KB Boomer

KB Boomer

Associate Professor of Mathematics
Structural equation models, hierarchical linear mixed models, genetic algorithms
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Educational Background

  • Ph.D. in Statistics, Pennsylvania State University
  • M.S. in Statistics, Pennsylvania State University
  • B.A. in Mathematics, Colby College, 1990

Research Interests

  • Structural Equation Modeling, with applications to Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Genetic algorithms, with applications to Geophysics
  • Hierarchical Linear Mixed Modeling , with applications to Genetics
  • Missing data, with general applications

Selected Publications

Conyers, L. and Boomer, KB, (2014) "Examining the role of vocational rehabilitation on access to care and public health outcomes for people living with HIV/AIDS," Disability and Rehabilitation.

Datti, P. A., Conyers, L.M., and Boomer, K.B. (2013), "Factors affecting vocational rehabilitation service use among Latino men with HIV/AIDS: A national perspective," Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, 44(3), 42-50.

Boomer, K.B., Brazier, R.A., O'Donnell, J.P., Nyblade, A.A., Kokoska, J., Liu, S. (2013), "From craton to rift: Empirically based ground-truth criteria for local events recorded on regional networks," Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America,103(4), 2295-2304.

Colmenares, L.U., Coelho, S., Miller, S.A., Boomer, K.B., and Beer, J.Z.  (2013), "UV responses in native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islanders, and, Asians residing in Hawai'i and in Maryland," Photodermatology, Photoimmunology & Photomedicine,29(3), 121-131.

Brazier, R.A. , Boomer, K.B., O'Donnell, J.P., Nyblade, A.A.,, Myers, S.C., Kokoska, J., Liu, S.R. (2012), "From craton to rift: Empirically based ground truth criteria for regional networks,"  Monitoring Research Review: Ground Based Nuclear Explosion Monitoring, 1, 210-220.

Hosler, J. and Boomer, K.B.  (2011), "Are comic books an effective way to engage nonmajors in learning and appreciating science?"CBE- Life Science Education, 10, 309-317.

Boomer, K.B., Brazier, R.A., and Nyblade, A.A. (2010), "Empirically based ground truth criteria for seismic events recorded at local distances on regional networks with application to southern Africa," Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 100(4), 1785-1791.

Whitfield, K.E., Yao, X., Boomer, K.B., Vogler, G.P., Hayward, M.D., and Vandenbergh, D.J. (2009), "Analysis of candidate genes and hypertension in African American adults," Ethnicity and Disease, 19, 18-22.


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