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

Dorff T, Hirasawa Y, Acoba J, Pagano I, Tamura D, Pal S, Zhang M, Waitz R, Dhal A, Haynes W, Shon J, Scholz M, Furuya H, Chan OTM, Huang J, Rosser C. (2021). Phase Ib Study of Patients with Metastatic Castrate-Resistant Prostate Cancer Treated with Different Sequencing Regimens of Atezolizumab and Sipuleucel-T. J Immunother Cancer;9(8). PubMed PMID: 34376554; PMCID: PMC8356194.

Okado I, Pagano I, Cassel K, Holcombe RF. (2021). Perceptions of Care Coordination in Cancer Patient-Family Caregiver Dyads. Support Care Cancer;29(5):2645-52. PubMed PMID: 32970231.

Carbone M, Harbour JW, Brugarolas J, Bononi A, Pagano I, Dey A, Krausz T, Pass HI, Yang H, Gaudino G. (2020). Biological Mechanisms and Clinical Significance of BAP1 Mutations in Human Cancer. Cancer Discovery;10(8):1103-20. PubMed PMID: 32690542; PMCID: PMC8006752.

Pokhrel P, Schmid S, Pagano I. (2020). Physical Activity and Use of Cigarettes and E-Cigarettes Among Young Adults. Am J Prev Med;58(4):580-3. PubMed PMID: 31866208; PMCID: PMC7089825.

Wills TA, Choi K, Pagano I. (2020). E-Cigarette Use Associated With Asthma Independent of Cigarette Smoking and Marijuana in a 2017 National Sample of Adolescents. J Adolesc Health;67(4):524-30. PubMed PMID: 32336559; PMCID: PMC8248447.

Publication list via NIH MyBibliography

Active Grants

I. Pagano, Biostatistician; N. Palafox, PI
2 U54 CA143727 06A1
"The Pacific Island Partnership for Cancer Health Equity"

I. Pagano, Biostatistician;/J.W. Ramos, PI
5 P30 CA071789-20
University of Hawai‘i Cancer Center CCSG