Carmen D. Tekwe, PhD

Carmen D. Tekwe, PhD

Assistant Professor

Epidemiology & Biostatistics
212 Adriance Lab Rd
1266 TAMU
College Station, TX   77843-1266

Research Interests

  • Obesity
  • Cancer Survivorship
  • Cancer Health Disparities
  • Nutrition and Physical Activity Assessments
  • Measurement Error
  • Statistical Methods for Wearable Devices
  • Metabolic Disease
  • Aging
  • Structural Equation Models
  • Latent Class Analysis
  • Quantitative Proteomics
  • Latent Variable Models
  • Functional Data Analysis

Education and Training

PhD, Biostatistics, University at Buffalo, 2010

MSc, Statistics, University of Florida, 2002

BSc, Statistics, University of Florida, 1999



Teaching Interests

  • Longitudinal Data Analysis
  • Generalized Linear Models
  • Categorical Data Analysis
  • Topics in Measurement Error Models
  • Special Topics in Latent Variable Models
 

Selected Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications [*Student author ** Joint first author/Equally contributed]

Tekwe, C.D**., Zoh, R.S.**, Bazer, F.W., Wu, G., Carroll, R.J. (2017) Functional multiple indicators, multiple causes measurement error models. Biometrics.

Tekwe, C.D., Carter, R.L., Cullings, H. (2016) Generalized multiple indicators, multiple causes measurement error models.  Statistical Modelling, 16, 140-159.

Kristiansson, M., Sorman, K. Tekwe, C., Calderon, L. (2015) Urban poverty, violence and health – neurological and immunological aspects as potential mediating factors. Environmental Research, 140, 511-3.

Venkatpurwar, V., Rhodes, S., Oein, K., Elliott, M., Tekwe, C., Jorgensen, H., Majeti, R. (2015)  Drug- not carrier-dependent haematological and biochemical changes in a repeated dose study of cyclosporine encapsulated PLGA nano- and micro-particles: size doesn’t matter.  Toxicology, 330, 9-18.

Tekwe, C.D., Carter, R.L., Cullings, H., Carroll, RJ. (2014)  Multiple indicators, multiple causes measurement error models. Statistics in Medicine, 33, 4469-4481.

Assad, H., Yao, K., Tekwe, C.D., Bazer, F.W., Zhou, L., Carroll, R.J., Meininger, J., and Wu, G.  (2014) Analysis of energy expenditure data in rats fed a low-fat or high-fat diet.”  Frontiers in Bioscience, 19, 967-985. PubMed No: 24389238.

Tekwe, C.D., Lei, J., Yao, K., Li, X, Rezaei, R., Dahanakaya, S., Meininger, C., Carroll, R.J., Meininger, C., Bazer, F., Wu, G. (2013) Oral administration of interferon tau reduces adiposity in Zucker diabetic fatty rats.  BioFactors, 39, 552-563.  DOI:10.1002/biof.1113.

Zivadinov, R., Tekwe, C., Bergsland, N., Dolezal, O., Havrdova, E., Krasensky, J., Dwyer, M., Seidl, Z., Ramasamy, D., Vaneckova, M., Horakova, D. (2013) Bi-monthly evolution of cortical atrophy in early relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis over 2 years: a longitudinal study.  Multiple Sclerosis International, Article ID 231345, 8 pages. DOI:10.1155/2013/231345.

Rezaei, R., Knabe, D., Tekwe, C.D., Ficken, M., Fielder, S., Eide, S., Lovering, S., Wu, G. (2013) Dietary supplementation with monosodium glutamate is safe and improves growth performance in post-weaning pigs.  Amino Acids, 44, 911-23.

Tekwe, C.D., Carroll, R.J., Dabney, A.R. (2012) Application of survival analysis methodology to the quantitative analysis of LC-MS proteomics data. Bioinformatics, 28, 1998-2003. PMCID: PMC3400956.

Bazer, F.W., Kim, J., Song, G., Ka, H., Tekwe, C.D., Wu, G. (2012) Select nutrients, progesterone and interferon tau affect conceptus metabolism and development. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1271, 88-96. PMCID: PMC3485747.

Tan, B., Li, X., Yin, Y., Yao, K., Xion, X., Wu, Z., Liu, C., Tekwe, C.D., and Wu, G.  (2012) Regulatory roles for L-arginine in reducing white adipose tissue.  Frontiers in Bioscience. 17, 2237-2246. PMCID: PMC3422877.

Schwingel, J.M., Edwards, K.J., Cox, A.D., Masoud, H., Richards, J.C, St. Michael, F., Tekwe, C.D., Sethi, S., Murphy, T.F., and Campagnari, A.A.  (2009) The use of moraxella catarrhalis lipooligosaccharide mutants to identify specific oligosaccharide epitopes recognized by human serum antibodies.  Journal of Infection and Immunity77, 4548-4558. PMCID: PMC2747917.

Carlson, M.C., Fried, L.P., Xue, Q.L., Tekwe, C.D., and Brandt, J. (2005) Validation of the Hopkins medication schedule to identify difficulties in taking medications. Journals of Gerontology, Series A:  Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences.  60, 217-223.

Tekwe, C.D., Carter, R.L., Ma, C.X, Algina, J., Lucas, M.E., Roth, J., Ariet, J., Fisher, T., and Resnick, B. (2004) An empirical comparison of statistical models for value-added assessment of school performance. Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics. 29, 11-26.  DOI: 10.3102/10769986029001011. [Winner of the R.L. Anderson Student Paper Award from the Southern Regional Conference on Statistics and the American Statistical Association]

Submitted Manuscripts

[*Student author ** Joint first author]

Tekwe, C.D., Zoh, R.S., Yang, M., Benden, M., Xue, L. Instrumental variable approach to estimating the functional linear regression model with a covariate measured with error. Submitted to Statistics in Medicine. October, 2017.

Honvoh*, G., Tekwe, C., Zoh, R, Gupta, A., Zhao, H., Benden, M.,  Model percentile-based approaches for investigating the association between total daily energy expenditure and sex- and age- adjusted BMI  in childhood obesity research. Submitted to Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics. October, 2017.

Venancio, V.P., Kim, H., Tekwe, C.D., Honvoh, G., Talcott, S.T., Mertens-Talcott, S.U. Mango Mangifera indica L.) polyphenols ameliorate functional constipation symptoms in humans. Submitted to Food and Toxicology. September, 2017.

Manuscripts in Preparation

Tekwe, C.D. “Sparse conditional functional quantile regression model with measurement error.”  Manuscript in Preparation. September, 2017.

Tekwe, C.D. “Longitudinal conditional functional quantile regression model with measurement error.”  Manuscript in Preparation. September, 2017.

Tekwe, C.D. “Quantile multiple indicators, multiple causes measurement error models with a single mediator.”  Manuscript in Preparation. September, 2017.

Tekwe, C.D. “Functional multiple indicators, multiple causes measurement error latent class models.”  Manuscript in Preparation. September, 2017.

Tekwe, C.D. “Hierarchical multiple indicators, multiple causes measurement error models with a single mediator.”  Manuscript in Preparation. September, 2017.