Gregory DiRienzo

Gregory DiRienzo, PhD

Theory and practice of non-parametric and semi-parametric statistical methods for model selection in longitudinal studies with missing data; clinical trials; high-dimensional data; survival analysis.

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Gregory DiRienzo, PhD
Associate Professor
 

School of Public Health
Department: Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Address:
GEC 149
Phone:
518-402-0394

 

Education

1996: Ph.D., Mathematics/Statistics & Biometry/Statistics, University at Albany, SUNY
1996-1998: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Biostatistics, Harvard University

Research Interests

Theory and practice of non-parametric and semi-parametric statistical methods for model selection in longitudinal studies with missing data; clinical trials; high-dimensional data; survival analysis.

Additional Information

Courses frequently taught:

Categorical Data Analysis; Survival Analysis; Generalized Linear Models; Analysis of Rates & Proportions; Introductory Biostatistics

Publications

  • DiRienzo A. G. “Parsimonious conditional-mean model selection with multiple covariates: an analysis of infant mortality in the USA” Statistics in Medicine, 2013, 32(24), DOI: 10.1002/sim.5822
  • Hsu WH and DiRienzo A. G. “Parsimonious covariate selection for a multicategory ordered response,” Statistical Methods in Medical Research, 2015, Oct 1. pii: 0962280215608120
    DOI: 10.1177/ 0962280215608120.
  • DiRienzo, A. G. “Parsimonious covariate selection with censored outcomes”. Biometrics, 2016, 72(2): 452-462. doi:10.1111/biom.12420
  • Haubrich R, Riddler S, DiRienzo AG, Komarow L, PowderlyW, Klingman K, Garren K, Butcher D, Rooney J, Haas D, Mellors J, Havlir D. “Metabolic outcomes in a randomized trial of nucleoside, nonnucleoside and protease inhibitor–sparing regimens for initial HIV treatment.” AIDS, 2009; 23(9), 1109–1118.
  • Gage T, Fang F, O’Neill E, DiRienzo AG. “Racial disparities in infant mortality: What has birth weight got to do with it and how large is it?” BMC: Pregnancy and Childbirth, 2010; 10:86, http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2393/10/86
  • Haubrich R, Riddler S, Ribaudo H, DiRienzo AG, Klingman K, Garren K, Butcher D, Rooney J, Havlir D, Mellors J. “Initial Viral Decay to Assess the Relative Antiretroviral Potency of PI-, NNRTI- and NRTI-Sparing Regimens for First Line Therapy of HIV Infection.” AIDS, 2011; 25(18), 2269–2278.
  • Gage T, Fang F, ONeill E, DiRienzo AG. “Maternal Education, birth weight, and infant mortality in the United States.” Demography, 2013; 50(2), 615–635. DOI 10.1007/s13524- 012-0148-2.
  • Hart-Malloy R, Carrascal A, DiRienzo AG, Flanigan K, McClamroch K, Smith L. “Estimating hepatitis C virus prevalence at the state level: a call to increase and strengthen current surveillance systems.” American Journal of Public Health 2013; 103(8), 1402–1405. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2013.301231. 8
  • Haley V, DiRienzo AG, Lutterloh EC, Stricof RL. “Quantifying Sources of Bias in National Healthcare Safety Network Laboratory-Identified Clostridium difficile Infection Rates.” Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology 2014; 35(1), 1–7.
  • O’Grady TJ, Kitahara CM, DiRienzo AG, Boscoe FP, Gates MA. “Randomization to screening for prostate, lung, colorectal and ovarian cancers and thyroid cancer incidence in two large cancer screening trials.” PLoS One, 2014; 9(9):e106880. doi:10.1371/journal.pone. 0106880.
  • O’Grady TJ, Kitahara CM, DiRienzo AG, Gates MA. “The Association between Selenium and Other Micronutrients and Thyroid Cancer Incidence in the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study.” PLoS One 2014; 9(10):e110886. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0110886.
  • Hart-Malloy R, DiRienzo AG. “A quasi-markovmodel for transmission and disease elimination: Hepatitis C among people who inject drugs.” Journal of Medical Statistics and Informatics. 2014; 2–8. http://dx.doi.org/10.7243/2053-7662-2-8
  • Fox D, Kumar A, West N, DiRienzo AG, James K, Oleszek J, and the MD STARnet. “Trends With Corticosteroid Use in Males With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Born 1982-2001.” Journal of Child Neurology 2015; 30(1), 21–26. doi: 10.1177/0883073813517263.
  • Kammer J, Hosler A, DiRienzo AG, Osborn C. “The Association between Antidepressant Use and Glycemic Control in the Southern Community Cohort Study (SCCS).” Journal of Diabetes and Its Complications. 2016; 30(2): 242-247.
  • Gage T, Fang F, O’Neill E, Napierala J and DiRienzo AG. “Heterogeneity Identified at Birth and Blood Pressure in Adulthood,” American Journal of Human Biology. 2016; 28(4), 545–554. doi: 10.1002/ajhb.22828.
  • Kammer J, Hosler A, Leckman-Westin E, DiRienzo AG. “Use of antidepressant medications not associated with A1C among individuals with diabetes in NHANES sample,” Primary Care Diabetes. 2016.10(5)
  • Kammer J, Hosler A, Leckman-Westin E, DiRienzo AG. “The Association between Antidepressant Use and Hemoglobin A1C in Older Adults.” Geriatric Nursing. 2016; Oct 11. pii: S0197-4572(16)30171-9. doi: 10.1016/j.gerinurse.2016.09.002
  • Pearce M, Dauerer E, DiRienzo AG, Caggana M, Tavakoli N. “The influence of seasonality
    and manufacturer kit lot changes on 17_-hydroxyprogesterone measurements and referral rates of congenital adrenal hyperplasia in newborns.” European Journal of Pediatrics, 2017; 176 (1), 121-129.