Thomas G Travison

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PhD (Biostatistics), Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

General field of research:

Aging, Epidemiology, Clinical Trials

Affiliations other than medicine:

Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health

Contact information:

Biosquare III, 670 Albany St. #209


Aging; Endocrinology; Androgen; Bone; Epidemiology; Biostatistics

Summary of research interest:

I am an applied biostatistician with broad interest in the epidemiology of human aging. Much of my research concerns within-subject and population-level trends in serum hormone parameters, body composition, and bone density and geometry. Methodologic interests include the design and analysis of clinical trials, and graphical data display.

Recent publications:

Travison TG, Araujo AB, Hall SA, McKinlay JB.  2009.  Temporal trends in testosterone 
levels and treatment in older men. Curr Opin Endocrinol Diabetes Obes.; 16(3):211-7. Review. PubMed PMID: 19396984.

Travison TG, Araujo AB, Beck TJ, Williams RE, Clark RV, Leder BZ, McKinlay JB.
 2009.  Relation between serum testosterone, serum estradiol, sex hormone-binding
globulin, and geometrical measures of adult male proximal femur strength. J Clin 
Endocrinol Metab.; 94(3):853-60. PubMed PMID: 19106273;
PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2681275.

Araujo AB, Travison TG, Bhasin S, Esche GR, Williams RE, Clark RV, McKinlay
JB.  2008.  Association between testosterone and estradiol and age-related decline in
physical function in a diverse sample of men. J Am Geriatr Soc.; 56(11):2000-8. PubMed PMID: 19016935; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2787197.

Travison TG, Shackelton R, Araujo AB, Hall SA, Williams RE, Clark RV,
O’Donnell AB, McKinlay JB.  2008.  The natural history of symptomatic androgen deficiency
in men: onset, progression, and spontaneous remission. J Am Geriatr Soc.; 56(5):831-9. PubMed PMID: 18454749.

Pocock SJ, Travison TG, Wruck LM.  2008.  How to interpret figures in reports of
clinical trials. BMJ.; 336(7654):1166-9. Review. PubMed PMID:

Travison TG, Beck TJ, Esche GR, Araujo AB, McKinlay JB.  2008.  Age trends in proximal
femur geometry in men: variation by race and ethnicity. Osteoporos Int.; 19(3):277-87. PubMed PMID: 18038245.

Travison TG, Araujo AB, Esche GR, Beck TJ, McKinlay JB.  2008.  Lean mass and not fat 
mass is associated with male proximal femur strength. J Bone Miner Res.; 23(2):189-98. PubMed PMID: 17922610; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2665700.

Travison TG, Araujo AB, Esche GR, McKinlay JB.  2007.  The relationship between body
composition and bone mineral content: threshold effects in a racially and
ethnically diverse group of men. Osteoporos Int.; 19(1):29-38. PubMed PMID: 17660933; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2664109.