Scott Isom, MS

Scott Isom, MS
Biostatistician III
Department of Biostatistical Sciences
Section on Biostatistics
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-Salem, NC 27157
Tel: 336-716-0758 or 336-716-9004
Fax: 336-716-6427


University of Nebraska-Lincoln - MS, Statistics
Chadron State College – BS, Education 

Research Topics:  

Cancer research
Cancer prevention
Diabetes prevention

Current Research:

Scott Isom, MS, is a Biostatistician III and has been a member of the CCCWFU Biostatistics core since October 2006 in the Department of Biostatistical Sciences, Section on Biostatistics. He works with basic science, clinical, and cancer control researchers to design new studies, analyze data, and assist with manuscript development. As part of the Protocol Operation Workgroup (POW), he has a large role in the review of cancer research protocols. In addition to providing support for the Cancer Center Biostatistics Core, Scott is also involved in a number of social science studies.

Selected Recent Publications:

Monjazeb AM, Riedlinger G, Aklilu M, Geisinger KR, Mishra G, Isom S, Clark P, Levine EA, Blackstock AW Outcomes of patients with esophageal cancer staged with [¹⁸F]fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET): can postchemoradiotherapy FDG-PET predict the utility of resection?.J Clin Oncol. 2010 Nov 1;28(31):4714-21. [Epub 2010 Sep 27.]  PubMed Journal – In Process.

Blackwell CS, Foster KA, Isom S, Katula JA, Vitolins MZ, Rosenberger EL, Goff DC Jr.  Healthy Living Partnerships to Prevent Diabetes: Recruitment and baseline characteristics.  Contemp Clin Trials. 2010 Oct 23. [Epub ahead of print].  PubMed Journal – In Process.

Grzywacz JG, Quandt SA, Chen H, Isom S, Kiang L, Vallejos Q, Arcury TA. Depressive symptoms among Latino farmworkers across the agricultural season: Structural and situational influences. Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol. 2010 Jul;16(3):335-43.  PMCID: PMC2911993

Grzywacz JG, Quandt SA, Vallejos QM, Whalley LE, Chen H, Isom S, Barr DB, Arcury TA.  Job demands and pesticide exposure among immigrant Latino farmworkers.  J Occup Health Psychol. 2010 Jul;15(3):252-66.  PMCID: PMC2913248

Beavers KM. Hsu FC, Isom S, Kritchevsky SB, Church T, Goodpaster B, Pahor M, Nicklas BJ.  Long-term physical activity and inflammatory biomarkers in older adults.  Med Sci Sports Exerc 2010 Dec;42(12):2189-96.  doi: 10.1249/MSS. 0b013e3181e3ac80.PMCID: PMC2964389 [Available 2011/12/1].

Quandt SA, Jones BT, Talton JW, Whalley LE, Galván L, Vallejos QM, Grzywacz JG, Chen H, Pharr KE, Isom S, Arcury TA.   Heavy metals exposures among Mexican farmworkers in eastern North Carolina.  Environ Res 2010 Jan;110(1):83-8.  doi:  10.1016/j.envres.2009.09.007.  PMCID: PMC2795088 [Available 2011/1/1].

Arcury TA, Grzywacz JG, Isom S, Whalley LE, Vallejos QM, Chen H, Galván L, Barr DB, Quandt SA.  Seasonal variation in the measurement of urinary pesticide metabolites among Latino farmworkers in eastern North Carolina.Int J Occup Environ Health. 2009 Oct-Dec;15(4):339-50.  PMCID: PMC2774908.

Arcury TA, Grzywacz JG, Chen H, Vallejos QM, Galván L, Whalley LE, Isom S, Barr DB, Quandt SA.  Variation across the agricultural season in organophosphorus pesticide urinary metabolite levels for Latino farmworkers in eastern North Carolina: project design and descriptive results.  Am J Ind Med. 2009 Jul;52(7):539-50.  PMCID: PMC2735197.

Muhammad FS, Goode AK, Kock ND, Arifin EA, Cline JM, Adams MR, Hoyer PB, Christian PJ, Isom S, Kaplan JR, Appt SE.  Effects of 4-vinylcyclohexene diepoxide on peripubertal and adult Sprague-Dawley rats: ovarian, clinical, and pathologic outcomes.  Comp Med. 2009 Feb;59(1):46-59.  PMCID: PMC2703138. 

Jones E, Isom S, Kemper KJ, McLean TW.  Acupressure for chemotherapy-associated nausea and vomiting in children.  J Soc Integr Oncol. 2008 Fall;6(4):141-5.

Walker SE, Register TC, Appt SE, Adams MR, Clarkson TB, Chen H, Isom S, Franke AA, Kaplan JR.  Plasma lipid-dependent and -independent effects of dietary soy protein and social status on atherogenesis in premenopausal monkeys: implications for postmenopausal atherosclerosis burden.  Menopause. 2008 Sep-Oct;15(5):950-7. doi:10.1097/gme.0b013e3181612cef.  PubMed Journal – In Process.

Grzywacz JG, Quandt SA, Isom S, Arcury TA Alcohol use among immigrant Latino farmworkers in North Carolina.  Am J Ind Med. 2007 Aug;50(8):617-25. doi:10.1002/ajim.20482.


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