Trevor Pickering, PhD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Population and Public Health Sciences

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Dr. Trevor Pickering is an Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine and faculty in the CTSI BERD biostatistics core. He has over 15 years of experience with study design and analysis and has worked on projects in areas including community health assessment, nutrition and exercise interventions, tobacco and drug evaluation, suicide prevention, and improving the effectiveness of health-related interventions. He frequently collaborates with investigators on aspects of research ranging from study design to grant and manuscript completion. He has experience in regression methods, longitudinal analysis, social network analysis, and latent variable methods such as factor analysis and structural equation modeling.


  • The Unhoused Burn Population: An Alarming Increase of Leaving Against Medical Advice J Burn Care Res. 2024 Jul 05. . View in PubMed
  • Trends in Sexually Transmitted Infections Associated with the Doxycycline Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Guidelines in San Francisco Sex Transm Dis. 2024 Jun 11. . View in PubMed
  • Socio-ecological factors linked with changes in adults’ dietary intake in Los Angeles County during the peak of the coronavirus 2019 pandemic Public Health Nutr. 2024 May 07; 27(1):e133. . View in PubMed
  • Racial/Ethnic Disparities: Discrimination’s Impact on Health-Related Quality of Life-An All of Us Cancer Survivors’ Cross-sectional Study J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2024 Apr 23. . View in PubMed
  • Neural Correlates of Obesity and Inflammation in Children and Adolescents with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia Horm Res Paediatr. 2024 Feb 19. . View in PubMed
  • Racial/ethnic disparities in the association between patient care experiences and receipt of initial surgical breast cancer care: findings from SEER-CAHPS Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2024 Feb; 203(3):553-564. . View in PubMed
  • Physical and psychosocial outcomes among burn-injured people with heterotrophic ossification: A burn model system study Burns. 2024 Jan 19. . View in PubMed
  • The impact of enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) on opioid consumption and postoperative pain levels in elective spine surgery Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2024 07; 242:108350. . View in PubMed
  • The frequency of using wearable activity trackers is associated with minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity among cancer survivors: Analysis of HINTS data Cancer Epidemiol. 2024 02; 88:102491. . View in PubMed
  • Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and occurrence of ADHD, ASD, and epilepsy in the child: A meta-analysis Pregnancy Hypertens. 2023 Sep; 33:22-29. . View in PubMed
  • Cultural Stress Profiles: Describing Different Typologies of Migration Related and Cultural Stressors among Hispanic or Latino Youth J Youth Adolesc. 2023 Aug; 52(8):1632-1646. . View in PubMed
  • Effects of Dietary Sugar Reduction on Biomarkers of Cardiometabolic Health in Latino Youth: Secondary Analyses from a Randomized Controlled Trial Nutrients. 2023 Jul 27; 15(15). . View in PubMed
  • Healthcare Experiences Are Associated with Colorectal Cancer Mortality but only for Specific Racial Groups: a SEER-CAHPS Study J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2023 Jun 27. . View in PubMed
  • Associations among prenatal exposure to gestational diabetes mellitus, brain structure, and child adiposity markers Obesity (Silver Spring). 2023 11; 31(11):2699-2708. . View in PubMed
  • Eur Spine J. 2023 07; 32(7):2425-2430. . View in PubMed
  • Disparities in Melanoma Demographics, Tumor Stage, and Metastases in Hispanic and Latino Patients: A Retrospective Study Cutis. 2023 05; 111(5):245-246. . View in PubMed
  • Cancer Med. 2023 01; 12(2):1949-1960. . View in PubMed
  • Infants with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia Exhibit Thalamic Discrepancies in Early Brain Structure Horm Res Paediatr. 2023; 96(5):509-517. . View in PubMed
  • Associations Between Patient Experience With Care, Race and Ethnicity, and Receipt of CRC Treatment Among SEER-CAHPS Patients With Multiple Comorbidities J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2023 12 27; 22(1D):e237074. . View in PubMed
  • COVID-19 vaccination dynamics in the US: coverage velocity and carrying capacity based on socio-demographic vulnerability indices in California’s pediatric population Front Public Health. 2023; 11:1148200. . View in PubMed
  • Racial/ethnic disparities in patient experiences with care and Gleason score at diagnosis of prostate cancer: a SEER-CAHPS study Cancer Causes Control. 2022 Apr; 33(4):601-612. . View in PubMed
  • Evaluation of a breastfeeding promotion film among a racially minoritized sample BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2022 Mar 28; 22(1):262. . View in PubMed
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Dynamics in the US: Coverage Velocity and Carrying Capacity Based on Socio-demographic Vulnerability Indices in California J Immigr Minor Health. 2022 Feb; 24(1):18-30. . View in PubMed
  • FGF21 response to sucrose is associated with BMI and dorsal striatal signaling in humans Obesity (Silver Spring). 2022 06; 30(6):1239-1247. . View in PubMed
  • Wingman-Connect Program increases social integration for Air Force personnel at elevated suicide risk: Social network analysis of a cluster RCT Soc Sci Med. 2022 03; 296:114737. . View in PubMed
  • Disparities in nonmelanoma skin cancer in Hispanic/Latino patients based on Mohs micrographic surgery defect size: A multicenter retrospective study J Am Acad Dermatol. 2022 02; 86(2):353-358. . View in PubMed
  • A comparison of peer change agent selection methods: Evidence from a high-school based suicide preventive intervention BMC Public Health. 2022 05 16; 22(1):985. . View in PubMed
  • Outcomes and Hand Use of Reaching Attempts: Comparison of Infants at Risk for Developmental Disability and Infants With Typical Development Front Psychol. 2022; 13:712252. . View in PubMed
  • Clinical Intervention to Reduce Dietary Sugar Does Not Affect Liver Fat in Latino Youth, Regardless of PNPLA3 Genotype: A Randomized Controlled Trial J Nutr. 2022 07 06; 152(7):1655-1665. . View in PubMed
  • Changes in social support of pregnant and postnatal mothers during the COVID-19 pandemic Midwifery. 2021 Dec; 103:103162. . View in PubMed
  • Evaluating current chest imaging practices of pediatric patients with COVID-19: A retrospective analysis Clin Imaging. 2021 Dec; 80:300-303. . View in PubMed
  • Outcomes of Combined Antegrade-Retrograde Dilations for Radiation-Induced Esophageal Strictures in Head and Neck Cancer Patients Dysphagia. 2021 12; 36(6):1040-1047. . View in PubMed
  • Presentation, Management, and Outcomes Across the Rural-Urban Continuum for Hepatocellular Carcinoma JNCI Cancer Spectr. 2021 02; 5(1). . View in PubMed
  • Above the influence of vaping: Peer leader influence and diffusion of a network-informed preventive intervention Addict Behav. 2021 02; 113:106693. . View in PubMed
  • Appetite-Regulating Hormones Are Reduced After Oral Sucrose vs Glucose: Influence of Obesity, Insulin Resistance, and Sex J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2021 03 08; 106(3):654-664. . View in PubMed
  • Obesity and Sex-Related Associations With Differential Effects of Sucralose vs Sucrose on Appetite and Reward Processing: A Randomized Crossover Trial JAMA Netw Open. 2021 09 01; 4(9):e2126313. . View in PubMed
  • The Impact of No Next of Kin Decision Makers on End-of-Life Care J Burn Care Res. 2021 02 03; 42(1):9-13. . View in PubMed
  • Associations of maternal fructose and sugar-sweetened beverage and juice intake during lactation with infant neurodevelopmental outcomes at 24 months Am J Clin Nutr. 2020 12 10; 112(6):1516-1522. . View in PubMed
  • Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): A Modeling Study of Factors Driving Variation in Case Fatality Rate by Country Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 11 05; 17(21). . View in PubMed
  • Peer-adult network structure and suicide attempts in 38 high schools: implications for network-informed suicide prevention J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2019 10; 60(10):1065-1075. . View in PubMed
  • Arch Sex Behav. 2019 02; 48(2):533-555. . View in PubMed
  • Diffusion of a Peer-Led Suicide Preventive Intervention Through School-Based Student Peer and Adult Networks Front Psychiatry. 2018; 9:598. . View in PubMed
  • Physical Activity and Variation in Momentary Behavioral Cognitions: An Ecological Momentary Assessment Study J Phys Act Health. 2016 Mar; 13(3):344-51. . View in PubMed
  • Two facets of stress and indirect effects on child diet through emotion-driven eating Eat Behav. 2015 Aug; 18:84-90. . View in PubMed
  • Healthy Kids insurance and experiences of medical home quality for vulnerable children Med Care. 2011 Sep; 49(9):828-33. . View in PubMed
  • Relationship of medical home quality with school engagement and after-school participation among children with asthma J Asthma. 2010 Nov; 47(9):1001-10. . View in PubMed
  • National disparities in the quality of a medical home for children Matern Child Health J. 2010 Jul; 14(4):580-9. . View in PubMed
  • Disparities in the national prevalence of a quality medical home for children with asthma Acad Pediatr. 2009 Jul-Aug; 9(4):234-41. . View in PubMed
  • Preventable hospitalizations among children in California counties after child health insurance expansion initiatives Med Care. 2008 Feb; 46(2):142-7. . View in PubMed
  • Evaluating Changes to the Modified K-Line Using Kinematic MRIs Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2023 Jun 15; 48(12):859-866. . View in PubMed