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Alicia Lozano

Alicia J. Lozano, MS obtained her master’s degree in Biostatistics from Drexel University in Philadelphia. She has over nine years of collaborative experience supporting numerous clinical or biomedical research projects, starting at the University of Pennsylvania and now at Virginia Tech. Alicia is funded on several contracts and NIH grants, and has contributed to work in a broad range of areas, including but not limited to sleep, cardiovascular disease, physical activity, women’s health, mental disorders, weight loss, food insecurity, intimate partner violence, youth wellness, air pollution, and medication harm and management. Her statistical expertise and experience include experimental study design, randomization scheme generation, sample size/power estimation, data management and survey development in REDCap and Qualtrics, data cleaning and analysis using SAS and R statistical software, as well as the preparation of grant proposals, manuscripts, and data safety monitoring committee reports (both closed and open). As a rising collaborative statistician in the health sciences, she has authored over 60 peer-reviewed research publications and has several under review or in progress.

Black, C. E., Briggs, B. C., Lozano, A. J., Ryan, A. S., Marconi, V. C., Oursler, K. K. Association of 2-Minute Step Test Performance with Cardiorespiratory Fitness in Older Adults with HIV, (in progress)

Bankole A. O., Ji W., Barbour T. B., Lozano A. J., Hanlon A. L. BESI: Behavioral and Environmental Sensing and Intervention for Dementia Caregiver Empowerment. American Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, (in progress).

Lozano, A. J., Ahrens, M. L., Lyons, G. R., Ma, J. Z., Ratcliffe, S. J., Hanlon, A. L. CUBE: A Collaborative Undergraduate Biostatistics Experience to Bring Diversity and Awareness to the Field of Collaborative Biostatistics. Journal of STEM Education, (revisions in progress).

Okorafor, O., Seng, S., Hlopak, J., Sayegh, M., Siddique, N., Roberts, A., Papa, A., Lapoint, D., Lya Crichlow, L., Ji, W., Lozano, A. J., Hanlon, A. L., Batool, A., Ratnasekera, A. A Propensity Weighted Analysis of Outcomes of a Comprehensive Hernia Program. Journal of Surgical Research(revisions submitted). 

Ogunmayowa, O., Lozano, A., Hanlon, A., Paige, F., Cook, N., Baker, C. Social Vulnerability and Traumatic Brain Injury Hospitalizations from Sports and Recreation among Pediatric Patients in the United States. Annuals of Epidemiology, (in press).

Minjauw, F., Rasheduzzaman, J.H., Lozano, A., Philipp Baumgartner, P., Dorward, P., Clarkson, G., Cohen, A. (2024) Climate Information Access and Use in East and Southern Africa: Identifying Linkages Between Smallholder Household Characteristics and Climate Change Adaptation, Climate and Development, (in press).

Sanchez, A. D., Reynolds, J. C., Marinik, E. L., Kolb, R. D., Lozano, A. J., Davy, B. M., Hunter, G. R., Larson-Meyer, E. A Randomized Trial of Healthy Weight Gain in Athletic Individuals. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, (in press).

Oursler, K. K., Briggs, B. C., Lozano, A. J., Harris, N. M., Parashar, A., Ryan, A. S., Marconi, V. C. Association of Chronotropic Incompetence with Reduced Cardiorespiratory Fitness in Older Adults with HIV. AIDS, (in press).

Mir, A., Kesar, V., Kim, S. H., Buhle, A., Roberts, A., Singh, N., Ji, W., Lozano, A., Hanlon, A., & Grider, D. (2024). Behind the Screen: Underreported Contribution of the Expert Radiologist in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Conferences and Patient Care. Clinical Imaging107, 110079.

Abeloos, C. H., Gorovets, D., Lewis, A., Ji, W., Lozano, A., Tung, C.C., Yu, F., Hanlon, A., Lin, H., Kha, A., Yamada, Y., Kabarriti, R., Lazarev, S., Hasan, S., Chhabra, A. M., Simone, C. B., Choi, I. J. (2023). Prospective Evaluation of Patient-Reported Outcomes of Invisible Ink Tattoos for the Delivery of External Beam Radiation Therapy: The PREFER Trial. International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics, 117(2), e234.

Schick, J., Lanciano, R. M., Feng, J., Whitlark, A., Pancholy, P., Ji, W., Hanlon, A., Lozano, A., Lamond, J. (2023). High Risk Prognostic Factors Predictive of Outcome Following Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) for Early-Stage Lung Cancer. International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics, 117(2), e55-e56.

Choi, J. I., Simone, C. B., Lozano, A., Frank, S. J. (2023). Advances and Challenges in Conducting Clinical Trials With Proton Beam Therapy. Seminars in Radiation Oncology, 33(4), 407-415.

Adams, W. P., Raisch, T. B., Zhao, Y., Davalos, R., Barrett, S., King, D. R., Bain, C. B., Colucci-Chang, K., Blair, G. A., Hanlon, A. L., Lozano, A., Veeraraghaven, R., Wan, X., Deschenes, I., Smyth, J. W., Hoeker, G. S., Gourdie, R. G., Poelzing, S. (2023). Extracellular Perinexal Separation Is a Principal Determinant of Cardiac Conduction. Circulation Research, 133(8), 658-673.

Kim, S. H., Buhle, A., Roberts, A., Singh, N., Mir, A., Kesar, V., Lozano, A., Ji, W., Hanlon, A., Grider, D. (2023). Multidisciplinary Inflammatory Bowel Disease Conference: The Impact of the Expert Pathologist on Patient Care. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, izad192.

Eckstein, J., Choi, J. I., Lozano, A., Ohri, N., Press, R., Hasan, S., Kabarriti, R., Chang, J., Urbanic, J., Durci, M., Mohammed, N., Stevens, C., Tsai, H., Apisarnthanarax, S., Regine, W., Vargas, C., Nichols, R., Herman, J., Simone, C. B., Chhabra, A. (2023). Proton Therapy for Unresectable and Medically Inoperable Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer: Results from a Multi-Institutional Prospective Registry. Advances in Radiation Oncology, Volume 8, Issue 5, 101250.

Nappier, M., Alvarez, E. E., Bartl-Wilson, L., Boynton, E. P., Hanlon, A. L., Lozano, A. J., Ng, Z., Ogunmayowa, O., Shoop, T., Welborn, N. (2023). Differences in Sleep Quality and Sleepiness among Veterinary Medical Students at Multiple Institutions before and after the Pandemic Induced Transition to Online Learning. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, e20230054.

Truong, A., Kablinger, A., Hartman, C., Hartman, D., West, J., Hanlon, A., Lozano, A., McNamara, R., Seidel, R., Trestman, R. (2023). Noninferiority Clinical Trial of Adapted START NOW Psychotherapy for Outpatient Opioid Treatment. Research Square.

Ratnasekera, A. M., Kim, D., Seng, S. S., Jacovides, C., Kaufman, E. J., Sadek, H. M., Perea, L., Monaco, C., Shnaydman, I., Lee, A. J., Sharp, V., Miciura, A., Trevizio, E., Rosenthal, M., Lottenberg, L., Zhao, W., Hanlon, A., Ji, W., Lozano, A. (2023). Early VTE prophylaxis in severe traumatic brain injury: A propensity score weighted EAST multicenter study. The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, 95(1), 94-104.

Paidipati, C. P., Lozano, A. J., West, J., Huang, L., Hanlon, A. L., Ulrich, C. M. (2023). Understanding the mediated relationship between moral distress, depression, and suicide risk in undergraduate nursing students. Nursing Outlook, 71(3).

Richards, K. C., Lozano, A. J., Morris, J., Moelter, S. T., Ji, W., Vallabhaneni, V., Wang, Y., Chi, L., Davis, E. M., Cheng, C., Aguilar, V., Khan, S., Sankhavaram, M., Hanlon, A. L., Wolk, D. A., Gooneratne, N. (2023). Memories 2 Study Research Team. Predictors of Adherence to Continuous Positive Airway Pressure in Older Adults with Apnea and Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2023 Apr 6:glad099. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37021413.

Apel, P.J., Cripe, B. A., Schmitt, M. W., Orfield, N. J., Lozano, A. J., Hanlon, A. L., Capito, A. E. (2023). Predictors of Mortality and Revision Following Digital Amputation for Infection and Necrosis. Journal of Hand Surgery, 48(5), 460-467.

Bendetson, J., Swann, M. C., Lozano, A., West, J., Hanlon, A. L., Crandell, I., Jatta, M., Schleupner, C. J., Baffoe-Bonnie, A. (2023). Deepening Our Understanding of COVID-19 Vaccine Decision-Making amongst Healthcare Workers in Southwest Virginia, USA Using Exploratory and Confirmatory Factor Analysis. Vaccines, 11(3), 556.

Zuckerman, I., Force, J., Hanlon, A. L., Lozano, A. J., Ji, W., Anderson, J. G. (2023). Periodontal Pocket Therapy Using a Class IV Dental Diode Laser in Dogs: A Retrospective Analysis. Journal of Veterinary Dentistry, 8987564231164493.

Choi, J. I., McCormick, B., Park, P., Millar, M., Walker, K., Tung, C. C., Huang, S., Florio, P., Chen, C., Lozano, A., Hanlon, A. L., Fox, J., Xu, A. J., Zinovoy, M., Mueller, B., Bakst, R., LaPlant, Q., Braunstein, L. Z., Khan, A. J., Powell, S. N., Cahlon, O. (2023). Comparative Evaluation of Proton Therapy and Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy for Brachial Plexus Sparing in the Comprehensive Reirradiation of High-Risk Recurrent Breast Cancer. Advances in Radiation Oncology, 101355.

Hanlon, A. L., Lozano, A. J., Prakash, S., Bezar, E. B., Ambrosius, W. T., Brock, G., Desai, M., Pollock, B.H., Sammel, M. D., Spratt, H., Welty, L. J., Pomann, G., (2022). A comprehensive survey of collaborative biostatistics units in academic health centers. Stat. 11(1), e521.

Choi, I. J., Monteleone, A. B., McCormick, B., Sienko, D., Lozano, A., Xu, A. J., Gillespie, E. F., Braunstein, L. Z., LaPlant, Q., Cuaron, J. J., Khan, A. J., Powell, S. N., Cahlon, O. (2022). Reirradiation with Photon Radiotherapy for Recurrent or New Primary Breast Cancer after Prior Breast Irradiation. International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics, Volume 114Issue 3, e2

Han, J. E., Lozano, A., Hasan, S., Choi, J. I., Chhabra, A. M., Tsai, H., . . . Press, R. H. (2022). Proton Therapy Outcomes for Head and Neck Cutaneous Melanoma: Proton Collaborative Group Analysis. International Journal of Particle Therapy

Lisanti, A. J., Golfenshtein, N., Marino, B. S., Huang, L., Hanlon, A. L., Lozano, A. J., Curley, M. A. Q., Medoff-Cooper, B. (2022). Quality of Life of Mothers of Infants Subjected to Neonatal Cardiac Surgery: The Importance of Psychosocial Factors. World Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery, 13(3), 324–331.

Hanlon, A. L., Pauly, M. V., Huang, L., Lozano, A. J., Hirschman, K. B., McCauley, K., Press, M., Naylor, M. D. (2022). Examining the Mediating Role of Medical Complexity on the Relationship Between Social Vulnerability and Health Care Resource Use. Journal of Healthcare Management, 67(3), 173–191.

Choi, J. I., Khan, A. J., Powell, S. N., McCormick, B., Lozano, A. J., Del Rosario, G., Mamary, J., Liu, H., Fox, P., Gillespie, E., Braunstein, L. Z., Mah, D., Cahlon, O. (2021). Proton Reirradiation for Recurrent or New Primary Breast Cancer in the Setting of Prior Breast Irradiation. Radiation and Oncology. PMID: 34688807.

Taney, K., Smith, M. M., Cummings, N. P., Lozano, A. J. (2021). Risk Factors for Failure of Hard Palate Mucoperiosteal Flap Repair of Acquired Oronasal Communication in Dogs: A Pilot Study. Frontiers in Veterinary Science

Golfenshtein, N., Hanlon, A. L., Lozano, A. J., Srulovici, E., Lisanti, A. J., Cui, N., Medoff- Cooper, B. (2021). Parental Post-traumatic Stress and Healthcare Use in Infants with Complex Cardiac Defects. The Journal of Pediatrics, 238, 241–248.

Richards, K. C., Allen, R. P., Morrison, J. M., Fry, L., Kovach, C. R., Rangel, A., Loera, A., Wang, Y., Hanlon, A. L., Lozano, A. J., Bliwise, D. L. (2021). Nighttime Agitation in Persons with Dementia as a Manifestation of Restless Legs Syndrome. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 22(7), 1410–1414.

Brawner, B. M., Jemmott, L. S., Hanlon, A. L., Lozano, A. J., Abboud, S., Ahmed, C., Wingood, G. (2021). Results from Project GOLD: A pilot randomized controlled trial of a psychoeducational HIV/STI prevention intervention for black youth. AIDS Care, 33(6), 1–19.

Wright, E. N., Hanlon, A., Lozano, A., Teitelman, A. M. (2011). The Association Between Intimate Partner Violence and 30-Year Cardiovascular Disease Risk Among Young Adult Women. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 36(11–12), np6643–np6660.

Merritt, W., Bouchard, D. R., Ford, C., Lozano, A., Xu, Y., Hanlon, A., Petrelli, N., Tiesi, G. (2021). The disclosure slide—Informative or obligatory, 5 years of SSO Cancer Symposium oral presentations. Journal of Surgical Oncology, 123(8), 1669–1676.

Prudencio, J., Lozano, A., Xu, Y., Wongwiwatthananukit, S. (2021). Instagram as a Tool to Enhance Pharmacy Student Learning of Ambulatory Care Pharmacy. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning.

Lee, A., Lowenfeld, A., Palmbach, J., Pantle, N., Durgin, S., Lozano, A., Hanlon, A., Ratnasakera, A. (2021). VTE Prophylaxis Agents in Isolated Traumatic Brain Injury Patients: Answering The Dilemma of Which Agent Should Be Used. SSRN Electronic Journal

Hrubec, T. C., Seguin, R. P., Xu, L., Cortopassi, G. A., Datta, S., Hanlon, A. L., Lozano, A. J., McDonald, V. A., Healy, C. A., Anderson, T. C., Musse, N. A., Williams, R. T. (2021). Altered toxicological endpoints in humans from common quaternary ammonium compound disinfectant exposure. Toxicology Reports, 8, 646–656.

Richards, K., Morrison, J., Wang, Y.-Y., Rangel, A., Loera, A., Hanlon, A., Lozano, A., Kovach, C., Gooneratne, N., Fry, L., Allen, R. (2020). Nighttime Agitation and Restless Legs Syndrome in Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease: Study Protocol for a Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Randomized Trial (NightRest). Research in Gerontological Nursing, 13(6), 280–288.

Chou, J., Pellegrin, K., Cooke, C. E., Zarowitz, B., Hanlon, A., Lozano, A., Brandt, N. J. (2020). Understanding the Socioeconomic and Geographical Characteristics of Beneficiaries Receiving a Comprehensive Medication Review. Journal of Managed Care and Specialty Pharmacy, 26(10), 1276– 1281.

Ricco, A., Barbera, G., Lanciano, R., Feng, J., Hanlon, A., Lozano, A., Good, M., Arrigo, S., Lamond, J., Yang, J. (2020). Favorable Biochemical Freedom from Recurrence with Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy for Intermediate and High-Risk Prostate Cancer: A Single Institutional Experience with Long-Term Follow-Up. Frontiers in Oncology, 10, 1505.

Ricco, A., Barlow, S., Feng, J., Jacob, J., Lozano, A., Hanlon, A., Arrigo, S., Obayomi-Davies, O., Lamond, J., Yang, J., Lanciano, R. (2020). Repeat Thoracic Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) for Nonsmall Cell Lung Cancer: Long-Term Outcomes, Toxicity, and Dosimetric Considerations. Advances in Radiation Oncology, 5(5), 984–993.

Patterson, F., Mitchell, J. A., Dominick, G., Lozano, A. J., Huang, L., Hanlon, A. L. (2020). Does meeting physical activity recommendations ameliorate association between television viewing with cardiovascular disease risk? A cross-sectional, population-based analysis. BMJ Open, 10(6), e036507.

Collins, P., Apel, P., Truong, A., Zarei, M., Lozano, A., Capito, A. (2020). The Utility of Preoperative HbA1C as a Standardized Protocol in Elective Carpal Tunnel Release: A Retrospective Review on Clinical Outcomes. HAND

Healy, S., Patterson, F., Williams, E., Lozano, A. J., Hanlon, A. L., Obrusnikova, I. (2020). Rethinking daily movement behaviors of children with autism spectrum disorder: Meeting the 24- hour movement guidelines. European Journal of Adapted Physical Activity, 13(2), 1–11.

Lach, H. W., Lozano, A. J., Hanlon, A. L., Cacchione, P. Z. (2020). Fear of falling in sensory impaired nursing home residents. Aging and Mental Health, 24(3), 474–480.

Wang, Y., Cheng, C., Moelter, S., Fuentecilla, J. L., Kincheloe, K., Lozano, A. J., Carter, P., Gooneratne, N., Richards, K. C. (2020). One Year of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Adherence Improves Cognition in Older Adults with Mild Apnea and Mild Cognitive Impairment: A Secondary Analysis of Memories 1. Nursing Research.

Ratnasekera, A., Pulido, O., Durgin, S., Nichols, S., Lozano, A., Sienko, D., Hanlon, A., Martin, N. D. (2020). Venous thromboembolism after penetrating femoral and popliteal artery injuries: An opportunity for increased prevention. Trauma Surgery and Acute Care Open, 5(1), e000468.

Riegel, B., Daus, M., Lozano, A. J., Malone, S. K., Patterson, F., Hanlon, A. L. (2019). Shift Workers Have Higher Blood Pressure Medicine Use, But Only When They Are Short Sleepers: A Longitudinal UK Biobank Study. Journal of the American Heart Association, 8(20), e013269.

Petrovsky, D. V., Sefcik, J. S., Hanlon, A. L., Lozano, A. J., Cacchione, P. Z. (2019). Social Engagement, Cognition, Depression, and Comorbidity in Nursing Home Residents with Sensory Impairment. Research in Gerontological Nursing, 12(5), 217–226.

Howe, K., Kaluna, L., Lozano, A., Torres Fischer, B., Tagami, Y., McHugh, R., Jarvi, S. (2019). Water transmission potential of Angiostrongylus cantonensis: larval viability and effectiveness of rainwater catchment sediment filters. PLos One

Wright, E. N., Hanlon, A., Lozano, A., Teitelman, A. M. (2019). The impact of intimate partner violence, depressive symptoms, alcohol dependence, and perceived stress on 30-year cardiovascular disease risk among young adult women: A multiple mediation analysis. Preventive Medicine, 121, 47–54.

Richards, K. C., Gooneratne, N., Dicicco, B., Hanlon, A., Moelter, S., Onen, F., Wang, Y., Sawyer, A., Weaver, T., Lozano, A., Carter, P., Johnson, J. (2019). CPAP Adherence May Slow 1-Year Cognitive Decline in Older Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment and Apnea. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 67(3), 558–564.

Brawner, B. M., Jemmott, L. S., Wingood, G., Lozano, A. J., Hanlon, A. L. (2019). Project GOLD: A pilot randomized controlled trial of a novel psychoeducational HIV/STI prevention intervention for heterosexually-active black youth. Research in Nursing and Health, 42(1), 8–28.

Pellegrin, K., Lozano, A., Miyamura, J., Lynn, J., Krenk, L., Jolson-Oakes, S., Ciarleglio, A., McInnis, T., Bairos, A., Gomez, L., Benitez-McCrary, M., Hanlon, A. (2019). Community- acquired and hospital-acquired medication harm among older inpatients and impact of a state-wide medication management intervention. BMJ Quality and Safety, 28(2), 103. 008418

Varas-Díaz, N., Betancourt-Díaz, E., Lozano, A. J., Huang, L., DiNapoli, L., Hanlon, A., Villarruel, A. M. (2019). Testing the Efficacy of a Web-Based Parent-Adolescent Sexual Communication Intervention Among Puerto Ricans. Family and Community Health, 42(1), 30–43.

Mnatzaganian, C. L., Lozano, A. J., Pellegrin, K. L., Miyamura, J., Knox, M. A., Hanlon, A. (2019). Acute Respiratory and Cardiovascular Outcomes Associated with Low Levels of Ambient Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5) on the Island of Oahu. Proceedings of the 52nd Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences (HICSS)-52, Wailea, HI., 1–8.

Villarruel, A. M., Varas-Díaz, N., Hanlon, A., Betancourt, E., Lozano, A. J., DiNapoli, L. (2018). Use of Web-Based Parent–Adolescent Health Promotion Program Among Puerto Ricans. Nursing Research, 67(6), 473–484.

You, A. S., Fukunaga, B. T., Hanlon, A. L., Lozano, A. J., Goo, R. A. (2018). The Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy Scripts: The Effects of Vancomycin Use and De-escalation in Patients Hospitalized with Pneumonia. Hawaii Journal of Medicine and Public Health, 77(10), 261–267.

Patterson, F., Lozano, A., Huang, L., Perkett, M., Beeson, J. Hanlon, A. (2018). Towards a demographic risk profile for sedentary behaviors in middle-aged British adults: A cross-sectional population study. BMJ Open, 8(7), e019639.

VonHoltz, L. A. H., Frasso, R., Golinkoff, J. M., Lozano, A. J., Hanlon, A. Dowshen, N. (2018) Internet and social media Access Among Youth Experiencing Homelessness: Mixed-Methods Study. Journal of medical Internet Research, 20(5), e184.

Patterson, F., Grandner, M. A., Lozano, A., Satti, A., Ma, G. (2018). Transitioning from adequate to inadequate sleep duration associated with higher smoker rate and greater nicotine dependence in a population sample. Addictive Behaviors

Patterson, F., Malone, S. K., Grandner, M. A., Lozano, A., Perkett, M., Hanlon, A. (2018). Interactive effects of sleep duration and morning/evening preference on cardiovascular risk factors. European Journal of Public Health, 28(1), 155–161.

Chase, J.-A. D., Lozano, A., Hanlon, A., Bowles, K. H. (2018). Identifying Factors Associated With Mobility Decline Among Hospitalized Older Adults. Clinical Nursing Research, 27(1), 81–104.

Robson S. M., Lozano A. J., Papas M., Patterson F. (2017). Food Insecurity and Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in Adolescents. Prev Chronic Dis 2017;14:170222.

Malone, S. K., Patterson, F., Lozano, A., Hanlon, A. (2017). Differences in morning–evening type and sleep duration between Black and White adults: Results from a propensity-matched UK Biobank sample. Chronobiology International, 34(6), 1–13.

Patterson, F., Malone, S. K., Lozano, A., Grandner, M. A., Hanlon, A. L. (2016). Smoking, Screen-Based Sedentary Behavior, and Diet Associated with Habitual Sleep Duration and Chronotype: Data from the UK Biobank. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 50(5), 715–726.

Malone, S. K., Patterson, F., Lu, Y., Lozano, A., Hanlon, A. (2015). Ethnic differences in sleep duration and morning–evening type in a population sample. Chronobiology International, 33(1), 10– 21.