Demba   Fofana

Assistant Professor  

Office: EMAGC 3.204
Phone: (956) 381-2263
Email: demba.fofana@utrgv.edu

Dr. Demba Fofana





Selected Publications


  • Demba Fofana. "Method Selection and Assumption Evaluation: Applications to Gene Expression Data," In JSM Proceedings, Statistics on Genomics and Genetics Section. Alexandria, VA: American Statistical Association. 3420-44 (Ed.) , December 2017.

  • Demba Fofana, Dale Bowman, and E. O. George. "Hybrid-Network: A Bayesian Approach," December 2016.

  • Thierry Nianogo, Albert Okunade, Demba Fofana, and Weiwei Chen. "Determinants of US Prescription Drug Utilization using County Level Data," Health Economics (United Kingdom). Health Economics 25, no. 5 (May 2016): 606-619.

  • Daelynn Buelow, Matthew Bankowski, Demba Fofana, Zhengming Gu, Stanley Pounds, and Randall Hayden. "Comparison of two multiplexed PCR assays for the detection of HSV-1, HSV-2, and VZV with extracted and unextracted cutaneous and mucosal specimens," Journal of Clinical Virology 58, no. 1 (September 2013): 84-88.

  • Fariba Navid, Sharyn Baker, M. McCarville, Clinton Stewart, Catherine Billups, Jianrong Wu, Andrew Davidoff, Sheri Spunt, Wayne Furman, Lisa McGregor, Shuiying Hu, John Panetta, David Turner, Demba Fofana, Wilburn Reddick, Wing Leung, and Victor Santana. "Phase I and clinical pharmacology study of bevacizumab, sorafenib, and low-dose cyclophosphamide in children and young adults with refractory/recurrent solid tumors," Clinical Cancer Research 19, no. 1 (January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2013): 236-246.

  • Demba Fofana and Stan Pounds. HybridMTest. 2012.

  • Demba Fofana. "Weighted Empirical Bayes Probability Increases Power," Edinburg: .

  • Demba Fofana and Gabriela Chavarria. "Any On-going Improvement or Decline and Differences in the Survival for Patients with Colorectal Cancer among Racial Groups Using Texas Cancer Registry Data," Edinburg: .

  • Demba Fofana, E. O. George, Stan Pounds, and Dale Bowman. "Hybrid-Multiple Testing: An Empirical Bayes Approach," .

  • Demba Fofana, Dale Bowman, and E. O. George. "Hybrid-Network: A Bayesian Approach," .



Selected Presentations


  • Demba Fofana and Gabriela Chavarria. "ANY ON-GOING IMPROVEMENT OR DECLINE AND DIFFERENCES IN THE SURVIVAL FOR PATIENTS WITH COLORECTAL CANCER AMONG RACIAL GROUPS IN TEXAS," UTRGV Medical School Research Symposium, UTRGV Medical School, McAllen Convention Center (September 2018)

  • Demba Fofana. "Method Selection and Graphical Network: Application to Gene Expression Data.," Symposium on Data Science and Statistics , American Statistical Association, Reston, Virginia (May 2018)

  • Demba Fofana. "Estimation and Forecasting with Limited Data: A Comparison of Bayesian, Theil-Goldberger Mixed Estimator, and Bootstrapping Using Transition Economies ," UT A&M Kingsville: 7th Annual Statistics , UT A&M Kingsville Statistics Department, UT A&M Kingsville (February 2018)

  • Demba Fofana. "Weighted Mean Increases Power," Statistical Seminar Meeting, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences (January 2018)

  • Demba Fofana. " HYBRID-NETWORK: A BAYESIAN APPROACH TO GENE EXPRESSION DATA," Research Symposium , University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, (August 2017)

  • Demba Fofana. "Method Selection and Assumption Evaluation: Applications to Gene Expression Data," Joint Statistical Meeting, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, (August 2017)

  • Demba Fofana. "Hybrid Multiple Testing and Application to Gene Expression Data," University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) Preventive Medicine Seminar, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, (July 2017)

  • Demba Fofana. "Hybrid-Network: A Bayesian Approach," Joint Statistical Meeting, (August 2016)

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MATH 3382 04I - Actuarial Probability Models:
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MATH 4390 12 - Math Project:
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MATH 3382 03I - Actuarial Probability Models:
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MATH 1342 06 - Elementary Statistical Methods:
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