Greg Russell, MS


Russell_image005_1969929945 Gregory B. Russell, MS
Director of Statistical Consulting
Senior Biostatistician
Department of Biostatistical Sciences
Section on Biostatistics
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Medical Center Blvd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27157
Tel: 336-716-5449 or 336-716-9004
Fax: 336-716-6427



University of North Carolina - MS, Biostatistics
North Carolina State University – BS, Statistics 

Research Topics:

Psychological effects of disease
Cancer research
Cancer prevention 

Current Research:

Greg Russell, MS, helps oversee the Design and Analysis Unit, a joint venture between the Department of Biostatistical Sciences and the Office of Research.  Mr. Russell is a biostatistician, with expertise in survival analyses and health-related quality of life modeling.  His primary focus of interest is the psychological effects of disease; additionally, he works extensively with survival data in modeling risk factors for recurrence and overall survival of cancer patients.  In his time outside the Cancer Center, in addition to his work in the Design and Analysis Unit, he is working with the Department of Nephrology on a number of hemo- and peritoneal dialysis projects the University of Minnesota on a diabetic nephropathy project, and the Department of Pediatrics on a neonatology project.  Previously, Mr. Russell has been the biostatistician on a large number of projects, including looking at the survivorship of cancer patients after invasive surgery and chemotherapy, as well as looking at the differences in stroke rates within the continental United States and the potential causes for differences in such rates, and prognostic factors in node-negative breast cancer patients.

Selected Recent Publications:

Freedman BI, Shenoy RN, Planer JA, Clay KD, Shihabi ZK, Burkart JM, Cardona CY, Andries L, Peacock TP, Sabio H, Byers JR, Russell GB, Bleyer AJ.  Comparison of glycated albumin and hemoglobin A1c concentrations in diabetic subjects on peritoneal and hemodialysis.  Perit Dial Int.  2010 Jan-Feb;30(1):72-9.

Jakub JW, Russell G, Tillman CL, Lariscy C.  Colon cancer and low lymph node count:  who is to blame?  Arch Surg.  2009 Dec;144(12):1115-20.

Reddix RN, Russell G, Woodall J, Jackson B, Dedmond B, Webb LX.  Relationship between intraoperative femoral head bleeding and development of avascular necrosis after acetabular fracture surgery.  J Surg Orthop Adv.  2009 Fall;18(3):129-33.

Johnson AJ, Steele J, Russell GB, Moran R, Fredericks KP, Jennings SG.  Decreasing pediatric patient anxiety about radiology imaging tests:  prospective evaluation of an educational intervention.  J Child Health Care.  2009 Dec;13(4):370-82.  Epub 2009 Oct 15.

Adair CD, Luper A, Rose JC, Russell G, Veille JC, Buckalew VM.  The hemodynamic effects of intravenous digoxin-binding fab immunoglobulin in severe preeclampsia:  a double-blind, randomized, clinical trial.  J Perinatol.  2009 Apr;29(4):284-9.  Epub 2009 Jan 15.

Danhauer SC, Mihalko SL, Russell GB, Campbell CR, Felder L, Daley K, Levine EA.  Restorative yoga for women with breast cancer: findings from a randomized pilot study.  Psychooncology. 2009 Apr; 18(4):360-8.

Shen P, Thai K, Stewart JH, Howerton R, Loggie BW, Russell GB, Levine EA.  Peritoneal surface disease from colorectal cancer: comparison with the hepatic metastases surgical paradigm in optimally resected patients.  Ann Surg Oncol. 2008 Dec;15(12):3422-32. Epub 2008 Sep 11.

Stewart JH 4th, Shen P, Russell G, Fenstermaker J, McWilliams L, Coldrun FM, Levine KE, Jones BT, Levine EA.  A phase I trial of oxaliplatin for intraperitoneal hyperthermic chemoperfusion for the treatment of peritoneal surface dissemination from colorectal and appendiceal cancers.  Ann Surg Oncol. 2008 Aug;15(8):2137-45. Epub 2008 May 21.

Peacock TP, Shihabi ZK, Bleyer AJ, Dolbare EL, Byers JR, Knovich MA, Calles-Escandon J, Russell GB, Freedman, BI.  Comparison of glycated albumin and hemoglobin A1c levels in diabetic subjects on hemodialysis.  Kidney Int.  2008 March 73(9): 1062-1068.  Epub 2008 Feb 20.

Bleyer AJ, Sedor JR, Freedman BI, O'Brien A, Russell GB, Graley J, Schelling JR.  Risk factors for development and progression of diabetic kidney disease and treatment patterns among diabetic siblings of patients with diabetic kidney disease.  Am J Kidney Dis. 2008 Jan;51(1):29-37.

Moossavi S, Tuttle AB, Vachharajani TJ, Plonk G, Bettmann MA, Majekodunmi O, Russell GB, Regan JD, Freedman BI.  Long-term outcomes of transposed basilic vein arteriovenous fistulae.  Hemodial Int. 2008 Jan;12(1):80-4.

McQuellon RP, Russell GB, Shen P, Stewart JH 4th, Saunders W, Levine EA.  Survival and health outcomes after cytoreductive surgery with intraperitoneal hyperthermic chemotherapy for disseminated peritoneal cancer of appendiceal origin.  Ann Surg Oncol. 2008 Jan;15(1):125-33. Epub 2007 Nov 20.

Winter JL, Stackhouse BL, Russell GB, Kute TE.  Measurement of PTEN expression using tissue microarrays to determine a race-specific prognostic marker in breast cancer. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2007 May; 131 (5): 767-72.

Levine EA, Stewart JH 4th, Russell GB, Geisinger KR, Loggie BL, Shen P.  Cytoreductive surgery and intraperitoneal hyperthermic chemotherapy for peritoneal surface malignancy: experience with 501 procedures. J Am Coll Surg. 2007 May;204(5):943-53; discussion 953-5.

Bleyer AJ, Hartman J, Brannon PC, Reeves-Daniel A, Satko SG, Russell G.  Characteristics of sudden death in hemodialysis patients.  Kidney Int. 2006 Jun;69(12):2268-73. Epub 2006 May 3.

McQuellon RP, Danhauer SC, Russell GB, Shen P, Fenstermaker J, Stewart JH, Levine EA.  Monitoring health outcomes following cytoreductive surgery plus intraperitoneal hyperthermic chemotherapy for peritoneal carcinomatosis. Ann Surg Oncol. 2007 Mar;14(3):1105-13. Epub 2007 Jan 6.

Wentworth S, Russell GB, Tuner II, Levine EA, Mishra G, Waters GS, Blackstock AW. Long-term results of local excision with and without chemoradiation for adenocarcinoma of the rectum.  Clin Colorectal Cancer. 2005 Jan;4(5):332-5. 

Turner II, Russell GB, Blackstock AW, Levine EA. Impact of neoadjuvant therapy on postoperative complications in patients undergoing resection for rectal adenocarcinoma. Am Surg. 2004 Dec;70(12):1045-9. 

Last Updated: 01-20-2015
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