Faculty ProfilesW. John Boscardin
550 16th. Street
San Francisco, CA 94158
415-221-4810 ext. 3621
W. John Boscardin, Ph.D. is a biostatistician with a joint appointment as Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology & Biostatistics. His primary role with the Department of Medicine is as Director of the Statistical Laboratory for the Division of Geriatrics and for SFVAMC Health Services Research. The laboratory is comprised of six Master's and Ph.D. level statisticians and provides data management, analytic support, and methodological input to more than a dozen principal investigators in geriatrics and health services. He is also one of the biostatistics faculty members for the CTSI K-Scholars Program based out of the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, serving as statistical mentor to numerous junior investigators over the past several years. Dr. Boscardin received his Ph.D. in Statistics in 1996 from the University of California, Berkeley. He was a faculty member at UCLA in the Departments of Biostatistics and Medicine before moving to UCSF in 2008. His areas of methodological expertise include analysis of longitudinal and repeated measures data, treatment of missing data, Bayesian statistical modeling, and computational statistics. He has worked in a wide range of substantive areas including HIV/AIDS, brain injury, health disparities, diabetes, stroke, ageing and frailty, and scleroderma, with colleagues in a wide variety of disciplines, including geriatrics, psychology, psychiatry, pediatrics, ophthalmology, immunology, virology, gastroenterology, epidemiology, neuroimaging, neurosurgery, neuroscience, cardiology, health services, and rheumatism.
Recent Articles (25)
Sudore RL, Boscardin J, Feuz MA, McMahan RD, Katen MT, Barnes DE. Effect of the PREPARE Website vs an Easy-to-Read Advance Directive on Advance Care Planning Documentation and Engagement Among Veterans: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Intern Med. 2017 Aug 01; 177(8):1102-1109.
Meisel K, Arnold RM, Stijacic Cenzer I, Boscardin J, Smith AK. Survival, Functional Status, and Eating Ability After Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Tube Placement for Acute Stroke. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017 Aug; 65(8):1848-1852.
Bleijenberg N, Smith AK, Lee SJ, Cenzer IS, Boscardin JW, Covinsky KE. Difficulty Managing Medications and Finances in Older Adults: A 10-year Cohort Study. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017 Jul; 65(7):1455-1461.
Garrett GL, Blanc PD, Boscardin J, Lloyd AA, Ahmed RL, Anthony T, Bibee K, Breithaupt A, Cannon J, Chen A, Cheng JY, Chiesa-Fuxench Z, Colegio OR, Curiel-Lewandrowski C, Del Guzzo CA, Disse M, Dowd M, Eilers R, Ortiz AE, Morris C, Golden SK, Graves MS, Griffin JR, Hopkins RS, Huang CC, Bae GH, Jambusaria A, Jennings TA, Jiang SI, Karia PS, Khetarpal S, Kim C, Klintmalm G, Konicke K, Koyfman SA, Lam C, Lee P, Leitenberger JJ, Loh T, Lowenstein S, Madankumar R, Moreau JF, Nijhawan RI, Ochoa S, Olasz EB, Otchere E, Otley C, Oulton J, Patel PH, Patel VA, Prabhu AV, Pugliano-Mauro M, Schmults CD, Schram S, Shih AF, Shin T, Soon S, Soriano T, Srivastava D, Stein JA, Sternhell-Blackwell K, Taylor S, Vidimos A, Wu P, Zajdel N, Zelac D, Arron ST. Incidence of and Risk Factors for Skin Cancer in Organ Transplant Recipients in the United States. JAMA Dermatol. 2017 Mar 01; 153(3):296-303.
Sudore RL, Heyland DK, Barnes DE, Howard M, Fassbender K, Robinson CA, Boscardin J, You JJ. Measuring Advance Care Planning: Optimizing the Advance Care Planning Engagement Survey. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2017 Apr; 53(4):669-681.e8.
Sudore RL, Barnes DE, Le GM, Ramos R, Osua SJ, Richardson SA, Boscardin J, Schillinger D. Improving advance care planning for English-speaking and Spanish-speaking older adults: study protocol for the PREPARE randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open. 2016 07 11; 6(7):e011705.
Suskind AM, Walter LC, Jin C, Boscardin J, Sen S, Cooperberg MR, Finlayson E. Impact of frailty on complications in patients undergoing common urological procedures: a study from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement database. BJU Int. 2016 May; 117(5):836-42.
Grenon SM, Owens CD, Nosova EV, Hughes-Fulford M, Alley HF, Chong K, Perez S, Yen PK, Boscardin J, Hellmann J, Spite M, Conte MS. Short-Term, High-Dose Fish Oil Supplementation Increases the Production of Omega-3 Fatty Acid-Derived Mediators in Patients With Peripheral Artery Disease (the OMEGA-PAD I Trial). J Am Heart Assoc. 2015 Aug 21; 4(8):e002034.
Smith AK, McCarthy E, Weber E, Cenzer IS, Boscardin J, Fisher J, Covinsky K. Half of older Americans seen in emergency department in last month of life; most admitted to hospital, and many die there. Health Aff (Millwood). 2012 Jun; 31(6):1277-85.
Hiramoto JS, Owens CD, Kim JM, Boscardin J, Belkin M, Creager MA, Conte MS. Sex-based differences in the inflammatory profile of peripheral artery disease and the association with primary patency of lower extremity vein bypass grafts. J Vasc Surg. 2012 Aug; 56(2):387-95; discussion 395.
Anton PA, Saunders T, Elliott J, Khanukhova E, Dennis R, Adler A, Cortina G, Tanner K, Boscardin J, Cumberland WG, Zhou Y, Ventuneac A, Carballo-Diéguez A, Rabe L, McCormick T, Gabelnick H, Mauck C, McGowan I. First phase 1 double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized rectal microbicide trial using UC781 gel with a novel index of ex vivo efficacy. PLoS One. 2011; 6(9):e23243.
Nettar KD, Yu KC, Bapna S, Boscardin J, Maas CS. An internally controlled, double-blind comparison of the efficacy of onabotulinumtoxinA and abobotulinumtoxinA. Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2011 Nov-Dec; 13(6):380-6.
Stein JC, Wang R, Adler N, Boscardin J, Jacoby VL, Won G, Goldstein R, Kohn MA. Emergency physician ultrasonography for evaluating patients at risk for ectopic pregnancy: a meta-analysis. Ann Emerg Med. 2010 Dec; 56(6):674-83.
Grudzen CR, Hoffman JR, Koenig WJ, Boscardin J, Lorenz KA, Asch SM. The LA story: what happened after a new policy allowing paramedics to forgo resuscitation attempts in prehospital cardiac arrest. Resuscitation. 2010 Jun; 81(6):685-90.
Newman PA, Lee SJ, Duan N, Rudy E, Nakazono TK, Boscardin J, Kakinami L, Shoptaw S, Diamant A, Cunningham WE. Preventive HIV vaccine acceptability and behavioral risk compensation among a random sample of high-risk adults in Los Angeles (LA VOICES). Health Serv Res. 2009 Dec; 44(6):2167-79.
Fatemi N, Dusick JR, Mattozo C, McArthur DL, Cohan P, Boscardin J, Wang C, Swerdloff RS, Kelly DF. Pituitary hormonal loss and recovery after transsphenoidal adenoma removal. Neurosurgery. 2008 Oct; 63(4):709-18; discussion 718-9.
FitzGerald JD, Mangione CM, Boscardin J, Kominski G, Hahn B, Ettner SL. Impact of changes in Medicare Home Health care reimbursement on month-to-month Home Health utilization between 1996 and 2001 for a national sample of patients undergoing orthopedic procedures. Med Care. 2006 Sep; 44(9):870-8.
McGowan I, Elliott J, Fuerst M, Taing P, Boscardin J, Poles M, Anton P. Increased HIV-1 mucosal replication is associated with generalized mucosal cytokine activation. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2004 Oct 01; 37(2):1228-36.
Breen EC, McDonald M, Fan J, Boscardin J, Fahey JL. Cytokine gene expression occurs more rapidly in stimulated peripheral blood mononuclear cells from human immunodeficiency virus-infected persons. Clin Diagn Lab Immunol. 2000 Sep; 7(5):769-73.