R. Eric Heidel

Assistant Professor of Biostatistics - Department of Surgery

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Dr. Heidel earned a B.A. in Psychology and a Minor in Business Administration, an M.S. in Mental Health Counseling, and a Ph.D. in Counselor Education with an Intercollegiate Graduate Minor in Statistics and a Graduate Certification in Evaluation, Statistics, and Measurement from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  He was a Yates Dissertation Fellow.  Dr. Heidel was a graduate assistant in the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine for four years where he worked as a statistical and research design consultant.  Upon graduation, Dr. Heidel accepted an appointment as an Assistant Professor of Biostatistics at the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine.  His research interests focus on 1) the process and content of biostatistical consultation in medicine, 2) the development, administration, and evaluation of a standardized biostatistical and research design curriculum in graduate level medicine, 3) the application of isomorphism in clinical supervisory and educational environments, 4) medical simulation, and 5) survey and instrumentation validation.

Focus Areas:  Biostatistics | Psychometrics | Research Design | Instrument and Survey Creation | Curriculum Development | Program Evaluation | Consultation | Isomorphism

Skills and Expertise:  Biostatistics | Psychometrics | Research Design | Evaluation

Selected Publications:

Comparison of Temporal Artery and Axillary Temperatures in Healthy Newborns
L. Haddad, S. Smith, R.E. Heidel, and C.H. Kerby, Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing, vol. 41, no. 3, pp. 441-446, 2012.
Maximal Venous Outflow Velocity (MVOV): An Index for Iliac Vein Obstruction
T.M. Jone, D.C. Cassada, R.E. Heiidel, O.G. Grandas, S.L. Stevens, M.B. Freeman, J.D. Edmondson, and M.H. Goldman, Annals of Vascular Surgery, vol. 26, no.8, pp. 1106-1113, 2012.
Pyloromyotomy: Randomized Control Trial of Laparoscopic vs. Open Technique
S. Siddiqui, R.E. Heidel, C.A. Angel, A.P. Kennedy Jr., Journal of Pediatric Surgery, vol. 47, no. 1, pp. 93-98, 2012.
A Mathematical Model to Predict Length of Stay in Pediatric ATV Accident Victims
K. Nagarsheth, S.S. Gandhi, R.E. Heidel, S.J. Kurek, and C. Angel, Journal of Surgical Research, vol. 171, no. 1, pp. 28-30, 2011.
The Predictive Value to General Surgery Application Data for Future Resident Performance
D.M. Alterman, T.M. Jones, R.E. Heidel, B.J. Daley, and M.H. Goldman, Journal of Surgical Education, vol. 68, no. 6, pp. 513-518, 2011.
Prognostic Value of Breast Cancer Subtypes, Ki-67 Proliferation Index, Age, and Pathologic Tumor Characteristics on Breast Cancer Survival in Caucasian Women
N.L. Ferguson, J. Bell, R Heidel, S. Lee, S. VanMeter, L. Duncan, B. Munsey, T. Panella, and A. Orucevic, The Breast Journal, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 22-30, 2013.
Contemporary Outcomes of Vertebral Artery Injury
D.M. Alterman, R.E. Heidel, B.J. Daley, O.H. Grandas, S.L. Stevens, M.H. Goldman, and M.B. Freeman, Journal of Vascular Surgery, vol. 57, no. 3, pp. 741-746, 2013.
A Novel Method for Quantifying Peripheral Tissue Amyloid Load by using the Radiolabeled Amyloidophilic Peptide, p5.
J.S. Wall, T. Richey, S. Macy, E. Heildel, C. Wooliver, and S.J. Kennel, Amyloid: The Journal of Protein Folding Disorders, vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 21-26, 2013.
Prevalence of Human Papillomavirus in Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity with Correlation of p16 Immunohistochemistry and Human Papillomavirus Polymerase Chain Reaction (in press)
L. Duncan, M. Winkler, E. Carlson, and E. Heidel, American Journal of Clinical Pathology,
Beta-blocker Use and Incidence of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases Exacerbations (in press)
M.Z. Farland, C.J. Peters, J.D. Williams, K.M. Bielak, R.E. Heidel, and S.M Ray, The Annals of Pharmacotherapy,