Department of Biostatistics
University of Nebraska Medical Center
College of Public Health
- 2016–Present, Statistician, University of Nebraska Medical Center
- 2014–2018, Data Analyst/Graduate Assistant, Nebraska Coalition for Patient Safety (part-time)
- 2012–2013, Adjust Instructor, College of Saint Mary (part-time)
- 2009–2014, Research Associate/Technician, Creighton University
- Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Science, University of Nebraska Omaha, 2019
- MPH, Biostatistics, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 2016
- MA, Psychobiology, University of Nebraska Omaha, 2010
- BS, Psychology, Iowa State University, 2006
I am interested in working on quality improvement and clinical research projects, which I do often through the Graduate Medical Education Research Collaborative. I also like analyzing electronic medical records data and helping researchers create and disseminate surveys. I enjoy data visualization, particularly with the use of geographic information science (GIS) software, where I can create maps to help investigators tell a story using their spatial data. I also like teaching material on the topics of GIS, structured query language (SQL), and SAS programming.
Weaver MS, Chana T, Fisher D, Fost H, Hawley B, James K, Lindley LC, Samson K, Smith SM, Ware A, Torkildson C. State of the Service: Pediatric Palliative and Hospice Community-Based Service Coverage in the United States. J Palliat Med. 2023 Jun 13. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2023.0204. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37311177.
Datta P, Eiland L, Samson K, Donovan A, Anzalone AJ, McAdam-Marx C. Telemedicine and health access inequalities during the COVID-19 pandemic. J Glob Health. 2022 Dec 3; 12:05051. PMID: 36462207; PMCID: PMC9718446.
Killeen AC, Krell LE, Bertels M, Christiansen MM, Anderson L, Hattervig RL, Samson KK, Wang D, Reinhardt RA. Effect of locally applied simvastatin on clinical attachment level and alveolar bone in periodontal maintenance patients: A randomized clinical trial. J Periodontol. 2022 Nov;93(11):1682-1690. PMID: 35622060.
Fallahtafti F, Gonabadi AM, Samson K, Yentes JM. Margin of Stability May Be Larger and Less Variable during Treadmill Walking Versus Overground. Biomechanics (Basel). 2021 Jun;1(1):118-130. PMID: 34414390.
Wang LL, Samson KK, Boyle SL. Validated Models to Estimate Probability of Dialysis After Nephrectomy and Partial Nephrectomy. JAMA Surg. 2021 Jul 7:e212331. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2021.2331. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34232262; PMCID: PMC8264755.
Samson, KK, Smith, LM, Shostrom, V, Gold, JP, Are, C. Establishing an Institution-Wide Graduate Medical Education Research Collaborative to Promote Scholarly Activities among House Officers. Graduate Medical Education Research Journal. 2020 Sep 29; 2(1).
Antoniak DT, Benes BJ, Hartman CW, Vokoun CW, Samson KK, Shiffermiller JF. Impact of Chronic Kidney Disease in Older Adults Undergoing Hip or Knee Arthroplasty: A Large Database Study. J Arthroplasty. 2020;35(5):1214-1221.e5. doi:10.1016/j.arth.2019.12.040
Antoniak D, Are C, Vokoun C, Samson K, Smith L, Shiffermiller J. The Relationship Between Age and Chronic Kidney Disease in Patients Undergoing Pancreatic Resection. J Gastrointest Surg. 2018 Apr 5.
Taraschenko O, Pedavally S, Samson KK, Puccioni MJ, Madhavan D. Anterior corpus callosotomy in patients with drug-resistant epilepsy: Invasive EEG findings and seizure outcomes. Epilepsy & Behavior Case Reports. 2017 Dec 8.
Samson KK, Haynatzki G, Soliman AS, Valerianova Z. Temporal changes in the cervical cancer burden in Bulgaria: Implications for eastern european countries going through transition. Cancer Epidemiol. 2016 Oct;44:154-160.
Omelian JM, Samson KK, Sollars SI. Chronic Oral Capsaicin Exposure During Development Leads to Adult Rats with Reduced Taste Bud Volumes. Chemosensory Perception. 2016 Sep 1;9(3):95-104.
Simeone TA, Matthews SA, Samson KK, Simeone KA. Regulation of brain PPARgamma2 contributes to ketogenic diet anti-seizure efficacy. Exp Neurol. 2016 Aug 12. PubMed PMID: 27527983.
Simeone TA, Samson KK, Matthews SA, Simeone KA. In vivo ketogenic diet treatment attenuates pathologic sharp waves and high frequency oscillations in in vitro hippocampal slices from epileptic Kv1.1α knockout mice. Epilepsia. 2014 May;55(5):e44-49.
Simeone TA, Simeone KA, Samson KK, Kim do Y, Rho JM. Loss of the Kv1.1 potassium channel promotes pathologic sharp waves and high frequency oscillations in in vitro hippocampal slices. Neurobiol Dis. 2013 Jun; 54:68-81.