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Kismet (Anna) Cordova, MPH
Title: Data Analytics Core Leadership (Denver); Deputy Director (Denver)
Location: Denver
See Kismet's Dimensions profile that includes: publications, grants, datasets, patents and clinical trials


I’m a biostatistician with eleven years of experience in research, beginning at the University of Colorado Boulder working on a project measuring the impact of marijuana use on cognitive function and academic success. After completing my master’s degree in Biostatistics from the University of Colorado Denver in 2015, I took a position as a Research Scientist for the National Academy of Sciences at the Radiation Effects Research Foundation (RERF) in Hiroshima, Japan.

As a collaborative statistician with broad experience in data analysis, I spent seven years contributing to a range of multidisciplinary projects to study the long-term health effects of radiation among atomic bomb survivors using large-scale epidemiological cohorts, longitudinally-measured clinical information, and molecular biological data, each of which required unique consideration of design, methodology, analysis, and presentation of results.

In 2022, I relocated back to the U.S., and I’m thrilled to join the VA and become a member of the quantitative team at Denver’s COIN. I look forward to applying my skills as a collaborative statistician over a range of VA projects to improve healthcare for our nation’s veterans.

The following images visualize Kismet's work. The word cloud is drawn from publication titles. The research collaboration map shows research relationships (click the image to enlarge):

Kismet's publication titles indicate her primary work is care of Veterans
Word cloud from pub titles
Kismet's collaborations are primarily from the University of Colorado
Research collaboration map
The following research fields have been used to summarize Kismet's publications and grants.
Drug Abuse (NIDA Only)
Substance Abuse
Behavioral and Social Science
Cannabinoid Research
Clinical Research
Rare Diseases

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Recent Publications




Tatsukawa Y, Cordova K, Yamada M, Ohishi W, Imaizumi M, Hida A, Sposto R, Sakata R, Fujiwara S, Nakanishi S, Yoneda M. Incidence of Diabetes in the Atomic Bomb Survivors: 1969-2015. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2022 Apr 19;107(5):e2148-e2155. doi: 10.1210/clinem/dgab902. PMCID: PMC9016441. PMID: 34918116
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Ito TA, Cordova KA, Skrzynski CJ, Bryan A. Complementarity in daily marijuana and alcohol among emerging adults. Psychol Addict Behav. 2021 Sep;35(6):723-736. doi: 10.1037/adb0000771. Epub 2021 Jul 22. PMCID: PMC8484023. PMID: 34291956
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Nakamizo T, Cologne J, Cordova K, Yamada M, Takahashi T, Misumi M, Fujiwara S, Matsumoto M, Kihara Y, Hida A, Ohishi W. Radiation effects on atherosclerosis in atomic bomb survivors: a cross-sectional study using structural equation modeling. Eur J Epidemiol. 2021 Apr;36(4):401-414. doi: 10.1007/s10654-021-00731-x. Epub 2021 Mar 19. PMCID: PMC8076141. PMID: 33742296
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