David Afshartous, Ph.D.

Research Associate Professor
Department of Biostatistics
Vanderbilt University
2525 West End, Ste. 11000
Nashville, TN 37203

e-mail: d.afshartous@vanderbilt.edu
Phone: 615.875.3026
Fax: 615.343.4924


Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

  • Prediction models
  • Longitudinal data
  • Statistical computing and open source software
  • Clinical trials
  • Machine Learning
  • Quantitative finance
  • Wireless communications and security, 3GPP standards
  • Big Data

Peer Reviewed Publications

  1. Preston, RA, Afshartous D, Forte L, Rodco R, Alonso A, Garg D, Raij L (2012). Sodium challenge does not support an acute gastrointestinal-renal natriuretic signaling axis in humans. Kidney International, 82:1313–1320.
  2. Rosen, M., Afshartous, D., Nwosu, M., Scott, M., Jackson, J., Marx, B., Murdoch, M., Sinnott, P., Speroff, T. (2012). Racial Differences in Veterans’ Satisfaction With Examination of Disability From Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Psychiatric Services, in press, doi: 10.1176/appi.ps.201100526
  3. Potet, F., Lorinc, A., Chaigne, S., Hopkins, C., Venkataraman, R., Stepanovic, S., Lewis, M., Days, E., Sidorov, V., Engers, E., Zou, B., Afshartous, D., George, A., Campbell, C., Balser, J., Li, M., Baudenbacher, F., Lindsley, C., Weaver, C.D., Kuperschimdt, S. (2012) Identification and Characterization of a Compound That Protects Cardiac Tissue from Human Ether--go-go-related Gene (hERG)-related Drug-induced Arrhythmias. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 287: 39613-39625.
  4. Afshartous D, Preston RA (2011). ``Key results of interaction models with centering," Journal of Statistics Education. 19(3): 1-24.
  5. Afshartous D, Preston RA (2010). ``Confidence intervals for dependent data: equating nonoverlap with statistical significance," Computational Statistics and Data Analysis. 54(10): 2296-2305.
  6. Preston RA, Afshartous, D, Garg D, Medrano S, Alonso A, Rodriguez R (2009). ``Mechanisms of impaired potassium handling with dual renin-angiotensin-aldosterone blockade in chronic kidney disease,'' Hypertension, 53: 754-760
  7. Preston RA., Afshartous D, Alonso A (2008). ``Effects of Selective versus Nonselective Cyclooxygenase Inhibition on Dynamic Renal Potassium Excretion: A Randomized Trial,'' Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 84(2): 208-211.
  8. Afshartous D, Preston RA (2008). ``A recursive estimation method for predicting residual bladder urine volumes to improve accuracy of timed urine collections,'' Statistical Methods for Medical Research, 18(2): 119-130.
  9. Afshartous D, Guan Y, Mehrotra A (2008). ``U.S. Coast Guard air station location with respect to distress calls: A spatial statistics and optimization based methodology,'' European Journal of Operational Research, 196(3): 1086-1096.
  10. Afshartous D, Wolf M. (2007). `` Avoiding Data Snooping in Multilevel and Mixed Effects Models,'' Journal of the Royal Statistical Society - Series A, 170: 1035-1059.
  11. Afshartous D, Michailidis G (2007). `` Distribued Multilevel Modeling,'' Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics, 16: 901-924.
  12. Guan Y, Afshartous D (2007). ``Test for independence between marks and points marked point processes,'' Environmental and Ecological Statistics, 14: 101-111
  13. Afshartous D, de Leeuw J (2005). ``Prediction in Multilevel Models,'' Journal of Educational and Behavorial Statistics, vol 30, no. 2, 109-139.
  14. Afshartous D, de Leeuw J (2005). ``A Predictive Density Approach to Predicting a Future Observable in Multilevel Models,'' Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference, vol 128, 149-164.
  15. Afshartous D, de Leeuw J (2005). ``Decomposition of Prediction Error in Multilevel Models,'' Communications in Statistics - Simulation and Computation, vol 34, no. 4, 909-928.
  16. Afshartous D, de Leeuw J (2004). ``An Application of Multilevel Model Prediction to NELS:88,'' Behaviormetrika, vol 31, no. 1, 43-66.
  17. Hu T, Afshartous D, and Young G (2004). ``Parallel Stop and Wait ARQ in UMTS - Peformance and Modeling,'' Proceedings of the 2004 World Wireless Congress 2004, San Francisco, CA, May 2004.
  18. Afshartous D, Guan Y, Mehrotra A., and Magnussen J. (2004). ``Optimal Deployment of Resources for the U.S. Coast Guard,'' Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Producitivty and Quality Research, Miami, FL, Feb 2004.
  19. Afshartous D (1995). ``Determination of Sample Size for Multilevel Model Design,'' Perspectives on Statistics for Educational Research: Proceedings of the National Institute for Statistical Sciences (NISS), Technical Report #35, edited by V.S. Williams, L.V. Jones, and Ingram Olkin.

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