Jeffrey Burton, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


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Ph.D., Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA, 2013, Biostatistics
M.Ap.Stat, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, 2008, Applied Statistics
B.A., Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, 2005, Psychology


Dr. Burton’s main research focus is in linear and nonlinear mixed effects models. Specifically, his past research has focused on investigating properties of hypothesis tests in the field of mixed models. He is also interested in the application of nonlinear models in pharmacokinetic studies. Apart from academic research, Dr. Burton provides statistical consultation and guidance to researchers in a variety of health science fields.


Altazan, A.D., Gilmore, L.A., Burton, J.H., Ragusa, S.A., Apolzan, J.W., Martin, C.K., & Redman, L.M. (2016). Development and application of the remote food photography method to measure food intake in exclusively milk fed infants: A laboratory-based study. PLoS One, 11(9): e0163833. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0163833

Zheng, J., Gao, C., Wang, M., Tran, P., Mai, N., Finley, J.W., Heymsfield, S.B., Greenway, F.L., Li, Z., Heber, D., Burton, J.H., Johnson, W.D., & Laine, R.A. (2016). Lower doses of fructose extend lifespan in Caenorhabditis elegans. Journal of Dietary Supplements, 14(3), 264-277. doi: 10.1080/19390211.2016.1212959

Sutton, E.F., Bray, G.A., Burton, J.H., Smith, S.R., & Redman, L.M. (2016). No evidence for metabolic adaptation in thermic effect of food by dietary protein. Obesity, 24(8), 1639-1642. doi: 10.1002/oby.21541

Duhé, A.F., Gilmore, L.A., Burton, J.H., Martin, C.K., & Redman, L.M. (2016). The remote food photography method accurately estimates dry powdered foods – the source of calories for many infants. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 116(7), 1172-1177. doi: 10.1016/j.jand.2016.01.011

Gilmore, L.A., Butte, N.F., Ravussin, E., Han, H., Burton, J.H., & Redman, L.M. (2016). Energy intake and energy expenditure for determining excess weight gain in pregnant women. Obstetrics & Gynecology, 127(5), 884-892. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000001372

Burton, J.H., Johnson, W.D., & Greenway, F.L. (2016). Solid dose form of metformin with ethyl eicosapentaenoic acid does not improve metformin plasma availability. Pharmacology & Pharmacy, 7(1), 29-35. doi: 10.4236/pp.2016.71005

Johnson, W.D., Burton, J.H., Beyl, R.A., & Romer, J.E. (2015). A simple chi-square statistic for testing homogeneity of zero-inflated distributions. Open Journal of Statistics, 5(6), 483-493. doi: 10.4236/ojs.2015.56050

Sarzynski, M.A., Burton, J.H., Rankinen, T., Blair, S.N., Church, T.S., Despres, J.P., Hagberg, J.M., Landers-Ramos, R., Leon, A.S., Mikus, C.R., Rao, D.C., Seip, R.L., Skinner, J.S., Slentz, C.A., Thompson, P.D., Wilund, K.R., Kraus, W.E., & Bouchard, C. (2015). The effects of exercise on the lipoprotein subclass profile: A meta-analysis of 10 interventions. Atherosclerosis, 243(2), 364-372. doi: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2015.10.018

Rebello, C.J., Burton, J.H., Heiman, M., & Greenway, F.L. (2015). Gastrointestinal microbiome modulator improves glucose tolerance in overweight and obese subjects: A randomized controlled pilot trial. Journal of Diabetes and Its Complications, 29(8), 1272-1276. doi: 10.1016/j.jdiacomp.2015.08.023

Gao, C., Gao, Z., Greenway, F.L., Burton, J.H., Johnson, W.D., Keenan, M.J., Enright, F.M., Martin, R.J., Chu, Y., Zheng, J. (2015). Oat consumption reduced intestinal fat deposition and improved healthspan in Caenorhabditis elegans model. Nutrition Research, 35(9), 834-843. doi: 10.1016/j.nutres.2015.06.007

Johnson, W.D., Beyl, R.A., Burton, J.H., Johnson, C.M., Romer, J.E., Zhang, L. (2015). Use of Pearson’s chi-square for testing equality of percentile profiles across multiple populations. Open Journal of Statistics, 5(5), 412-420. doi: 10.4236/ojs.2015.55043

Burton, J.H. & Volaufova, J. (2015). Approximate testing in two-stage nonlinear mixed models. Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation, 85(13), 2656-2665. doi: 10.1080/00949655.2014.948442

Burton, J.H., Johnson, M., Johnson, J., Hsia, D., Greenway, F.L., Heiman, M.L. (2015). Addition of a gastrointestinal microbiome modulator to metformin improves metformin tolerance and fasting glucose levels. Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology, 9(4), 808-814. doi: 10.1177/1932296815577425 ^ top