Positions

Overview

  • 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

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    2019 Guideline Discordance and Patient Cost Responsibility in Medicare Beneficiaries With Metastatic Breast CancerJournal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.  17:1221-1228. 2019
    2019 An examination of the relationship between patient satisfaction with healthcare and quality of life in a geriatric population with cancer in the Southeastern United StatesJournal of Geriatric Oncology.  10:787-791. 2019
    2019 Lay navigation across the cancer continuum for older cancer survivors: Equally beneficial for Black and White survivors?Journal of Geriatric Oncology.  10:779-786. 2019
    2019 Moving nursing beyond p < .05Nursing Outlook.  67:509-510. 2019
    2019 Center for Epidemiological Studies-Depression Scale: Evaluation of a New Cutoff Score for Women Living with HIVAIDS patient care.  33:343-345. 2019
    2019 Impact of travel time on health care costs and resource use by phase of care for older patients with cancerJournal of Clinical Oncology.  37:1935-1945. 2019
    2019 Moving nursing beyond p < 0.05Research in Nursing and Health.  42:244-245. 2019
    2019 A Comprehensive Psychometric Examination of the Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Knowledge and Attitudes Scale for Heterosexuals (LGB-KASH)Journal of Homosexuality.  66:1104-1125. 2019
    2019 Moving nursing beyond p < .05International Journal of Nursing Studies.  95:A1-A2. 2019
    2019 Self-efficacy, infant feeding practices, and infant weight gain: An integrative reviewJournal of Child Health Care.  23:286-310. 2019
    2019 Feasibility and Acceptability of Real-Time Antiretroviral Adherence Monitoring among Depressed Women Living with HIV in the Deep South of the USAIDS and Behavior.  23:1306-1314. 2019
    2019 Barriers to HIV Testing: Patient and Provider Perspectives in the Deep SouthAIDS and Behavior.  23:1062-1072. 2019
    2019 Visualization of Sequential Treatments in Metastatic Breast CancerJCO Clinical Cancer Informatics.  3:1-8. 2019
    2019 Healthy lifestyle discussions between healthcare providers and older cancer survivors: Data from 12 cancer centers in the Southeastern United StatesCancer Medicine2019
    2019 Impact of Guideline-Discordant Treatment on Cost and Health Care Utilization in Older Adults with Early-Stage Breast CancerOncologist.  24:31-37. 2019
    2019 Parental Self-Efficacy in New Mothers Predicts Infant GrowthWestern Journal of Nursing Research2019
    2019 The Influence of Psychological Stress, Depressive Symptoms, and Cortisol on Body Mass and Central Adiposity in 10- to-12-Year-Old ChildrenJournal of Pediatric Nursing.  44:42-49. 2019
    2018 Factors Associated with Family Caregivers' Confidence in Future Surrogate Decision Making for Persons with CancerJournal of Palliative Medicine.  21:1705-1712. 2018
    2018 Randomised clinical trial: Efficacy of strategies to provide oral hygiene activities to nursing home residents with dementia who resist mouth careGerodontology.  35:365-375. 2018
    2018 Concordance with NCCN treatment guidelines: Relations with health care utilization, cost, and mortality in breast cancer patients with secondary metastasisCancer.  124:4231-4240. 2018
    2018 Infant Feeding Practices and Weight Gain in Toddlers Born Very Preterm: A Pilot StudyJournal of Pediatric Nursing.  43:29-35. 2018
    2018 Perceived stress and the fatigue symptom cluster in childhood brain tumor survivorsOncology Nursing Forum.  45:775-785. 2018
    2018 Protocol driven palliative care consultation: Outcomes of the ENABLE CHF-PC pilot studyHeart & Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care.  47:533-538. 2018
    2018 The effect of data-entry template design and anesthesia provider workload on documentation accuracy, documentation efficiency, and user-satisfactionInternational 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 cancerJournal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.  16:1084-1091. 2018
    2018 Educate, Nurture, Advise, Before Life Ends Comprehensive Heartcare for Patients and Caregivers (ENABLE CHF-PC): Study protocol for a randomized controlled trialTrials.  19. 2018
    2018 Likelihood of nursing care being missed is influenced by several work-based factorsEvidence-Based Nursing.  21:68. 2018
    2018 Adapting an Early Palliative Care Intervention to Family Caregivers of Persons With Advanced Cancer in the Rural Deep South: A Qualitative Formative EvaluationJournal 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 Participation and interest in support services among family caregivers of older adults with cancerPSYCHO-ONCOLOGY.  27:969-976. 2018
    2018 Can computerized cognitive training reverse the diagnosis of HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder? A research protocolResearch in Nursing and Health.  41:11-18. 2018
    2018 Developing a toolkit to measure implementation of concurrent palliative care in rural community cancer centersPalliative and Supportive Care.  16:60-72. 2018
    2018 Most impactful factors on the health-related quality of life of a geriatric population with cancerCancer.  124:596-605. 2018
    2018 Factors That Influence Blood Pressure in 3- to 5-Year-Old Children: A Pilot StudyBiological Research for Nursing.  20:25-31. 2018
    2018 Healthcare utilization, Medicare spending, and sources of patient distress identified during implementation of a lay navigation program for older patients with breast cancerBreast Cancer Research and Treatment.  167:215-223. 2018
    2017 Feasibility of providing safe mouth care and collecting oral and fecal microbiome samples from nursing home residents with dysphagiaJournal 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 trialBMC Palliative Care.  16. 2017
    2017 The self-care practices of family caregivers of persons with poor prognosis cancer: differences by varying levels of caregiver well-being and preparednessSupportive Care in Cancer.  25:2437-2444. 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 contributorsApplied Nursing Research.  34:24-28. 2017
    2017 Out-of-pocket costs and burden among rural breast cancer survivorsCancer 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 HIVApplied Nursing Research.  33:78-84. 2017
    2017 Assessment of vascular function in low socioeconomic status preschool children: a pilot studyJournal of the American Society of Hypertension.  11:101-109. 2017
    2016 Family Caregiver Depressive Symptom and Grief Outcomes From the ENABLE III Randomized Controlled TrialJournal of Pain and Symptom Management.  52:378-385. 2016
    2016 OS 24-04 A PILOT STUDY ASSESSING THE FEASIBILITY OF VASCULAR FUNCTION IN LOW SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS PRESCHOOL CHILDREN.Journal of Hypertension.  34 Suppl 1:e244. 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 2010Cancer Medicine.  5:2126-2135. 2016
    2016 Child and Maternal Factors That Influence Child Blood Pressure in Preschool Children: An Exploratory StudyApplied Nursing Research.  31:117-120. 2016
    2016 A note on the magnitude of hazard ratiosCancer.  122:1298-1299. 2016
    2016 Variation in resources needed to implement psychosocial support interventions for rural breast cancer survivorsJournal of Cancer Survivorship.  10:375-383. 2016
    2016 Identifying Symptom Patterns in People Living With HIV DiseaseJournal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.  27:121-132. 2016
    2016 Construct validity test of evaluation tool for professional behaviors of entry-level occupational therapy students in the United StatesJournal of Educational Evaluation for Health Professions.  13:22. 2016
    2016 Maturation of the MOUTh intervention: From reducing threat to relationship-centered careJournal of Gerontological Nursing.  42:15-23. 2016
    2016 Revising the resistiveness to care scaleJournal of Nursing Measurement.  24:72E-82E. 2016
    2015 A path analysis of Latino parental, teenager and cultural variables in teenagers’ sexual attitudes, norms, self-efficacy, and sexual intentionsRevista 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 trialJournal 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 trialJournal of Clinical Oncology.  33:1438-1445. 2015
    2015 Hospital budget increase for information technology during phase 1 meaningful useHealth Care Supervisor.  34:157-165. 2015
    2015 Problem behaviors of children adopted from the former soviet unionJournal 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 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 eraPLoS ONE.  9. 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 Predictors of attrition among rural breast cancer survivorsResearch in Nursing and Health.  37:21-31. 2014
    2014 Co-morbidity and predictors of health status in older rural breast cancer survivorsSpringerPlus.  3. 2014
    2014 Determinants of psychology service utilization in a palliative care outpatient populationPSYCHO-ONCOLOGY.  23:650-657. 2014
    2014 Outcomes of an exercise program for pain and fatigue management in adults with cerebral palsyDisability and Rehabilitation.  36:818-825. 2014
    2014 Reliability and diagnostic accuracy of clinical tests of vestibular function for childrenPediatric Physical Therapy.  26:180-189. 2014
    2014 Translating and testing the ENABLE: CHF-PC concurrent palliative care model for older adults with heart failure and their family caregiversJournal of Palliative Medicine.  17:995-1004. 2014
    2013 Teaching statistics online in the health sciencesJoint Statistical Meetings 2013 Proceedings2013
    2013 A revision of the quality of life-breast cancer survivors (QOL-BCS) instrumentResearch 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 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 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 programNurse Educator.  38:61-65. 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 reportJournal 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 neoplasiaCancer 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 structureCommunications in Statistics - Simulation and Computation.  41:89-98. 2012
    2012 Certified driver rehabilitation specialists' preferred situations for driving simulator scenariosAmerican Journal of Occupational Therapy.  66:110-114. 2012
    2012 Matching initial torque with different stimulation parameters influences skeletal muscle fatigueJournal of Rehabilitation Research and Development.  49:323-332. 2012
    2011 Usefulness of serum mass spectrometry to identify women diagnosed with higher grades of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia may differ by raceInternational Journal of Women's Health.  3:185-192. 2011
    2011 Impact of participation in a theatre programme on quality of life among older adults with chronic conditions: A pilot studyOccupational Therapy International.  18:201-208. 2011
    2011 An introduction to tree-structured modeling with application to quality of life dataNursing Research.  60:247-255. 2011
    2011 Association between seeking oral health information online and knowledge in adults with spinal cord injury: A pilot studyJournal of Spinal Cord Medicine.  34:423-431. 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
    2010 Self-assessed knowledge of treatment and fertility preservation in young women with breast cancerFertility and Sterility.  94:2396-2398. 2010
    2010 Evaluation of the Fertility and Cancer Project (FCP) among young breast cancer survivorsPSYCHO-ONCOLOGY.  19:1112-1115. 2010
    2010 An application of longitudinal analysis with skewed outcomesNursing Research.  59:301-307. 2010
    2010 The Consequences of Modern Military Deployment on Calcium Status and Bone HealthNursing Clinics of North America.  45:109-122. 2010
    2010 The out of pocket cost of breast cancer survivors: A reviewJournal of Cancer Survivorship.  4:202-209. 2010
    2010 Obstructive sleep apnea indicators and injury in older farmersJournal of Agromedicine.  15:148-156. 2010
    2010 Development of the Fertility and Cancer Project: An Internet Approach to help young cancer survivorsOncology 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 treatmentCancer Nursing.  32:385-397. 2009
    2006 A simulation study of sequential testing approaches in geneticsSAS SESUG 2006 Proceedings2006

    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

  • Evaluating Shared Decision Making in Cancer  awarded by CANCERCARE 2019 - 2024
  • Optimizing Functional Recovery of Breast Cancer Survivors  awarded by DARTMOUTH-HITCHCOCK CLINIC 2019 - 2024
  • Implementing Palliative Care: Learning Collaborative vs. Technical Assistance  awarded by DARTMOUTH-HITCHCOCK CLINIC 2018 - 2023
  • PrEP Demonstration Project among Women at Risk for HIV Infection  awarded by National Institute of Mental Health/NIH/DHHS 2019 - 2022
  • Safety Net Program Survey: Launched 07/05/2017  awarded by PATIENT ADVOCATE FOUNDATION 2019 - 2021
  • Influence of Race, Gender, Rurality, and Dyadic Health on Symptom Trajectories in Persons with Advanced Heart Failure  awarded by National Institute of Nursing Research/NIH/DHHS 2020 - 2021
  • An Optimization Trial to Prepare Advanced Cancer Family Caregivers for Decision Partnering using the Multiphase Optimization Strategy (MUST)  awarded by National Palliative Care Research Center 2019 - 2021
  • In Vivo Experience with NRT to Increase Adherence and Smoking Abstinence  awarded by National Institute on Drug Abuse/NIH/DHHS 2016 - 2021
  • Evaluating Adoption and Outcomes of Early Stage Breast Cancer Clinical Trials Results in Underrepresented and Unrepresented Populations  awarded by Johnson (Robert Wood) Foundation 2019 - 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
  • Private Grant  awarded by Genentech 2019 - 2020
  • 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 2019) 2019
  • NST779 - Stat Modeling 1-Linear Models (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • NST780 - Stat Mod II-Top Multiv Analys (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • NST780 - Stat Mod II-Top Multiv Analys (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • 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

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Biostatistics, University of Alabama at Birmingham 2008
  • Master of Business Administration in Business Administration and Management, Louisiana State University System : Baton Rouge 2000
  • Bachelor of Science or Mathematics in Industrial Engineering, 1997
  • Full Name

  • Andres Azuero