My research involves application of biostatistical models to investigate the effectiveness of clinical interventions and to evaluate subject-level changes in health measures and health-related quality of life.
I have participated in studies supported by funding from the Joe W. King Orthopedic Institute, NASA, and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
FundingMy research has been supported by grants from a number of agencies and organizations, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Joe W. King Orthopedic Institute, National Institutes of Health, and NASA.
Recent Publications and Research Activity
O'Connor DP, Fincher AL. Clinical Pathology for Athletic Trainers: Recognizing Systemic Disease, 2nd edition. Slack Inc., 2008.
Knoblauch MA,O’Connor DP, Clarke MSF. Obese mice incur greater myofiber membrane disruption in response to mechanical load compared to lean mice. Obesity. [Accepted].
Sui X, Jackson AS, Church TS, Lee D, O’Connor DP, Liu J, Blair SN. Effects of cardiorespiratory fitness on aging-glucose trajectory in a cohort of healthy men. Annals of Epidemiology. [Accepted].
Ledoux TA, Mama SK, O’Connor DP, Adamus HJ, Fraser ML, Lee RE. Home availability and the impact of weekly stressful events are associated with fruit and vegetable intake among African American and Hispanic/Latina women. Journal of Obesity. 2012; Article 737891 [online], doi:10.1155/2012/727891.
Lee RE, O’Connor DP, Smith-Ray R, Mama SK, Medina A, Reese-Smith J, Banda JA, Layne CS, Brosnan M, Cubbin C, McMillan T, Estabrooks PA. Mediating effects of group cohesion on physical activity and diet in women of color: Health is Power. American Journal of Health Promotion. 2012;26:e116-e125.
McAlexander KM, Mama SK, Medina A, O’Connor DP, Lee RE. Concordance and correlates of direct and indirect built environment measurement among minority women. American Journal of Health Promotion. 2012;26:239-244.
Wilson PL, O’Connor DP, Kaplan CD, Bode S, Mama SK, Lee RE. Relationship of fruit, vegetable, and fat consumption and binge eating symptoms in African American and Hispanic or Latina women. Eating Behaviors. 2012;13:179-182.
Lee RE, Mama SK, Medina AV, Reese-Smith J, Banda JA, Layne CS, Baxter M, O’Connor DP, McNeill L, Estabrooks PA. Multiple measures of physical activity, dietary habits and weight status in African American and Hispanic or Latina Women: The Health Is Power (HIP) Project. Journal of Community Health. 2011;36:1011-1023.
Lopez Y, III, O’Connor DP, Ledoux TA, Lee RE. Analysis of body composition methods in a community sample of African American women. Women & Health. 2011;51:709-723.
Lee RE, Medina AV, Mama SK, Reese-Smith JY, O’Connor DP, Brosnan M, Cubbin C, McMillan T, Estabrooks PA. Health Is Power: an ecological theory-based health intervention for women of color. Contemporary Clinical Trials. 2011;32:916-923.
O’Connor DP, Mahar MT, Laughlin MS, Jackson AS. The Bland-Altman method should not be used in regression cross-validation studies. Research Quarterly in Exercise and Sport. 2011;82:610-616.
O’Connor DP, Bray MS, McFarlin BK, Sailors MA, Ellis KJ, Jackson AS. Ethnic bias in anthropometric estimates of DXA abdominal fat: the TIGER study. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 2011;43:1785-1790.
Trappey GJ, O’Connor DP, Edwards TB. What are the instability and infection rates after reverse shoulder arthroplasty? Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 2011;469:2505-2511.
Stocks GW, O’Connor DP, Self SD, Marcek G. Directed air flow to reduce airborne particulate and bacterial contamination in the surgical field during total hip arthroplasty. Journal of Arthroplasty. 2011;26:771-776.
McAlexander KM, Mama SK, Medina A, O’Connor DP, Lee RE. The concordance of directly and indirectly measured built environment attributes and physical activity adoption. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 2011;8:72.
O’Connor DP, Gugenheim JJ. Comparison of measured and parent-reported height and weight in children and adolescents. Obesity. 2011;19:1040-1046.
Knoblauch MA, O’Connor DP, Clarke MSF. Capillary sampling for an indirect biomarker of muscle damage after exercise. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 2010;24:3471-3475.
O’Connor DP, Bray MS, McFarlin BK, Sailors MH, Jackson AS. Equations for estimating DXA percent fat of ethnically diverse young men and women: the TIGER study. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 2010;42:1959-1965.
Drake GN, O’Connor DP, Edwards TB. Indications for reverse total shoulder arthroplasty in rotator cuff disease. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 2010;468:1526-33.
O’Connor DP, Knoblauch MA. Relative cost-effectiveness of ECG screening in high school athletes’ preparticipation physical examinations. Journal of Athletic Training. 2010;45:265-272.
Stocks GW, Self SD, Thompson B, O’Connor DP. Predicting bacterial populations based on airborne particulates: a study performed in nonlaminar flow operating rooms during joint arthroplasty surgery. American Journal of Infection Control. 2010;38:199-204.
B.A. in Human Performance and Health Sciences at Rice University, 1991
M.S. in Physical Therapy at Texas Women's University, 1993
Ph.D. in Kinesiology at University of Houston, 2002