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Dr. Cyril Rakovski

Associate Professor
Schmid College of Science and Technology; Mathematics and Computer Science
Office Location: Von Neumann Hall 112
Phone: 714-997-6945
Scholarly Works:
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Sofia University, Bachelor of Arts
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Master of Science
Harvard University, Ph.D.

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications

Al-Majid S., Vuncanon B., Carlson N., Rakovski C. "The Effect of Offloading Heels on Sacral Pressure." AORN Journal 106.3 (2017): 194-200.
Thang, K., Au, K., Rakovski, C. and Prakash, A. (2016), Effect of phytosanitary irradiation and methyl bromide fumigation on the physical, sensory, and microbiological quality of blueberries and sweet cherries. J. Sci. Food Agric., 96: 4382–4389. doi:10.1002/jsfa.7648
Phytosanitary Irradiation Preserves the Quality of Fresh Blueberries and Grapes during Storage. Tong J, Rakovski C, Prakash A. HortScience, 2015, 5 vol. 50 no. 11, 1666-1670.
Ripening Quality of ‘Bartlett’ Pears (Pyrus communis L.) Subjected to Phytosanitary X-ray Irradiation Treatment Followed by Simulated Retail Display. Sea S, Rakovski C, Prakash A. HortScience, 2015 vol. 50 no. 2 279-287
A post-hoc Unweighted Analysis of Counter-Matched Case-Control Data. Rakovski C, Langholz B. Int J Biostat. 2015 Aug 26. pii: /j/ijb.ahead-of-print/ijb-2014-0018/ijb-2014-0018.xml. doi: 10.1515/ijb-2014-0018. [Epub ahead of print]
On the analysis of phylogenetically paired designs. Funk JL, Rakovski CS, Macpherson JM. Ecol Evol. 2015 Feb;5(4):940-7. doi: 10.1002/ece3.1406. Epub 2015 Jan 30
Effects of exercise on biobehavioral outcomes of fatigue during cancer treatment: results of a feasibility study. Al-Majid S, Wilson LD, Rakovski C, Coburn JW. Biol Res Nurs. 2015 Jan;17(1):40-8. doi: 10.1177/1099800414523489. Epub 2014 Feb 25.
Low-dose irradiation can be used as a phytosanitary treatment for fresh table grapes. Kim GC, Rakovski C, Caporaso F, Prakash A. J Food Sci. 2014 Jan;79(1):S81-91. doi: 10.1111/1750-3841.12307.
Effect of gamma irradiation treatment at phytosanitary dose levels on the quality of ‘Lane Late’ navel oranges. Postharvest Biology and Technology; 86: 91-99: 2013.
Computational methods for climate data. WIREs Comput Stat doi: 10.1002/wics.1213; 2012.
Commercial scale irradiation for insect disinfestation preserves peach quality.Radiation Physics and Chemistry; 81(6):697-704; 2012.
Nurses’ perception of and participation in continuing nursing education: results from a study of psychiatric hospital nurses in Bahrain. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing; 43(5):230-40; 2012.
Higher IL-6 and IL6:IGF ratio in patients with Barth syndrome. Journal of Inflammation; 9:25; 2012.
A regression-based study using jackknife replicates of HINTS III data: Predictors of the efficacy of health information seeking. Journal of Communication in Healthcare; 5(3):163-170; 2012.
Modeling measurement error in tumor characterization studies, C. Rakovski, D. Weisenberger, P. Marjoram, P. Laird, K. Siegmund. BMC Bioinformatics 2011; Jul 13; 12(1):284.
A two-light version of the classical hundred prisoners and a light bulb problem: optimizing experimental design through simulations, A. Barrett, C. Rakovski. Chapman E Journal, Vol 2(2), 2011.
Effect of maillard reaction products on antioxidant capacity in ground chicken breast, L. Miranda, C. Rakovski, L. Ware. In press (Meat Science).
A simulation-based study on the significance rank of the disease susceptibility loci in family-based candidate gene studies, L. Brown, C. Rakovski. Chapman E Journal Vol 2, 2010.
Haplotype variety analysis of human populations: an application to HapMap data, M. Creek, C. Rakovski. Chapman E Journal Vol 2, 2010.
A kinship-based modification of the Armitage trend test to address hidden population structure and small differential genotyping errors, C. Rakovski, D. Stram. PLoS One 2009; Jun 8; 4(6):e5825.