Knashawn Morales, ScD

Office Location626, Blockley Hall
Office Phone(215) 573-8978

Faculty Information

CCEB AppointmentSenior Scholar, Biostatistics
Primary Faculty AppointmentAssistant Professor of Biostatistics at HUP, University of Pennsylvania Perelman SOM

Research Statement

Dr. Morales' methodological research interests include latent variable models, categorical data analysis, longitudinal data analysis, and measurement error models. Dr. Morales has extensive collaborative experience in the area of mental health services and clinical trials research. In addition, she has participated in studies involving behavioral modification interventions for asthma, HIV/STD risk reduction and weight management.

Courses Taught

BSTA 630 - Statistical Methods and Data Analysis I

Selected Publications

Morales KH, Ryan L, Kuo TL, Wu MM, Chen CJ. Risk of internal cancers from arsenic in drinking water. Environmental Health Perspectives 2000;108(7):655-661.

Morales KH, Ryan LM. Benchmark dose estimation based on epidemiologic cohort data. Environmetrics 2005;16:435-447.

Harrold J, Rickerson E, Carroll JT, McGrath J, Morales K, Kapo J, et al. Is the Palliative Performance Scale a Useful Predictor of Mortality in a Heterogeneous Hospice Population? Journal of Palliative Medicine 2005;8(3):503-509.

Casarett D, Karlawish J, Morales K, Crowley R, Mirsch T, Asch DA. Improving the Use of Hospice Services in Nursing Homes: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of the American Medical Association 2005;294(2):211-217.

Katz IR, Morales K, Datto C, Streim J, Olslin D, DiFilippo S, et al. Probing for Affective Side Effects of Drugs Used in Geriatric Practice: Use of Daily Diaries to Test for Effects of Metoclopramide and Naproxen. Neuropsychopharmacology 2005;30:1568-1575.

Weintraub D, Morales KH, Moberg PJ, Bilker WB, Balderston C, Duda JE, et al. Antidepressant studies in Parkinson's disease: A review and meta-analysis. Movement Disorders 2005;20(9):1161-1169.

Gallo JJ, Bogner HR, Morales KH, Post EP, Ten Have T, Bruce ML. Depression, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and two-year mortality among older, primary-care patients. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 2005;13(9):748-755.

Gallo JJ, Bogner HR, Morales KH, Ford DE. Patient ethnicity and the identification and active management of depression in late life. Archives of Internal Medicine 2005;165:1962-1968.

Wang WC, Morales KH, Scher CD, Styles L, Olivieri N, Adams R, et al. Effect of Long-term Transfusion on Growth in Children with Sickle Cell Anemia: Results of the Stop Trial. The Journal of Pediatrics 2005;147(2):244-247.

Morales KH, Ibrahim JG, Chen CJ, Ryan LM. Bayesian model averaging with application to benchmark dose estimation for arsenic in drinking water. Journal of the American Statistical Association 2006;101(473):9-17.

Rauch SAM, Morales KH, Zubritsky C, Knott K, Oslin D. Posttraumatic Stress, Depression, and Health Among Older Adults in Primary Care. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 2006;14(4):316-324.

Bogner HR, Lin JY, Morales KH. Patterns of early adherence to the antidepressant Citalopram among older primary care patients: The PROSPECT Study. International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine 2006;36(1):103-119.

Derby CA, Zilbert S, Brambilla D, Morales KH, McKinlay JB. Body mass index, waist circumference and waist to hip ratio and change in sex steroid hormones: the Massachusetts Male Ageing Study. Clinical Endocrinology 2006;65(1):125-131.

Weintraub D, Siderowf AD, Potenza MN, Goveas J, Morales KH, Duda JE, et al. Association of Dopamine Agonist Use With Impulse Control Disorders in Parkinson Disease. Archives of Neurology 2006;63(7):969-973.

Weintraub D, Taraborelli D, Morales KH, Duda JE, Katz IR, Stern MB. Escitalopram for Major Depression in Parkinson's Disease: An Open-Label, Flexible-Dosage Study. J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 2006;18(3):377-383.

Weintraub D, Morales K, Duda J, Moberg P, Stern M. Frequency and correlates of co-morbid psychosis and depression in Parkinson's disease. Parkinsonism and Related Disorders 2006;12:427-431.

Cohen AE, Lautenbach E, Morales KH, Linkin DR. Fluoroquinolone-Resistant Escherichia coli in the Long-Term Care Setting. The American Journal of Medicine 2006;119(11):958.

Martell BA, O'Connor PG, Kerns RD, Becker WC, Morales KH, Kosten TR, et al. Systematic Review: Opioid Treatment for Chronic Back Pain: Prevalence, Efficacy, and Association with Addiction. Ann Intern Med 2007;146(2):116-127.

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