Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Scott J. Richter, PhD

Associate Professor
Director, Statistical Consulting Center

Department of Mathematics and Statistics
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Research interests: Nonparametric and resampling methods, applications of statistics.

Selected Publications

  1. Taylor, J., Waxman, J., Richter, S. & Shultz, S. (In press).  Evaluation of the effectiveness of anterior cruciate ligament injury prevention program training components: a systematic review and meta-analysis. British Journal of Sports Medicine.

  2. Lacey, E. P., Lovin, M. E., Richter, S. J. (2012).  Fitness Effects of Thermoregulation in a Thermally Changing Environment. The American Naturalist, 180(3), 342-353. (DOI: 10.1086/666987)

  3. Junio, H. A., Sy-Cordero, A. A., Ettefagh, K. A., Burns, J. T., Micko, K. T., Graf, T. N.,  Richter, S. J., Cannon, R. E. Nicholas H. Oberlies, and Nadja B. Cech (2011).  Synergy Directed Fractionation of Botanical Medicines: A Case Study with Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis). Journal of Natural Products, 74, 1621-1629. (DOI: 10.1021/np200336g)

  4. Lacey, E. P., Lovin, M. E., Richter, S. J., & Herrington, D. A.  (2010).  Floral  Reflectance, Color, and Thermoregulation: What Really Explains Geographic Variation in Thermal Acclimation Ability of Ectotherms? The American Naturalist, 175(3), 335-349. (DOI: 10.1086/650442)

  5. Richter, S. J. and McCann, M. H. (2009).  Step-down Multiple Comparison Procedures Based on Medians and Permutation Tests. Communications in Statistics: Simulation and Computation.

  6. Umbach, A. L., Lacey, E. P. & Richter, S. J. (2009).  Temperature-sensitive Alternative Oxidase Protein Content and its Relationship to Floral Reflectance in Natural Plantago lanceolata Populations. New Phytologist, 181(3), 662-671.

  7. Phillips, S. L., Richter, S. J., McPherson, D. (2009).  Voiced initial consonant perception deficits in older hearing-impaired listeners with good and poor speech perception. Journal of Speech, Learning and Hearing Research, 52, 118-129.

  8. Stavn, R. H. and Richter, S. J. (2008).  Biogeo-optics: Particle Optical Properties and the Partitioning of the Spectral Scattering Coefficient of Ocean Waters. Applied Optics, 47(14) 2660-2679.

  9. McPherson, C., Gal, P., Smith, M., Wilder, W., Richter, S., Ransom, J. L., Carlos, R., Dimaguila, M, Wimmer Jr., J. E. (2008).  Necrotizing Entrocolitis and Intestinal Perforation in Preterm Infants with Patent Ductus Arteriosus: Does indomethacin increase the risk? Journal of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, 1(4), 209-216.

  10. Richter, S. J. & McCann, M. H. (2007).  Multiple Comparisons Using Medians and Permutation Tests. Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods, 6(2), 399-412.

  11. Kirchoff, B. K., Richter, S. J., and Remington, D. L. (2007).  Characters as Groups: A New Approach to Morphological Characters in Phylogenetic Analysis. Taxon, 56, 479-492.

  12. Hamm, J. T.,  Yee, S., Rajendran, N., Morrissey, R. L., Richter, S. J. & Misra, M. (2007).  Histological Alterations in Male A/J Mice Following Nose-Only Exposure to Tobacco Smoke. Inhalation Toxicology, 19(5), 405-418.

  13. Payton, M. E., Richter, S. J., Giles, K., L., & Royer, T. A. (2006).  On Transformations of Count Data for Tests of Interaction in Factorial and Split-Plot Experiments. Journal of Economic Entomology, 99(3): 1002-1006.

  14. Brodie, B. R., Hansen, C. J., Stuckey, T. D., Richter, S. J., VerSteeg , D. S., Gupta , N., Downey, W. E., Pulsipher, M. (2006).  Door-to-Balloon Time with Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for Acute Myocardial Infarction Impacts Late Cardiac Mortality in High-Risk Patients and Patients Presenting Early After the Onset of Symptoms. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 47: 289-295.

  15. Richter, S. J. and Payton, M. E. (2005).  An Improvement to the Aligned Rank Statistic for Two-factor Analysis of Variance. Journal of Applied Statistical Science, 14(3/4), 225-236.

  16. Su, Jin, Gargeya, Vidyaranya B. & Richter, Scott (2005).  Global Sourcing Shifts in the U. S. Textile and Apparel Industry: A Cluster Analysis. Journal of the Textile Institute, 96(4), 261-276.

  17. Brodie, B. R., VerSteeg, D. S., Brodie, M. M., Hansen, C. J., Richter, S. J., Stuckey, T. D., Gupta, N, Pulsipher, M., Downey, W.  (2005).  Poor long term patient and graft survival after primary percutaneous coronary intervention for acute myocardial infarction due to saphenous vein graft occlusion. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, 65, 505-509.

  18. Kirchoff, B. K., Richter, S. J., Remington, D. L. and Wisniewski, E. (2004).  Complex Data Produce Better Characters. Systematic Biology, 53(1), 1-17.


Recent Grant Activity

  1. July 2010--Co-PI on a two-year NIH R21 grant: Noise Induced Hearing Loss: Threshold, Exposure and Genetic Susceptibility. (PI: Susan Phillips, CSD; $384,000).

  2. October 2007--Grant Statistician on a five-year NCMHD/NIH grant: TRIAD Center for Health Disparities, (PI: Debra Wallace, Nursing; $6,589,787).

  3. October 2007--Co-PI on the large grant within the TRIAD Center project: Efficacy of Motivational Interview to Lower Diabetes Risk in African Americans. (PI: Carolyn Blue, Nursing; $428,439).

  4. Fall 2006--Statistical Consultant on an NIH R03 grant: Speech Perception in Elderly Listeners with Poor Word Recognition. (PI: Susan Phillips, CSD).

  5. October 2004--Grant Statistician on 3-year NCMHD/NIH grant: TRIAD Project for Health Disparities. (PI: Debra Wallace, Nursing; $1,060,000).

  6. Fall 2002--Co-PI on UNCG College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Initiative Fund award: Holistic and Analytic Visual Processing in Plant Systematists. (PI: Bruce Kirchoff, Biology; $6,950).


Selected Consulting with Off-campus Clients

  1. Greensboro Area Health Education Center, Moses-Cone Health System.
  2. Lorillard Tobacco Company, Greensboro, NC
  3. Ameritox, Greensboro, NC


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