Julia Volaufova, PhD


2020 Gravier Street, Office #256
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: 504-568-5985
Fax: 504-568-5701



Graduate Probability and Mathematical Statistics, Faculty of Natural Sciences - 1974
Comenius University Bratislava, Czechoslovakia

RNDr Natural Sciences - 1975
Comenius University Bratislava, Czechoslovakia

Ph.D Probability and Statistics, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics - 1984
Comenius University Bratislava, Czechoslovakia

Research Interests

My research interest is in estimation and testing in mixed models, linear and nonlinear, as well as in applications of mixed models methodology in biomedical research.

Teaching Activities

Fall semester 2014:

BIOS 6204: Statistical Theory I - a required course for MS and MPH students in Biostatistics

BIOS 7302: Mixed Models - an elective advanced course for PhD students in Biostatistics

Committees & Administrative Responsibilities

Associate editor:

Acta Mathematica Universitatis Comenianae;

Measurement Science Review;

Acta et Commentationes Universitatis Tartuensis de Mathematica; 

Journal of Multivariate Analysis.


Selected Publications

Recent papers on statistics in refereed journals:

Volaufova, J.:Approximate Small Sample Tests of Fixed Effects in Nonlinear Mixed Models. Communications in Statistics – Computations and Simulations. Volume 43, Issue 09, pp 2117 – 2137. 2014.Online April 18, 2014.

Burton, JH,Volaufova, J.: Approximate testing in two-stage nonlinear mixed models. Submitted to: Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation, Accepted August 2014.

Recent articles on applications in refereed journals:

Elizabeth A. Frost, Leanne M. Redman, Lilian de Jonge, Jennifer Rood, Jeffery J. Zachwieja, Julia Volaufova, George A. Bray, Steven R. Smith: Interaction between dietary fat and exercise on excess postexercise oxygen consumption.American Journal of Physiology-Endocrinology and Metabolism. Published: 1 May 2014. Vol. 306, E1093-E1098.DOI: 10.1152/ajpendo.00383.

Molina, Patricia; Amedee, Angela; Veazey, Ronald; Dufour, Jason; Volaufova, Julia; Bagby, Gregory; Nelson, Steve: Chronic binge alcohol consumption does not diminish effectiveness of continuous antiretroviral suppression of viral load in SIV-infected macaques. Submitted to: in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research,Accepted June 4, 2014.

Loganantharaj, Nisha, Nichols, Whitney, Bagby, Gregory, Volaufova, Julia, Dufour, Jason, Martin, David, Nelson, Steve, Amedee, Angela: The Effects of Chronic Binge Alcohol on the Genital Microenvironment of SIV-Infected Female Rhesus Macaques. Submitted to: AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses.  Accepted June 5, 2014.

Additional Info

Publications on PubMed

Curriculum Vitae

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