Joseph E Cavanaugh

Professor of Biostatistics, College of Public Health
Professor of Statistics and Actuarial Science, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Contact Information

Primary Office: N312 CPHB
319-384-1602

Areas of Research Interest

  • Dentistry: Area of Applied Interdisciplinary Research Interest
  • Epidemiology: Area of Applied Interdisciplinary Research Interest
  • Infectious Diseases: Ares of Applied Interdisciplinary Research Interest
  • Injury Prevention: Area of Applied Interdisciplinary Research Interest
  • Model Selection: Area of Methodological Disciplinary Research Interest
  • Modeling Diagnostics: Area of Methodological Disciplinary Research Interest
  • State-Space Models: Area of Methodological Disciplinary Research Interest
  • Time Series Analysis: Area of Methodological Disciplinary Research Interest

Selected Publications

  • Peek-Asa, C., Reyes, M. L., Hamann, C. J., Butcher, B. D. & Cavanaugh, J. E. (2019). A randomized trial to test the impact of parent communication on improving in-vehicle feedback systems. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 131, 63-69. PMID: 31233996.
  • Carter, K. D., Cavanaugh, J. E. (In Press). Best-subset model selection based on multitudinal assessments of likelihood improvements. Journal of Applied Statistics. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/02664763.2019.1645097.
  • Peterson, R. A., Cavanaugh, J. E. (In Press). Ordered quantile normalization: A semiparametric transformation built for the cross-validation era. Journal of Applied Statistics. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/02664763.2019.1630372..
  • Singh, S., Hornick, D., Fedler, J., Launspach, K. L., Teresi, M. E., Santacroce, T. R., Cavanaugh, J. E., Horan, R., Nelson, G., Starner, T. D., Zabner, J. & Durairaj, L. (2019). Randomized controlled study of airosolized hypertonic xylitol versus hypertonic saline in hospitalized patients with pulmonary exacerbation of cystic fibrosis. Journal of Cystic Fibrosis, pii: S1569-1993(19)30821-5. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 31327670.
  • Peterson, R. A., Cavanaugh, J. E. (2019). Discussion of "Prior-based Bayesian information criterion (PBIC)," by M.J. Bayarria, J.O. Berger, W. Jang, S. Ray, L.R. Pericchi and I. Visser. (Vols. 3). pp. 32-34. Statistical Theory and Related Fields. DOI: 10.1080/24754269.2019.1611145).
  • Ranapurwala, S. I., Cavanaugh, J. E., Young, T., Wu, H., Peek-Asa, C. & Ramirez, M. R. (2019). Public health application of predictive modeling: An example from farm vehicle crashes. Injury Epidemiology, 6, 31. PMID: 31240171.
  • Cavanaugh, J. E., Neath, A. A. (2019). The Akaike information criterion: Background, derivation, properties, application, interpretation, and refinements. WIREs Computational Statistics, 11, e1460. DOI: 10.1002/wics.1460.
  • Flores, J. E., Cavanaugh, J. E. (2018). Partial Likelihood. (Updated from an original article by D. Harrington). pp. 1-3. Wiley, Hoboken, New Jersey: Wiley StatsRef: Statistics Reference Online. DOI: 10.1002/9781118445112.stat05932.pub2).
  • Barr, J. R., Cavanaugh, J. E. (2018). Forensics: Assessing model goodness - A machine learning view. (Vols. 2). (1850015), pp. 1-7. World Scientific, Singapore: Encyclopedia with Semantic Computing and Robotic Intelligence. DOI: 10.1142/S2529737618500156.

Selected Grants and Contracts

  • Cavanaugh, Joseph E (Principal Investigator) Grant Anti-bullying Laws and Youth Violence in the United States. Sponsored by University of Minnesota/CDC. Funded. September 1, 2017 - August 31, 2020.
  • Peek-Asa, Corinne (Principal Investigator), Cavanaugh, Joseph E. (Co-Investigator) Grant Iowa Injury Prevention Research Center. Sponsored by Centers for Disease Control. Funded. August 1, 2012 - July 31, 2019.
  • Zamba, Gideon (Principal Investigator), Cavanaugh, Joseph (Co-Investigator) Contract Iowa Summer Institute for Research Education in Biostatistics. Sponsored by National Institutes of Health. Funded. February 15, 2016 - January 31, 2019.
  • Peek-Asa, Corinne (Principal Investigator), Cavanaugh, Joseph E. (Co-Investigator) Grant iCREATE: Increasing Capacity in Research in Eastern Europe. Sponsored by National Institutes of Health. Funded. May 26, 2005 - August 31, 2021.
  • Heimer, Karen (Principal Investigator), Cavanaugh, Joseph E (Statistician) Grant Link for Schools: A System to Prevent Violence and its Adverse Impacts. Sponsored by US Department of Justice. Funded. January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2020.
  • Winokur, Patricia (Principal Investigator), Cavanaugh, Joseph E (Statistician) Grant University of Iowa Clinical and Translational Science Award. Sponsored by National Institutes of Health. Funded. March 30, 2018 - February 28, 2023.
  • Casteel, Carri (Principal Investigator), Cavanaugh, Joseph E (Statistician) Grant Implementation of a Medication Care Plan to Reduce Unintentional Injury among Rural Older Adults. Sponsored by Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. Funded. September 30, 2018 - September 29, 2022.
Last Modified Date: October 11, 2019