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Dennis Keith Pearl, PhD

Dennis Keith Pearl, PhD

Professor, Statistics
Scientific Program:Cancer Control

Research Interests

  • Neoplasms
  • Astrocytoma
  • Brain Neoplasms
  • Gangliosides
  • Genes
  • Glioma
  • Proteins
  • Survival
  • Glioblastoma
  • Glycolipids
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Growth

Recent Publications


Chow, SM, Lee, J, Hofman, AD, van der Maas, HLJ, Pearl, DK & Molenaar, PCM 2022, 'Control Theory Forecasts of Optimal Training Dosage to Facilitate Children’s Arithmetic Learning in a Digital Educational Application', Psychometrika, vol. 87, no. 2, pp. 559-592.
Hrushesky, WJM, Lis, CG, Levin, RD, Grutsch, JF, Birdsall, T, Wood, PA, Huff, DFQ, Reynolds, JL, Pearl, DK, Shen, X, Gupta, D & Blask, DE 2022, 'Daily evening melatonin prolongs survival among patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer', Biological Rhythm Research, vol. 53, no. 7, pp. 1043-1057.


Pearl, DK & Lesser, LM 2021, 'Poll position: A sampling of statistical edutainment', Teaching Statistics, vol. 43, no. 3, pp. 124-128.
Wang, SL, Zhang, AY, Messer, S, Wiesner, A & Pearl, DK 2021, 'Student-Developed Shiny Applications for Teaching Statistics', Journal of Statistics and Data Science Education, vol. 29, no. 3, pp. 218-227.
Lesser, LM & Pearl, DK 2021, 'Take a chance on statistical edutainment', Teaching Statistics.


Nolan, JR, McConville, KS, Addona, V, Tintle, NL & Pearl, DK 2020, 'Mentoring Undergraduate Research in Statistics: Reaping the Benefits and Overcoming the Barriers', Journal of Statistics Education, vol. 28, no. 2, pp. 140-153.
Pearl, DK & Lesser, LM 2020, 'Statistical edutainment that counts', Teaching Statistics, vol. 42, no. 2, pp. 66-71.
Pearl, DK & Lesser, LM 2021, 'Statistical edutainment that lines up and fits', Teaching Statistics, vol. 43, no. 1, pp. 45-51.
Pearl, DK & Lesser, LM 2020, 'Statistical edutainment with confidence', Teaching Statistics, vol. 42, no. 1, pp. 23-27.


Lesser, LM, Pearl, DK, Weber, JJ, Dousa, DM, Carey, RP & Haddad, SA 2019, 'Developing Interactive Educational Songs for Introductory Statistics', Journal of Statistics Education, vol. 27, no. 3, pp. 238-252.
Pollack, JD, Gerard, D, Makhatadze, GI & Pearl, DK 2020, 'Evolutionary conservation and structural localizations suggest a physical trace of metabolism’s progressive geochronological emergence', Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics, vol. 38, no. 12, pp. 3700-3719.
Liu, L, Anderson, C, Pearl, D & Edwards, SV 2019, Modern phylogenomics: Building phylogenetic trees using the multispecies coalescent model. in Methods in Molecular Biology. Methods in Molecular Biology, vol. 1910, Humana Press Inc., pp. 211-239.
Lesser, LM & Pearl, DK 2019, 'Statistical edutainment: Reversing comparisons', Teaching Statistics, vol. 41, no. 3, pp. 118-122.