Azuero, Andres

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Associate Professor

NB 1019G
1720 2nd Ave. S.
Birmingham, Alabama 35294-1210

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PhD University of Alabama at Birmingham
MBA Louisiana State University
BSc Universidad de Los Andes

Dr. Azuero is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Health, Outcomes and Systems. He holds a BSc in industrial engineering from Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia (1996), an MBA with concentration in information systems from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge (2000), and a PhD in biostatistics from UAB (2008). Dr. Azuero has collaborated in a variety of projects including evaluation of effectiveness of health interventions, psychometric analysis of survey instruments, large-scale testing, biomarker testing, cost-effectiveness analysis of interventions, and analysis of observational data.

Research/Clinical Interest

Dr. Azuero’s main interests include the design, management, and analysis of clinical trials and health interventions. Additional statistical research interests include performance comparisons, in terms of accuracy and robustness, of a variety of multivariate statistical and machine learning techniques for modeling personalized treatment response and observational non-experimental data.

Jukkala A., Walker D., Krontiras H., Azuero A., Meneses K. (Submitted) Readiness to Engage in Treatment Decision Making during Surgical Oncology Consultation for Early Stage Breast Cancer. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
Azuero A., Su X., McNees P., Meneses K. (Submitted) A Revision of the Quality of Life-Breast Cancer Survivors (QOL-BCS) Instrument. Research in Nursing and Health
Azuero A., Wilbanks B., Pryor E. (Accepted) Design and Contents of an Advanced Distance-Based Statistics Course for a PhD in Nursing Program. Nurse Educator
Elias B., Moss J.A., Shih A.M., Dillavou M., Azuero A. (Submitted) Evaluation of and Nursing Student Perspectives on a Simulated Smart Pump Interface. Clinical Simulation in Nursing
James D., Jukkala A., Azuero A., Autrey P., Vining, L., Miltner R. (Submitted) Development of the Medical Intensive Care Unit Shift Report Scale as a Measure of Nurse Perception of Communication. Nursing Research and Reviews
Heaton K., Azuero A., Phillips J., Pickens H., Reed D. (2012) The effects of arthritis, mobility, and farm task on injury among older farmers. Nursing Research and Reviews, Two:9-16. NIHMSID:377518
Bickel S., Gregory C., Azuero A. (2012) Matching initial torque with different stimulation parameters influences skeletal muscle fatigue. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, 49(2):323-332. PMID: 22773532
Jukkala A., James D., Autrey P., Azuero A., Miltner R. (2012) Developing a Standardized Tool to Improve Nurse Communication During Shift Report. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 27(3):240-246. PMID:22437248
Jukkala A., Meneses K., Azuero A., Cho J., McNees P. (2012) Development of the Knowledge of Fertility and Fertility Preservation Scale. Nursing Research and Reviews, Two:1-7.
Meneses K., Azuero A., Hassey L., McNees P., Pisu M.(2012) Does Economic Burden Influence Quality of Life in Breast Cancer Survivors?. Gynecologic Oncology, 124(3):437-43. PMID:22138013
Piyathilake C., Badiga S., Kabagambe E., Azuero A., Alvarez R., Johanning G., Partridge E. (2012) A Dietary Pattern Associated with LINE 1 Methylation Alters the Risk of Developing Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia. Cancer Prevention Research, 5(3):385-92. PMID:22262813
Yuen H., Brooks J., Azuero A., Burik J. (2012) Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialists’ Preferred Characteristics for Driving Simulator Scenarios. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 66(1):110-4. PMID:22389946
Yuen H., Azuero A., Muller K. (2011) Impact of Participation in a Theatre Program on Quality of Life among Older Adults with Chronic Conditions: A Pilot Study. Occupational Therapy International, 18(4):201-8. PMID:21984535
Mathews R., Asmellash S., Azuero A., Brewster E., Partridge E., Piyathilake C. (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. PMID: 21792340
Azuero A., Redden D., Tiwari H., Asmellash S., Piyathilake C. (2011) 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. PMID: 22102768
Yuen H., Azuero A., London S. (2011) Association Between Seeking Oral Health Information Online and Knowledge in Adults with Spinal Cord Injury. The Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, 34(4):423-31. PMID:21720217
Su X., Azuero A., Cho J., Kvale E., McNees P., Meneses K. (2011) An Introduction to Tree-Structured Modeling With Application to Quality of Life (QOL) Data. Nursing Research, 60(4):247-55. PMID:21903017
Pisu M., Azuero A., Meneses K., Burkhardt J., McNees P. (2010) 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(2):521-9. PMID: 20976542
Vasquez M., Meza L., Almandarez O., Santos A., Matuta C., Diaz L., Cruz A., Acosta S., Garcia M., Wilson L., Azuero A., Tami I., Holcomb L., Saenz K. (2010). Evaluation of a strengthening families (Familias Fuertes) intervention for parents and adolescents in Honduras. Southern Online Journal of Nursing Research, 10(3).
McCarthy M., Loan L., Azuero A., Hobbs C. (2010). The Consequences of Modern Military Deployment on Calcium Status and Bone Health. Nursing Clinics of North America, 45:109-122. PMID: 20510698.
Pisu M., Azuero A., McNees P., Burkhardt J., Benz R., Meneses K. (2010) The Out of Pocket Cost of Breast Cancer Survivors: A Review. Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice, 4(3):202-9. PMID: 20401542.
Azuero A., Pisu M., McNees P., Burkhardt J., Benz R., Meneses K. (2010) An application of longitudinal analysis with skewed outcomes. Nursing Research, 59(4):301-307. PMID: 20585226.
Heaton K., Azuero A., Reed D. (2010) Obstructive sleep apnea indicators and injury in older farmers. Journal of Agromedicine, 15(2):148-56. PMID: 20407996.
Jukkala A., Azuero A., McNees P., Bates G., Meneses K. (2010) Self-Assessed Knowledge of Treatment and Fertility Preservation in Young Women with Breast Cancer. Fertility and Sterility, 94(6):2396-8. PMID: 20447625.
Meneses K., McNees P., Azuero A., Jukkala A. (2010). Development of the Fertility and Cancer Project: An Internet approach to help young cancer survivors. Oncology Nursing Forum, 37(2):191-197. PMID: 20189924

Jukkala A., Walker D., Krontiras H., Azuero A., Meneses K. (October 2012). Readiness to Engage in Treatment Decision Making during Surgical Oncology Consultation for Early Stage Breast Cancer. Poster presented at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center 15th Annual Research Retreat and Research Competition. Birmingham, AL
Benz R., Azuero A., McNees P., Meneses K. (October 2012). Relationship Between Prescription Medication Counts and Health-Related Quality of Life in Older Rural Breast Cancer Survivors. Poster presented at the UAB Center for Aging Annual Meeting. Birmingham, AL
Azuero A., Tiwari H., Redden D. (July 2012). A simple distribution-free algorithm for generating simulated high-dimensional correlated data with an autoregressive structure. Paper presented at JSM – Joint Statistical Meetings of the American Statistical Association & International Biometric Society. San Diego, CA.
Pisu M, Azuero A., McNees P, Meneses K (June 2012). Costs After Cancer Treatment: Differences by Income Levels In Rural Breast Cancer Survivors. Poster presented at the 6th Biennial Cancer Survivorship Research Conference: Translating Science to Care. Arlington, VA.
Elias B., Moss J.A., Shih A.M., Dillavou M., Azuero A. (July 2012) Simulating a Smart Pump Interface. Poster presented at the 11th International Congress in Nursing Informatics. Montreal Canada
Elias B., Moss J.A., Dillavou M., Shih A.M., Azuero A. (May 2012) Nursing Education and Simulated Medical Devices. Paper presented at AlaSim International Conference and Exhibition. Huntsville, AL
Vogtle LK, Malone LA, Azuero A. (October 2011). Association between Numeric and Faces Scale Pain Ratings of Adults with Cerebral Palsy. Poster presented at the AACPDM -American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV.
Badiga S, Johanning G, Macaluso M, Azuero A., Kittles R, Patridge E, Piyathilake C (March 2011). Higher Folate and Risk of Cervical Pre-Cancer in the Absence of DHFR-19bp Del/Del Genotype. Poster presented at the ASPO- American Society of Preventive Oncology, Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV.
Pisu M, Azuero A., McNees P, Burkhardt J, Meneses K (May 2010). Out of pocket expenses for breast cancer survivors: differences by time since diagnosis in a rural population. Poster presented at the ISPOR - International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, Annual Meeting. Baltimore, MD.