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Dr Josie Athens

PositionSenior Lecturer in Biostatistics
DepartmentDepartment of Preventive and Social Medicine
QualificationsBSc(Hons) PhD(Hons)(Mexico)
Research summaryTheoretical biology and biostatistics

Research

  • Analysis of microarrays; origin of the genetic code
  • HIV-1 dynamics after chemotherapy
  • Cancer research
  • Inference of biological networks
  • Complex systems

Publications

Hanzlíková, I., Richards, J., Athens, J., & Hebert-Losier, K. (2021). The influence of asymptomatic hypermobility on unanticipated cutting biomechanics. Sports Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/1941738121999063

Hanzlíková, I., Richards, J., García, J., & Hébert-Losier, K. (2021). Which jump-landing task best represents lower extremity and trunk kinematics of unanticipated cutting maneuver? Gait & Posture, 85, 171-177. doi: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2021.02.003

Hanzlíková, I., Athens, J., & Hébert-Losier, K. (2020). Factors influencing the Landing Error Scoring System: Systematic review with meta-analysis. Journal of Science & Medicine in Sport. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.jsams.2020.08.013

Hanzlíková, I., Athens, J., & Hébert-Losier, K. (2020). Clinical implications of landing error scoring system calculation methods. Physical Therapy in Sport, 44, 61-66. doi: 10.1016/j.ptsp.2020.04.035

Mącznik, A. K., Schneiders, A. G., Athens, J., & Sullivan, S. J. (2018). The development of an instructional video for the teaching of acupressure for pain management in acute musculoskeletal injuries: A knowledge translation study. Physical Therapy in Sport, 29, 34-42. doi: 10.1016/j.ptsp.2017.10.005

Athens, J. A. (2013). Mathematical models in biomolecular sciences. In A. Divan & J. Royds (Eds.), Tools and techniques in biomolecular science. (pp. 466-483). Oxford University Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

Hanzlíková, I., Richards, J., Athens, J., & Hebert-Losier, K. (2021). The influence of asymptomatic hypermobility on unanticipated cutting biomechanics. Sports Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/1941738121999063

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Hanzlíková, I., Richards, J., García, J., & Hébert-Losier, K. (2021). Which jump-landing task best represents lower extremity and trunk kinematics of unanticipated cutting maneuver? Gait & Posture, 85, 171-177. doi: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2021.02.003

Journal - Research Article

Hanzlíková, I., Athens, J., & Hébert-Losier, K. (2020). Clinical implications of landing error scoring system calculation methods. Physical Therapy in Sport, 44, 61-66. doi: 10.1016/j.ptsp.2020.04.035

Journal - Research Article

Mącznik, A. K., Schneiders, A. G., Athens, J., & Sullivan, S. J. (2018). The development of an instructional video for the teaching of acupressure for pain management in acute musculoskeletal injuries: A knowledge translation study. Physical Therapy in Sport, 29, 34-42. doi: 10.1016/j.ptsp.2017.10.005

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Ward, L., Stebbings, S., Athens, J., Cherkin, D., & Baxter, G. D. (2018). Yoga for the management of pain and sleep in rheumatoid arthritis: A pilot randomized controlled trial. Musculoskeletal Care, 16(1), 39-47. doi: 10.1002/msc.1201

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Balasundaram, A. P., Athens, J., Schneiders, A. G., McCrory, P., & Sullivan, S. J. (2017). Do post concussion-like symptom responses change following exercise or sports participation in a non-concussed cohort? Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, 27(12), 2002-2008. doi: 10.1111/sms.12844

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Balasundaram, A. P., Athens, J., Schneiders, A. G., McCrory, P., & Sullivan, S. J. (2017). Psychological and lifestyle factors that influence the serial reporting of post concussive-like symptoms in a non-concussed population. PM&R, 9(9), 866-873. doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2017.01.004

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Jospe, M. R., Taylor, R. W., Athens, J., Roy, M., & Brown, R. C. (2017). Adherence to hunger training over 6 months and the effect on weight and eating behaviour: Secondary analysis of a randomised controlled trial. Nutrients, 9(11), 1260. doi: 10.3390/nu9111260

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Mącznik, A. K., Schneiders, A. G., Athens, J., & Sullivan, S. J. (2017). Does acupressure hit the mark? A three-arm randomized placebo-controlled trial of acupressure for pain and anxiety relief in athletes with acute musculoskeletal sports injuries. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, 27(4), 338-343. doi: 10.1097/jsm.0000000000000378

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Balasundaram, A. P., Athens, J., Schneiders, A. G., McCrory, P., & Sullivan, S. J. (2016). Day-to-day variability of post-concussion-like symptoms reported over time by a non-concussed cohort. Brain Injury, 30(13-14), 1599-1604. doi: 10.1080/02699052.2016.1199902

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Balasundaram, A. P., Athens, J., Schneiders, A. G., McCrory, P., & Sullivan, S. J. (2016). The influence of psychological and lifestyle factors on the reporting of postconcussion-like symptoms. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 31(3), 197-205. doi: 10.1093/arclin/acw001

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de Castro, T. C., Taylor, M. C., Carr, D. J., Athens, J., & Kieser, J. A. (2016). Storage life of whole porcine blood used for bloodstain pattern analysis. Canadian Society of Forensic Science Journal, 49(1), 26-37. doi: 10.1080/00085030.2015.1108770

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Johnston, M. R., Murray, I. A., Schultz, M., McLeod, P., O'Donnell, N., Norton, H., … García, J. A. (2015). Does preendoscopy Rockall score safely identify low risk patients following upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage? Gastroenterology Research & Practice, 2015, 410702. doi: 10.1155/2015/410702

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Lindström, A.-C., Hoogewerff, J., Athens, J., Obertova, Z., Duncan, W., Waddell, N., & Kieser, J. (2015). Gunshot residue preservation in seawater. Forensic Science International, 253, 103-111. doi: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2015.05.021

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Bradley, A. L., Swain, M. V., Waddell, J. N., Das, R., Athens, J., & Kieser, J. A. (2014). A comparison between rib fracture patterns in peri- and post mortem compressive injury in a piglet model. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 33, 67-75. doi: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2013.06.004

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Hancock, D., Al-Shaqsi, S., Badron, M., Mohd Rafain, N., Nalankilli, K., Deo, S., Kannangara, J., Li, R., Dockerty, J., Athens, J., & Kenrick, K. (2014). The prevalence of gluten-free diet at the University of Otago: A cross-sectional survey. Journal of Gastrointestinal & Digestive System, 4, 209. doi: 10.4172/2161-069X.1000209

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Harrison, A. A., Badenhorst, C., Kirby, S., White, D., Athens, J., & Stebbings, S. (2014). Comparison of rates of referral and diagnosis of axial spondyloarthritis before and after an ankylosing spondylitis public awareness campaign. Clinical Rheumatology, 33(7), 963-968. doi: 10.1007/s10067-014-2551-0

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Mącznik, A. K., Schneiders, A. G., Sullivan, S. J., & Athens, J. (2014). What "CAM" we learn about the level of evidence from 60 years of research into manipulative and body-based therapies in sports and exercise medicine? Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 22(2), 349-353. doi: 10.1016/j.ctim.2014.02.004

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Balasundaram, A. P., Sullivan, S. J., Schneiders, A. G., & Athens, J. (2013). Symptom response following acute bouts of exercise in concussed and non-concussed individuals: A systematic narrative review. Physical Therapy in Sport, 14(4), 253-258. doi: 10.1016/j.ptsp.2013.06.002

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Choi, H. J., De Silva, R. K., Tong, D. C., De Silva, H. L., Love, R. M., & Athens, J. (2013). The thickness of parietal bones in a New Zealand sample of cadaveric skulls in relation to calvarial bone graft. Craniomaxillofacial Trauma & Reconstruction, 6(2), 115-120. doi: 10.1055/s-0033-1343788

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Chan, W., García, J. A., Newland, H. S., Muecke, J., McGovern, S., Selva, D., … Casson, R. J. (2012). Killing two birds with one stone: The potential effect of cataract surgery on the incidence of primary angle-closure glaucoma in a high-risk population. Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology, 40(4), e128-e134. doi: 10.1111/j.1442-9071.2011.02607.x

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Hébert-Losier, K., Schneiders, A. G., García, J. A., Sullivan, S. J., & Simoneau, G. G. (2012). Influence of knee flexion angle and age on triceps surae muscle fatigue during heel raises. Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research, 26(11), 3134-3147. doi: 10.1519/JSC.0b013e318243ff0e

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Hébert-Losier, K., Schneiders, A. G., García, J. A., Sullivan, S. J., & Simoneau, G. G. (2012). Influence of knee flexion angle and age on triceps surae muscle activity during heel raises. Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research, 26(11), 3124-3133. doi: 10.1519/JSC.0b013e31824435cf

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Kennedy, D. M., Stanton, J.-A. L., García, J. A., Mason, C., Rand, C. J., Kieser, J. A., & Tompkins, G. R. (2012). Microbial analysis of bite marks by sequence comparison of streptococcal DNA. PLoS ONE, 7(12), e51757. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0051757

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Sharples, H., Crutchley, P. W., García, J. A., Gray, A. R., & Horwath, C. C. (2012). Agreement between measured and self-reported height, weight and BMI in predominantly European middle-aged New Zealanders: Findings from a nationwide 1989 survey. New Zealand Medical Journal, 125(1362). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Stebbings, S., Jenks, K., Treharne, G. J., García, J. A., Schultz, M., Highton, J., & Dudley-Brown, S. (2012). Validation of the Dudley Inflammatory Bowel Symptom Questionnaire for the assessment of bowel symptoms in axial SpA: Prevalence of clinically relevant bowel symptoms and association with disease activity. Rheumatology, 51(5), 858-865. doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/ker359

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Hébert-Losier, K., Schneiders, A. G., García, J. A., Sullivan, S. J., & Simoneau, G. G. (2011). Peak triceps surae muscle activity is not specific to knee flexion angles during MVIC. Journal of Electromyography & Kinesiology, 21, 819-826. doi: 10.1016/j.jelekin.2011.04.009

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Hébert-Losier, K., Schneiders, A. G., Sullivan, S. J., Newsham-West, R. J., Garcia, J. A., & Simoneau, G. (2011). Analysis of knee flexion angles during 2 clinical versions of the heel raise test to assess soleus and gastrocnemius function. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 41(7), 505-513. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2011.3489

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Jenks, K., Treharne, G. J., Garcia, J., & Stebbings, S. (2010). The Ankylosing Spondylitis Quality of Life Questionnaire: Validation in a New Zealand cohort. International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases, 13(4), 361-366. doi: 10.1111/j.1756-185X.2010.01554.x

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Qalo Qoqonokana, M., Brian, G., Ramke, J., Garcia, J., & Szetu, J. (2010). Diabetic retinopathy in a hospital eye clinic population in Honiara, Solomon Islands. Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology, 38(9), 862-866. doi: 10.1111/j.1442-9071.2010.02356.x

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Wright, A. A., Cook, C. E., Baxter, G. D., Garcia, J., & Abbott, J. H. (2010). Relationship between the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index physical function subscale and physical performance measures in patients with hip osteoarthritis. Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 91(10), 1558-1564. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2010.07.016

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José, M. V., Govezensky, T., García, J. A., & Bobadilla, J. R. (2009). On the evolution of the standard genetic code: Vestiges of critical scale invariance from the RNA world in current prokaryote genomes. PLoS ONE, 4(2), e4340. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0004340

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Streicher, K. L., Willmarth, N. E., Garcia, J., Boerner, J. L., Dewey, T. G., & Ethier, S. P. (2007). Activation of a nuclear factor κB/Interleukin-1 positive feedback loop by amphiregulin in human breast cancer cells. Molecular Cancer Research, 5(8), 847-862. doi: 10.1158/1541-7786.MCR-06-0427

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Vazquez-Ortiz, G., García, J. A., Ciudad, C. J., Noé, V., Peñuelas, S., López-Romero, R., … Salcedo, M. (2007). Differentially expressed genes between high-risk human papillomavirus types in human cervical cancer cells. International Journal of Gynecological Cancer, 17, 484-491. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1438.2007.00831.x

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García, J. A., Soto-Ramírez, L. E., Cocho, G., Govezensky, T., & José, M. V. (2006). HIV-1 dynamics at different time scales under antiretroviral therapy. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 238, 220-229. doi: 10.1016/j.jtbi.2005.05.023

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Hanzlíková, I., Athens, J., & Hébert-Losier, K. (2020). Factors influencing the Landing Error Scoring System: Systematic review with meta-analysis. Journal of Science & Medicine in Sport. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.jsams.2020.08.013

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Ward, L., Stebbings, S., Athens, J., Cherkin, D., & Baxter, G. D. (2014). Yoga for pain and sleep quality in rheumatoid arthritis: Study protocol for a pilot randomized controlled trial. Physical Therapy Reviews, 19(4), 266-276. doi: 10.1179/1743288X14Y.0000000139

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