Jeffrey Burton, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

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Ph.D., Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA, 2013, Biostatistics
M.Ap.Stat, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, 2008, Applied Statistics
B.A., Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, 2005, Psychology


Dr. Burton’s main research focus is in linear and nonlinear mixed effects models. Specifically, his past research has focused on investigating properties of hypothesis tests in the field of mixed models. He is also interested in the application of nonlinear models in pharmacokinetic studies. Apart from academic research, Dr. Burton is interested in providing statistical consultation and guidance to researchers in a variety of health science fields.


Burton, J.H., Beyl, R.A., & Johnson, W.D. (2015). Modeling nested repeated measures designs using statistical software. In Proceedings of the Joint Statistical Meetings of the American Statistical Association, Biometric Society and Institute of Mathematical Statistics, Seattle, WA.

Johnson, W.D., Burton, J.H., Beyl, R.A., & Romer, J.E. (2015). A simple chi-square statistic for testing homogeneity of zero-inflated distributions. Open Journal of Statistics, 5(6), 483-493.

Sarzynski, M.A., Burton, J.H., Rankinen, T., Blair, S.N., Church, T.S., Despres, J.P., Hagberg, J.M., Landers-Ramos, R., Leon, A.S., Mikus, C.R., Rao, D.C., Seip, R.L., Skinner, J.S., Slentz, C.A., Thompson, P.D., Wilund, K.R., Kraus, W.E., & Bouchard, C. (2015). The effects of exercise on the lipoprotein subclass profile: A meta-analysis of 10 interventions. Atherosclerosis, 243(2), 364-372. doi:10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2015.10.018

Rebello, C.J., Burton, J.H., Heiman, M., & Greenway, F.L. (2015). Gastrointestinal microbiome modulator improves glucose tolerance in overweight and obese subjects: A randomized controlled pilot trial. Journal of Diabetes and Its Complications, 29(8), 1272-1276. doi:10.1016/j.jdiacomp.2015.08.023

Johnson, W.D., Beyl, R.A., Burton, J.H., Johnson, C.M., Romer, J.E., & Zhang, L. (2015). Use of Pearson's chi-square for testing equality of percentile profiles across multiple populations. Open Journal of Statistics, 5(5), 412-420.

Gao, C., Gao, Z., Greenway, F.L., Burton, J.H., Johnson, W.D., Keenan, M.J., Enright, F.M., Martin, R.J., Chu, Y., & Zheng, J. (2015). Oat consumption reduced intestinal fat deposition and improved health span in Caenorhabditis elegans model. Nutrition Research, 35(9), 834-843. doi:10.1016/j.nutres.2015.06.007

Burton, J.H., & Volaufova, J. (2015). Approximate testing in two-stage nonlinear mixed models. Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation, 85(13), 2656-2665. doi:10.1080/00949655.2014.948442

Burton, J.H., Johnson, M., Johnson, J., Hsia, D., Greenway, F.L., & Heiman, M.L. (2015). Addition of a gastrointestinal microbiome modulator to metformin improves metformin tolerance and fasting glucose levels. Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology, 9(4), 808-814. doi:10.1177/1932296815577425

Burton, J.H., Volaufova, J., Beyl, R., & Johnson, W.D. (2014). Statistical power of approximate tests in two-stage nonlinear mixed models. In Proceedings of the Joint Statistical Meetings of the American Statistical Association, Biometric Society and Institute of Mathematical Statistics, Boston, MA. ^ top