July 25, 2017

Jeff D. Thostenson, MS

Research Associate, Department of Biostatistics


2005, MS (Statistics), Iowa State University
1999, BA (Mathematics & Statistics), University of Minnesota

Research Interest

Repeated Measures, Linear and Generalized Linear Models, Missing Data Methods,
Agreement Analysis, Clinical Trials, Observational Studies

Current Research Projects

Reducing Sexual Risk Behaviors Among Rural African-American Cocaine Users
(NIH National Institute on Drug Abuse, Stewart K, PI)

Identifying Root Causes for 30-Day Hospital Readmissions
(NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, UAMS Translational Research Institute, Felix H, PI)

Exploring the Impact of Obesity Among Elderly on the Delivery of Long-term Care
(NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, UAMS Translational Research Institute, Felix H, PI)

The Contribution of Obesity and Race to Poor Quality of Care Among Elderly Nursing Home Residents in Arkansas
(CDC, UAMS COPH Arkansas Center for Health Disparities, Felix H, PI)

Recent Publications

Oliveto A, Poling J, Mancino MJ, Williams DK, Thostenson J, Pruzinsky R, Gonsai K, Sofuoglu M, Gonzalez G, Tripathi S,
Kosten TR. Sertraline delays relapse in recently abstinent cocaine-dependent patients with depressive symptoms.
Addiction. 2012 Jan; 107(1):131-141.

Irak-Dersu I, Thostenson J, Anderson J, Friedman R, Chacko J (2011) Correlations of Afferent Pupillary Defect,
Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Thickness, and Visual Field in Asymmetric Optic Neuropathies.
J Clinic Experiment Ophthalmol 2011 August. [Epub ahead of print].

Budney AJ, Fearer S, Walker DD, Stanger C, Thostenson J, Grabinski M, Bickel WK. An initial trial of a computerized
behavioral intervention for cannabis use disorder. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2011 May 1; 115(1-2):74-79.

Weinstein RS, Wan C, Liu Q, Wang Y, Almeida M, O’Brien CA, Thostenson J, Roberson PK, Boskey AL, Clemens TL,
Manolagas SC. Endogenous glucocorticoids decrease skeletal angiogenesis, vascularity, hydration,
and strength in aged mice. Aging Cell. 2010 Apr; 9(2):147-61.

Stanger C, Budney AJ, Kamon JL, Thostensen J. A randomized trial of contingency management for adolescent
marijuana abuse and dependence. Drug Alcohol Depend 2009 Dec 1; 105(3):240-247.

Plotkin LI, Lezcano V, Thostenson J, Weinstein RS, Manolagas SC, Bellido T. Connexin 43 is required for the
anti-apoptotic effect of bisphosphonates on osteocytes and osteoblasts in vivo. J Bone Miner Res. 2008 Nov;