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Refereed Publications


1.                  Guerra, R, MS McPeek, TP Speed, and PM Stewart (1992). A Bayesian analysis for mapping from radiation hybrid data. Cytogenetics and Cell Genetics, 59:104‑106.


2.                  Barre, DE, R Guerra, R Verstraete, Z Wang, SM Grundy, and JC Cohen (1994). Genetic analysis of a polymorphism in the human apolipoprotein A‑I promoter: Effects of plasma HDL‑cholesterol levels. Journal of Lipid Research, 35:1292‑1296.


3.                  Cohen, J.C., Z. Wang, S.M. Grundy, M. Stoesz, and R. Guerra (1994). Variation at the hepatic lipase and apolipoprotein AI/CIII/AIV loci is a major cause of genetically determined variation in plasma HDL cholesterol levels. Journal of Clinical Investigation, 94:2377‑2384.


4.                  Mooser, V., F.P. Mancini, S. Bopp, A. Petho‑Schramm, R. Guerra, H‑J Mueller, and H.H. Hobbs (1995). Sequence polymorphisms in the apo(a) gene associated with specific levels of Lp(a) in plasma. Human Molecular Genetics, 4:173‑181.


5.                  Mancini, F. P., Mooser, V., Guerra, R., Hobbs, H. (1995). Sequence microheterogeneity in apolipoprotein(a) gene repeats and the relationship to plasma Lp(a) levels. Human Molecular Genetics, 4:1535‑1542.


6.                  Guerra, R. and Speed, T.P. (1996).  Statistical issues arising in the analysis of DNA‑DNA hybridization experiments. Systematic Biology, 45: 586-595.


7.                  Ernst, M., Guerra, R., and Schucany, W. (1996). Scatter plots for unordered pairs. The American Statistician, 50:260-265.


8.                   Basu, S., Guerra, R., and Read, R., (1996) Bootstrap confidence intervals for concentration parameters in dilution assays,  Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics, 1:454-466.


9.                  McPherson, R., Guerra, R., Grundy, S., and Cohen, J. (1996). Allelic variation in the gene encoding the cholesterylester transfer protein is associated with variation in the plasma concentrations of cholesteryl ester transfer protein, Journal of Lipid Research, 37:1743-1748


10.              Wan, Y., Cohen, J., and Guerra, R. (1997). A permutation test for the robust sib pair linkage method, Annals of Human Genetics, 61:79-87.


11.              Guerra, R. , Polansky, A., and Schucany, W. (1997). Bootstrap with kernel smoothing for discrete data, Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, 26: 163-176.


12.              Guerra, R., Wang, J., Grundy, S.M., Cohen, J.C. (1997). A hepatic lipase (LIPC) allele associated with high plasma concentrations of high-density lipoprotein lipase cholesterol, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 94:4532-4537.


13.              Stoesz, M., Cohen, J.C., Mooser, V., Marcovina, S., Guerra, R. (1997). Extension of the Haseman‑Elston method to multiple alleles and multiple loci: Theory and practice for candidate genes, Annals of Human Genetics, 61: 263-274.


14.              Mooser, V., Sheer, D., Marcovina, S. Wang, J., Guerra, R., Cohen, J.C., Hobbs, H. (1997) The Apo(a) gene is the major determinant of plasma Lp(a) levels in African-Americans, American Journal of Human Genetics, 61: 402-417.


15.              Guerra, R., Zhao, B., Mooser, V., Stafforini, D., Johnston, J.M., Cohen, J.C. (1997). Determinants of plasma platelet activating factor acetylhydrolase: Heritability and relationship to plasma lipoproteins, Journal of Lipid Research, 38: 2281-2288.


16.              Wang, J., Freeman, D., Grundy, S., Levine, D., Guerra, R., Cohen, J. (1998).  Linkage between cholesterol 7a-hydroxylase and high plasma low-density lipoprotein cholesterol concentrations, Journal of Clinical Investigation, 101:1283-1291.


17.              Amos, C. I. and Guerra, R. (1998).  Statistics in Human Genetics (Update), in Encyclopedia of Statistical Science, Kotz, S., Banks. D., and Read, C., eds. John Wiley & Sons, New York.


18.              Wang, J., Guerra, R., and Cohen, J.C. (1998). Statistically robust approaches for sib-pair linkage analysis, Annals of Human Genetics, 62:349-359.


19.              Zinn, A.,R., Tonk, V.S., Chen, Z., Flejter, W.L., Gardner, H.A., Guerra, R., Kushner, H.,  Schwartz, S.L., Sybert, V.P., Van Dyke, D.L., Ross, J.L. (1998). Evidence for a Turner  syndrome locus or loci at Xp11.2-p.22.1, American Journal of Human Genetics, 63:1757-1766.


20.              Guerra, R., Wan, Y., Jia, A., Amos, C., Cohen, J. (1999). Testing for linkage under robust genetic models, Human Heredity, 49:146-153.


21.              Goldstein, D.R., Sain, S.R., Guerra, R., Etzel, C.J. (1999). Meta-analysis by combining parameter estimates: simulated linkage, Genetic Epidemiology, (Suppl. 1):S581-585.


22.              Guerra, R., Etzel, C.J., Goldstein, D.R., Sain, S.R. (1999). Meta-analysis by combining P-values: simulated linkage studies, Genetic Epidemiology, (Suppl. 1):S605-S609.


23.              Wang, J., Guerra, R., and Cohen, J.C. (1999). A statistically robust variance components approach for quantitative trait linkage analysis, Annals of Human Genetics, 63:249-262.


24.              Fine, K.D., Do, K. Schulte, K., Ogunji, F., Guerra, R., Osowski, L., McCormak, J. (2000). High prevalence of celiac sprue-like HLA-DQ genes and enteropathy in patients with the microscopic colitis syndrome, American Journal of Gastroenterology, 95:1974-82.


25.              Guerra, R., Sain, S.R., and Carney, G. (2000). Statistical issues arising in environmental equity: A case study in Louisiana, Proceedings of the American Statistical Association, Biometrics Section.


26.              Guerra, R. (2001). Comments on Some Advice to Advisors: A Word to the Advisees, STATS, Winter.


27.              Guerra, R. (2001). The statistics of baseball rankings: Hitters, STATS, Fall.


28.              Guerra, R. (2002). Meta-analysis in human genetics studies. In Biostatistcal Genetics  and  Genetic  Epidemiology, R. Elston, J. Olson, & L. Palmer (eds), Wiley Reference in Biostatistics.


29.              Berge, K., von Bergmann, K., Lutjohann, D., Guerra, R., Grundy, S., Hobbs, H., and Cohen, J. (2002). Heritability of plasma noncholesterol sterols and relationship to DNA sequence polymorphism in ABCG5 and ABCG8, Journal of Lipid Research, 43:486-494.


30.              Etzel, C. and Guerra, R. (2002) Meta-analysis of genetic linkage analysis of quantitative trait loci. American Journal of Human Genetics, 71:56-65.


31.              Shohet, R.V., Vega, G.L., Bersot, T.P., Mahley, R.W., Grundy, S.M., Guerra, R., Cohen, J.C. (2002). Sources of variability in genetic association studies: Insights from the analysis of hepatic lipase (LIPC), Human Mutation, 19:536-542.


32.              Han, J. and Guerra, R. (2003) Cost efficiency of genetic linkage studies using mixtures of selected sib-pairs. Science and Statistics: Festschtrift  for Terence Speed, D. Goldstein (ed.). Institute of Mathematical Statistics, Lecture Notes-Monograph Series, Volume 40.


33.              Valentine, J., Guerra, R. and Cohen, J. (2003). Family History is a Major Determinant of Subclinical Peripheral Arterial Disease in Young Adults, Journal of Vascular Surgery, in press.


34.              Valentine RJ, Guerra R, Stephan P, Scoggins E, Clagett GP, Cohen J (2004). Family history is a major determinant of subclinical peripheral arterial disease in young adults. Journal of Vascular surgery 39 (2): 351-356


35.              Jain T, Peshock R, McGuire DK, Willett D, Yu ZX, Vega GL, Guerra R, Hobbs HH, Grundy SM (2004). African Americans and Caucasians have a similar prevalence of coronary calcium in the Dallas heart study. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 44 (5): 1011-1017


36.              Guerra R, Yu ZX, Marcovina S, Peshock R, Cohen JC, Hobbs HH (2005). Lipoprotein(a) and apolipoprotein(a) isoforms - No association with coronary artery calcification in the Dallas Heart Study . Circulation 111 (12): 1471-1479


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