1992-93 Graduate Research Assistant, Gazi University, Ankara

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Yucel, Recai Murat
Assistant Professor of Biostatistics
EDUCATION/TRAINING (Begin with baccalaureate or other initial professional education, such as nursing, and include postdoctoral training.)
Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey
The Pennsylvania State University
The Pennsylvania State University
Harvard University
(if applicable)
Statistics and Health
Care Policy
NOTE: The Biographical Sketch may not exceed four pages. Items A and B (together) may not exceed two of
the four-page limit. Follow the formats and instructions on the attached sample.
A. Positions and Honors. List in chronological order previous positions, concluding with your present position. List
any honors. Include present membership on any Federal Government public advisory committee.
Positions and Employment
Graduate Research Assistant, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey
Teaching Assistant, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey
Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Statistics, Pennsylvania State University
Research Assistant, National Institutes of Health
Research Assistant, Center for the Study of Prevention through Innovative Methodology,
Pennsylvania State University
Co-Instructor, Department of Statistics, The Pennsylvania State University
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Statistics, Department of Health Care Policy,
Harvard Medical School
Instructor in Medicine (Health Policy), Harvard Medical School (Massachusetts General
2004- 2008 Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
2008- present Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, University at Albany, SUNY, Albany
Graduated with honors, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey
Scholarship for graduate study in the United States, Council of Higher Education, Turkey
Travel grant, Pennsylvania State University, Department of Statistics
Postdoctoral fellowship in Statistics, Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical
Elected as a 2002-2003 Fellow under American Statistical Association and National Center
For Health Statistics Fellowship Program
Nominated to run for an office within American Statistical Association as Program Chair Elect to
the Section Health Policy
B. Selected peer-reviewed publications (in chronological order). Do not include publications submitted or in
1. Yucel RM, Schafer JL. 2002, Computational strategies for multivariate linear-mixed models with missing
values. Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics, Volume 11, Number 2, 437-457.
2. Campbell E.G., Weissman J.S., Clarridge B., Yucel R.M., Causino N., Blumenthal D. 2003;
Characteristics of faculty serving on IRBs: Results of a national survey of medical school faculty.
Academic Medicine, Volume 78, 831-836.
3. Weissman, J.S., Moy, E., Campbell, E.G., Gokhale, M., Yucel, R.M., Blumenthal, D. 2003; Limits to safety
net: Teaching hospital faculty report on their patients’ access to care. Health Affairs, Volume 22, Number 6,
4. Calvin, C., Yucel, R.M., Zanutto, E., Zaslavsky, A.M. 2005, Using matched substitutes to improve
imputations for geographically linked databases. Survey Methodology, Volume 31, Number 1, 69-72.
5. Yucel RM, Zaslavsky AM. 2005, Imputation of binary responses with measurement error for treatments in
health services data. Journal of the American Statistical Association, Volume 100, No. 472, 1123-1132.
6. Kuhlthau, K.A., Hill, K.S., Yucel, R.M., Perrin, J.M. 2005, Financial burden for families of children
with special health care needs. Maternal and Child Health Journal, Volume 9, Number 2, 207-218.
7. Vogeli, C., Yucel, R.M., Bendavid, E., Jones, L.M., Anderson, M.S., Louis, K.S., Campbell, E.G. 2006,
Data withholding and the next generation scientists: results of a national survey. Academic Medicine,
Volume 81, Issue 2, 128-136.
8. Zheng, H., Yucel, R.M., Ayanian, J.Z., Zaslavsky, A.M. 2006, Profiling Providers on Use of Adjuvant
Chemotherapy by Combining Cancer Registry and Medical Record Data. Medical Care, Volume 44, Issue1,
9. Blumenthal, D., Campbell, E.G., Gokhale, M., Yucel, R.M., Clarridge, B., Hilgartner, S., Holtzman, N.A.
2006, Data withholding in genetics and the other life sciences: prevalence and predictors. Academic
Medicine, Volume 81, Issue 2, 137--145.
10. Hill, K., Freeman, L., Yucel, R.M., Kuhlthau, K. 2007, Unmet need among children with special care needs
in Massachusetts: A family driven process. Maternal and Child Health Journal. DOI: 10.1007/s10995-0070283-3
11. Li, Xiaohong; Foulkes, Andrea S.; Yucel, Recai M.; and Rich, Stephen M. 2007, An Expectation
Maximization Approach to Estimate Malaria Haplotype Frequencies in Multiply Infected Children,
Statistical Applications in Genetics and Molecular Biology: Vol. 6 : Iss. 1, Article 33.
12. Gnanasekaran, S.K., Boudreau, A.A., Soobader, M., Yucel, R.M., Hill, K. and Kuhlthau, K. 2007, State
policy environment and delayed or forgone care among children with special health care needs. Maternal and
Child Health Journal. DOI: 10.1007/s10995-007-0296-y
13. Tang, M., Hill, K.S., Yucel, R.M., Perrin, J.M., Kuhlthau, K.A. 2008, Medicaid Managed Care and the
Unmet Need for Mental Health Care among Children with Special Health Care Needs. Health Services
Research. DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-6773.2007.00811.x
14. Kim, M., Betancourt, J., Ayanian, J., Zaslavsky, A.M., Yucel, R.M.,Weissman, J.S. 2008, Disparities in
access to care and use of preventive clinical services by hispanics: An analysis of state-based variations.
Forthcoming in Medical Care.
15. Kuhlthau, K., Hill, K., Fluet, C., Meara, E., Yucel, R.M. 2008, Correlates of Therapy Use and Expenditures
in Children in the United States. Forthcoming in Developmental Neurorehabilitation.
16. Demirtas, H., Freels, S.A., Yucel, R.M. 2008, The plausibility of multivariate normality assumption when
multiply imputing non-Gaussian continuous outcomes: A simulation assessment. Journal of Statistical
Computation and Simulation, Volume 78, Issue 1, 69-84.
17. Yucel, R.M., Yulei, He and Zaslavsky, A.M. 2008, Using calibration to improve rounding in multiple
imputation. Forthcoming in The American Statistician.
18. Foulkes, A.S., Yucel, R.M., and Li, X. 2008, Mixed modelling with ambiguous clusters: A likelihood-based
approach. Forthcoming in Biostatistics.
19. Foulkes, A.S., Yucel, R.M., Reilly, M.P. 2008, Mixed modeling and multiple imputation for unobservable
genotype clusters. Forthcoming in Statistics in Medicine.
20. Yulei, H., Yucel, R.M. and Zaslavsky A.M. 2008, Misreporting, Missing Data, and Multiple Imputation:
Improving Accuracy of Cancer Registry Databases. Invited editorial for the health policy section in Chance.
21. Yucel, R.M. 2008, Multiple imputation inference from multivariate multilevel continuous data with
ignorable nonresponse. Forthcoming in Philosophical Transacations of the Royal Society, Series A.
2. Research Support. List selected ongoing or completed (during the last three years) research projects (federal
and non-federal support). Begin with the projects that are most relevant to the research proposed in this
application. Briefly indicate the overall goals of the projects and your role (e.g. PI, Co-Investigator, Consultant)
in the research project. Do not list award amounts or percent effort in projects.
1. American Statistical Association and National Center for Health Statistics Research Fellow award. “Model-based
approaches to item imputation in complex surveys and censuses”. Recai M. Yucel (Principal Investigator), 2003-2003.
2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “The Public health of caregiving and disability”. Karen Kuhlthau (PI),
James M. Perrin (Investigator), Recai M. Yucel (Investigator).
3. National Science Foundation. “Private Sector Workplace Equal Employment Opportunity Progress 1966-2004”
Don Tomaskevic-Devey, Ph.D. (PI), Kevin Stainback, Ph.D. (Co-PI), Recai M. Yucel (Co-PI).
4. National Institute of Health ``Mixed Models for Finite Populations'' Edward Stanek, Ph.D. (PI), Julio Singer, Ph.D.
(Co-PI), Recai M. Yucel,Ph.D. (Co-PI).