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

    Year Title Altmetric
    2019 A Comprehensive Psychometric Examination of the Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Knowledge and Attitudes Scale for Heterosexuals (LGB-KASH) 2019
    2019 Moving nursing beyond p < .05 2019
    2019 Self-efficacy, infant feeding practices, and infant weight gain: An integrative review 2019
    2019 Feasibility and Acceptability of Real-Time Antiretroviral Adherence Monitoring among Depressed Women Living with HIV in the Deep South of the US 2019
    2019 Barriers to HIV Testing: Patient and Provider Perspectives in the Deep South 2019
    2019 Visualization of Sequential Treatments in Metastatic Breast Cancer 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 States 2019
    2019 Impact of Guideline-Discordant Treatment on Cost and Health Care Utilization in Older Adults with Early-Stage Breast Cancer 2019
    2019 Parental Self-Efficacy in New Mothers Predicts Infant Growth 2019
    2019 The Influence of Psychological Stress, Depressive Symptoms, and Cortisol on Body Mass and Central Adiposity in 10- to-12-Year-Old Children 2019
    2018 Factors Associated with Family Caregivers' Confidence in Future Surrogate Decision Making for Persons with Cancer 2018
    2018 Randomised clinical trial: Efficacy of strategies to provide oral hygiene activities to nursing home residents with dementia who resist mouth care 2018
    2018 Concordance with NCCN treatment guidelines: Relations with health care utilization, cost, and mortality in breast cancer patients with secondary metastasis 2018
    2018 Infant Feeding Practices and Weight Gain in Toddlers Born Very Preterm: A Pilot Study 2018
    2018 Perceived stress and the fatigue symptom cluster in childhood brain tumor survivors 2018
    2018 Protocol driven palliative care consultation: Outcomes of the ENABLE CHF-PC pilot study 2018
    2018 The effect of data-entry template design and anesthesia provider workload on documentation accuracy, documentation efficiency, and user-satisfaction 2018
    2018 Educational Analytics: A New Frontier for Gamification? 2018
    2018 Impact of nonconcordance with NCCN guidelines on resource utilization, cost, and mortality in de novo metastatic breast cancer 2018
    2018 Educate, Nurture, Advise, Before Life Ends Comprehensive Heartcare for Patients and Caregivers (ENABLE CHF-PC): Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial 2018
    2018 Likelihood of nursing care being missed is influenced by several work-based factors 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 2018
    2018 Where are the opportunities for reducing health care spending within alternative payment models? 2018
    2018 Participation and interest in support services among family caregivers of older adults with cancer 2018
    2018 Can computerized cognitive training reverse the diagnosis of HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder? A research protocol 2018
    2018 Developing a toolkit to measure implementation of concurrent palliative care in rural community cancer centers 2018
    2018 Most impactful factors on the health-related quality of life of a geriatric population with cancer 2018
    2018 Factors That Influence Blood Pressure in 3- to 5-Year-Old Children: A Pilot Study 2018
    2018 Healthcare utilization, Medicare spending, and sources of patient distress identified during implementation of a lay navigation program for older patients with breast cancer 2018
    2018 Lay navigation across the cancer continuum for older cancer survivors: Equally beneficial for Black and White survivors? 2018
    2017 Feasibility of providing safe mouth care and collecting oral and fecal microbiome samples from nursing home residents with dysphagia 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 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 2017
    2017 Testing a Computerized Cognitive Training Protocol in Adults Aging With HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorders: Randomized Controlled Trial Rationale and Protocol. 2017
    2017 Depressive symptoms in 9th graders: Stress and physiological contributors 2017
    2017 Out-of-pocket costs and burden among rural breast cancer survivors 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 2017
    2017 Assessment of vascular function in low socioeconomic status preschool children: a pilot study 2017
    2016 Family Caregiver Depressive Symptom and Grief Outcomes From the ENABLE III Randomized Controlled Trial 2016
    2016 OS 24-04 A PILOT STUDY ASSESSING THE FEASIBILITY OF VASCULAR FUNCTION IN LOW SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS PRESCHOOL CHILDREN. 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 2016
    2016 Child and Maternal Factors That Influence Child Blood Pressure in Preschool Children: An Exploratory Study 2016
    2016 A note on the magnitude of hazard ratios 2016
    2016 Variation in resources needed to implement psychosocial support interventions for rural breast cancer survivors 2016
    2016 Identifying Symptom Patterns in People Living With HIV Disease 2016
    2016 Construct validity test of evaluation tool for professional behaviors of entry-level occupational therapy students in the United States 2016
    2016 Maturation of the MOUTh intervention: From reducing threat to relationship-centered care 2016
    2016 Revising the resistiveness to care scale 2016
    2015 A path analysis of Latino parental, teenager and cultural variables in teenagers’ sexual attitudes, norms, self-efficacy, and sexual intentions 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 2015
    2015 Early versus delayed initiation of concurrent palliative oncology care: Patient outcomes in the ENABLE III randomized controlled trial 2015
    2015 Hospital budget increase for information technology during phase 1 meaningful use 2015
    2015 Multimorbidity and Breast Cancer 2015
    2015 Problem behaviors of children adopted from the former soviet union 2015
    2014 A comparison of sexual health indicators and sexual pressure in young African- American and Caucasian women 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 2014
    2014 Usefulness of urine mass spectrometry to identify women infected with HPV 16 or diagnosed with higher grades of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia 2014
    2014 Predictors of attrition among rural breast cancer survivors 2014
    2014 Co-morbidity and predictors of health status in older rural breast cancer survivors 2014
    2014 Determinants of psychology service utilization in a palliative care outpatient population 2014
    2014 Outcomes of an exercise program for pain and fatigue management in adults with cerebral palsy 2014
    2014 Reliability and diagnostic accuracy of clinical tests of vestibular function for children 2014
    2014 Translating and testing the ENABLE: CHF-PC concurrent palliative care model for older adults with heart failure and their family caregivers 2014
    2013 A revision of the quality of life-breast cancer survivors (QOL-BCS) instrument 2013
    2013 Conducting an article critique for a quantitative research study: perspectives for doctoral students and other novice readers 2013
    2013 Readiness to engage in treatment decision-making during initial surgical oncology consultation for early stage breast cancer 2013
    2013 Development of the Medical Intensive Care Unit Shift Report Communication Scale as a measure of nurses' perception of communication 2013
    2013 Design and contents of an advanced distance-based statistics course for a PhD in nursing program 2013
    2013 Evaluation of nursing student perspectives of a simulated smart pump 2013
    2012 Developing a standardized tool to improve nurse communication during shift report 2012
    2012 The effects of arthritis, mobility, and farm task on injury among older farmers. 2012
    2012 Development of the knowledge of fertility and fertility preservation scale 2012
    2012 A dietary pattern associated with LINE-1 methylation alters the risk of developing cervical intraepithelial neoplasia 2012
    2012 Does economic burden influence quality of life in breast cancer survivors? 2012
    2012 A simple distribution-free algorithm for generating simulated high-dimensional correlated data with an autoregressive structure 2012
    2012 Certified driver rehabilitation specialists' preferred situations for driving simulator scenarios 2012
    2012 Matching initial torque with different stimulation parameters influences skeletal muscle fatigue 2012
    2011 Usefulness of serum mass spectrometry to identify women diagnosed with higher grades of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia may differ by race 2011
    2011 Impact of participation in a theatre programme on quality of life among older adults with chronic conditions: A pilot study 2011
    2011 An introduction to tree-structured modeling with application to quality of life data 2011
    2011 Association between seeking oral health information online and knowledge in adults with spinal cord injury: A pilot study 2011
    2011 Out of pocket cost comparison between Caucasian and minority breast cancer survivors in the Breast Cancer Education Intervention (BCEI) 2011
    2010 Self-assessed knowledge of treatment and fertility preservation in young women with breast cancer 2010
    2010 Evaluation of the Fertility and Cancer Project (FCP) among young breast cancer survivors 2010
    2010 An application of longitudinal analysis with skewed outcomes 2010
    2010 The Consequences of Modern Military Deployment on Calcium Status and Bone Health 2010
    2010 The out of pocket cost of breast cancer survivors: A review 2010
    2010 Obstructive sleep apnea indicators and injury in older farmers 2010
    2010 Development of the Fertility and Cancer Project: An Internet Approach to help young cancer survivors 2010
    2010 Evaluation of a strengthening families (Familias Fuertes) intervention for parents and adolescents in Honduras 2010
    2009 Preliminary evaluation of psychoeducational support interventions on quality of life in rural breast cancer survivors after primary treatment 2009
    Medical student empathy: Can it be impacted by a specialized curriculum?

    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
  • 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
  • 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

  • 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