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Elizabeth Juarez-Colunga, PhD


Title: Associate Director Informatics; Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics & Informatics


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Research Interest

See Dr. Juarez-Colunga's Dimensions profile that includes: publications, grants, datasets, patents and clinical trials.

Research Activities:

  • Models for data with dependencies at different levels including longitudinal and clustered data
  • Models for repeated events
  • Joint modeling of multiple outcomes
  • Data with many zeros
  • Modeling of epileptic seizures

The following images visualize Dr. Juarez-Colunga's work. The word cloud is drawn from publication titles. The research collaboration map shows research relationships (click the image to enlarge):

Dr. Juarez-Colunga's publication titles indicate his primary work is care of Veterans
Word cloud from pub titles
Dr. Juarez-Colunga's collaborations are primarily from the University of Colorado
Research collaboration map
The following research fields have been used to summarize Dr. Juarez-Colunga's publications and grants. The categories are based on 43 publications and 1 grant.
Clinical Research
Clinical Trials and Supportive Activities
Health Services
Patient Safety
Brain Disorders
Behavioral and Social Science

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Recent Publications


Hanlon SL, Swink LA, Akay RB, Fields TT, Cook PF, Gaffney BMM, Juarez-Colunga E, Christiansen CL. Walking Exercise Sustainability through Telehealth (WEST) for Veterans with Lower-Limb Amputation: A Study Protocol. Phys Ther. 2023 Aug 24:pzad112. doi: 10.1093/ptj/pzad112. Epub ahead of print.
PMID: 37615982.
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Zuo S, Josey KP, Raghavan S, Yang F, Juaréz-Colunga E, Ghosh D. Transportability Methods for Time-to-Event Outcomes: Application in Adjuvant Colon Cancer Trials. JCO Clin Cancer Inform. 2022 Dec;6:e2200088. doi: 10.1200/CCI.22.00088. PMID:
PMID: 36516368.
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Bunik M, Jimenez-Zambrano A, Solano M, Beaty BL, Juarez-Colunga E, Zhang X, Moore SL, Bull S, Leiferman JA. Mother's Milk Messaging™: trial evaluation of app and texting for breastfeeding support. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2022 Aug 24;22(1):660. doi: 10.1186/s12884-022-04976-6. PMCID: PMC9400217.
PMID: 36002798.
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Rice JD, Johnson RL, Juarez-Colunga E, Zemanick ET, Rosenfeld M, Wagner BD. Application of gap time analysis with flexible hazards to pulmonary exacerbations in the EPIC observational study. Biom J. 2022 Apr 18. doi: 10.1002/bimj.201900255. Epub ahead of print.
PMID: 35434808.
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Knupp KG, Coryell J, Singh RK, Gaillard WD, Shellhaas RA, Koh S, Mitchell WG, Harini C, Millichap JJ, May A, Dlugos D, Nickels K, Mytinger JR, Keator C, Yozawitz E, Singhal N, Lockrow J, Thomas JF, Juarez-Colunga E. Comparison of Cosyntropin, Vigabatrin, and Combination Therapy in New-Onset Infantile Spasms in a Prospective Randomized Trial. J Child Neurol. 2022 Jan 19:8830738211073400. doi: 10.1177/08830738211073400. Epub ahead of print.
PMID: 35044272.
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Feng C, Kephart G, Juarez-Colunga E. Predicting COVID-19 mortality risk in Toronto, Canada: a comparison of tree-based and regression-based machine learning methods. BMC Med Res Methodol. 2021 Nov 27;21(1):267. doi: 10.1186/s12874-021-01441-4.
PMID: 34837951.
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Wilson KM, Moss A, Lowary M, Holstein J, Gambino J, Juarez-Colunga E, Kerby GS, Klein JD, Hovell M, Winickoff JP. Intervening with Smoking Parents of Inpatients to Reduce Exposure: The INSPIRE Randomized Controlled Trial. Acad Pediatr. 2021 Nov 21:S1876-2859(21)00546-5. doi: 10.1016/j.acap.2021.11.010. Epub ahead of print.
PMID: 34818588.
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Graber J, Juarez-Colunga E, Thigpen C, Waugh D, Bade M, Stevens-Lapsley J, Kittelson A. Development of reference charts for monitoring quadriceps strength with handheld dynamometry after total knee arthroplasty. Disabil Rehabil. 2021 Nov 9:1-8. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2021.1995054. Epub ahead of print.
PMID: 34751608.
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Pickett KL, Suresh K, Campbell KR, Davis S, Juarez-Colunga E. Random survival forests for dynamic predictions of a time-to-event outcome using a longitudinal biomarker. BMC Med Res Methodol. 2021 Oct 17;21(1):216. doi: 10.1186/s12874-021-01375-x. PMCID: PMC8520610.
PMID: 34657597.

Brock D, Fidell A, Thomas J, Juarez-Colunga E, Benke TA, Demarest S. Cerebral Visual Impairment in CDKL5 Deficiency Disorder Correlates With Developmental Achievement. J Child Neurol. 2021 Oct;36(11):974-980. doi: 10.1177/08830738211019284.
PMID: 34547934

Kline PW, So N, Fields T, Juarez-Colunga E, Christiansen CL. Error-Manipulation Gait Training for Veterans with Non-Traumatic Lower Limb Amputation: A Randomized Controlled Trial Protocol. Phys Ther. 2021 Aug 9:pzab192. doi: 10.1093/ptj/pzab192. Epub ahead of print.
PMID: 34379777

Campbell KR, Martins R, Davis S, Juarez-Colunga E. Dynamic prediction based on variability of a longitudinal biomarker. BMC Med Res Methodol. 2021 May 15;21(1):104. doi: 10.1186/s12874-021-01294-x.
PMID: 33992081

Vemulakonda VM, Sevick C, Juarez-Colunga E, Chiang G, Janzen N, Saville A, Adams P, Beltran G, King J, Ewing E, Kempe A. Treatment of infants with ureteropelvic junction obstruction: findings from the PURSUIT network. Int Urol Nephrol. 2021 May 4. doi: 10.1007/s11255-021-02866-y. Epub ahead of print.
PMID: 33948809

Nokoff NJ, Scarbro SL, Moreau KL, Zeitler P, Nadeau KJ, Reirden D, Juarez-Colunga E, Kelsey MM. Body Composition and Markers of Cardiometabolic Health in Transgender Youth on Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone Agonists. Transgend Health. 2021 Apr 16;6(2):111-119. doi: 10.1089/trgh.2020.0029. PMCID: PMC8080916.
PMID: 33937527

Nelson JA, Demarest S, Thomas J, Juarez-Colunga E, Knupp KG. Evolution of Infantile Spasms to Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome: What Is There to Know? J Child Neurol. 2021 Mar 25:8830738211000514. doi: 10.1177/08830738211000514. Epub ahead of print.
PMID: 33764203

Jensen KM, Campagna EJ, Juarez-Colunga E, Runyan DK, Prochazka AV. Predictors of Receipt of Clinical Preventive Services in Adolescents and Adults with Down Syndrome Accessing Medicaid. Disabil Health J. 2021 Apr;14(2):101016. doi: 10.1016/j.dhjo.2020.101016. Epub 2020 Nov 6.
PMID: 33229308