Abra Jeffers, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar
Cardiovascular Research Inst

Abra Jeffers, PhD, has a doctorate in Management Science & Engineering from Stanford University focusing on statistical health care methods and applications. Her dissertation was on machine learning and epidemiological methods in the study of personal risk factors of cancers of the breast and prostate. Her research can be used to guide personalized health care strategies based on risk stratification. Simultaneously with her doctoral research, she worked on evaluating the cost-effectiveness of different substance abuse therapies at the Veterans Administration.  During her CTCRE fellowship, Abra would like to statistically evaluate the health effects from the legalization of recreational cannabis. She would like to gain more experience with epidemiological methods and machine learning techniques for these purposes. 

Publications: 

Predicting Prostate Cancer Recurrence After Radical Prostatectomy.

The Prostate

Jeffers A, Sochat V, Kattan MW, Yu C, Melcon E, Yamoah K, Rebbeck TR, Whittemore AS

Breast Cancer Risk and Mammographic Density Assessed with Semiautomated and Fully Automated Methods and BI-RADS.

Radiology

Jeffers AM, Sieh W, Lipson JA, Rothstein JH, McGuire V, Whittemore AS, Rubin DL

The impact of body mass index on treatment outcomes for patients with low-intermediate risk prostate cancer.

BMC cancer

Yamoah K, Zeigler-Johnson CM, Jeffers A, Malkowicz B, Spangler E, Park JY, Whittemore A, Rebbeck TR

Cost-Effectiveness of Integrating Tobacco Cessation Into Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Treatment.

Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco

Barnett PG, Jeffers A, Smith MW, Chow BK, McFall M, Saxon AJ

Cost-effectiveness of extended cessation treatment for older smokers.

Addiction (Abingdon, England)

Barnett PG, Wong W, Jeffers A, Munoz R, Humfleet G, Hall S

Development and testing of a high-density cDNA microarray resource for cattle.

Physiological genomics

Suchyta SP, Sipkovsky S, Kruska R, Jeffers A, McNulty A, Coussens MJ, Tempelman RJ, Halgren RG, Saama PM, Bauman DE, Boisclair YR, Burton JL, Collier RJ, DePeters EJ, Ferris TA, Lucy MC, McGuire MA, Medrano JF, Overton TR, Smith TP, Smith GW, Sonstegard TS, Spain JN, Spiers DE, Yao J, Coussens PM