Donald E. Mercante, PhD

Professor of Biostatistics

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

2020 Gravier Street, 3rd Floor
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: 504-568-5981
Fax: 504-568-5701


BS Marine Biology - 1977
Nicholls State University

MS Fisheries Management - 1980
Mississippi State University

Masters of Applied Statistics - 1983
Louisiana State University

PhD Statistics - 1990
Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University

Research Interests Experimental design
Permutation tests
Correlated data methods
Linear models
Clinical trials
Teaching Activities BIOS 6100 Biostatistical Method I
BIOS 6102 Biostatistical Method II
BIOS 6302 Longitudinal Data Analysis
BIOS 6304 Design and Analysis of Experiments
BIOS 6314 Clinical Trials Methodology
Committees & Administrative Responsibilities Administrative Council, SoPH and Graduate Studies
Faculty Affairs
Selected Publications

Gallo JR, JO Burgess, AH Ripps, RS Walker, MJ Bell, JS Turpin-Mair, DE Mercante, and JM Davidson, Clinical Evaluation of 2 Flowable Composites. Quint Int., 37 (3):225-31, Mar 2006.

Omidvari K, K Lessnau, J Kim, D Mercante, A Weinacker, and C Mason, Smoking in Contemporary American Cinema, , CHEST 2005; 128:746-754.

Ryser M, MH Block, and DE Mercante, Correlation of papilla to crestal bone levels around single tooth implants in immediate or delayed crown protocols, Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Vol 63 (8): 1184-1195, August 2005.

Mercante, Donald E, Janet E Leigh, Elizabeth A Lilly, Kelly McNulty, and Paul L Fidel, Jr, Assessment of the Association between HIV Viral Load and CD4 Cell Count on the Occurrence of Oropharyngeal Candidiasis in HIV+ Patients, JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes 42(5):578-583, August 15, 2006.

Lee, K and DE Mercante, Longitudinal Nominal Data Analysis using Marginalized Models, Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, Volume 54 No 1, 208-218, 2010.

Rabalais AG, R Walvekar, D Nuss, A McWhorter, C Wood, R Fields, DE Mercante, and AM Pou, Positron emission tomography-computed tomography surveillance for the node-positive neck after chemoradiotherapy, Laryngoscope 119 (6):1120-4., 2009 Jun.

Gallo JR, JO Burgess, AH Ripps, MJ Bell, DE Mercante, and JM Davidson, Evaluation of 30% carbamide peroxide at-home bleaching gels with and without potassium nitrate--a pilot study, Quintessence Int 40(4):e1-6., 2009 Apr.

Block MS, Mercante DE, Lirette D, Mohamed W, Ryser M, Castellon P, Prospective evaluation of immediate and delayed provisional single tooth restorations, J Oral Maxillofac Surg 67(11 Suppl):89-107, 2009.

Mandal DM, O Sartor, SL Halton, DE Mercante, JE Bailey-Wilson, and W Rayford, Recruitment strategies and comparison of prostate cancer-specific clinical data on African-American and Caucasian males with and without family history, Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis 11 (3) 274-9, 2008.

Joo Y, D Kim, K Lee, S-T Yun, K-H Kim and D Mercante, Estimation of anthropogenic pollution using a Bayesian contamination model: an application to fractured bedrock groundwater from Han River Watershed, South Korea, Environmetrics Volume 20 Issue 3, 2008.

Quintana H, MS Wilson, W Purnell, AK Layman, and D Mercante, An open-label study of olanzapine in children and adolescents with schizophrenia, J Psychiatr Prac 13(2):86-96, 2007 March.

Lawson NC, JO Burgess, D Mercante, Crown retention and flexural strength of eight provisional cements, J Prosthet Dent. 98(6):455-60, 2007 December.

Lilly EA, JE Leigh, KM McNulty, SH Joseph, DE Mercante, and PL Fidel, Jr, Chemokine receptor expression in HIV-positive persons with oropharyngeal candidiasis, Oral Dis., 2006 Sep; 12(5): 493-499.

Raigrodski AJ, GJ Chiche, N Potiket, JL Hochstedler, SE Mohamed, S Billiot, DE Mercante, The efficacy of posterior three-unit zirconium-oxide-based ceramic fixed partial dental prostheses: A prospective clinical pilot study, J Prosthet Dent., 2006 Oct; 96(4):237-44.

Velasquez LM, RS Sergent, JO Burgess, and DE Mercante, Effect of placement agitation and placement time on the shear bond strength of 3 self-etching adhesives, Oper. Dent., 2006 Jul-Aug; 31(4): 426-430.

Martin BJ, CD Cheli, K Sterling, M Ward, S Pollard, Lifsey, D Mercante, L Martin, and W Rayford, Prostate specific antigen isoforms and human glandular kallikrein 2-which offers the best screening performance in a predominantly black population?, J Urol , 2006 Jan;175(1):104-7.

Cameron JE, D Mercante, M O'Brien, AM Gaffga, JE Leigh, PL Fidel Jr, ME Hagensee, The impact of highly active antiretroviral therapy and immunodeficiency on human papillomavirus infection of the oral cavity of human immunodeficiency virus-seropositive adults. Sex Transm Dis, 32(11):703-9, 2005 Nov.

Burgoyne CF, DE Mercante, and HW Thompson, Change detection in regional and volumetric disc parameters using longitudinal confocal scanning laser tomography, Ophthalmology 109 (3) 455-466, 2002.

Welsh DA. BP Guery, BP Deboisblanc, EP Dobard, C Creusy, D Mercante, S Nelson, WR Summer, and CM Mason, Keratinocyte growth factor attenuates hydrostatic pulmonary edema in an isolated, perfused rat lung model, American Journal of Physiology - Heart & Circulatory Physiology 280(3):H1311-7, 2001.

Thompson HW, V Patrangenaru, DE Mercante, and CF Burgoyne, Morphometric approach to change detection in confocal scanning laser tomographic (CSLT) images of the optic nerve head (ONH), Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci Suppl 42:S117, 2001.

Kishner S, and D Mercante, . Severity of carpel tunnel syndrome and improvement after steroid injection, American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine, 47th Annual Meeting Philadelphia, 2000.

Kaplan JL. MJ Wright, L Lazarus, N Congemi,. K duTreil, R Arnold, D Mercante, JH Diaz, M Vrahas, and JP Hunt, Use of an unmanned police car to reduce traffic speed, Journal of Trauma-Injury Infection & Critical Care 49(1):43-6, 2000.

Chalew SA. R Gomez, A Butler, J Hempe, T Compton, D Mercante, J Rao, and A Vargas, Predictors of glycemic control in children with type 1 diabetes: the importance of race, Journal of Diabetes & its Complications 14(2):71-7, 2000.

Kishner S, R. Morstead, and D Mercante, Risk factors associated with carpel tunnel syndrome, American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine, 47th Annual Meeting Philadelphia, 2000.

Burgoyne CF, HW Thompson, DE Mercante, and RW Amin, Basic issues in the sensitive and specific detection in optic nerve head surface change within longitudinal LDT TopSS image: Introduction to the LSU experimental glaucoma (LEG) study, Lead book chapter in: The Shape of Glaucoma, Quantitative Neural Imaging Techniques. Lemij HG, Schuman JS (eds). Kugler Publications, The Hague, The Netherlands, 2000 pp. 1-37, 1999.

Sloop GD and DE Mercante, Opposite effects of low density and high density lipoprotein on blood viscosity in fasting subjects., Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation 19 (3) 197-203, 1998.

Blauwet MB, DE Mercante and WD Johnson, Approximate F-tests based on ranks for multivariate data in the randomized complete block design, Proceedings of the Biopharmaceutical Subsection of the American Statistical Association. , 1997.

Thompson H, DE Mercante, C Burgoyn, Statistical strategies for change detection in optic nerve head digital images (ONHDI)., Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci Suppl 38:829, 1997.

Johnson WD and DE Mercante, Analyzing multivariate data in crossover designs using permutation tests, Journal of Biopharmaceutical Statistics 6(3): 327-342, 1996.

Arnett JL, CB Dodrill, DE Mercante, GA Schaller, KW Sommerville and VS Shu, Evaluation of the effects of tiagabine Hcl on cognitive-functioning and adjustment in patients with epilepsy, Epilepsia V36, S4:282, 1995.

King J, BP Deboisblanc, CM Mason, JM Onofrio, G Lipscomb, DE Mercante, WR Summer and S Nelson, Effect of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor on acute lung injury in the rat, Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 1995 151 (2 Pt 1)., 1995.

Johnson WD and DE Mercante, Analyzing multivariate data in crossover designs using permutation tests, 1994 Proceedings of the American Statistical Association Biopharmaceutical Subsection, 1994.

Townsend MH, JG Barbee, LS Sullivan and DE Mercante, Personality, anxiety, and worry in GAD long-term outcome, Psychopharmacology Bulletin 30(1): 135-135, 1994.

Park Electa R, Ashok K Pullikuth, Evangeline M Bailey, Donald E Mercante and Andrew D Catling, “Differential requirement for MEK Partner 1 in DU145 Prostate Cancer Cell Migration”, Cell Communication and Signaling, .

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