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Martina Pavlicova

Associate Professor of Biostatistics at CUMC
Department of Biostatistics
Mailman School of Public Health

phone: (212) 305-9405
fax: (212) 305-9408
e-mail: mp2370 "at" columbia "dot" edu
address: Department of Biostatistics, Room 635, 722 West 168th Street, New York, NY 10032

Martina (full CV) has a M.S. in Econometrics from the Charles University in Prague (Czech Republic), and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Statistics from The Ohio State University in 2004. She has been an Assistant Professor at Columbia University since 2004. Her research interests include spatial statistics, statistical issues when analyzing functional magnetic resonance imaging, multiple comparison problems, clinical trials, generalized longitudal mixed effect statistical models, zero-inflated models, analysis of categorical data. She is also interested in new methods of teaching statistics and biostatistics and developing new teaching approaches for non-statistics master and Ph.D students. Currently, Dr. Pavlicova serves as senior biostatistican on several clinical trials in psychiatry.

She is member of the Organization of Human Brain Mapping and of the American Statistical Association where she is currently serving as Council of Section Representative for Statistics in Epidemiology.

In 2010, Martina has been selected as a Fellow of Glenda Garvey Teaching Academy and at the same year was awarded an inaugural Early Career Teaching Award for her consistently high ratings and students accolades. In 2012, she has been granted membership in ASPH/Pfizer Public Health Academy of Distinguished Teachers.

Peer-reviewed Publications: H-index = 10
  1. Borckardt JJ, Nahas ZH, Teal J, Lisanby SH, McDonald W, Avery D, Durkalski V, Pavlicova M, Long J, Sackeim HA, George MS (2013). "The Painfulness of Active, but not Sham, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Decreases Rapidly Over Time: REsults From the Double_Blind Phase of the OPT-TMS Trial." Brain Stimulation. In Press.
  2. Raby WN, SanFilippo L, Pavlicova M, Carpenter KM, Glass A, Onyemekwo C, Roginek E, Nunes EV (2013). " Dysregulation of Diurnal Cortisol Secretion Affects Abstinence Induction During a Lead-in Period of a Clinical Trial for Depressed Cocaine-Dependent Patients. " American Journal of Addiction .In press (Early View).
  3. Levin FR, Mariani J, Brooks DJ, Pavlicova M, Nunes EV, Agosti V, Bisaga A, Sullivan MA, Carpenter KM (2013). " A Randomized Double-blind, Placebo controlled Trial of Venlafaxine-Extended Relaease for Cooccuring Cannabis Dependence and Depressive Disorders." Addiction . 108(6): 1084-94.
  4. Hasin Ds, Aharonovich E, O'Leary A, Greenshein E, Pavlicova M, Arunajadai S, Waxman R, Wainberg M, Helzer J, Johnston B (2013). " Reducing Heavy Drinking in HIV Primary Care: A Randomized Trial of Brief Intervention, with and without Technological Enhancement." Addiction . 108(7):1230-40.
  5. Herron AJ, Mariani JJ, Pavlicova M, Parinello CM, Bold KW, Levin FR, Nunes EV, Sullivan MA, Raby WN, Bisaga A (2013). " Assessment of Riboflavin as a Tracer Substance: Comparison of a Qualitative to a Quantitative Method of Riboflavin Measurement." Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 128(1-2): 77-82.
  6. Dakwar E, Mahony A, Pavlicova M, Glass A, Brooks D, Mariani JJ, Grabowski J, Levin FR (2012). ""The Utility of ADHD Screening Instruments in Individuals Seeking Treatment for Substance Use Disorders."Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. 73(11):e1372-8.
  7. Campbell ANC, Tross S, Hu MC, Pavlicova M, Nunes EV (2012). "Predictors of Relationship Power among Drug-involved Women." AIDS & Behavior. 16(6): 1532-1541.
  8. Mantovani A, Pavlicova M, Avery D, Nahas Z, McDonald W, Wajdik Ch, Holtzheimer P, George M, Sackeim H (2012). "Long-Term Efficacy of Repeated Daily Prefrontal Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) in Treatment-Resistant Depression." Depression and Anxiety. 29(10):883-90.
  9. Mariani JJ, Pavlicova M, Bisaga A, Nunes EV, Brooks DJ, Levin FR (2012). "A randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial of Extended Release Mixed Amphetamine Salts and Topiramate for Cocaine Dependence." Biological Psychiatry. 72(11):950-6.
  10. Fallon BA, Harper KM, Landa A, Pavlicova M, Schneier FR, Carson A, Harding K, Keegan K, Schwartz T, Liebowitz MR (2012). "Personality Disorders in Hypochondriasis: Prevalence and comparison with two anxiety disorders." Psychosomatics. 53(6):566-74.
  11. Schneier FR, Neria Y, Pavlicova M, Hembree E, Suh EJ, Amsel L, Marshall RD (2012). "Combined Prolonged Exposure Therapy and Paroxetine for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Related to the World Trade Center Attacks: A randomized Controlled Trial." American Journal of Psychiatry 169(1): 80-88.
  12. McDonald WM, Durkalski V, Ball E, Holtzheimer PE, Pavlicova M, Lisanby SH, Avery D, Anderson BS, Nahas Z, Zarkowski P, Sackeim HA, George MS (2011). "Improving the antidepressant efficacy of transcranial magnetic stimulation: Maximizing the number of stimulations: maximizing the number of stimulations and treatment location in treatment-resistant depression." Depression and Anxiety. 28(11): 973-980.
  13. Nunes E, Pavlicova M, Hu M, Campbell A, Miele G, Hien D, Klein D (2011). "Baseline matters: The importance of covariation for baseline severity in the analysis of clinical trials." American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse 37(5): 446-452.
  14. Hu M, Pavlicova M, Nunes E (2011). "Zero-Inflated and Hurdle Models of Count Data with Extra Zeros: Examples from an HIV-Risk Reduction Intervention Trial." American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse 37 (5): 367-375.
  15. Schweitzer PJ, Zafar U, Pavlicova M, Fallon B (2011). "Long-term Follow-up of Hypochondriasis After Treatment with an SSRI." Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology 31(3): 365-368.
  16. Levin FR, Mariani JJ, Brooks DJ, Pavlicova M, Cheng W, Nunes E (2011). "Dronabinol for the Treatment of Cannabis Dependence: A randomized, Double- Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial." Drug and Alcohol Dependence 116(1-3): 142-150.
  17. Campbell A, Tross S, Hu M, Pavlicova M, Kenney J, Nunes E (2011). "Female Condom Skill and Attitude: Results from a NIDA Clinical Trials Network HIV Risk Reduction Study with Women in Substance Abuse Treatment." AIDS Education and Prevention 23(4): 329-340.
  18. George MS, Lisanby SH, Avery D, McDonald WM, Durkalski V, Pavlicova M, Anderson B, Nahas Z, Bolow P, Zarkowski P, Holtzheimer P, Schwartz T, Sackeim HA (2010). "Daily Left Prefrontal Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Therapy for Major Depressive Disorder: A Sham-Controlled Randomized Trial." Arch Gen Psychiatry 67(5): 507-516.
  19. Campbell ANC, Tross S, Dworkin S, Hu M, Manuel J, Pavlicova M, Nunes EV (2009). "Relationship Power and Sexual Risk among Women in Community-based Substance Abuse Treatment." Journal of Urban Health 86(6): 951-964.
  20. Tross S, Hanner J, Hu M, Pavlicova M, Campbell ANC, Nunes, EV (2009). "Substance Use and High Risk Sexual Behaviors among Women in Psychosocial Outpatient and Methadone Maintenance Treatment Programs." American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse 35 (5): 368 – 374.
  21. Cohen LR, Tross S, Pavlicova M, Hu M, Campbell ANC, Nunes EV (2009). "Substance Use, Childhood Sexual Abuse and Sexual Risk Behavior among Women in Methadone Treatment." American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse 35 (5): 305–310.
  22. Zarkowski P, Navarro R, Pavlicova M, George MS, Avery D (2009). "The Effect of Daily Prefrontal Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation over Several Weeks on Resting Motor Threshold." Brain Stimulations Basic, Translational, and Clinical Research in Neuromodulation 2 (3): 163-167.
  23. Tross S, Campbell ANC, Cohen LR, Calsyn D, Pavlicova M, Miele G, Haynes L, Nugent N, Hu MC, Gan W, Hatch-Maillette M, Mandler R, McLaughlin P, El-Bassel N, Crits-Christoph P, Nunes EV (2008). "Effectiveness of HIV/STD Sexual Risk Reduction Groups for Women in Substance Abuse Treatment Programs: Results of NIDA Clinical Trials Network Trial." Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes 48 (5): 581-589.
  24. Pavlicova M, Santner TJ, Cressie N (2008). "Detecting Signals in FMRI Data Using Powerful FDR Procedures." Statistics and Its Interface 1 (1): 23-33.
  25. Mikl M, Marecek R, Hlustik P, Pavlicova M, Drastich A, Chlebus P, Brazdil M, Krupa P (2008). "Effects of spatial smoothing on fMRI group inferences." Magnetic Resonance Imaging 26 (4): 490-503.
  26. Heverhagen JT, Reitz I, Pavlicova M, Levine AL, Klose KJ, Wagner HJ (2007). "The impact of the dosage of intravenous gadolinium-chelates on the vascular signal intensity in MR angiography." European Radiology 17(3): 626-637.
  27. Fernandez FA, Schmidt JM, Claassen J, Pavlicova M, Huddleston D, Kreiter KT, Ostapkovich ND, Kowalski RG, Parra A, Sander CE, Mayer SA (2007). "Fever after subarachnoid hemorrhage: Risk factors and impact on outcome." Neurology 68 (13): 1013-1019.
  28. Pavlicova M, Cressie N, Santner TJ (2006). "Testing for activation in data from FMRI experiments." Journal of Data Science 4 (3): 275-289.
  29. McConnell PI, Del Rio CL, Jacoby DB, Pavlicova M, Kviatkowski P, Zawadzka A, Dinsmore JH, AstraL, Wisel S, Michler RE (2005). "Correlation of Autologous Skeletal Myoblast Survival with Changes in Left Ventricular Remodeling in Dilated Ischemic Heart Failure." Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 130(4): 1001.e1-1001.e12.
  30. Cressie N, Pavlicova M (2004). "Lognormal kriging: Bias adjustment and kriging variances." O. Lenangthong and C. V. Deutsch, eds., Geostatistics Banff, Springer, Dordrecht: 1027-1036.
  31. Cressie N, and Pavlicova M (2002). "Calibrated Spatial Moving Average Simulations." Statistical Modelling, 2: 267-280.