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Barbara Neas

David Ross Boyd Professor

Barbara Neas, Ph.D.

Contact Information

Phone: (405) 271-2229, x48067

Office: Hudson College of Public Health

801 Northeast 13th Street, Room 310

Post Office Box 26901

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73104






  • Ph.D., Biostatistics, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK, 1991.
  • M.S.,Zoology,University of Oklahoma, Norman, Ok, 1966.
  • B.S., Biology, Panhandle State University, Goodwell, Ok, 1963.



  • Professor, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, 2003- present
  • Director, Bioinformatics and Data Management Center, 2002-2008
  • Director, Statistical and Epidemiological Practice, Research, and Training Laboratory, 2002-2008
  • Associate Professor, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, 1997-2003
  • Director, Health Agency Training Program, 1999-present


Research Interests:

  • Categorical data methodology, particularly for repeated measures data
  • Development of Biostatistics or Epidemiologic training for public health professionals or individuals working in an Indian Health Service or tribal health facility.

Current Major Projects:

  • ADHD school-based prevalence and health risk behaviors, CDC/HRSA, Role: Biostatistician
  • The purpose of this project is to estimate the prevalence of ADHD in elementary school children in urban, suburban, and rural schools.
  • Community Preparedness and Health Protection, CDC/HRSA, Role: Biostatistician
  • The purpose of this project is to assist, advocate for and establish response plans for selected communities in developing and implementing support networks to assist families when a disaster occurs
  • The Oklahoma LEND program: Leadership Education for Health Professionals Caring for Children with Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities, provides training through course work, practicums, and research experience. Role: Biostatistician and core faculty member in Public Health and research.
  • The LEND program provides interdisciplinary training to students in 11 major health professions.
  • ONARCH Faculty Development Plan of the NARCH program of the Five Civilized Tribes (Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, and Seminole Nations). Role: P.I. and Biostatistician
  • The purpose of this program is to provide research training and mentoring for health leaders of the Five Civilized Tribes and other tribal professionals in Oklahoma.


Link to Dr. Neas's current publications

Select Publications:


  1. Morgan ML, Beebe LA, Potter S, Avery KT, Coy KS, Neas BR. Alarming prevalence of tooth decay among Oklahoma’s thirds grade children revealed by the 2003 Oklahoma Oral Health Needs Assessment. Oklahoma Dental Association Journal; May:24-26, 2005.
  2. Hasdemir C, Nayyar S, Rao AP, Acosta H, Matsudaira K, Neas BR , Reynolds DW, Po S, Lazzara R, and Beckman KJ. Analysis of Troponin I levels after Spontanepus Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Shocks. J. Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 13: 144-150. 2002.
  3. Panchal JM, Amirsheybani H, Gurwitch R, Cook VM, Francel, P, Neas BR, Levine, N.Neurodevelopment in Children with Single-Suture Craniosynostosis and Plagiocephaly without Synostosis. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. 108(6):1492-1498, November 2001.
  4. Anderson CJ, Neas BR, Uchiumi T, Stafford HA. Autoantibodies to the 20-kDa ribosomal proteins identification, characterization, and new aspects on prevalence in systemic Lupus erythematosus. Clinical Immunol. 98:249-57, 2001.
  5. Cochran-Black DL, Cowan LD, Neas BR. The relation between newborn hemoglobin F fractions and risk factors for sudden infant death syndrome. Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine. 125(2):211-7, 2001.
  6. Jupe ER, Badgett AA, Neas BR, Craft MA, Mitchell DS, Resta R, Mulvihill JJ, Aston CE, Thompson LF. Single nucleotide polymorphism in prohibitin 39 untranslated region & breast-cancer susceptibility. Lancet 357:1588-9, 2001.
  7. James JA, Neas, BR, Moser KL, Hall T, Bruner GR, Sestak AL, Harley JB. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus in Adults Is Associated With Previous Epstein-Barr Virus Exposure. Arthritis & Rheumatism. 44:1122-1126, 2001.


  1. Neas, B, Dimassi, H, Thompson, D and B Pfefferbaum. A Comparison of Three Categorical Data Analysis Methods Applied to Survey Data, Presented at the 2006 Joint Statistical Meetings, August 2006.
  2. McEwen, I, Jones, M and Neas, B. Effects of Power Wheelchairs on the Development of Children aged 14-30 Months with Severe Motor-Related Functional Limitations, Presented at the 60th annual meeting of the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM), 2006.
  3. Blankenship, D and Neas, B. Demonstration of Multivariate Analysis Techniques Using Dentistry Application Information and Their National Board Scores, Presented at the 2005 Joint Statistical Meetings, August 2005.
  4. Bursac, Z and Neas, B. Comparison of Two SAS procedures for Longitudinal Data with Evaluation of SAS Experimental Procedure MI (Multiple Imputation), Presented at the 2004 Joint Statistical Meetings, August 2004.