• Dr. Azuero's focus is on the design, management, and analysis of clinical trials and health interventions, and the use of statistical and machine learning techniques for modeling personalized treatment response and observational data. He specializes in a broad spectrum of classical statistical and machine learning techniques. He collaborates in several research projects within and outside UAB.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2019 Barriers to HIV Testing: Patient and Provider Perspectives in the Deep South.AIDS and Behavior2019
    2019 Impact of Guideline-Discordant Treatment on Cost and Health Care Utilization in Older Adults with Early-Stage Breast Cancer.Oncologist.  24:31-37. 2019
    2019 The Influence of Psychological Stress, Depressive Symptoms, and Cortisol on Body Mass and Central Adiposity in 10- to-12-Year-Old Children.Journal of Pediatric Nursing.  44:42-49. 2019
    2018 Randomised clinical trial: Efficacy of strategies to provide oral hygiene activities to nursing home residents with dementia who resist mouth care.Gerodontology.  35:365-375. 2018
    2018 Concordance with NCCN treatment guidelines: Relations with health care utilization, cost, and mortality in breast cancer patients with secondary metastasis.Cancer.  124:4231-4240. 2018
    2018 Infant Feeding Practices and Weight Gain in Toddlers Born Very Preterm: A Pilot Study.Journal of Pediatric Nursing.  43:29-35. 2018
    2018 Perceived Stress and the Fatigue Symptom Cluster in Childhood Brain Tumor Survivors.Oncology Nursing Forum.  45:775-785. 2018
    2018 Feasibility and Acceptability of Real-Time Antiretroviral Adherence Monitoring among Depressed Women Living with HIV in the Deep South of the US.AIDS and Behavior2018
    2018 Lay navigation across the cancer continuum for older cancer survivors: Equally beneficial for Black and White survivors?Journal of Geriatric Oncology2018
    2018 The effect of data-entry template design and anesthesia provider workload on documentation accuracy, documentation efficiency, and user-satisfaction.International Journal of Medical Informatics.  118:29-35. 2018
    2018 Educational Analytics: A New Frontier for Gamification?Computers in Nursing.  36:458-465. 2018
    2018 Impact of Nonconcordance With NCCN Guidelines on Resource Utilization, Cost, and Mortality in De Novo Metastatic Breast Cancer.Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.  16:1084-1091. 2018
    2018 Factors Associated with Family Caregivers' Confidence in Future Surrogate Decision Making for Persons with Cancer.Journal of Palliative Medicine2018
    2018 Educate, Nurture, Advise, Before Life Ends┬áComprehensive Heartcare for Patients and Caregivers (ENABLE CHF-PC): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.Trials.  19:422. 2018
    2018 Self-efficacy, infant feeding practices, and infant weight gain: An integrative review.Journal of Child Health Care.  1367493518788466. 2018
    2018 Likelihood of nursing care being missed is influenced by several work-based factors.Evidence-Based Nursing.  21:68. 2018
    2018 A Comprehensive Psychometric Examination of the Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Knowledge and Attitudes Scale for Heterosexuals (LGB-KASH).Journal of Homosexuality.  1-22. 2018
    2018 Adapting an Early Palliative Care Intervention to Family Caregivers of Persons With Advanced Cancer in the Rural Deep South: A Qualitative Formative Evaluation.Journal of Pain and Symptom Management.  55:1519-1530. 2018
    2018 Where Are the Opportunities for Reducing Health Care Spending Within Alternative Payment Models?Journal of Oncology Practice.  14:e375-e383. 2018
    2018 Most impactful factors on the health-related quality of life of a geriatric population with cancer.Cancer.  124:596-605. 2018
    2017 Can computerized cognitive training reverse the diagnosis of HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder? A research protocol.Research in Nursing and Health.  41:11-18. 2017
    2017 Participation and interest in support services among family caregivers of older adults with cancer.PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY.  27:969-976. 2017
    2017 Healthcare utilization, Medicare spending, and sources of patient distress identified during implementation of a lay navigation program for older patients with breast cancer.Breast Cancer Research and Treatment.  167:215-223. 2017
    2017 Feasibility of Providing Safe Mouth Care and Collecting Oral and Fecal Microbiome Samples from Nursing Home Residents with Dysphagia: Proof of Concept Study.Journal of Gerontological Nursing.  43:9-15. 2017
    2017 Engaging patients and families to create a feasible clinical trial integrating palliative and heart failure care: results of the ENABLE CHF-PC pilot clinical trial.BMC Palliative Care.  16:45. 2017
    2017 Developing a "toolkit" to measure implementation of concurrent palliative care in rural community cancer centers.Palliative and Supportive Care.  16:60-72. 2017
    2017 Testing a Computerized Cognitive Training Protocol in Adults Aging With HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorders: Randomized Controlled Trial Rationale and Protocol.JMIR Research Protocols.  6:e68. 2017
    2017 Depressive symptoms in 9th graders: Stress and physiological contributors.Applied Nursing Research.  34:24-28. 2017
    2017 The self-care practices of family caregivers of persons with poor prognosis cancer: differences by varying levels of caregiver well-being and preparedness.Supportive Care in Cancer.  25:2437-2444. 2017
    2017 Out-of-pocket costs and burden among rural breast cancer survivors.Cancer Medicine.  6:572-581. 2017
    2017 A psychometric examination of an instrument to measure the dimensions of Champion's Health Belief Model Scales for cervical cancer screening in women living with HIV.Applied Nursing Research.  33:78-84. 2017
    2017 Factors That Influence Blood Pressure in 3- to 5-Year-Old Children: A Pilot Study.Biological Research for Nursing.  20:25-31. 2017
    2016 Assessment of vascular function in low socioeconomic status preschool children: a pilot study.Journal of the American Society of Hypertension.  11:101-109. 2016
    2016 Family Caregiver Depressive Symptom and Grief Outcomes From the ENABLE III Randomized Controlled Trial.Journal of Pain and Symptom Management.  52:378-385. 2016
    2016 Child and Maternal Factors That Influence Child Blood Pressure in Preschool Children: An Exploratory Study.Applied Nursing Research.  31:117-120. 2016
    2016 An examination of racial differences in 5-year survival of cervical cancer among African American and white American women in the southeastern US from 1985 to 2010.Cancer Medicine.  5:2126-2135. 2016
    2016 A note on the magnitude of hazard ratios.Cancer.  122:1298-1299. 2016
    2016 Variation in resources needed to implement psychosocial support interventions for rural breast cancer survivors.Journal of Cancer Survivorship.  10:375-383. 2016
    2016 Identifying Symptom Patterns in People Living With HIV Disease.Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.  27:121-132. 2016
    2016 Maturation of the MOUTh Intervention: From Reducing Threat to Relationship-Centered Care.Journal of Gerontological Nursing.  42:15-23. 2016
    2016 Construct validity test of evaluation tool for professional behaviors of entry-level occupational therapy students in the United States.Journal of Educational Evaluation for Health Professions.  13:22. 2016
    2016 Revising the Resistiveness to Care Scale.Journal of Nursing Measurement.  24:72-82. 2016
    2015 A Path Analysis of Latino Parental, Teenager and Cultural Variables in Teenagers' Sexual Attitudes, Norms, Self-Efficacy, and Sexual Intentions.Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem.  23:500-511. 2015
    2015 Benefits of Early Versus Delayed Palliative Care to Informal Family Caregivers of Patients With Advanced Cancer: Outcomes From the ENABLE III Randomized Controlled Trial.Journal of Clinical Oncology.  33:1446-1452. 2015
    2015 Early Versus Delayed Initiation of Concurrent Palliative Oncology Care: Patient Outcomes in the ENABLE III Randomized Controlled Trial.Journal of Clinical Oncology.  33:1438-1445. 2015
    2015 Multimorbidity and breast cancer.Seminars in Oncology Nursing.  31:163-169. 2015
    2015 Hospital budget increase for information technology during phase 1 meaningful use.Health Care Supervisor.  34:157-165. 2015
    2015 Problem behaviors of children adopted from the former soviet union.Journal of child and adolescent psychiatric and mental health nursing.  28:14-22. 2015
    2014 A comparison of sexual health indicators and sexual pressure in young African- American and Caucasian womenJournal of health disparities research and practice2014
    2014 Translating and testing the ENABLE: CHF-PC concurrent palliative care model for older adults with heart failure and their family caregivers.Journal of Palliative Medicine.  17:995-1004. 2014
    2014 Usefulness of urine mass spectrometry to identify women infected with HPV 16 or diagnosed with higher grades of cervical intraepithelial neoplasiaA Proteomics2014
    2014 Determinants of psychology service utilization in a palliative care outpatient population.PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY.  23:650-657. 2014
    2014 Outcomes of an exercise program for pain and fatigue management in adults with cerebral palsyDisability and Rehabilitation2014
    2014 Predictors of attrition among rural breast cancer survivors.Research in Nursing and Health.  37:21-31. 2014
    2014 A lower degree of PBMC L1 methylation in women with lower folate status may explain the MTHFR C677T polymorphism associated higher risk of CIN in the US post folic acid fortification era.PLoS ONE.  9:e110093. 2014
    2014 Co-morbidity and predictors of health status in older rural breast cancer survivors.SpringerPlus.  3:102. 2014
    2014 Outcomes of an exercise program for pain and fatigue management in adults with cerebral palsy.Disability and Rehabilitation.  36:818-825. 2014
    2014 Reliability and diagnostic accuracy of clinical tests of vestibular function for children.Pediatric Physical Therapy.  26:180-189. 2014
    2013 A revision of the quality of life-breast cancer survivors (QOL-BCS) instrument.Research in Nursing and Health.  36:423-434. 2013
    2013 Conducting an article critique for a quantitative research study: perspectives for doctoral students and other novice readersNursing : Research and Reviews.  67-67. 2013
    2013 Readiness to engage in treatment decision-making during initial surgical oncology consultation for early stage breast cancerClinical Nursing Studies.  1. 2013
    2013 Design and contents of an advanced distance-based statistics course for a PhD in nursing program.Nurse Educator.  38:61-65. 2013
    2013 Development of the Medical Intensive Care Unit Shift Report Communication Scale as a measure of nurses' perception of communicationNursing : Research and Reviews.  59-59. 2013
    2013 Evaluation of nursing student perspectives of a simulated smart pumpClinical Simulation in Nursing.  9:e599-e606. 2013
    2012 Developing a standardized tool to improve nurse communication during shift report.Journal of Nursing Care Quality.  27:240-246. 2012
    2012 The effects of arthritis, mobility, and farm task on injury among older farmers.Nursing : Research and Reviews.  2:9-16. 2012
    2012 Development of the knowledge of fertility and fertility preservation scaleNursing : Research and Reviews.  1-1. 2012
    2012 A dietary pattern associated with LINE-1 methylation alters the risk of developing cervical intraepithelial neoplasia.Cancer Prevention Research.  5:385-392. 2012
    2012 Does economic burden influence quality of life in breast cancer survivors?Gynecologic Oncology.  124:437-443. 2012
    2012 A Simple Distribution-Free Algorithm for Generating Simulated High-Dimensional Correlated Data with an Autoregressive Structure.Communications in Statistics - Simulation and Computation.  41:89-98. 2012
    2012 Certified driver rehabilitation specialists' preferred situations for driving simulator scenarios.American Journal of Occupational Therapy.  66:110-114. 2012
    2012 Matching initial torque with different stimulation parameters influences skeletal muscle fatigue.Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development.  49:323-331. 2012
    2011 Impact of participation in a theatre programme on quality of life among older adults with chronic conditions: a pilot study.Occupational Therapy International.  18:201-208. 2011
    2011 An introduction to tree-structured modeling with application to quality of life data.Nursing Research.  60:247-255. 2011
    2011 Out of pocket cost comparison between Caucasian and minority breast cancer survivors in the Breast Cancer Education Intervention (BCEI).Breast Cancer Research and Treatment.  127:521-529. 2011
    2011 Association between seeking oral health information online and knowledge in adults with spinal cord injury: a pilot study.Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine.  34:423-431. 2011
    2011 Usefulness of serum mass spectrometry to identify women diagnosed with higher grades of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia may differ by race.International Journal of Women's Health.  3:185-192. 2011
    2010 Self-assessed knowledge of treatment and fertility preservation in young women with breast cancer.Fertility and Sterility.  94:2396-2398. 2010
    2010 Evaluation of the Fertility and Cancer Project (FCP) among young breast cancer survivors.PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY.  19:1112-1115. 2010
    2010 The out of pocket cost of breast cancer survivors: a review.Journal of Cancer Survivorship.  4:202-209. 2010
    2010 An application of longitudinal analysis with skewed outcomes.Nursing Research.  59:301-307. 2010
    2010 The consequences of modern military deployment on calcium status and bone health.Nursing Clinics of North America.  45:109-122. 2010
    2010 Obstructive sleep apnea indicators and injury in older farmers.Journal of Agromedicine.  15:148-156. 2010
    2010 Development of the Fertility and Cancer Project: an Internet approach to help young cancer survivors.Oncology Nursing Forum.  37:191-197. 2010
    2010 Evaluation of a strengthening families (Familias Fuertes) intervention for parents and adolescents in HondurasSouthern Online Journal of Nursing Research2010
    2009 Preliminary evaluation of psychoeducational support interventions on quality of life in rural breast cancer survivors after primary treatment.Cancer Nursing.  32:385-397. 2009
    Medical student empathy: Can it be impacted by a specialized curriculum?Family Medicine

    Research Overview

  • Multivariate models: general and generalized linear models, linear and generalized linear mixed models, recursive partitioning and ensemble models, dimension reduction techniques, cluster analysis, structural equation models, large scale testing, and power and sample size estimation
  • Investigator On

  • In Vivo Experience with NRT to Increase Adherence and Smoking Abstinence  awarded by National Institute on Drug Abuse/NIH/DHHS 2016 - 2021
  • An Upstream Palliative Care Intervention for Rural Family Caregivers  awarded by National Institute of Nursing Research/NIH/DHHS 2018 - 2021
  • An RCT of Speed of Processing Training in Middle-Aged and Older Adults with HIV  awarded by National Institute of Mental Health/NIH/DHHS 2016 - 2021
  • Enhancing Access and Acceptability of Palliative Care Services for Underserved Persons with Advanced Cancer in the Deep South  awarded by National Palliative Care Research Center 2018 - 2020
  • ENABLE: CHF-PC (Comprehensive Heartcare for Patients and Caregivers)  awarded by National Institute of Nursing Research/NIH/DHHS 2015 - 2020
  • CITY Health II - The Center for the Study of Community Health  awarded by National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promo./CDC/DHHS 2014 - 2019
  • Private Grant  awarded by Genentech 2017 - 2019
  • Outliers - Extreme Long-term Survivors with Metastatic Breast Cancer  awarded by University of Wisconsin-Madison 2018
  • Individualized-Targeted Cognitive Training in Older Adults with HAND  awarded by National Institute of Nursing Research/NIH/DHHS 2016 - 2018
  • Reducing Disparities in Rural Advanced Cancer Patients and Caregivers  awarded by American Cancer Society, Inc. 2013 - 2017
  • Microbiome Based Approach to Identify the Progression Potential of CIN 2 Lesions  awarded by National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS 2014 - 2017
  • Telemedicine to Improve Depression and Adherence in HIV+ Women in the Rural South  awarded by National Institute of Mental Health/NIH/DHHS 2012 - 2016
  • Reducing Care-Resistant Behaviors During Oral Hygiene in Persons with Dementia  awarded by National Institute of Nursing Research/NIH/DHHS 2013 - 2016
  • ENABLE: CHF-PC (Comprehensive Heartcare for Patients and Caregivers)  awarded by National Palliative Care Research Center 2013 - 2015
  • An Evaluation of the US Army Nurse Corps Patient Caring Touch System  awarded by GENEVA FOUNDATION 2013 - 2015
  • Rural Breast Cancer Survivors Intervention  awarded by National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS 2007 - 2014
  • Cost Effectiveness of the Rural Breast Cancer Survivor Intervention Package  awarded by National Institute of Nursing Research/NIH/DHHS 2009 - 2013
  • Teaching Activities

  • NST779 - Stat Modeling 1-Linear Models (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • NST780 - Stat Mod II-Top Multiv Analys (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • NST779 - Stat Modeling 1-Linear Models (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • NST780 - Stat Mod II-Top Multiv Analys (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • NST779 - Stat Modeling 1-Linear Models (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • NST780 - Stat Mod II-Top Multiv Analys (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • NST779 - Stat Modeling 1-Linear Models (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • NUR799 - Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • NUR756 - Applied Statistical Analysis (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • NUR798 - Research Practicum (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • NST777 - Multivariate Methods/Nrs Res (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • NUR798 - Research Practicum (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • NST776 - Linear Models for Clin Nrs Res (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • NUR798 - Research Practicum (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • NST777 - Multivariate Methods/Nrs Res (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • NUR799 - Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • NUR799 - Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • NUR732 - Design Stat Methods Adv Prac (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • NUR799 - Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • NST777 - Multivariate Methods/Nrs Res (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • NUR790 - Independent Study in Nursing (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • NUR790 - Independent Study in Nursing (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • NST777 - Multivariate Methods/Nrs Res (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • NUR600 - Res and Stats for Adv Practice (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • NUR790 - Independent Study in Nursing (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • NST777 - Multivariate Methods/Nrs Res (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • NUR790 - Independent Study in Nursing (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • NUR600 - Res and Stats for Adv Practice (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • NUR732 - Design Stat Methods Adv Prac (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • NST777 - Multivariate Methods/Nrs Res (Summer Term 2009) 2009
  • NUR600 - Res and Stats for Adv Practice (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • NUR600 - Res and Stats for Adv Practice (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • Education And Training

  • Bachelor of Science or Mathematics in Industrial Engineering, Foreign University
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Biostatistics, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Master of Business Administration in Business Administration and Management, Louisiana State University System : Baton Rouge
  • Full Name

  • Andres Azuero