Summer Gale Frank-Pearce, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Research in Biostatistics, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology

Summer G. Frank-Pearce, PhD, MPH, is an Assistant Professor of Research in Biostatistics in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, and a member of the Biostatistics and Research Design Shared Resource (BRD SR) for the Stephenson Cancer Center.  She earned a PhD from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in 2016 and has worked with the OTRC since 2015.

Dr. Frank-Pearce has been involved in the management, analysis and interpretation of clinical research and population health data from pilot studies assessing feasibility/effectiveness to individual and group randomized trials.  She has engaged in projects that address a variety of health behaviors, disparities, and outcomes.  Dr. Frank-Pearce provides statistical support in the design, development, analysis, and dissemination of clinical and health research for the OTRC faculty.  Her statistical research interests include multilevel/mixed model methods, longitudinal data analysis with time-varying covariates, and missing data problems.


Degree-Granting Institutions
The University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK, Ph.D., 2016, Biostatistics
The University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK, MPH, 2008, Biostatistics
The University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, B.S., 2000, Zoology

Grant Funding:

Vidrine, J. I. (Principal Investigator), Frank, S. G. (Biostatistician), "Smoking Cessation for Cervical Cancer Survivors in a Safety Net Healthcare System", Sponsored by the National Cancer Institute, Federal Grant/Contract Number: R01CA172786
Current Funding (Total Costs per Year): $353,309.00
Total Direct Costs: $1,766,543.00
May 12, 2014 - April 30, 2020

Selected Publications:

Savin, MJ, Frank-Pearce SG*, Pulvers K, Vidrine DJ. The association between lifetime polytobacco use and intention to quit among HIV-positive cigarette smokers. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. In Press

Daly AT, Vidrine DJ, Prokhorov AV, Frank SG, Tahay PD, Houchen ME, Cantor SB, Cost-effectiveness analysis of smoking cessation interventions using cellphones. Tobacco Control. 09 June 2018. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2017-054229 [Epub ahead of print]

Waters AJ, Businelle MS, Frank SG, Hébert ET, Kendzor DE. Understanding the Link between Contingency Management and Smoking Cessation: The Roles of Sex and Self-Efficacy. Addict Behav. 2018 Mar 20;84:99-105. DOI: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2018.03.018. [Epub ahead of print].

Hébert ET, Stevens EM, Frank SG, Kendzor DE, Wetter DW, Zvolensky MJ, Buckner, JD, Businelle MS. An ecological momentary intervention for smoking cessation: the associations of just-in-time, tailored messages with lapse risk factors. Addictive Behaviors. 78(Supplement C), 30-35. Epub 2017 Oct 28.

Kendzor DE, Businelle MS, Waters AF, Frank SG, Hébert ET. Financial Strain Indirectly Influences Smoking Cessation through Withdrawal Symptom Severity. Drug & Alcohol Dependence. 183, 55-61. Epub 2017 Dec 8.

Vidrine DJ, Frank SG, Savin, MJ, Waters AJ, Li Y, Chen S, Fletcher FE, Arduino RC, Gritz ER. HIV Care Initiation: A Teachable Moment for Smoking Cessation?  Nicotine Tob Res, 2017 Sep 25, DOI: 10.1093/ntr/ntx218. Epub ahead of print.

Hoover DS, Wetter DW, Vidrine DJ, Nguyen N, Frank SG, Li Y, Waters AJ, Meade CD, Vidrine JI. Enhancing smoking risk communications: The influence of health literacy and message content. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 2018 Jan 17, DOI: 10.1093/abm/kax042. Epub ahead of print.

Wagener TL, Floyd EL, Driskill LM, Frank SG, Meier E; Leavens EL, Tackett AP, Stepanov I, Molina N, Queimado L.  Have combustible cigarettes met their match? The nicotine delivery profiles and harmful constituent exposures of second- and third-generation electronic cigarette users. Tob Control. 2017 Mar;26(e1):e23-e28. DOI: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2016-053041. Epub 2016 Oct 11.

Kendzor DE, Allicock M, Businelle MS, Sandon LF, Gabriel KP, and Frank SG. Evaluation of a Shelter-Based Diet and Physical Activity Intervention for Homeless Adults.  J Phys Act Health. 2017 Feb;14(2):88-97. doi: 10.1123/jpah.2016-0343. Epub 2016 Oct 24.  PMID: 27775471

Leavens, EL, Brett, E, Frank, SG, Shaikh, R, Leffingwell, T, Croff, J, Wagener, TL. Association between breath alcohol concentration and waterpipe lounge patrons' carbon monoxide exposure: A field investigation. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 2017 Jan 1;170:152-155. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2016.11.010. Epub 2016 Nov 16. PMID: 27918950

Businelle, MS, Ping M, Kendzor, DE, Frank, SG, Vidrine, DJ, Wetter, DW. An ecological momentary intervention for smoking cessation: evaluation of feasibility and effectiveness. Journal of Medical Internet Research. 2016 Dec 12;18(12):e321. PMID: 27956375

Businelle MS, Ma P, Kendzor DE, Frank SG, Wetter DW, Vidrine DJ. Using Intensive Longitudinal Data Collected via Mobile Phone to Detect Imminent Lapse in Smokers Undergoing a Scheduled Quit Attempt. J Med Internet Res 2016;18(10):e275. DOI: 10.2196/jmir.6307. PMID: 27751985.

Janitz AE, Wendelboe AM, Chou, AF, Frank SG, Watkins AX, Thompson, DM, Campbell JE. Impact of a National Screening Program on the Prevalence of Late-Stage Breast Cancer Diagnoses in Oklahoma.  Journal of the Oklahoma State Medical Association. Volume 9, Number 7/8, July/August 2016.

Mir, A., Frank, S., Journeycake, J., Wolovitis, Guleserian, K., J., Heinstein, L., Lemler, M.  Aspirin resistance in single-ventricle physiology: Aspirin prophylaxis is not adequate to inhibit platelets in the immediate post-operative period.  Ann Thorac Surg. 99(6):2158-64, 2005. Epub 2015 Apr 25. PubMed PMID: 25921261

Moore KN, Frank SG, Alward EK, Landrum LM, Myers TK, Walker JL, Gold MA, McMeekin DS, Vesely SK, Mannel RS. Adjuvant chemotherapy for the "oldest old" ovarian cancer patients: can we anticipate toxicity-related treatment failure in a vulnerable population? Cancer. 115(7):1472-80, 2009. PubMed PMID: 19235786