Summer Frank-Pearce, Ph.D.


Assistant Professor of Research in Biostatistics
Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology

Phone: (405) 271-8001, ext 31196
Office: The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
801 Northeast 13th Street, Room 338
Post Office Box 26901
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73126-0901
Research Profile:

Education and Training:

  • Ph.D. in Biostatistics, University of Oklahoma, 2016
  • MPH in Biostatistics, University of Oklahoma, 2008
  • B.S. in Zoology, University of Oklahoma, 2000

Appointments and Positions:

Assistant Professor of Research in Biostatistics, Department of Biostatistics and Biostatistics, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 2017-Present

Complete List of Publications:

Most Recent 5 Publications:

  • Piñeiro, B., Wetter, D.W., Vidrine, D. J., Hoover, D. S., Frank-Pearce, S. G., Nguyen, N., Zbikowski, S. M., Williams, M. B., & Vidrine, J. I. (2019). Quitline treatment dose predicts cessation outcomes among safety net patients linked with treatment via Ask-Advise-Connect. Prev Med Rep. 2019 Jan 17;13:262-267. doi: 10.1016/j.pmedr.2019.01.009. eCollection 2019 Mar.

  • Stevens, EM, Kim, S, Leshner, G, Leavens, EL, Vidrine, JI, Frank-Pearce, SG, Hale, JJ & Wagener, TL. The attitudinal and motivational effects of anti-waterpipe messages. Am J Health Behav.  2019 May 1;43(3):478-489. doi: 10.5993/AJHB.43.3.3..

  • Vidrine DJ, Frank-Pearce SG, Vidrine JI, Tahay PD, Marani SK, Chen S, Yuan Y, Cantor SB, Prokhorov AV. Efficacy of Mobile Phone–Delivered Smoking Cessation Interventions for Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Individuals: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Intern Med. Published online December 17, 2018. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.5713

  • Piñeiro, B., Vidrine, D. J., Wetter, D. W., Hoover, D. S., Frank-Pearce, S. G., Nguyen, N., Zbikowski, S. M., & Vidrine, J. I. Implementation of Ask-Advise-Connect in a safety net healthcare system: Quitline treatment engagement and smoking cessation outcomes. Transl Behav Med. 2018 Nov 22. doi: 10.1093/tbm/iby108. [Epub ahead of print]. PubMed PMID: 30476236.

  • Savin, MJ, Frank-Pearce SG‡, Pulvers K, Vidrine DJ. The association between lifetime polytobacco use and intention to quit among HIV-positive cigarette smokers. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2018 Sep;84:99-105. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2018.03.018. Epub 2018 Mar 20. PubMed PMID: 29655134.

Research Grants:

Research Interests:

  • Tobacco
  • Multilevel/Mixed Model Methods
  • Longitudinal Data Analysis
  • Missing Data Problems

Current Research Projects:

  • 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