William Howard Beasley

William Howard Beasley
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center | ouhsc · Department of Pediatrics

PhD, Quantitative Psychology

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November 2010 - present
June 2003 - present
Howard Live Oak, LLC
Position
  • CEO
Description
  • A small company that has provided statistical consulting and software development for: Pediatrics, OU HSC; Family and Preventative Medicine, OU HSC; Microbiology, OU; Psychological, Indiana University; North Carolina Cardiopulmonary Rehab Assoc
Education
August 2003 - May 2010
University of Oklahoma
Field of study
  • Quantitative Psychology
August 1996 - May 2000
Davidson College
Field of study
  • Psychology Major; Neuroscience Concentration

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Publications (42)
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Background: It is unclear whether vitamin D benefits inpatients with COVID-19. Objective: To examine the relationship between vitamin D and COVID-19 outcomes. Design: Cohort study. Setting: National COVID Cohort Collaborative (N3C) database. Patients: 158,835 patients with confirmed COVID-19 and a sub-cohort with severe disease (n = 81,381) hospita...
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10048 Background: Marked improvements in outcomes for children with cancer and robust cohort studies with longitudinal follow-up inform evidence-based guidelines for survivors at risk for late cardiomyopathy. Clinical informatics tools to integrate data from multiple sources have the potential to catalyze population health management. Methods: The...
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Purpose: Rural communities are among the most underserved and resource-scarce populations in the United States. However, there are limited data on COVID-19 outcomes in rural America. This study aims to compare hospitalization rates and inpatient mortality among SARS-CoV-2-infected persons stratified by residential rurality. Methods: This retrosp...
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Background Rural communities are among the most vulnerable and resource-scarce populations in the United States. Rural data is rarely centralized, precluding comparability across regions, and no significant studies have studied this population at scale. The purpose of this study is to present findings from the National COVID Cohort Collaborative (N...
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Background COVID-19 disproportionally affects pregnant women and their newborn, yet little is known about the variables that modulate the maternal-fetal immune response to infection. Methods We prospectively studied socioeconomic, biologic and clinical factors affecting humoral immunity in 87 unvaccinated pregnant women admitted to hospital in the...
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Epidemic Models of the Onset of Social Activities (EMOSA) describe behaviors that spread through social networks. Two social influence methods are represented, social contagion (one‐to‐one spread) and general diffusion (spread through cultural channels). Past models explain problem behaviors—smoking, drinking, sexuality, and delinquency. We provide...
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IMPORTANCE: Rural communities are among the most underserved and resource-scarce populations in the United States (US), yet there are limited data on COVID-19 mortality in rural America. Furthermore, rural data are rarely centralized, precluding comparability across urban and rural regions. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to assess hospital...
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In 1918, Fisher suggested that his research team had consistently found inflated cousin correlations. He also commented that because a cousin sample with minimal selection bias was not available the cause of the inflation could not be addressed, leaving this inflation as a challenge still to be solved. In the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (...
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Background Substantial research is dedicated to understanding the aging-related dynamics among individual differences in level, change, and variation across physical and cognitive abilities. Evaluating replicability and synthesizing these findings has been limited by differences in measurements and samples, and by study design and statistical analy...
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Beginning parenting programs in the prenatal and early postnatal periods have a large potential for impact on later child and maternal outcomes. Home-based parenting programs, such as the Nurse Family Partnership (NFP), have been established to help address this need. Program reach and impact is dependent on successful engagement of expecting mothe...
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The potential for modern coalfield methanogenesis was assessed using formation water from the Illinois Basin, Powder River Basin, and Cook Inlet gas field as inocula for nutrient-replete incubations amended with C1-C5 fatty acids as presumed intermediates formed during anaerobic coal biodegradation. Instead of the expected rapid mineralization of t...
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The National Longitudinal Survey of Youth datasets (NLSY79; NLSY-Children/Young Adults; NLSY97) have extensive family pedigree information contained within them. These data sources are based on probability sampling, a longitudinal design, and a cross-generational and within-family data structure, with hundreds of phenotypes relevant to behavior gen...
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Better understanding risk factors for the development of adolescent emotional and behavioral problems can help with intervention and prevention efforts. Previous studies have found that an early menarcheal age predicts several adolescent problems, including depressive symptoms, delinquency, and early age at first intercourse. Few studies, neverthel...
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According to the compensation model of aggression (Staub, 1989), some people bully to defend against their own feelings of weakness and vulnerability. Classmates and teachers rated a sample of American sixth graders in terms of trait: defensiveness (i.e., defensive egotism), self-esteem, bullying, and related behaviors. Consistent with the model, s...
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Many data structures, particularly time series data, are naturally seasonal, cyclical, or otherwise circular. Past graphical methods for time series have focused on linear plots. In this article, we move graphical analysis onto the circle. We focus on 2 particular methods, one old and one new. Rose diagrams are circular histograms and can be produc...
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A powerful longitudinal data source, the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth Children data, allows measurement of behavior problems (BP) within a developmental perspective linking them to menarcheal timing (MT). In a preliminary analysis, we evaluate the bivariate relationships between BP measured at different developmental periods and the timing...
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Understanding the impact of clinical findings in discriminating between possible causes of a patient's presentation is essential in clinical judgment. A balance beam is a natural physical analogue that can accurately represent the combination of several pieces of evidence with varying ability to discriminate between disease hypotheses. Calculation...
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We describe a balance beam aid for instruction in diagnosis (BBAID) and demonstrate its potential use in supplementing the training of medical students to diagnose acute chest pain. We suggest the BBAID helps students understand the process of diagnosis because the impact of tokens (weights and helium balloons) attached to a beam at different dista...
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The microbial metabolism of hydrocarbons is increasingly associated with the corrosion of carbon steel in sulfate-rich marine waters. However, how such transformations influence metal biocorrosion in the absence of an electron acceptor is not fully recognized. We grew a marine alkane-utilizing, sulfate-reducing bacterium, Desulfoglaeba alkanexedens...
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In this trial, we compared Child Protective Services (CPS) recidivism outcomes between the home-based SafeCare (SC) model for child neglect and comparable home-based services, but without SC modules, for parents in the CPS system across 2 quality control strategies: coached (C) and uncoached implementation. SC is a home-based behavioral skills trai...
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Frequently a researcher is interested in a theoretical distribution or characteristics of that distribution, such as its mean, standard deviation, or 2.5 and 97.5 percentiles. One hundred or even 50 years ago, we were restricted practically by computing limitations to theoretical distributions that are described by an explicit equation, such as the...
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The soil microbiome is responsible for mediating key ecological processes; however, little is known about its sensitivity to climate change. Observed increases in global temperatures and alteration to rainfall patterns, due to anthropogenic release of greenhouse gases, will likely have a strong influence on soil microbial communities and ultimately...
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Resampling is a statistical approach that relies on empirical analysis, based on the observed data, instead of asymptotic and parametric theory. The goal of resampling is to make an inferential decision, which is the same goal as that of a parametric statistical test such as the conventional t or ANOVA. The difference is in how the goal is achieved...
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Individuals performing an experimental cognitive task have a choice whether to favor accuracy, speed, or weight them both equally. Models of speed/ accuracy tradeoff have been proposed in the assessment literature (van der Linden, 2007) and experimental literature (Ratcliff & Rouder, 1998). However, these models do not estimate individual differenc...
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This article proposes 2 new approaches to test a nonzero population correlation (rho): the hypothesis-imposed univariate sampling bootstrap (HI) and the observed-imposed univariate sampling bootstrap (OI). The authors simulated correlated populations with various combinations of normal and skewed variates. With alpha set=.05, N> or =10, and rho< or...
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The purposes of this study were as follows: (1) to determine whether physical performance, quality of life, and dyspnea with activities of daily living improved following both short-term and long-term pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) across multiple hospital outpatient programs; (2) to examine the differences in these parameters between men and women;...
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The purposes of this study were (1). to determine if six-minute walk (6MW) performance improved after short-term cardiac rehabilitation (CR) across multiple outpatient programs; (2). to examine differences in 6MW performance by patient age, sex, and race; and (3). to determine what relationships existed, if any, between 6MW performance and subscale...
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Quality of life (QOL) is an important health-related outcome measure in patients with cardiovascular disease. The North Carolina Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Association (NCCRA) is a coalition of 72 state-certified, multidisciplinary cardiac rehabilitation (CR) programs. In 1997, the NCCRA Executive Board and Research Committee agreed to collect...

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Our research team has spent over 20 years developing kinship links to genetically inform biometrical modeling. See https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10519-016-9785-3