best research paper in occupational safety and health (Biological Sciences Category).

My presentation "Medical Statistics Case Studies on the Web" was voted as the best presentation in the area of Teaching Statistics in the Health Sciences at the Joint Statistical Meetings in Anaheim CA, August 1997.

Selected as the winner of the Cincinnati NIOSH Toastmasters humorous speech contest for my speech "Puns and Poetry," September 1994, and as winner of the Cincinnati NIOSH Toastmasters Table Topics (extemporaneous speech), also September 1994 for my response to the question "What famous person would you like to have lunch with?" I went on to represent the Cincinnati NIOSH Toastmasters at the October 1994 Area 32 humorous speech contest, where (using the same humorous speech) I again won the competition.

Received Public Health Service Commendation Medal in July 1994 for my oversight of a laboratory modernization effort that included the use of a client-server data base system, remote monitoring of laboratory systems, automation of chemical workups using laboratory robotics, laptop systems for data collection in the field, and real-time data collection interfaces for Liquid and Gas Chromatography instruments.

Co-author of a research paper (Stettler LE, Platek SF, Riley RD, Mastin JP, Simon SD [1991]. Lung particulate burdens of subjects from Cincinnati, Ohio urban area. Scanning Microscopy 5(1):85-94) which was a finalist for the Alice Hamilton Award for 1992 for the best research paper in occupational safety and health.

Co-author of a research paper (Schrader SM, Turner TW, Simon SD [1990]. Longitudinal Study of Semen Quality of Unexposed Workers: II. Sources of Variation of Sperm Head Morphometry. Journal of Andrology 11(1):32-39) which was the winner of the Alice Hamilton Award for 1991 for the best research paper in occupational safety and health. This paper was also nominated by NIOSH for the Charles C. Shepard Science Award for best scientific research paper in CDC.

Received Public Health Service Achievement Medal in April 1990 for producing cost savings and greater operational efficiency through the use of micro-computer analysis of statistical data.

Co-author of a research paper (Schrader SM, Turner TW, Breitenstein MJ, Simon SD [1988]. Longitudinal Study of Semen Quality of Unexposed Workers. I. Study Overview. Reproductive Toxicology 2:183-190) which was the winner of the Alice Hamilton Award for 1990 for the best research paper in occupational safety and health.

Professional organizations and special committee assignments

Member of the ASA Traveling Course committee (August 2004 to present). The Traveling Course committee solicits speakers who are willing to offer a one day short course on an important topic in Statistics. This course is available for three local ASA chapters. The committee reviews applications to host the course and selects three chapters to host the course. The committee then arranges all of the travel and other logistics along with the appropriate local ASA chapter officers.

Member of the Kansas University Medical Center Data Safety and Monitoring Executive Committee (January 2002 to present) and Vice-Chair (January 2005 to present). The Data Safety and Monitoring Board provides on-going review of research projects at the Kansas University Medical Center where there is a conflict of interest for the primary investigator or where early stopping of a trial would be considered for early evidence of efficacy or early evidence of an unacceptable rate of adverse events.

Member of the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine search committee for a M.S. Biostatistics position (April 2007 to June 2007). Assisted with review of resumes, personal interviews, and evaluation.

Member of the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine search committee for a Ph.D. Biostatistics position (July 2006 to April 2007). Assisted with review of resumes, personal interviews, and evaluation.

Member of the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Nursing search committee for a Ph.D. Biostatistics position (September 2005 to November 2005). Assisted with personal interview and evaluation.

Vice President Education (July 2001 to June 2003), President (July 2000 to June 2001) and Sergeant-at-Arms (February 2000 to June 2000) for the Bluejacket Toastmasters Club. Toastmasters provides a mutually supportive and positive learning environment for the development of communication and leadership skills. As Vice President Education, I prepared a program of speakers and evaluators for each meeting and reviewed credentials of members applying for Competent Toastmaster, Able Toastmaster, and Distinguished Toastmaster certifications. As president, I provided support and guidance to all the other officers of the club and represent the club to the parent organization (Toastmasters International) and to outside groups. As Sergeant-at-Arms, I prepared room for each meeting and provided refreshments.

Council of Chapters Representative (July 2001 to June 2004), President (July 1998 to June 2000), and Vice President (July 1997 to June 1998) for the Kansas/Western Missouri chapter of the American Statistical Association. The Kansas-Western Missouri chapter provides statistics seminars and other presentations from local and national experts for locations in Western Missouri and in Kansas. As Council of Chapters representative, I served as a liaison between the local ASA chapter and the national office. As president, I provided support and guidance to all the other officers of the chapter and represented the club to the parent organization (the American Statistical Association). As vice-president, I recruited speakers and organized the time and location of statistics presentations.

Founder and president of the steering committee for the Childrens Mercy Hospital Internet Users Group, April 1997 to June 1998. The Internet Users Group provides a forum for individuals to share their expertise on Internet topics. The steering committee identifies speakers and topics for meetings and prepares publicity. As founder, I scheduled and ran an organizational meeting for the group, developed the structure and goals of this group, and recruited volunteers for the steering committee. As a president of the steering committee, I arrange meetings of this group and provide overall guidance.

Course Co-director and Instructor for Andrology workshop "Winning Ways of Laboratory Data Presentation: Analyzing and Presenting Your Laboratory Data," April 1996 (with C DeJonge). As course co-director, I organized topics, recruited speakers, prepared publicity, and arranged computer access for an eight hour workshop. As an instructor, I presented two separate talks and supervised several computer exercises.

Member of the DBBS Quality Council, July 1995 to May 1996. The DBBS Quality Council identifies quality problems within DBBS, recruits teams to address these problems, and provides continual oversight and feedback to these teams.

Secretary/Treasurer of Cincinnati Chapter of the American Statistical Association, July 1995 to June 1996. The Cincinnati chapter provides statistics seminars and other presentations from local and national experts for locations in and around Cincinnati, including Oxford, Ohio. As Secretary/Treasurer, I obtained meeting rooms and appropriate audiovisual equipment for Statistics presentations, prepared publicity for each meeting, maintained the organization's mailing list, and balanced the organization's checking account.

Member of the Quality Management Advisory Board for the College of Mount St. Joseph, May 1995 to May 1996. The Quality Management Advisory Board provides advice to the College of Mount St. Joseph regarding its newly developed undergraduate degree program in Quality Management. The board consists of representatives of the Cincinnati business and government communities as well as students and faculty from the Quality Management program itself.

Co-chair of the Statistics, Data Analysis and Modeling Section of the 1995 Midwest SAS Users Group conference in Cleveland OH (with DK Wild). The co-chair provides review of all papers submitted to this section of the conference. I also contacted presenters to verify audiovisual needs and met with presenters prior to the start of the meeting to answer questions. In addition, I performed any necessary troubleshooting before or during the start of each session at the conference, and ensured that evaluation forms were completed and delivered to the conference organizer at the end of each session.

Cincinnati NIOSH Representative to the Cincinnati Federal Executive Board Reinvention Subcommittee, October 1994 to September 1995. The reinvention subcommittee provides Cincinnati Federal Government agencies with a professional source of expertise on the issues addressed in the National Performance Review, and presents various seminars that address handling change and coping with streamlining initiatives.

President (July 1994 to June 1995) and charter member (March 1993 to May 1996) of Cincinnati NIOSH Toastmasters. Toastmasters provides a mutually supportive and positive learning environment for the development of communication and leadership skills. As president, I provided support and guidance to all the other officers of the club and represented the club to the parent organization (Toastmasters International) and to outside groups. In April 1995, I earned the Competent Toastmasters Certificate for successful completion of the ten speech projects in the Toastmasters Communication and Leadership Program.

Team Leader for NIOSH Organizational Climate Survey Team (July 1993 to January 1994), and team member (January 1994 to May 1996). This Organizational Climate Survey Team distributed and analyzed a survey in August and September 1993 to assess the perceptions of NIOSH employees towards Total Quality Management. Our team presented a report detailing our analysis of this survey to the NIOSH Quality Council in December 1993. The team has proposed a revision of this survey, which we plan to implement on a semi-regular basis (e.g., every two to three years) to assess the changes in employee perceptions over time.

Team Facilitator for DBBS Manuscript Review Team, June 1993 to May 1996. The DBBS Manuscript Review Team applied Total Quality Management principles to implement improvements to the manuscript review procedure that will decrease the time required for internal review while still maintaining quality of the manuscripts. As facilitator, I did not participate in the actual decisions being made, but instead worked to ensure that decisions made are founded on team consensus and full, open, and honest participation from all team members. I also encourage the use of TQM tools such as flow charts and cause-and-effect diagrams.

Member of NIOSH Surveillance Coordinating Group, January 1993 to May 1996. The Surveillance Coordinating Group coordinates all surveillance related research throughout NIOSH, prepares reports on surveillance activities for the public, and sets standards on variable naming definitions.

Member of CDC Statistical Advisory Group, October 1992 to May 1996. The Statistical Advisory Group advises the Assistant Director for Science of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on matters of policy relating to Statistics.

Chair of the DBBS Seminar Series committee, September 1992 to August 1994. The Seminar Series committee organizes weekly research and safety seminars for the staff of DBBS, and prepares publicity for these seminars.

Founder and Co-chair of NIOSH Statistical Discussion Group, July 1989 to May 1996. The Statistics Discussion Group provides a forum for informal discussion of professional issues relevant to Statisticians in the five Cincinnati Divisions of NIOSH and the two Morgantown Divisions. As founder of the Statistical Discussion Group, I scheduled and ran an organizational meeting for the group, developed the structure and goals of this group, and recruited a co-chair for the group. As Co-chair, I was responsible for organizing meetings and for publicity for Statisticians in two Divisions at the Taft Laboratories in Cincinnati.

Organizer and chair of the executive board for the DBBS Microcomputer Users Group, September 1988 to March 1989, and member of the executive board, April 1989 to June 1990. The DBBS Microcomputer Users Group coordinated microcomputer purchases and provided educational services to the staff of the Division of Biomedical and Behavioral Science. As founder of the Internet Users Group, I scheduled and ran an organizational meeting for the group, developed the structure and goals of this group, and recruited volunteers for the steering committee. I was responsible for coordinating publicity and monthly meetings for this group. I also served as the liaison to the Hamilton Users Group, a similar group for two other divisions in NIOSH.

Charter President of the Bowling Green IBM PC Users Group, September 1985 to May 1987. I was responsible for recruiting speakers for their bi-monthly meetings, for publicizing these meetings, and for maintaining their membership list. I also supervised the public domain librarian and the SYSOPs of the group's Bulletin Board System.

President (June 1985 to May 1986); Vice President (June 1984 to May 1985); and Secretary/Treasurer (June 1983 to May 1984) of Northwest Ohio chapter of the American Statistical Association. The Northwest Ohio chapter provides statistics seminars and other presentations from local and national experts for locations in Northwest Ohio. As president, I provided support and guidance to all the other officers of the club and represented the club to the parent organization (the American Statistical Association). As vice-president, I recruited speakers and organized the time and location of statistics presentations. As secretary/treasurer, I obtained meeting rooms and appropriate equipment for statistical presentations, prepared publicity for each meeting, maintained the organization's mailing list, and balanced the checking account.

Computer experience

Professional conferences attended

2007

Training classes attended

2006

Other professional activities

Refereed research papers for BMJ in 2006 and 2007, the Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology in 2003 and 2004, BMC Medical Research Methodology in 2002, the Journal of Andrology, in 1999 and 2000, for the American Statistician, in 1985 and 1992, and for the International Journal of Science and Engineering, in 1983.

Served on an advisory committee to develop a Health Outcomes Research Masters Degree program for the University of Missouri, Kansas City, October 1999 to February 2000.

Served as a co-instructor for NIOSH Training Course 553, "Statistical Analysis for Industrial Hygiene Sampling and Decision Making" which was offered on an annual basis from 1988 through 1993. I delivered approximately 6 to 8 hours of lectures in a 36 hour class, covering topics such as Normal and Lognormal Distributions; Distributions of Means and Errors in Exposure Measurements; Confidence and Tolerance Limits; and Selection of Workers and Times to be Sampled.

Chaired the planning committee for the April 2004 short course by C Davis on Statistical Methods for the Analysis of Repeated Measurements. Served on the planning committees for: the February 1996 short course by R. Helms on Mixed Models, the March 1993 short course by R. Hogg on Total Quality Management; the April 1992 U.S. Public Health Service Professional meeting; the March 1992 ENAR Biometrics meeting; and the November 1990 Ohio Statistics Conference.

Served as discussion leader for a round table discussion "SAS/Graph on the PC: User Experiences" held at the 15th annual SAS Users Group International conference, April 1990, in Nashville, TN.

Assisted in the preparation of a poster "Statistics at NIOSH" which was on display at the Hamilton County Public Library (main branch) during November 1989 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the American Statistical Association.

Participant in a workshop: "Methods for semen studies in humans," held in Washington DC, October 1989. I led discussion in three areas: "Assessing variability between and within individuals"; "Design considerations for parameters measured on individual cells"; and "Recoding continuous semen quality data as a binary response: the application of tolerance intervals to morphometry data." I also served as rapporteur for the statistical methods section that included these three discussions.

Programmed and tested in 1987 with LM Quinn a set of Turbo Pascal programs (SAMPLE, SAMSTAT, CONFINT, CHART, and HISTGRAM) that illustrate the random sampling process on real world data sets. In my Business Statistic courses, I have run these programs as part of my lectures on the Central Limit Theorem, on the effect of sample size on sampling error, and on the meaning of confidence in a 95% confidence interval. In addition, I have used these programs in a presentation, "Simulating Random Sampling" (see above) and in "Using some Turbo Pascal programs to simulate random sampling in the classroom" (also see above).

Programmed, documented, and tested in 1986 a series of benchmarks written in BASIC and Pascal (NUMACC.BAS and NUMACC.PAS) to evaluate numerical accuracy.

Volunteer activities

Head of the St. Paul's Movie Group, December 2004 to present, a group that offers a social outlet for members of St. Pauls United Methodist Church in Lenexa, KS. The Movie Group meets on the second Friday of each month to see a first run movie and afterwards visits a nearby restaurant to discuss the movie. As head of the group, I maintain a mailing list of members, select an appropriate movie, announce the choice, and collect RSVPs. The Movie Group also hosts an Academy Awards party every year.

Performer with the Back Porch Cloggers, December 1999 to May 2006, a group that performed Appalachian Clogging. We would regularly entertain at various local retirement homes and nursing facilities.

Tutored for the Adult Basic Literacy program, March 2000 to December 2001, two hours per week. I provided assistance to adults who were studying for their GED degree.

Tutored students at Longfellow Elementary School, November 1999 to March 2000, one hour per week. I provided assistance to a third grade student in various academic areas, mostly math.

Edited the Red Oak Hills Homeowners Association newsletter, November 1998 to April 2002. This newsletter appears four or more times a year and highlights information of interest to the 275 home owners in Red Oak Hills.

Keyperson for the Combined Federal Campaign, Fall 1989. I passed out pledge forms for the Combined Federal Campaign, a program for federal employees similar to United Way, and answered questions about this program.

Assisted in the proctoring and grading of tests in a Math contest sponsored by Miami University, Middletown, March 1988.

Selected as faculty advisor for Bowling Green State University Chess Club, Fall 1984 to Spring 1987.

Computerized the mailing list with DK Wild for the Wood County Humane Society using PC-FILE III, Spring 1985.

Hobbies and Interests

Appalachian Clogging, Bridge, Cats, Chess, Computers, Contra Dancing, Crossword Puzzles, Languages, Travel, Volleyball, Walking.

Books

Statistical Evidence in Medical Trials. What Do the Data Really Tell Us? Stephen D. Simon (2006) Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. [BookFinder4U link]

Peer-reviewed publications

2008

  1. The CYP2D6 activity score: translating genotype information into a qualitative measure of phenotype. Gaedigk A, Simon SD, Pearce RE, Bradford LD, Kennedy MJ, Leeder JS. Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2008 Feb;83(2):234-42. Epub 2007 Oct 31. [Medline]
  2. Interindividual variability in acetaminophen sulfation by human fetal liver: implications for pharmacogenetic investigations of drug-induced birth defects. Adjei AA, Gaedigk A, Simon SD, Weinshilboum RM, Leeder JS. Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol. 2008 Mar;82(3):155-65. [Medline]
  3. Predicting Accrual in Clinical Trials with Bayesian Posterior Predictive Distributions. Gajewski BJ, Simon SD, Carlson SE. Stat Med. 2008 Jun 15; 27(13): 2328-40. [Medline]

    2007
     
  4. Atopic dermatitis in children in the United States, 1997-2004: visit trends, patient and provider characteristics, and prescribing patterns. Horii KA, Simon SD, Liu DY, Sharma V. Pediatrics. 2007 Sep; 120(3): e527-34. [Medline]
  5. Prevention of peritonitis in children receiving peritoneal dialysis. A. Auron, S. Simon, W. Andrews, L. Jones, S. Johnson, G. Musharaf, B. A. Warady. Pediatr Nephrol 2007 Apr; 22(4): 578-85. [Medline] [Abstract]
  6. Resource utilization and expenditures for overweight and obese children. Hampl SE, Carroll CA, Simon SD, Sharma V. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2007 Jan; 161(1): 11-4. [Medline] [Abstract] [Full text] [PDF]
  7. Use of the multipurpose drainage catheter for the provision of acute peritoneal dialysis in infants and children. Auron A, Warady BA, Simon S, Blowey DL, Srivastava T, Musharaf G, Alon US. Am J Kidney Dis. 2007 May; 49(5): 650-5. [Medline]

    2006
     
  8. Impact of rapid influenza testing at triage on management of febrile infants and young children. Abanses JC, Dowd MD, Simon SD, Sharma V. Pediatr Emerg Care 2006: 22(3); 145-9. [Medline]
  9. The link between the Hippocratic Oath and evidence-based medicine. Dinakar C, Simon S. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2006: 96(4); 511-3. [Medline]
  10. Overcoming barriers to oxygen saturation targeting. Ford SP, Leick-Rude MK, Meinert KA, Anderson B, Sheehan MB, Haney BM, Leeks SR, Simon SD, Jackson JK. Pediatrics. 2006 Nov; 118 Suppl 2: S177-86. [Medline] [Abstract] [Full text] [PDF]
  11. Standardizing nasal cannula oxygen administration in the neonatal intensive care unit. Jackson JK, Ford SP, Meinert KA, Leick-Rude MK, Anderson B, Sheehan MB, Haney BM, Leeks SR, Simon SD. Pediatrics. 2006 Nov; 118 Suppl 2: S187-96. [Medline] [Abstract] [Full text] [PDF] 
  12. A time to be promoted. The Prospective Study of Promotion in Academia (Prospective Study of Promotion in Academia). Beasley BW, Simon SD, Wright SM. J Gen Intern Med 2006: 21(2); 123-9. [Medline] 
  13. Tracking Trichophyton tonsurans through a large urban child care center: defining infection prevalence and transmission patterns by molecular strain typing. Abdel-Rahman SM, Simon S, Wright KJ, Ndjountche L, Gaedigk A. Pediatrics 2006 Dec: 118(6); 2365-73. [Medline] [Abstract] [Full text] [PDF]
  14. X chromosome gene expression in human tissues: Male and female comparisons. Talebizadeh Z, Simon SD, Butler MG.. Genomics 2006 Dec; 88(6): 675-81. [Medline] [Full text]

    2005
     
  15. Random urine calcium/osmolality in the assessment of calciuria in children with decreased muscle mass. Richmond W, Colgan G, Simon S, Stuart-Hilgenfeld M, Wilson N, Alon US. Clin Nephrol 2005: 64(4); 264-70. [Medline] 
  16. Timing of follow-up voiding cystourethrogram in children with primary vesicoureteral reflux: development and application of a clinical algorithm. Thompson M, Simon SD, Sharma V, Alon US. Pediatrics 2005: 115(2); 426-34. [Medline] 

    2004
     
  17. Development of a new standard laboratory protocol for estimation of the field attenuation of hearing protection devices: Sample size necessary to provide acceptable reproducibility. WJ Murphy, JR Franks, EH Berger, A Behar, JG Casali, C Dixon-Ernst, EF Krieg, BT Mozo, JD Royster, LH Royster, SD Simon, C Stephenson. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 2004: 115(1); 311-323. 
  18. Can an alternative umbilical arterial catheter solution and flush regimen decrease iatrogenic hemolysis while enhancing nutrition? A double-blind, randomized, clinical trial comparing an isotonic amino acid with a hypotonic salt infusion. Jodi K Jackson, Deborah J Biondo, Janice M Jones, Pamala J Moor, Stephen D Simon, Robert T Hall, Howard W Kilbride. Pediatics 2004: 114(2); 377-383. [Medline] [Abstract] [Full text] [PDF] 
  19. Lack of seasonal variations in urinary calcium/creatinine ratio in school-age children. M. S. Hilgenfeld, S. Simon, D. Blowey, W. Richmond, U. S. Alon. Pediatr Nephrol 2004: 19(10); 1153-5. [Medline] [Abstract] 
  20. Comparison of two formulae for estimation of glomerular filtration rate in children. Stanley Hellerstein, Max Berenbom, Sylvia DiMaggio, Pat Erwin, Stephen D Simon, Nancy Wilson. Pediatr Nephrol 2004: 19; 780-784. [Medline] 
  21. When should cranial magnetic resonance imaging be used in girls with early sexual development? JA Grunt, LK Midyett, SD Simon, L Lowe. J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab. 2004: 17(5); 775-780. [Medline] 
  22. Adverse effects of systemic glucocorticosteroid therapy in infants with hemangiomas. Manju E George, Vidya Sharma, Jill Jacobson, Stephen Simon, Amy Jo Nopper. Arch Dermatol 2004: 140; 963-969. 
  23. Low levels of tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases with a high matrix metalloproteinase-9/tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase-1 ratio are present in tracheal aspirate fluids of infants who develop chronic lung disease. II Ekekezie, DW Thibeault, SD Simon, M Norberg, JD Merrill, RA Ballard, PL Ballard, WE Truog. Pediatrics 2004: 113(6); 1709-14. [Medline] [Abstract] [Full text] [PDF] 

    2003
     
  24. Influence of the news media on diagnostic testing in the emergency department. Vidya Sharma, MD Dowd, DS Swanson, AJ Slaughter, Stephen D Simon. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2003: 157(3); 257-60. [Medline] [Abstract] [Full text] [PDF] 
  25. Baby boomer nurses bearing the burden of care: A four-site study of stress, strain, and coping for inpatient registered nurses. S. R. Santos, C. A. Carroll, K. S. Cox, S. L. Teasley, S. D. Simon, L. Bainbridge, M. Cunningham, L. Ott. J Nurs Adm 2003: 33(4); 243-50. [Medline] [Abstract] 
  26. Is 3-mm Less Drowsiness Important? Jay M Portnoy, Stephen D Simon. Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology 2003: 91(4); 324-325. [Medline] 
  27. Vagal nerve stimulation in refractory epilepsy: the first 100 patients receiving vagal nerve stimulation at a pediatric epilepsy center. J. V. Murphy, R. Torkelson, I. Dowler, S. Simon, S. Hudson. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2003: 157(6); 560-4. [Medline] [Abstract] 
  28. Evaluating the Benefit of Speech Recoding Hearing Aids in Children. Denise Miller-Hansen, Peggy B. Nelson, Judith Widen, Stephen D. Simon. American Journal of Audiology 2003: 12(2); 106-113. 
  29. Human Sperm Survival Assay as a Bioassay for the Assisted Reproductive Technologies Laboratory. Christopher J. De Jonge, Grace M. Centola, Michael L. Reed, Robert B. Shabanowitz, Steve D. Simon, Patrick Quinn. Journal of Andrology 2003: 24(1); 16-18. [Medline] [Full text] [PDF]

    2002
     
  30. Effect of rapid diagnosis of influenza virus type a on the emergency department management of febrile infants and toddlers. Vidya Sharma, MD Dowd, AJ Slaughter, Stephen D Simon. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2002: 156(1); 41-3. [Medline] [Abstract] [Full text] [PDF] 
  31. A breast-feeding assessment score to evaluate the risk for cessation of breast-feeding by 7-10 days of age. Robert T Hall, Anne M Mercer, Susan L Teasley, Deanna M McPherson, Stephen D Simon, Susan R Santos, Bridget M Meyers, Nancy E Hipsh. J Pediatr 2002: 141(5); 659-664. [Medline] 
  32. Growth Hormone Responsiveness in Two Groups of Children With Significantly Short Stature. J.A. Grunt, I.D. Schwartz, S.D. Simon, C.P. Howard. The Endocrinologist 2002: 12; 58-65. 
  33. Using standard desk-top tools to monitor medical error rates. Cathy A Carroll, Karen S Cox, Susan R Santos, Stephen D Simon. Seminars for Nurse Managers 2002: 10(2); 95-99. [Medline] 

    2001
     
  34. Normal urinary calcium/creatinine ratios in african-american and caucasian children. NP So, AV Osorio, SD Simon, US Alon. Pediatr Nephrol 2001: 16(2); 133-9. [Medline] [Abstract] 
  35. Understanding the odds ratio and the relative risk. Stephen D Simon. J Androl 2001: 22(4); 533-6. [Medline] [Abstract] [PDF]
  36. Is the randomized clinical trial the gold standard of research? Stephen D Simon. Journal of Andrology 2001: 22(6); 938-43. [Medline] [Abstract] [PDF] 
  37. Interpreting positive studies. Stephen D Simon. J Androl 2001: 22(3); 358-9. [Medline] [Abstract] [PDF] 
  38. Interpreting negative studies. Stephen D Simon. J Androl 2001: 22(1); 13-6. [Medline] [PDF] 
  39. Creatinine excretion rates for renal clearance studies. S. Hellerstein, S. D. Simon, M. Berenbom, P. Erwin, E. Nickell. Pediatr Nephrol 2001: 16(8); 637-43. [Medline] [Abstract] 
  40. Allergenic materials in the house dust of allergy clinic patients. C. Barnes, J. Tuck, S. Simon, F. Pacheco, F. Hu, J. Portnoy. Annals of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology 2001: 86(5); 517-23. [Medline] 

    2000
     
  41. Factors influencing infant visits to emergency departments. Vidya Sharma, Stephen D Simon, JM Bakewell, EF Ellerbeck, MH Fox, DD Wallace. Pediatrics 2000: 106(5); 1031-1039. [Medline] [Abstract] [Full text] [PDF] 
  42. Comparison of the Burkard and Allergenco MK-3 volumetric collectors. Jay Portnoy, Julie Landuyt, Freddy Pacheco, Susan Flappan, Stephen Simon, Charles Barnes. Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology 2000: 84; 19-24. [Medline] 
  43. Readmission of breastfeeding infants in the first 2 weeks of life. RT Hall, MT Smith, S Simon. J Perinatol 2000: 20(7); 432-437. [Medline] 
  44. Semen Quality and Hormone Levels Among Radiofrequency Heat Sealer Operators. Barbara Grajewski, Clinton Cox, Steven M Schrader, Steven M Murray, Richard M Edwards, Terry W Turner, James M Smith, Sam S Shekar, Donald P Evenson, Stephen D Simon, David L Conover. J Occup Environ Med 2000: 42(10); 993-1005. [Medline] 

    1999
     
  45. High incidence of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis in nephrotic syndrome of childhood. T Srivastava, SD Simon, US Alon. Pediatr Nephrol 1999: 13(1); 13-8. [Medline] [Abstract] 
  46. Transitioning preterm infants with nasogastric tube supplementation: increased likelihood of breastfeeding. PA Kliethermes, ML Cross, MG Lanese, KM Johnson, SD Simon. J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs 1999: 28(3); 264-73. [Medline] [Abstract]
  47. Optimization of cytochrome p450 2D6 (CYP2D6) phenotype assignment using a genotyping algorithm based on allele frequency data. A Gaedigk, RR Gotschall, NS Forbes, SD Simon, GL Kearns, JS Leeder. Pharmacogenetics 1999: 9(6); 669-682. [Medline] 

    1998
     
  48. Reproductive function in relation to duty assignments among military personnel. SM Schrader, RE Langford, TW Turner, MJ Breitenstein, JC Clark, BL Jenkins, DO Lundy, Stephen D Simon, TB Weyandt. Reprod Toxicol 1998: 12(4); 465-8. [Medline] 
  49. Male reproductive effects of lead, including species extrapolation for the rabbit model. W. J. Moorman, S. R. Skaggs, J. C. Clark, T. W. Turner, D. D. Sharpnack, J. A. Murrell, S. D. Simon, R. E. Chapin, S. M. Schrader. Reprod Toxicol 1998: 12(3); 333-46. [Medline] 

    1997
     
  50. Skin carcinogenicity of condensed asphalt roofing fumes and their fractions following dermal application to mice. A Sivak, R Niemeier, D Lynch, K Beltis, S Simon, R Salomon, R Latta, B Belinky, K Menzies, A Lunsford, C Cooper, A Ross, R Bruner. Cancer Letters 1997: 117(1); 113-123. [Medline] 

    1996
     
  51. Semen analysis of military personnel associated with military duty assignments. TB Weyandt, SM Schrader, TW Turner, SD Simon. Reprod Toxicol 1996: 10(6); 521-8. [Medline] 
  52. Combining reproductive studies of men exposed to 2-ethoxyethanol to increase statistical power. SM Schrader, TW Turner, JM Ratcliffe, LS Welch, Stephen D Simon. Occupational Hygiene 1996: 2; 411-415. 

    1995
     
  53. Semen quality across populations. SM Schrader, M Ayers-Cumbo, TW Turner, Stephen D Simon, J Ratcliffe, L Welch, B Grajewski, T Weyandt. Molecular Andrology 1995: 7; 105-121. 
  54. A biological monitoring method for o-Toluidine and Aniline in urine using high performance liquid chromatography with electrochemical detection. K.K. Brown, A.W. Teass, S.D. Simon, E.M. Ward. Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene 1995: 10(6); 557-565. 

    1993
     
  55. Measuring male reproductive hormones for occupational field studies. SM Schrader, TW Turner, MJ Breitenstein, Stephen D Simon. J Occup Med 1993: 35(6); 574-6. [Medline] 

    1992
     
  56. The classification of asbestos fibres by scanning electron microscopy and computer-digitizing tablet. S. F. Platek, R. D. Riley, S. D. Simon. Ann Occup Hyg 1992: 36(2); 155-71. [Medline] 
  57. Pulmonary reactivity to vanadium pentoxide following subchronic inhalation exposure in a non-human primate animal model. E. A. Knecht, W. J. Moorman, J. C. Clark, R. D. Hull, R. E. Biagini, D. W. Lynch, T. J. Boyle, S. D. Simon. J Appl Toxicol 1992: 12(6); 427-34. [Medline] 

    1991
     
  58. Lung particulate burdens of subjects from the Cincinnati, Ohio urban area. LE Stettler, SF Platek, RD Riley, JP Mastin, SD Simon. Scanning Microsc 1991: 5(1); 85-92; discussion 92-4. [Medline] 
  59. Longitudinal study of semen quality of unexposed workers: seminal plasma characteristics. S.M. Schrader, M.J. Breitenstein, T.W. Turner, S.D. Simon. In: Baccetti B ed. Comparative spermatology 20 years after. 1991; Vol. 75. New York NY: Serno Symposia Publications; 905-908.
  60. Sources of variation of the sperm penetration assay under field study conditions. SM Schrader, TW Turner, SD Simon. ARTA 1991: 2(Suppl 4); 63-74. 
  61. Longitudinal study of semen quality of unexposed workers. Sperm motility characteristics. SM Schrader, TW Turner, SD Simon. J Androl 1991: 12(2); 126-31. [Medline] 

    1990
     
  62. In vivo percutaneous absorption studies of volatile organic solvents in hairless mice. II. Toluene, ethylbenzene and aniline. AS Susten, RW Niemeier, SD Simon. J Appl Toxicol 1990: 10(3); 217-25. [Medline] 
  63. Assessing the accuracy of ANOVA calculations in statistical software. Stephen D Simon, James P Lesage. Computational Statistics and Data Analysis 1990: 8(3); 325-332. (Bibliography, Simon Ask, Accuracy Computations)
  64. Longitudinal study of semen quality of unexposed workers: sperm head morphometry. SM Schrader, TW Turner, SD Simon. J Androl 1990: 11(1); 32-9. [Medline] 
  65. Duration of breast-feeding patterns established in the hospital. Influencing factors. Results from a national survey. A. S. Ryan, J. L. Wysong, G. A. Martinez, S. D. Simon. Clin Pediatr (Phila 1990: 29(2); 99-107. [Medline] 

    1988
     
  66. Lexical stress and lexical access: homographs versus nonhomographs. LH Small, SD Simon, JS Goldberg. Percept Psychophys 1988: 44(3); 272-80. [Medline] 
  67. The impact of collinearity involving the intercept term on the numerical accuracy of regression. Stephen D Simon, James P Lesage. Computer Science in Economics and Management 1988: 1; 137-152. 
  68. Benchmarking numerical accuracy of statistical algorithms. Stephen D Simon, James P Lesage. Computational Statistics and Data Analysis 1988: 7; 197-209. 
  69. Longitudinal study of semen quality of unexposed workers. I. Study overview. SM Schrader, TW Turner, MJ Breitenstein, Stephen D Simon. Reprod Toxicol 1988: 2(3-4); 183-90. [Medline] 

    1987
     
  70. How to illustrate numerical accuracy problems on any computer. Stephen D Simon. Mathematics and Computer Education 1987: 21(1); 11-15. 

    1986
     
  71. To err isn't only human. Stephen D Simon. Computer Language 1986: 3(3); 71-76. 

    1985
     
  72. Numerical accuracy of statistical algorithms for microcomputers. J.P. Lesage, S.D. Simon. Computational Statistics and Data Analysis 1985: 3; 47-57. 

Regional and National Presentations (only those presentations where I am the first author are included here)

2007

Grants

Pediatric Pharmacology Research Unit (HD31313-09. Principal Investigator: Greg Kearns). Funded by NIH/NICHD from 01/01/1994 through 12/31/2003. Total direct costs of $361,932 in 2002. I am funded at 3% effort on this grant.

The major goal of this project is to conduct basic and translational research focusing on regulatory events in pharmacogenetics, the ontogeny of important drug metabolizing enzymes, and pharmacodynamics that will advance our understanding of age-related differences in drug disposition and action.

Sex, SLE, and Signal Transduction (AR50878-01. Principal Investigator: Jill Jacobson). Funded by NIH/NIAID from 12/01/01 through 11/30/06. Total direct costs of $250,000 in 2002. I am funded at 5% effort on this grant.

The major goal of this project is to demonstrate that the increase in immune responsiveness to gonadotropin-releasing hormone in female mice plays a pivotal role in increased incidence of autoimmune disease.

Book reviews

2008

"Fundamentals of Clinical Research: Bridging Medicine, Statistics and Operations, by A. Bacchieri and G. Della Cioppa, 2007" to be published in Journal of Biopharmaceutical Statistics 2008, 18(2): 396-398.

"Interpreting and Reporting Clinical Trials: A Guide to the CONSORT Statement and the Principles of Randomised Controlled Trials, by A. Keech, V. Gebski, and R. Pike (Eds.)" to be published in the Journal of Biopharmaceutical Statistics 2008, 18(4): (no page number known yet)..

Resume extras include abstracts, regional/national presentations where I am not the first author, and articles in the pipeline.

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