Emily Zabor, MS

Research Biostatistician
Pictured: Emily Zabor
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University of Minnesota

Current Research Interests

Emily’s primary collaboration is with Dr. Helena Furberg. Their work has focused on the impact of smoking intensity and duration on prognosis in urologic cancers. They are also actively investigating the role of BMI on prognosis among patients with kidney cancer. Emily has also collaborated with Dr. Chaya Moskowitz on a variety of projects with the Radiology Service, with a focus on evaluating the inter- and intra-rater reliability of tumor measurements from MRI or CT scan and determining the sensitivity and specificity of diagnostic imaging in numerous cancers. Finally, Emily collaborates with Dr. Colin Begg in developing statistical methods to assess etiologic heterogeneity.

Publications by Emily Zabor
  1. Begg, C. B., & Zabor, E. C. (2012). Detecting and exploiting etiologic heterogeneity in epidemiologic studies. American Journal of Epidemiology, doi:10.1093/aje/kws128 
  2. Ehdaie, B., Furberg, H., Zabor, E. C., Ostroff, J. S., Shariat, S. F., Bochner, B. H., … Dalbagni, G. (2013). Impact of smoking status at diagnosis on disease recurrence and death in upper tract urothelial carcinoma. BJU International, 111(4), 589-595. doi:10.1111/j.1464-410X.2012.11260.x; 10.1111/j.1464-410X.2012.11260.x 
  3. McErlean, A., Panicek, D. M., Zabor, E. C., Moskowitz, C. S., Bitar, R., Motzer, R. J., … Ginsberg, M. S. (2013). Intra- and interobserver variability in CT measurements in oncology. Radiology, doi:10.1148/radiol.13122665 
  4. Moskowitz, C. S., Zabor, E. C., & Jochelson, M. (2012). Breast imaging: Understanding how accuracy is measured when lesions are the unit of analysis. The Breast Journal, 18(6), 557-563. doi:10.1111/tbj.12009; 10.1111/tbj.12009 
  5. Rink, M., Furberg, H., Zabor, E. C., Xylinas, E., Babjuk, M., Pycha, A., … Shariat, S. F. (2013). Impact of smoking and smoking cessation on oncologic outcomes in primary non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer. European Urology, 63(4), 724-732. doi:10.1016/j.eururo.2012.08.025; 10.1016/j.eururo.2012.08.025 
  6. Rink, M., Zabor, E. C., Furberg, H., Xylinas, E., Ehdaie, B., Novara, G., … Shariat, S. F. (2012). Impact of smoking and smoking cessation on outcomes in bladder cancer patients treated with radical cystectomy. European Urology, doi:10.1016/j.eururo.2012.11.039; 10.1016/j.eururo.2012.11.039 
  7. Zabor, E. C., Li, Y., Thornton, L. M., Shuman, M. R., Bulik, C. M., Lichtenstein, P., … Furberg, H. (2013). Initial reactions to tobacco use and risk of future regular use. Nicotine & Tobacco Research : Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, 15(2), 509-517. doi:10.1093/ntr/nts180; 10.1093/ntr/nts180