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Alex Kiss, Ph.D. (Columbia University)


President and CEO
akiss@akissconsulting.com

Dr. Alex Kiss is the founder of KISS Consulting. He holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University in Biostatistics and has over 15 years of experience in statistical consulting in a wide variety of areas from medical to sociological, and finance to law. Dr. Kiss’ past experience includes work: in clinical trial design and analysis for a large multinational corporation based in the US; as a statistical consultant to a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH); as head of the Department of Research Design and Biostatistics at one of Canada’s largest hospitals. He has been the statistician on several landmark studies such as “A Broken System, Part II”, the first study of its kind looking at factors influencing high reversal rates among capital cases in the US, and a study commissioned by the office of the Attorney General of N.Y. to analyze evidence of racial profiling by the NYPD. Dr. Kiss actively enjoys taking part in study design and statistical analysis for a wide number of research fields and ensuring the integrity and quality of such work. He is the co-author of over 100 publications in a wide variety of journals including The New England Journal of Medicine, The Journal of the American Statistical Association, Cancer, and The Journal of Empirical Legal Studies. Teaching statistics is another area he greatly enjoys. He has taught a variety of statistics and biostatistics courses to university students at 3 different universities and he continues to extend his 11 years of experience by giving statistical lectures at hospitals and a course at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Kiss’s List of Publications

  1. Asztalos EV, Campbell-Yeo M, Dasilva OP, Kiss A, Knoppert DC, Ito S. Enhancing breast milk production with Domperidone in mothers of preterm neonates (empower trial). BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2012 Aug 31;12(1):87. PMID:22935052
  2. Laish-Farkash A, Shurrab M, Singh S, Tiong I, Verma A, Amit G, Kiss A, Morriello F, Birnie D, Healey J, Lashevsky I, Newman D, Crystal E. Approaches to empiric ablation of slow pathway: results from the Canadian EP web survey. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2012 Jul 26. PMID:22833011
  3. Myers MG, Godwin M, Dawes M, Kiss A, Tobe SW, Kaczorowski J. The conventional versus automated measurement of blood pressure in the office (CAMBO) trial: masked hypertension substudy. J Hypertens. 2012 Jul 22. PMID:22828087
  4. Wilson JR, Grossman RG, Frankowski RF, Kiss A, Davis AM, Kulkarni AV, Harrop JS, Aarabi B, Vaccaro A, Tator CH, Dvorak M, Shaffrey CI, Harkema S, Guest JD, Fehlings MG. A clinical prediction model for long-term functional outcome after traumatic spinal cord injury based on acute clinical and imaging factors. J Neurotrauma. 2012 Sep;29(13):2263-71. Epub 2012 Jul 31. PMID:22709268
  5. Forrest J, Presutti J, Davidson M, Hamilton P, Kiss A, Thomas G. A dosimetric planning study comparing intensity-modulated radiotherapy with four-field conformal pelvic radiotherapy for the definitive treatment of cervical carcinoma. Clin Oncol (R Coll Radiol). 2012 May;24(4):e63-70. Epub 2011 Jul 12. PMID:21752614
  6. Colquhoun AJ, Venier NA, Vandersluis AD, Besla R, Sugar LM, Kiss A, Fleshner NE, Pollak M, Klotz LH, Venkateswaran V. Metformin enhances the antiproliferative and apoptotic effect of bicalutamide in prostate cancer. Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis. 2012 May 22. PMID:22614062
  7. Rose L, Gray S, Burns K, Atzema C, Kiss A, Worster A, Scales DC, Rubenfeld G, Lee J. Emergency department length of stay for patients requiring mechanical ventilation: a prospective observational study. Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med. 2012 Apr 11;20(1):30. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:22494785
  8. Mahar AL, McLeod RS, Kiss A, Paszat L, Coburn NG. A systematic review of the effect of institution and surgeon factors on surgical outcomes for gastric cancer. J Am Coll Surg. 2012 May;214(5):860-8.e12. Epub 2012 Mar 28. Review. No abstract available. Erratum in: J Am Coll Surg. 2012 Jul;215(1):165. PMID:22459499
  9. Brotherston DC, Poon I, Le T, Leung M, Kiss A, Ringash J, Balogh J, Lee J, Wright JR. Patient preferences for oropharyngeal cancer treatment de-escalation. Head Neck. 2012 Mar 20. doi: 10.1002/hed.22930. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:22431201
  10. Birt CM, Buys YM, Kiss A, Trope GE; Toronto Area Glaucoma Society. The influence of central corneal thickness on response to topical prostaglandin analogue therapy. Can J Ophthalmol. 2012 Feb;47(1):51-4. PMID:22333852
  11. Seevaratnam R, Bocicariu A, Cardoso R, Mahar A, Kiss A, Helyer L, Law C, Coburn N. A meta-analysis of D1 versus D2 lymph node dissection. Gastric Cancer. 2011 Dec 3. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:22138927
  12. Myers MG, Godwin M, Dawes M, Kiss A, Tobe SW, Kaczorowski J. Conventional versus automated measurement of blood pressure in the office (CAMBO) trial. Fam Pract. 2011 Aug;29(4):376-82. Epub 2011 Nov 24. PMID:22117083
  13. Quon H, Cheung PC, Loblaw DA, Morton G, Pang G, Szumacher E, Danjoux C, Choo R, Kiss A, Mamedov A, Deabreu A. Quality of life after hypofractionated concomitant intensity-modulated radiotherapy boost for high-risk prostate cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2012 Jun 1;83(2):617-23. Epub 2011 Nov 11. PMID:22079736
  14. Wong BM, Cheung CM, Dharamshi H, Dyal S, Kiss A, Morra D, Quan S, Sivjee K, Etchells EE. Getting the message: a quality improvement initiative to reduce pages sent to the wrong physician. BMJ Qual Saf. 2011 Nov 7. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:22069115
  15. Gao FQ, Swartz RH, Scheltens P, Leibovitch FS, Kiss A, Honjo K, Black SE. Complexity of MRI white matter hyperintensity assessments in relation to cognition in aging and dementia from the Sunnybrook Dementia Study. J Alzheimers Dis. 2011;26 Suppl 3:379-88. PMID:21971477
  16. Hladunewich MA, Kingdom J, Odutayo A, Burns K, Lai V, O’Brien T, Gandhi S, Zimpelmann J, Kiss A, Miller J, Cherney D. Postpartum assessment of the renin angiotensin system in women with previous severe, early-onset preeclampsia. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2011 Nov;96(11):3517-24. Epub 2011 Aug 31. PMID:21880804
  17. Rapoport MJ, Weaver B, Kiss A, Zucchero Sarracini C, Moller H, Herrmann N, Lanctôt K, Murray B, Bédard M. The effects of donepezil on computer-simulated driving ability among healthy older adults: a pilot study. J Clin Psychopharmacol. 2011 Oct;31(5):587-92. PMID:21869695
  18. Lubovsky O, Wright D, Hardisty M, Kiss A, Kreder H, Whyne C. Acetabular orientation: anatomical and functional measurement. Int J Comput Assist Radiol Surg. 2012 Mar;7(2):233-40. Epub 2011 Aug 7. PMID:21822915
  19. Tzimis V, Tze L, Ganesh J, Muhsen S, Kiss A, Kranemann C, Birt CM. Laser trabeculoplasty: an investigation into factors that might influence outcomes. Can J Ophthalmol. 2011 Aug;46(4):305-9. Epub 2011 Jul 7. PMID:21816247
  20. Swardfager W, Herrmann N, Marzolini S, Oh PI, Saleem M, Shammi P, Kiss A, Cappell J, Lanctôt KL. Verbal memory performance and completion of cardiac rehabilitation in patients with coronary artery disease. Psychosom Med. 2011 Sep;73(7):580-7. Epub 2011 Aug 1. PMID:21807866
  21. Oliver MJ, Verrelli M, Zacharias JM, Blake PG, Garg AX, Johnson JF, Pandeya S, Perl J, Kiss AJ, Quinn RR. Choosing peritoneal dialysis reduces the risk of invasive access interventions. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2012 Feb;27(2):810-6. Epub 2011 Jun 21.PMID:21693682
    Banfield JM, Gomez M, Kiss A, Redelmeier DA, Brenneman F. Effectiveness of the P.A.R.T.Y. (Prevent Alcohol and Risk-related Trauma in Youth) program in preventing traumatic injuries: a 10-year analysis. J Trauma. 2011 Mar;70(3):732-5. PMID:21610366
  22. Kurrek MM, Cobourn C, Wojtasik Z, Kiss A, Dain SL. Morbidity in patients with or at high risk for obstructive sleep apnea after ambulatory laparoscopic gastric banding. Obes Surg. 2011 Oct;21(10):1494-8. PMID:21399970
  23. Choo CS, Mamedov A, Chung M, Choo R, Kiss A, Danjoux C. Vitamin D insufficiency is common in patients with nonmetastatic prostate cancer. Nutr Res. 2011 Jan;31(1):21-6
  24. Myers MG, Godwin M, Dawes M, Kiss A, Tobe SW, Grant FC, Kaczorowski J. Conventional versus automated measurement of blood pressure in primary care patients with systolic hypertension: randomised parallel design controlled trial. BMJ. 2011 Feb 7;342
    Quon H, Cheung PC, Loblaw DA, Morton G, Pang G, Szumacher E, Danjoux C, Choo R, Thomas G, Kiss A, Mamedov A, Deabreu A. Hypofractionated Concomitant Intensity-Modulated Radiotherapy Boost for High-Risk Prostate Cancer: Late Toxicity. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2011 Jan 13. [Epub ahead of print]
  25. Tobe SW, Baker B, Hunter K, Kiss A, Perkins N, Gomez L, Feng Y, Wigg K, Barr CL. The impact of endothelin-1 genetic analysis and job strain on ambulatory blood pressure. J Psychosom Res. 2011 Aug;71(2):97-101. Epub 2011 Mar 15. PMID:21767690
  26. Swardfager W, Herrmann N, Marzolini S, Saleem M, Shammi P, Oh PI, Albert PR, Daigle M, Kiss A, Lanctôt KL. Brain derived neurotrophic factor, cardiopulmonary fitness and cognition in patients with coronary artery disease. Brain Behav Immun. 2011 Aug;25(6):1264-71. Epub 2011 Apr 30. PMID:21554945
  27. Etchells E, Ferrari M, Kiss A, Martyn N, Zinman D, Levinson W. Informed decision-making in elective major vascular surgery: analysis of 145 surgeon-patient consultations. Can J Surg. 2011 Jun;54(3):173-8. PMID:21443835
  28. Dainty KN, Adhikari NK, Kiss A, Quan S, Zwarenstein M. Electronic prescribing in an ambulatory care setting: a cluster randomized trial. J Eval Clin Pract. 2012 Aug;18(4):761-7. PMID:21414109
  29. Gold AB, Herrmann N, Swardfager W, Black SE, Aviv RI, Tennen G, Kiss A, Lanctôt KL. The relationship between indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase activity and post-stroke cognitive impairment. J Neuroinflammation. 2011 Feb 16;8:17. PMID:21324164
  30. Swardfager W, Herrmann N, Marzolini S, Saleem M, Farber SB, Kiss A, Oh PI, Lanctôt KL. Major depressive disorder predicts completion, adherence, and outcomes in cardiac rehabilitation: a prospective cohort study of 195 patients with coronary artery disease. J Clin Psychiatry. 2010 Nov 2. [Epub ahead of print]
  31. Ivers NM, Tu K, Francis J, Barnsley J, Shah B, Upshur R, Kiss A, Grimshaw JM, Zwarenstein M. Feedback GAP: study protocol for a cluster-randomized trial of goal setting and action plans to increase the effectiveness of audit and feedback interventions in primary care. Implement Sci. 2010 Dec 17;5:98.
  32. Lubovsky O, Wright D, Hardisty M, Kiss A, Kreder HJ, Whyne C. Importance of the dome and posterior wall as evidenced by bone density mapping in the acetabulum. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2010 Nov 24. [Epub ahead of print]
  33. Morrison LJ, Baker AJ, Rhind SG, Kiss A, Macdonald RD, Schwartz B, Perreira T, Simitciu M, Trompeo A, Black SE, Stuss DT, Rizoli SB. The Toronto prehospital hypertonic resuscitation-head injury and multiorgan dysfunction trial: Feasibility study of a randomized controlled trial. J Crit Care. 2010 Nov 22. [Epub ahead of print]
  34. Myers MG, Valdivieso M, Chessman M, Kiss A. Can sphygmomanometers designed for self-measurement of blood pressure in the home be used in office practice? Blood Press Monit. 2010 Dec;15(6):300-4.
  35. Yang S, Hongjinda S, Hanna SS, Gallinger S, Wei AC, Kiss A, Law C. Utility of preoperative imaging in evaluating colorectal liver metastases declines over time. HPB (Oxford). 2010 Nov;12(9):605-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1477-2574.2010.00202.x. Epub 2010 Sep 2.
  36. Forrest JL, Ackerman I, Barbera L, Barnes EA, Davidson M, Kiss A, Thomas G. Patient outcome study of concurrent chemoradiation, external beam radiotherapy, and high-dose rate brachytherapy in locally advanced carcinoma of the cervix. Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2010 Aug;20(6):1074-8.
  37. Williams VR, Quinn R, Callery S, Kiss A, Oliver MJ. THE IMPACT OF TREATMENT MODALITY ON INFECTION-RELATED HOSPITALIZATION RATES IN PERITONEAL DIALYSIS AND HEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS. Perit Dial Int. 2010 Jul 29. [Epub ahead of print]
  38. Swardfager W, Herrmann N, Marzolini S, Saleem M, Kiss A, Shammi P, Oh PI, Lanctôt KL. Cardiopulmonary fitness is associated with cognitive performance in patients with coronary artery disease. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2010 Aug;58(8):1519-25. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2010.02966.x. Epub 2010 Jul 14.
  39. Rothenburg LS, Herrmann N, Swardfager W, Black SE, Tennen G, Kiss A, Gladstone DJ, Ween J, Snaiderman A, Lanctot KL. The Relationship Between Inflammatory Markers and Post Stroke Cognitive Impairment. J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol. 2010 Sep;23(3):199-205. Epub 2010 Jul 2.
  40. Cheung A, Mayes T, Levitt A, Schaffer A, Michalak E, Kiss A, Emslie G.Anxiety as a predictor of treatment outcome in children and adolescents with depression. J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol. 2010 Jun;20(3):211-6.
  41. Hou M, Venier N, Sugar L, Musquera M, Pollak M, Kiss A, Fleshner N, Klotz L, Venkateswaran V. Protective effect of metformin in CD1 mice placed on a high carbohydrate-high fat diet. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2010 Jul 2;397(3):537-542. Epub 2010 Jun 2
  42. Hwang SW, Ueng JJ, Chiu S, Kiss A, Tolomiczenko G, Cowan L, Levinson W, Redelmeier DA. Universal Health Insurance and Health Care Access for Homeless Persons. Am J Public Health. 2010 Jun 17. [Epub ahead of print]
  43. Lanctôt KL, Rapoport MJ, Chan F, Rajaram RD, Strauss J, Sicard T, McCullagh S, Feinstein A, Kiss A, Kennedy JL, Bassett AS, Herrmann N. Genetic predictors of response to treatment with citalopram in depression secondary to traumatic brain injury.Brain Inj. 2010;24(7-8):959-69.
  44. Bitar R, Moody AR, Symons S, Leung G, Crisp S, Kiss A, Nelson A, Maggisano R. Carotid Atherosclerotic Calcification Does Not Result in High Signal Intensity in MR Imaging of Intraplaque Hemorrhage. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2010 May 13. [Epub ahead of print]
  45. Rapoport MJ, Mitchell RA, McCullagh S, Herrmann N, Chan F, Kiss A, Feinstein A, Lanctôt KL.A randomized controlled trial of antidepressant continuation for major depression following traumatic brain injury. J Clin Psychiatry. 2010 Apr 20. [Epub ahead of print]
  46. Etchells E, Adhikari NK, Cheung C, Fowler R, Kiss A, Quan S, Sibbald W, Wong B.  Real-time clinical alerting: effect of an automated paging system on response time to critical laboratory values–a randomised controlled trial. Qual Saf Health Care. 2010 Apr;19(2):99-102.
  47. Grinman MN, Chiu S, Redelmeier DA, Levinson W, Kiss A, Tolomiczenko G, Cowan L, Hwang SW.Drug problems among homeless individuals in Toronto, Canada: prevalence, drugs of choice, and relation to health status. BMC Public Health. 2010 Feb 24;10:94.
  48. Tobe S, Vincent L, Wentworth J, Hildebrandt D, Kiss A, Perkins N, Hartman S, Ironstand L, Hoppe J, Hunter K, Pylypchuk G.Blood pressure 2 years after a chronic disease management intervention study. Int J Circumpolar Health. 2010 Feb;69(1):50-60.
  49. Atri M, McGregor C, McInnes M, Power N, Rahnavardi K, Law C, Kiss A.  Multidetector helical CT in the evaluation of acute small bowel obstruction: comparison of nonenhanced (no oral, rectal, or IV contrast) and IV enhanced CT.  Clin Imaging. 2010 Jan-Feb;34(1):78-9.
  50. Sinyor M, Levitt AJ, Cheung AH, Schaffer A, Kiss A, Dowlati Y, Lanctôt KL.  Does inclusion of a placebo arm influence response to active antidepressant treatment in randomized controlled trials? results from pooled and meta-analyses.  J Clin Psychiatry. 2010 Jan 26. [Epub ahead of print]
  51. Regev E, Shiff J, Kiss A, Fialkov J.  Internal Fixation of Mandibular Angle Fractures: A Meta-Analysis. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2010 Jun;125(6):1753-60.
  52. Myers MG, Godwin M, Dawes M, Kiss A, Tobe SW, Kaczorowski. Measurement of blood pressure in the office: recognizing the problem and proposing the solution.   J. Hypertension. 2010 Feb;55(2):195-200. Epub 2009 Dec 28.
  53. Morrison LJ, Rizoli SB, Schwartz B, Rhind SG, Simitciu M, Perreira T, Macdonald R, Trompeo A, Stuss DT, Black SE, Kiss A, Baker AJ.  The Toronto prehospital hypertonic resuscitation-head injury and multi organ dysfunction trial (TOPHR HIT)–methods and data collection tools.   Trials. 2009 Nov 20;10:105.
  54. Chiu S, Redelmeier DA, Tolomiczenko G, Kiss A, Hwang SW. The health of homeless immigrants.J Epidemiol Community Health. 2009 Nov;63(11):943-8. Epub 2009 Aug 3.
  55. Hwang SW, Kirst MJ, Chiu S, Tolomiczenko G, Kiss A, Cowan L, Levinson W. Multidimensional social support and the health of homeless individuals. J Urban Health. 2009 Sep;86(5):791-803. Epub 2009 Jul 23.
  56. Herrmann N, Rapoport MJ, Rajaram RD, Chan F, Kiss A, Ma AK, Feinstein A, McCullagh S, Lanctôt KL. Factor analysis of the Rivermead post-concussion symptoms questionnaire in mild-to-moderate traumatic brain injury patients. J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2009 Spring;21(2):181-8.
  57. Swardfager W, Herrmann N, Dowlati Y, Oh PI, Kiss A, Walker SE, Lanctôt KL. Indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase activation and depressive symptoms in patients with coronary artery disease. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2009 Nov;34(10):1560-6. Epub 2009 Jun 21.
  58. Akers MD, Vandemark-Teplica JM, Kiss A, Alfieri DM, Jennings MB. Public perceptions of the podiatrist and the DPM degree. J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 2009 May-Jun;99(3):223-31.
  59. Pappas L, Kiss A, Levitt J. Compatibility of tacrolimus ointment with corticosteroid ointments of varying potencies. J Cutan Med Surg. 2009 May-Jun;13(3):140-5.
  60. Tobe SW, Wentworth J, Ironstand L, Hartman S, Hoppe J, Whiting J, Kennedy J, McAllister C, Kiss A, Perkins N, Vincent L, Pylypchuk G, Lewanczuk RZ. DreamTel; Diabetes risk evaluation and management tele-monitoring study protocol. BMC Endocr Disord. 2009 May 9;9:13.
  61. Myers MG, Valdivieso M, Kiss A. Consistent relationship between automated office blood pressure recorded in different settings. Blood Press Monit. 2009 Jun;14(3):108-11.
  62. Myers MG, Valdivieso M, Kiss A, Tobe SW. Comparison of two automated sphygmomanometers for use in the office setting. Blood Press Monit. 2009 Feb;14(1):45-7.
  63. Myers MG, Valdivieso M, Kiss A. Use of automated office blood pressure measurement to reduce the white coat response. J Hypertens. 2009 Feb;27(2):280-6.
  64. Morrison LJ, Verbeek PR, Zhan C, Kiss A, Allan KS. Validation of a universal prehospital termination of resuscitation clinical prediction rule for advanced and basic life support providers. Resuscitation. 2009 Mar;80(3):324-328. Epub 2009 Jan 15.
  65. Dennis CL, Hodnett E, Kenton L, Weston J, Zupancic J, Stewart DE, Kiss A. Effect of peer support on prevention of postnatal depression among high risk women: multisite randomised controlled trial. BMJ. 2009 Jan 15;338:a3064. doi: 10.1136/bmj.a3064.
  66. Tobe SW, Lum-Kwong MM, Perkins N, Von Sychowski S, Sebaldt RJ, Kiss A. Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario (HSFO) high blood pressure strategy’s hypertension management initiative study protocol. BMC Health Serv Res. 2008 Dec 10;8:251.
  67. Hwang SW, Kiss A, Ho MM, Leung CS, Gundlapalli AV. Infectious disease exposures and contact tracing in homeless shelters. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2008 Nov;19(4):1163-7.
  68. Myers MG, Valdivieso M, Kiss A. Optimum frequency of office blood pressure measurement using an automated sphygmomanometer. Blood Press Monit. 2008 Dec;13(6):333-8.
  69. Singh P, Mukhopadhyay P, Bhatt B, Patel T, Kiss A, Gupta R, Bhat S, Erickson RA. Endoscopic Ultrasound Versus CT Scan for Detection of the Metastases to the Liver: Results of a Prospective Comparative Study. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2008 Oct 31. [Epub ahead of print] 2009 Apr;43(4):367-73.
  70. Koff D, Bak P, Brownrigg P, Hosseinzadeh D, Khademi A, Kiss A, Lepanto L, Michalak T, Shulman H, Volkening A. Pan-Canadian Evaluation of Irreversible Compression Ratios (“Lossy” Compression) for Development of National Guidelines. J Digit Imaging. 2008 Oct 18. [Epub ahead of print]
  71. Hwang SW, Colantonio A, Chiu S, Tolomiczenko G, Kiss A, Cowan L, Redelmeier DA, Levinson W. The effect of traumatic brain injury on the health of homeless people.  CMAJ. 2008 Oct 7;179(8):779-84.
  72. Lee JS, Schwindt G, Langevin M, Moghabghab R, Alibhai SM, Kiss A, Naglie G. Validation of the triage risk stratification tool to identify older persons at risk for hospital admission and returning to the emergency department. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2008 Nov;56(11):2112-7. Epub 2008 Sep 23.
  73. Morrison LJ, Bigham BL, Kiss A, Verbeek PR. Termination of resuscitation: a guide to interpreting the literature. Resuscitation. 2008 Dec;79(3):387-90. Epub 2008 Sep 20.
  74. Bitar R, Moody AR, Leung G, Symons S, Crisp S, Butany J, Rowsell C, Kiss A, Nelson A, Maggisano R. In vivo 3D high-spatial-resolution MR imaging of intraplaque hemorrhage. Radiology. 2008 Oct;249(1):259-67.
  75. Pylypchuk G, Vincent L, Wentworth J, Kiss A, Perkins N, Hartman S, Ironstand L, Hoppe J, Tobe SW. Diabetes risk evaluation and microalbuminuria (DREAM) studies: ten years of participatory research with a First Nation’s home and community model for type 2 diabetes care in Northern Saskatchewan. Int J Circumpolar Health. 2008 Jun;67(2-3):190-202. Review.
  76. Cheung A, Kusumakar V, Kutcher S, Dubo E, Garland J, Weiss M, Kiss A, Levitt A. Maintenance study for adolescent depression. J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol. 2008 Aug;18(4):389-94.
  77. Scales DC, Thiruchelvam D, Kiss A, Redelmeier DA. The effect of tracheostomy timing during critical illness on long-term survival. Crit Care Med. 2008 Sep;36(9):2547-57.
  78. Quinn RR, Lamping DL, Lok CE, Meyer RA, Hiller JA, Lee J, Richardson EP, Kiss A, Oliver MJ. The Vascular Access Questionnaire: assessing patient-reported views of vascular access.  J Vasc Access. 2008 Apr-Jun;9(2):122-8.
  79. Zinman L, Sadeghi R, Gawel M, Patton D, Kiss A. Are statin medications safe in patients with ALS? Amyotroph Lateral Scler. 2008 Aug; 9(4):223-8.
  80. White III FJ, Pettiette, Jr LV.,Wiggins RB, Kiss A.  Medical Malpractice Review Panels and Medical Liability System Cost, Timeliness, and Efficiency: A Cross-Sectional Study. Journal of Empirical Legal Studies.2008 Jul; 5(2): 375-405.
  81.  Scales DC, Thiruchelvam D, Kiss A, Sibbald WJ, Redelmeier DA.  Intensive care outcomes in bone marrow transplant recipients: a population-based cohort analysis. Crit Care. 2008 Jun 11;12(3):R77.
  82. Atri M, McGregor C, McInnes M, Power N, Rahnavardi K, Law C, Kiss A. Multidetector helical CT in the evaluation of acute small bowel obstruction: Comparison of non-enhanced (no oral, rectal or IV contrast) and IV enhanced CT. Eur J Radiol. 2008 Jun 3. [Epub ahead of print]
  83. Niakosari F, Kahn HJ, McCready D, Ghazarian D, Rotstein LE, Marks A, Kiss A, From L. Lymphatic invasion identified by monoclonal antibody D2-40, younger age, and ulceration: predictors of sentinel lymph node involvement in primary cutaneous melanoma. Arch Dermatol. 2008 Apr;144(4):462-7.
  84. Leung CS, Ho MM, Kiss A, Gundlapalli AV, Hwang SW. Homelessness and the Response to Emerging Infectious Disease Outbreaks: Lessons from SARS. J Urban Health. 2008 May;85(3):402-410. Epub 2008 Mar 18.
  85. C Coburn NG, Guller U, Baxter NN, Kiss A, Ringash J, Swallow CJ, Law CH. Adjuvant Therapy for Resected Gastric Cancer-Rapid, yet Incomplete Adoption Following Results of Intergroup 0116 trial. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2008 Mar 15;70(4):1073-80. Epub 2007 Oct
  86. Coburn NG, Govindarajan A, Law CH, Guller U, Kiss A, Ringash J, Swallow CJ, Baxter NN. Stage-Specific Effect of Adjuvant Therapy Following Gastric Cancer Resection: a Population-based Analysis of 4,041 Patients. Ann Surg Oncol. 2008 Feb;15(2):500-7. Epub 2007
  87. Tan JC, Coburn NG, Baxter NN, Kiss A, Law CH. Surgical management of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma–a population-based study Ann Surg Oncol. 2008 Feb;15(2):600-8. Epub 2007 Nov 7
  88. Rapoport M, Wolf U, Herrmann N, Kiss A, Shammi P, Reis M, Phillips A, Feinstein A. Traumatic brain injury, Apolipoprotein E-epsilon4, and cognition in older adults: a two-year longitudinal study. J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2008 Winter;20(1):68-73.
  89. Swardfager W, Herrmann N, Dowlati Y, Oh P, Kiss A, Lanctôt KL. Relationship between cardiopulmonary fitness and depressive symptoms in cardiac rehabilitation patients with coronary artery disease. J Rehabil Med. 2008 Mar;40(3):213-8.
  90. Oliver MJ, Mendelssohn DC, Quinn RR, Richardson EP, Rajan DK, Pugash RA, Hiller JA, Kiss AJ, Lok CE. Catheter patency and function after catheter sheath disruption: a pilot study. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2007 Nov;2(6):1201-6. Epub 2007 Oct 17.
  91. Rudin D, Shah SM, Kiss A, Wetz RV, Sottile VM. Interferon and lamivudine vs. interferon for hepatitis B e antigen-positive hepatitis B treatment: meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Liver Int. 2007 Nov;27(9):1185-93.
  92. Zwarenstein MF, Dainty KN, Quan S, Kiss A, Adhikari NK. A cluster randomized trial evaluating electronic prescribing in an ambulatory care setting. Trials. 2007 Oct 3;8:28.
  93. Gelman A, Fagan J, Kiss A. An Analysis of the New York City Police Department’s “Stop-and-Frisk” Policy in the Context of Claims of Racial Bias. Journal of the American Statistical Association, Vol. 102, No. 479, September 2007 pp.813-823
  94. Zakrison T, Nascimento BA Jr, Tremblay LN, Kiss A, Rizoli SB. Perioperative Vasopressors Are Associated with an Increased Risk of Gastrointestinal Anastomotic Leakage. World J Surg. 2007 Aug;31(8): 1627-34.
  95. Singh P, Erickson RA, Mukhopadhyay P, Gopal S, Kiss A, Khan A, Ulf Westblom T. EUS for detection of the hepatocellular carcinoma: results of a prospective study. Gastrointest Endosc. 2007 Aug;66(2):265-73. Epub 2007 Jun 1.
  96. Morrison LJ, Verbeek PR, Vermeulen MJ, Kiss A, Allan KS, Nesbitt L, Stiell I. Derivation and evaluation of a termination of resuscitation clinical prediction rule for advanced life support providers. Resuscitation. 2007 Aug;74(2):266-75. Epub 2007 Mar 23.
  97. Morrison LJ, Visentin LM, Vermeulen M, Kiss A, Theriault R, Eby D, Sherbino J, Verbeek R; TOR investigators. Inter-rater reliability and comfort in the application of a basic life support termination of resuscitation clinical prediction rule for out of hospital cardiac arrest. Resuscitation. 2007 Jul;74(1):150-7. Epub 2007 Feb 14.
  98. Rudin D, Kiss A, Wetz RV, Sottile VM. Somatostatin and gabexate for post-endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography pancreatitis prevention: Meta-analysis of randomized placebo-controlled trials. J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2007 Jul;22(7):977-83. Epub 2007 Jun 7.
  99. Rudin D, Kiss A, Wetz RV, Sottile VM. Music in the endoscopy suite: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled studies. Endoscopy. 2007 Jun;39(6):507-10.
  100. Van Spall HG, Toren A, Kiss A, Fowler RA. Eligibility criteria of randomized controlled trials published in high-impact general medical journals: a systematic sampling review. JAMA. 2007 Mar 21;297(11):1233-40.
  101. Lee JS, Hurley MJ, Carew D, Fisher R, Kiss A, Drummond N. A randomized clinical trial to assess the impact on an emergency response system on anxiety and health care use among older emergency patients after a fall. Acad Emerg Med. 2007 Apr;14(4):301-8.
  102. Levin PD, Fowler RA, Guest C, Sibbald WJ, Kiss A, Simor AE. Risk factors associated with resistance to ciprofloxacin in clinical bacterial isolates from intensive care unit patients. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2007 Mar;28(3):331-6.
  103. Schull MJ, Kiss A, Szalai JP. The Effect of Low-Complexity Patients on Emergency Department Waiting Times. Ann Emerg Med. 2007 Mar;49(3):257-64, 264.e1. Epub 2006 Aug 22.
  104. Desai ND, Naylor CD, Kiss A, Cohen EA, Feder-Elituv R, Miwa S, Radhakrishnan S, Dubbin J, Schwartz L, Fremes SE; Radial Artery Patency Study Investigators. Impact of patient and target-vessel characteristics on arterial and venous bypass graft patency: insight from a randomized trial. Circulation. 2007 Feb 13;115(6):684-91.
  105. Tierney MC, Snow WG, Charles J, Moineddin R, Kiss A. Neuropsychological predictors of self-neglect in cognitively impaired older people who live alone. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2007 Feb;15(2):140-8.
  106. Oliver MJ, Quinn RR, Richardson EP, Kiss AJ, Lamping DL, Manns BJ. Home care assistance and the utilization of peritoneal dialysis. Kidney Int. 2007 Apr;71(7):673-8. Epub 2007 Jan 31. 
  107. Tobe SW, Kiss A, Sainsbury S, Jesin M, Geerts R, Baker B. The impact of job strain and marital cohesion on ambulatory blood pressure during 1 year: the double exposure study.Am J Hypertens. 2007 Feb;20(2):148-53.
  108. Simor AE, Phillips E, McGeer A, Konvalinka A, Loeb M, Devlin HR, Kiss A. Randomized controlled trial of chlorhexidine gluconate for washing, intranasal mupirocin, and rifampin and doxycycline versus no treatment for the eradication of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization. Clin Infect Dis. 2007 Jan 15;44(2):178-85. Epub 2006 Dec 14.
  109. Morrison LJ, Visentin LM, Kiss A, Theriault R, Eby D, Vermeulen M, Sherbino J, Allan KS, Verbeek PR; on behalf of the TOR Investigators. Summary of the Methodology for the Validation Study for a Termination of Resuscitation Clinical Prediction Rule. Crit Pathw Cardiol. 2006 Dec;5(4):235-237.
  110. Rizoli SB, Nascimento B Jr, Osman F, Netto FS, Kiss A, Callum J, Brenneman FD, Tremblay L, Tien HC. Recombinant activated coagulation factor VII and bleeding trauma patients. J Trauma. 2006 Dec;61(6):1419-25. 
  111. Govindarajan A, Coburn NG, Kiss A, Rabeneck L, Smith AJ, Law CH. Population-based assessment of the surgical management of locally advanced colorectal cancer.J Natl Cancer Inst. 2006 Oct 18;98(20):1474-81.
  112.  Coburn NG, Swallow CJ, Kiss A, Law C. Significant regional variation in adequacy of lymph node assessment and survival in gastric cancer. Cancer. 2006 Nov 1;107(9):2143-51.
  113.  Morrison LJ, Visentin LM, Kiss A, Theriault R, Eby D, Vermeulen M, Sherbino J, Verbeek PR; TOR Investigators. Validation of a rule for termination of resuscitation in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. N Engl J Med. 2006 Aug 3;355(5):478-87 
  114. Lewis JE, Nickell LA, Thompson LU, Szalai JP, Kiss A, Hilditch JR. A randomized controlled trial of the effect of dietary soy and flaxseed muffins on quality of life and hot flashes during menopause. Menopause. 2006 Jul-Aug;13(4):631-42. 
  115. Bitar R, Moody AR, Leung G, Kiss A, Gladstone D, Sahlas DJ, Maggisano R. In vivo identification of complicated upper thoracic aorta and arch vessel plaque by MR direct thrombus imaging in patients investigated for cerebrovascular disease. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2006 Jul;187(1):228-34.
  116. Rapoport MJ, Herrmann N, Shammi P, Kiss A, Phillips A, Feinstein A. Outcome after traumatic brain injury sustained in older adulthood: a one-year longitudinal study. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2006 May;14(5):456-65.
  117. Tobe SW, Pylypchuk G, Wentworth J, Kiss A, Szalai JP, Perkins N, Hartman S, Ironstand L, Hoppe J. Effect of nurse-directed hypertension treatment among First Nations people with existing hypertension and diabetes mellitus: the Diabetes Risk Evaluation and Microalbuminuria (DREAM 3) randomized controlled trial. CMAJ. 2006 Apr 25;174(9):1267-71. Epub 2006 Apr
  118. Davis AM, Agnidis Z, Badley E, Kiss A, Waddell JP, Gross AE. Predictors of functional outcome two years following revision hip arthroplasty. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2006 Apr;88(4):685-91.
  119. Angle PJ, Hussain K, Morgan A, Halpern SH, Van der Vyver M, Yee J, Kiss A. High quality labour analgesia using small gauge epidural needles and catheters. Can J Anaesth. 2006 Mar;53(3):263-7.
  120. Rapoport MJ, Kiss A, Feinstein A. The impact of major depression on outcome following mild-to-moderate traumatic brain injury in older adults. J Affect Disord. 2006 Jun;92(2-3):273-6. Epub 2006 Feb 28.
  121. Ofner-Agostini M, Simor AE, Mulvey M, Bryce E, Loeb M, McGeer A, Kiss A, Paton S; Canadian Nosocomial Infection Surveillance Program, Health Canada. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Canadian aboriginal people. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2006 Feb;27(2):204-7. Epub 2006 Feb 8.
  122. Tobe SW, Soberman H, Kiss A, Perkins N, Baker B. The effect of alcohol and gender on ambulatory blood pressure: results from the Baseline Double Exposure study. Am J Hypertens. 2006 Feb;19(2):136-9.
  123. Cantor WJ, Brunet F, Ziegler CP, Kiss A, Morrison LJ. Immediate angioplasty after thrombolysis: a systematic review. CMAJ. 2005 Dec 6;173(12):1473-81. Review.
  124. Tobe SW, Kiss A, Szalai JP, Perkins N, Tsigoulis M, Baker B.  Impact of Job and Marital Strain on Ambulatory Blood Pressure: Results from the Double Exposure Study. American Journal of Hypertension 2005 Aug;18(8):1046-51.
  125. Tierney, M. C., Yao, C., Kiss, A, McDowell, I. Neuropsychological tests accurately predict incident Alzheimer disease after 5 and 10 years. Neurology. 2005: 64: 1853-1859.
  126. Gelman, A., Liebman, J., West, V., Kiss, A. A Broken System: The Persistent Patterns of Reversals of Death Sentences in the United States. Journal of Empirical Legal Studies.2004 Jul; 1(2): 209-261.
  127. Tierney, M.C., Charles, J., Naglie, G., Jaglal, S., Kiss, A., & Fisher, R.  Risk factors for harm in cognitively impaired seniors who live alone: A prospective study. Journal of the American Geriatric Society. 2004: 52:1435-1441.
  128. Liebman, J.S., Fagan, J., Gelman, A., West, V., Davies, G., Kiss, A. A Broken System, Part II: Why There Is So much Error in Capital Cases, and What Can Be Done About It. 2002 Feb.
  129. Burchardt M, Burchardt T, Shabsigh A, Ghafer M, Chen MW, Anastasiadis A, de la Taille A, Kiss A, Buttyan R. Reduction of wild type p53 function confers a hormone resistant phenotype on LNCaP prostate cancer cells. The Prostate. 2001 Sep 15; 48(4):225-30.
  130. Burchardt M, Burchardt T, Baer L, Kiss AJ, Pawar RV, Shabsigh A, de la Taille A, Hayek OF, Shabsigh R. Hypertension is associated with severe erectile dysfunction. J Urol. 2000 Oct; 164(4): 1188-91.
  131. Shabsigh A, Hayek OR, Weiner D, Saidi J, Kaplan SA, Kiss A, Burchardt M, Buttyan R, Levin RM. Acute increase in blood flow to the rat bladder subsequent to partial bladder outlet obstruction. Neurourol Urodyn. 2000;19(2):195-206.
  132. Hayek OR, Shabsigh A, Kaplan SA, Kiss AJ, Chen MW, Burchardt T, Burchardt M, Olsson CA, Buttyan R.  Castration induces acute vasoconstriction of blood vessels in the rat prostate concomitant with a reduction of prostatic nitric oxide synthase activity. J Urol. 1999 Oct; 162(4):1527-31.
  133. de la Taille A, Chen MW, Shabsigh A, Bagiella E, Kiss A, Buttyan R. Fas antigen/CD-95 upregulation and activation during castration-induced regression of the rat ventral prostate gland. Prostate, 1999 Jul 1; 40(2):89-96.
  134. Shabsigh A, Tanji N, D’Agati V, Burchardt M, Rubin M, Goluboff E,    Heitjan D, Kiss A, and Buttyan R Early effects of castration on the  vascular system of the rat ventral prostate gland.  Endocrinology. 1999 Apr; 140(4):1920-6.
  135. Shabsigh A, Chang D, Heitjan D, Kiss A, Olsson C, Puchner P, and   Buttyan R. Rapid reduction in blood flow to the rat ventral prostate gland after castration: preliminary evidence that androgens influence prostate size by regulating primary blood flow to the prostate gland.  The Prostate, 1998 Aug; 36(3):201-6.

Yuxin Tu, Ph.D. (University of Toronto)


Senior Consultant & Director, Marketing
ytu@akissconsulting.com

Dr. Yuxin Tu holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education from OISE (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education) at the University of Toronto. She has a solid background in both quantitative and mixed methods social sciences research. She has gained extensive research experience through collaboration with senior faculty members at the University of Toronto on several major SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada)-funded projects over the past five years. Dr. Tu has exceptional skills in managing and analyzing large institutional and national datasets and interpreting statistical findings to build meaningful conclusions. She has published several articles related to her doctoral dissertation in peer-reviewed journals in social sciences, and is the co-recipient of the “Best Paper Award” at the 2010 EAIR (European Higher Education Society) forum in Valencia, Spain. She has been invited as a peer-reviewer for several scientific journals and professional associations in the field of higher education and SSHRC faculty standard research grant applications.

Dr. Tu has taught a graduate-level quantitative research methods course at the University of Toronto and coached several graduate students on quantitative research design and statistical analysis for their thesis and dissertation work, which has led to further publications. Her fresh approach of introducing and explaining complex statistical concepts has received very positive feedback from both her students and clients. She finds her passion in assisting graduate students to fulfill their academic goals.