Annie Piccorelli, PhD, is a biostatistician who focuses on research collaborations related to health sciences as well as the application of statistics to analyze the outcomes important to people with cystic fibrosis (CF). She joined Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute (KPWHRI) in 2023 as a senior collaborative biostatistician. At KPWHRI, she has joined several projects involving a range of statistical applications. Some highlights:
Annie’s earlier theoretical research centered on joint modeling serial measurements of pulmonary function and survival in CF patients. Using the Case Western Reserve University CF database and simulation studies, Annie demonstrated that left truncation of survival or time to event must be accounted for in joint modeling to avoid bias not only in the time-to-event estimates but also in parameters related to the longitudinal outcome. Her most recent CF research study aimed to describe and predict outcomes important to people with CF to help physicians develop patient-appropriate treatment plans.
Annie’s collaborations have led to multiple publications, including on the following:
Her teaching experience is broad, ranging from teaching basic statistics to undergraduates to teaching survival analysis to senior undergraduate students and graduate students. She has taught the following courses: Regression Analysis, Categorical Data Analysis, Design and Analysis of Experiments, Survival Analysis, Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Basic Statistics, Statistics for Everyday Life, Applied Statistics, Probability and Statistics for Engineers, Statistics for the Life Sciences, and independent studies in clinical trials and mixed modeling.
Annie received her master’s and PhD in epidemiology and biostatistics at Case Western Reserve University.
In her spare time, Annie enjoys hiking with her family, running, rock climbing, ballet dancing, and going to musicals.
Looby A, Piccorelli AV, Zimmerman L, Falco C, Livingston NR, Akin C, Benton S, Juliano LM. Expectancy for Adderall influences subjective mood and drug effects regardless of concurrent caffeine ingestion: A randomized controlled trial. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2023 Sep 23. doi: 10.1007/s00213-023-06467-8. Online ahead of print. PubMed
Kotlarek KJ, Levene S, Piccorelli AV, Barhaghi K, Neuberger I. Growth effects on velopharyngeal anatomy within the first 2 years of life. J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2022 Sep 12;65(9):3365-3376. doi: 10.1044/2022_JSLHR-22-00186. Epub 2022 Aug 24. PubMed
Cooley Hidecker MJ, Landers MR, Piccorelli A, Bush E, Singh R. Coordinated speech therapy, physical therapy, and pharmaceutical care telehealth for people with Parkinson disease in rural communities: An exploratory, 8-week cohort study for feasibility, safety, and signal of efficacy. Rural Remote Health. 2022 Jan;22(1):6679. doi: 10.22605/RRH6679. Epub 2022 Jan 13. PubMed
Fox L, Piccorelli A, Bruch D. Practicing metacognition through the use of repeated posttest predictions. Curr Pharm Teach Learn. 2019 Jun;11(6):630-634. doi: 10.1016/j.cptl.2019.02.028. Epub 2019 Mar 5. PubMed
Gaweesh SM, Ahmed MM, Piccorelli AV. Developing crash prediction models using parametric and nonparametric approaches for rural mountainous freeways: A case study on Wyoming Interstate 80. Accid Anal Prev. 2019 Feb:123:176-189. doi: 10.1016/j.aap.2018.10.011. Epub 2018 Dec 3 PubMed
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