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Summer Frank Pearce

Assistant Professor of Research in Biostatistics Department

Summer Frank-Pearce, Ph.D.

Contact Information

Phone: (405) 271-8001, x31196 

Office: Hudson College of Public Health

801 Northeast 13th Street, Room 338 

Post Office Box 26901 

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73126-0901 






  • PhD, Biostatistics, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 2016 
  • MPH, Biostatistics, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 2008 
  • BS, Zoology, University of Oklahoma, 2000 



  • Assistant Professor of Research in Biostatistics, Department of Biostatistics and Biostatistics, Hudson College of Public Health, OUHSC, 2017–present 


  • BSE 5163 Biostatistics Methods I 


Research Interests: 

  • Tobacco 
  • Multilevel/mixed model methods 
  • Longitudinal data analysis 
  • Missing data problems 
  • Smartphone based smoking cessation interventions 
  • Automated mobile contingency management for smoking cessation 
  • Reducing sedentary time in favor of physical activity in adolescents 
  • Using partner referral to increase HPV vaccine uptake 
  • Missing data problems in tobacco cessation studies 
  • Analysis of binary outcomes in the presence of time varying covariates 


Link to Dr. Frank-Pearce's current publications

Select publications:

  1. Bui, Thanh; Sopheab, Heng; Businelle, Michael; Chhea, Chhorvann; Ly, Sun; Vidrine, Jennifer; Thol, Dawin; Frank-Pearce, Summer; Vidrine, Damon. Mobile-health intervention for smoking cessation among Cambodian people living with HIV: A mixed-methods pilot study [published online ahead of print, 2021 Mar 10]. AIDS Care. 2021:1-10. doi:10.1080/09540121.2021.1887443 
  1. Stevens, Elise; Hébert, Emily; Keller-Hamilton, Brittney; Frank-Pearce, Summer; Tackett, Alayna; Leshner, Glenn; Wagener, Theodore. Associations Between Exposure to The Real Cost Campaign, Pro-Tobacco Advertisements, and Tobacco Use Among Youth in the U.S. Am J Prev Med. 2021;60(5):706-710. doi:10.1016/j.amepre.2020.11.006 
  1. Vidrine, Damon; Frank-Pearce, Summer; Vidrine, Jennifer; Tahay, Patricia; Marani, Salma; Chen, Sixia; Yuan, Ying; Cantor, Scott; Prokhorov, Alexander. Efficacy of Mobile Phone-Delivered Smoking Cessation Interventions for Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Individuals: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(2):167-174. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.5713 
  1. Waters, Aaron; Businelle, Michael; Frank, Summer; Hebert, Emily; Kendzor, Darla. Understanding the link between contingency management and smoking cessation: The roles of sex and self-efficacy. Addict Behav. 2018;84:99-105. doi:10.1016/j.addbeh.2018.03.018 
  1. Businelle, Michael; Ma, Ping; Kendzor, Darla; Frank, Summer; Vidrine, Damon; Wetter, David. An Ecological Momentary Intervention for Smoking Cessation: Evaluation of Feasibility and Effectiveness. J Med Internet Res. 2016;18(12):e321. doi:10.2196/jmir.6058