Stephanie Hicks

Stephanie Hicks

Research Fellow
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Twitter: @stephaniehicks



My research interests focus around developing statistical methods and tools in application for genomics data. Currently, I am focused on methods for processing and analyzing DNA methylation and gene expression using microarrays and next-generation sequencing.



B.S., Mathematics, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA (2007)
M.A., Statistics, Rice University, Houston, TX (2012)
Ph.D., Statistics, Rice University, Houston, TX (2013)

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1.    Hicks SC, Irizarry RA (2014). When to use quantile normalization? bioRxiv doi:
2.    Hicks SC (2014). When women in statistics come to know their power. Chance 27.
3.    Brahmbhatt R, Carter SA, Hicks SC, Berger DH, Liang MK. (2014). Identifying Risk Factors for Surgical Site Complications after Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair: Evaluation of the Ventral Hernia Working Group Grading System. Surg Infect (Larchmt) 15: 187-193. PMID: 24773169
4.    Li LT, Hicks SC, Davila JA, Kao LS, Berger RL, Arita NA, Liang MK. (2014). Circular Closure is Associated with the Lowest Rate of Surgical Site Infection Following Stoma Reversal: A Systematic Review and Multiple Treatment Meta-analysis. Colorectal Dis 16: 406-416. PMID: 24422861
5.    Nguyen MT, Berger RL, Hicks SC, Davila JA, Li LT, Kao LS, Liang MK. (2014). Comparison of Outcomes of Synthetic Mesh vs Suture Repair of Elective Primary Ventral Herniorrhaphy: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA Surg 31: 73-78. PMID: 24554114
6.    Neskey DM, Klein JD, Hicks S, Garden AS, Bell DM, El-Naggar Ak, Kies MS, Weber RS, Kupferman ME. (2013). Prognostic Factors Associated With Decreased Survival in Patients With Acinic Cell Carcinoma.  JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 139: 1195-1202. PMID: 24076756
7.    Berger RL, Li LT, Hicks SC, Davila JA, Kao LS, Liang MK. (2013). Development and validation of a risk-stratification score for surgical site occurrence and surgical site infection after open ventral hernia repair. J Am Coll Surg. 217: 974-982. PMID: 24051068
8.    Clapp ML, Hicks SC, Awad SS, Liang MK. (2013). Trans-cutaneous Closure of Central Defects (TCCD) in Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repairs (LVHR). World J Surg. 37: 42-51. PMID: 23052806.
9.    Liang MK, Clapp M, Li LT, Berger RL, Hicks SC, Awad S. (2013). Patient Satisfaction, Chronic Pain, and Functional Status following Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair. World J Surg. 37: 530-537. PMID: 23212794.
10.    Liang MK, Li LT, Avellaneda A, Moffett JM, Hicks SC, Awad SS. (2013). Outcomes and Predictors of Incisional Surgical Site Infection in Stoma Reversal. JAMA Surg 148: 183-189. PMID: 23426597.
11.    Nguyen MT, Li LT, Hicks SC, Davila JA, Suliburk JW, Leong M, Kao LS, Berger DH, Liang MK. (2013). Readmission following open ventral hernia repair: incidence, indications, and predictors. Am J Surg 206: 942-948. PMID: 24296099
12.    Subramanian A, Clapp ML, Hicks SC, Awad SS, Liang MK. (2013). Laparoscopic ventral hernia repair: Primary versus secondary hernias. J Surg Res 181: e1-5. PMID: 22795342.
13.    Hicks S, Plon SE, Kimmel M. (2013). Statistical Analysis of Missense Mutation Classifiers. Hum Mut. 34: 405-406. PMID: 23086893.
14.    Cheung HC1, San Lucas FA, Hicks S, Chang K, Bertuch AA, Ribes-Zamora A. (2012). An S/T-Q cluster domain census unveils new putative targets under Tel1/Mec1 control. BMC Genomics 13: 664. PMID: 23176708.
15.    Hicks S, Wheeler DE, Plon SE, Kimmel M. (2011). Prediction of Missense Mutation Func- tionality Depends on both the Algorithm and Sequence Alignment Employed. Hum Mut. 32: 661-668. PMID: 21480434.


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genomics, DNA methylation, gene expression, microarrays, next-generation sequencing