Ian Pagano, PhD

Ian Pagano, PhD

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Associate Member, Population Sciences in the Pacific Program (Cancer Prevention in the Pacific), University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center

Academic Appointment(s):
Assistant Specialist (Assistant Professor), University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

PhD, MA, Quantitative Psychology, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Research Focus

I am a biostatistician for the Population Sciences in the Pacific Program and also a member of the Biostatistics Shared Resource. Although I work primarily with the Population Sciences faculty, I provide statistical support to all Cancer Center programs. As part of my specialist position, I write statistical methods for grant applications and manuscripts, manage data, and run analyses. My expertise includes general linear models, logistic regression, factor analysis, structural equation modeling, multilevel models, item response theory, measurement models, dynamical systems, time-to-event (survival) analysis, nonlinear models, construct validation, quality control, sampling, power analysis, and experimental design. I have worked on animal model, clinical trial, and population-based studies investigating the etiology, treatment, and prevention of cancer. These have included the study of disparities in cancer incidence and survival using environment, behavioral, and genetic risk factors.

Selected Publications

Furuya H, Pagano I, Chee K, Kobayashi T, Wong RS, Lee R, Rosser CJ. (2019). Comparison of Commercial ELISA Kits, a Prototype Multiplex Electrochemoluminescent Assay, and a Multiplex Bead-Based Immunoassay for Detecting a Urine-Based Bladder-Cancer-Associated Diagnostic Signature. Diagnostics (Basel); 9(4). PubMed PMID: 31671775.

Ng BK, Sommer MJ, Wong MC, Pagano I, Nie Y, Fan B, Kennedy S, Bourgeois B, Kelly N, Liu YE, Hwaung P, Garber AK, Chow D, Vaisse C, Curless B, Heymsfield SB, Shepherd JA. (2019). Detailed 3-Dimensional Body Shape Features Predict Body Composition, Blood Metabolites, and Functional Strength: The Shape Up! Studies; PubMed PMID: 31553429.

Pastorino S, Yoshikawa Y, Pass HI, Emi M, Nasu M, Pagano I, Takinishi Y, Yamamoto R, Minaai M, Hashimoto-Tamaoki T, Ohmuraya M, Goto K, Goparaju C, Sarin KY, Tanji M, Bononi A, Napolitano A, Gaudino G, Hesdorffer M, Yang H, Carbone M. (2018). A Subset of Mesotheliomas With Improved Survival Occurring in Carriers of BAP1 and Other Germline Mutations. J Clin Oncol; JCO2018790352. PubMed PMID: 30376426.

Pokhrel P, Dalisay F, Pagano I, Buente W, Guerrero E, Herzog TA. (2019). Adolescent Tobacco and Betel Nut Use in the US-Affiliated Pacific Islands: Evidence From Guam. Am J Health Promot;33(7):1058-62. PubMed PMID: 31117807; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6693943.

Wills TA, Pagano I, Williams RJ, Tam EK. (2019). E-cigarette Use and Respiratory Disorder in an Adult Sample. Drug Alcohol Depend;194:363-70. PubMed PMID: 30472577; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6312492.

Publication list via PubMed

Active Grants

I. Pagano, Role: Biostatistician / P. Pokhrel, PI
1 R01 CA202277 01
"Prospective effects of electronic cigarette marketing on expectancies and behavior"

I. Pagano, Role: Biostatistician / N. Palafox, PI
2 U54 CA143727 06A1
"University of Guam / University of Hawaii Cancer Center Partnership"

I. Pagano, Role: Biostatistician / M. Carbone, PI
1 R01 CA198138 01
"Germline BAP1 Mutations and Malignant Mesothelioma: Mechanisms and Early Detection"