Amy S Nowacki,  PhD

Amy S Nowacki, PhD

Associate Staff

Lerner Research Institute, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44195
Location: JJN3-321
Phone: (216) 444-3773


My primary research focus is on the communication and learning of statistical concepts, particularly in harmonizing with the case-based, clinical learning orientation of health professions education. Mentoring and providing biostatistical collaboration to Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine student researchers is a critical complement to my classroom teaching. The majority of such work entails guiding students through the entire research process from research question development and study design to data analyses and reporting. A second educational research interest, which has emerged through collaborative work, involves characterizations of innovative dissemination pathways, and information uptake, by medical patients and the broader public.

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  1. Bowen AJ, Huang TL, Nowacki AS, Trask D, Kaltenbach J, Taliercio R, Benninger MS, Milstein CF, Bryson PC. Tachyphylaxis and Dependence in Pharmacotherapy for Unexplained Chronic Cough Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 159(4): 705 – 11. 2018

  2. Brearley AM, Bigelow C, Poisson LM, Grambow SC, Nowacki AS. The TSHS Resources Portal: A Source of Real and Relevant Data for Teaching Statistics in the Health Sciences. Technology Innovations in Statistics Education 11(1). 2018

  3. Shrotriya S, Nowacki AS, Lorton C, Aktas A, Hullihen B, Hauser K, Estfan B, Ayvaz S, Bennani N, Walsh D. Serum C-Reactive Protein is an Important and Powerful Prognostic Biomarker in Most Adult Solid Tumors PLOS ONE 13(8): e0202555. 2018

  4. Libert DM, Nowacki AS, Natowicz M. Metabolomic analysis of obesity, metabolic syndrome, and type 2 diabetes: amino acid and acylcarnitine levels change along a spectrum of metabolic wellness PeerJ 6:e5410; DOI 10.7717/peerj.5410. 2018

  5. Sharaf N, Mace SE, Nowacki AS, Stoller JK, Carl J. D-dimer in Adolescent Pulmonary Embolism Academic Emergency Medicine 25(11): 1235 – 41. 2018


  6. Bowen AJ, Nowacki AS, Contrera K, Trask D, Kaltenbach J, Milstein CF, Adessa M, Benninger MS, Taliercio R, Bryson PC. Short- and Long-term effects of Neuromodulators for Unexplained Chronic Cough Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery 159(3): 508 – 515. 2018

  7. Halkar M, Nowacki AS, Kendall K, Efeovbokhan N, Gorodeski EZ, Moazami N, Starling RC, Young JB, Lee S, Tang WHW. Utility of the Psychosocial Assessment of Candidates for Transplantation in Patients Undergoing Continuous-Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation Progress in Transplantation 28(3): 220 – 25. 2018

  8. Rogula T, Koprivanac M, Janik M, Petrosky JA, Nowacki AS, Dombrowska A, Kroh M, Brethauer S, Aminian A, Schauer P. Does Robotic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Provide Outcome Advantages Over Standard Laparoscopic Approaches? Obesity Surgery 28(9): 2589 – 96. 2018

  9. Foshee CM, Nowacki AS, Shivak J, Bierer SB. Making Much of the Mundane: A Retrospective Examination of Undergraduate Medical Students' Completion of Routine Tasks and USMLE Step 1 Performance Medical Science Educator 28(2): 351 – 57. 2018

  10. Bowen AJ, Nowacki AS, Benninger MS, Lamarre ED, Bryson PC. Is Tracheotomy on the Decline in Otolaryngology? A Single Institutional Analysis. American Journal of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Medicine and Surgery 39(2): 97 – 100. 2018

  11. Bowen AJ, Benninger M, Kominsky A, Trask D, Nowacki AS, Bryson PC. Voice and Swallowing Outcomes Following Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation for Obstructive Sleep Apnea. American Journal of Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Medicine and Surgery 39(2): 122 – 26. 2018

  12. Lubelski D. Alentado V, Nowacki AS, Shriver M, Abdullah KG, Steinmetz MP, Benzel EC,Mroz TE. Preoperative Nomograms Predict Patient-Specific Cervical Spine Surgery Clinical and Quality of Life Outcomes Neurosurgery 83(1): 104-113. 2018

  13. Miller DB, Cage J, Nowacki AS, Jackson B, Modlin C. Health Literacy and Health-related Quality of Life Among Minority Men Journal of the National Medical Association 110(2): 124 – 29. 2018

  14. Müller-Greven GM, Carlin C, Burgett M, Ahluwalia MS, Lauko A, Nowacki AS, Herting C, Qadan M, Bredel M, Toms SA, Lathia JD, Hambardzuman D, Sarkaria JN, Hamerlik P, Gladson CL. Macropinocytosis of Bevacizumab by Glioblastoma Cells in the Perivascular Niche Affects their SurvivalClinical Cancer Research 23(22): 7059 – 71. 2017

  15. Aminian A, Brethauer SA, Andalib A, Nowacki AS, Jimenez A, Corcelles R, Hanipah ZN, Punchai S, Lacy AM, Burguera B, Vidal J, Schauer PR. Individualized Metabolic Surgery Score: Procedure Selection Based on Diabetes Severity. Annals of Surgery 266(4): 650 – 57. 2017

  16. Hill E, Cartabuke RH, Mehta N, Colbert C, Nowacki AS, Calabrese C, Mehdi A, Garber A, Mohmand M, Sinokrot O, Pile J. Resident-Led Handoffs Training for Interns: Online versus Live Instruction with Subsequent Skills AssessmentThe American Journal of Medicine: Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine Perspectives 130(10): 1225 – 30. 2017

  17. Prager BC, Nowacki AS, Conway DS. Cognitive Survey-based Assessment of the Relationship Between Cognitive Impairment and Mentally Stimulating Activity in Multiple Sclerosis Neurological Research 39(9): 773 – 778. 2017

  18. Devarakonda MV, Mehta N, Tsou C, Liang JJ, Nowacki AS, Jelovsek JE. Automated Problem List Generation and Physicians Perspective from a Pilot Study International Journal of Medical Informatics 105: 121 – 29. 2017

  19. Jones J, Nowacki AS, Greene A, Traul C, Goldfarb J. Investigating Parent Needs, Participation, and Psychological Distress in the Children’s Hospital Hospital Pediatrics 7(7): 385 – 394. 2017

  20. Haskins IN, Nowacki AS, Khorgami Z, Schulz K, Heinberg LJ, Schauer PR, Brethauer SA, Aminian A. Should Recent Smoking be a Contraindication for Sleeve Gastrectomy? Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases 13(7): 1130 – 37. 2017

  21. Frontera J, Starling R, Cho S, Nowacki AS, Uchino K, Hussain MS, Mountis M, Moazami N. Risk Factors, Mortality and Timing of Ischemic and Hemorrhagic Stroke with Left Ventricular Assist Devices. Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation 36(6): 673 – 83. 2017

  22. Goldstein B, Wesler J, Nowacki AS, Reineks E, Natowwicz M. Investigations of Blood Ammonia Analysis: Test Matrices, Storage, and Stability. Clinical Biochemistry 50(9): 537 – 39. 2017


  23. Nowacki AS. Chi-square and Fisher’s exact tests. Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine 84(9 Suppl 2): e20 – e25. 2017

  24. Gales J, Jehi L, Nowacki AS, Prayson R. The Role of Histopathologic Subtype in the Setting of Hippocampal Sclerosis-Associated Mesial Temporal Lobe Epilepsy Human Pathology 63: 79 – 88. 2017

  25. Qin Y, Tang W, Nowacki AS, Mollan K, Reifeis SA, Hudgens MG, Wong N, Li H, Tucker JD, Wei C. Benefits and Potential Harms of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Self-testing Among Men Who Have Sex with Men in China: An Implementation Perspective Sexually Transmitted Diseases 44(4): 233 – 38. 2017

  26. Frontera JA, Provencio JJ, Sehba FA, McIntyre T, Nowacki AS, Gordon E, Weimer JM; Rasmussen P, Aledort L. The Role of Platelet Activation and Inflammation in Early Brain Injury following Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. Neurocritical Care 26(1): 48 – 57. 2017

  27. Ahluwalia MS, Bou-Anak S, Burgett ME, Sarmey N, Khosla D, Dahiya S, Weil RJ, Bae E, Huang P, McGraw M, Grove LM, Olman MA, Prayson RA, Suh JH, Gillespie GY, Barnholtz-Sloan J, Nowacki AS, Barnett GH, and Gladson CL. Correlation of Higher Levels of Soluble TNF-R1 with a Shorter Survival, Independent of Age, in Recurrent Glioblastoma. Journal of Neuro-Oncology, 131(3): 449 – 58. 2017

  28. Nowacki AS, Zhao W, Palesch YY. A Surrogate-Primary Replacement Algorithm for Response-adaptive Randomization in Acute Stroke Trials. Statistical Methods in Medical Research 26 (3): 1078 – 92. 2017

  29. Hinck B, Naelitz BD, Jackson B, Howard M, Nowacki AS, Modlin CS.  Assessing Transplant Attitudes: Understanding Minority Men's Perspectives on the Multifarious Barriers to Organ Donation. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities 4(4): 580 – 86. 2017

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