William H. Zywiak
William Zywiak received his PhD from the University at Buffalo. He spent the first half of his career conducting NIH research as Project Director, Co-Investigator, Principal Investigator, and Statistician. He has been using SAS, SPSS, and EQS to conduct logistic regressions, multiple linear regressions, survival analyses, factor analyses, cluster analyses, and structural equation modeling for more than 10 years. He is a member of Kappa Mu Epsilon and Mu Sigma Rho. He engages in service through the St. Vincent de Paul society, and enjoys walking in the woods and on the SNE coastline.
Ph D, University of Buffalo
BA, University of Buffalo
Zywiak, W. H.,Niu, G., Love, Hope, Perspective, and Leadership in the Ngram Database: Solace for Modern Times., Open Journal of Social Sciences.
Haass-Koffler, C. L.,Goodyear, K.,Zywiak, W. H.,Leggio, L.,Kenna, G. A.,Swift, R. M., Comparing and combining topiramate and aripiprazole on alcohol-related outcomes in a human laboratory study, Alcohol and Alcoholism.
Haass-Koffler, C.,Giovenco, D.,Lee, M.,Zywiak, W.,de la Monte, S.,Kenna, G.,Swift, R.,Leggio, L., Serum insulin levels are reduced by intravenous ghrelin administration but do not correlate with alcohol craving in alcohol dependent individuals., International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology.
Haass-Koffler, C.,Goodyear, K.,Zywiak, W.,Magill, M.,Wallace, P.,Eltinge, S.,Jayaram-Lindstrom, N.,Swift, R.,Kenna, G.,Leggio, L., Higher pretreatment blood pressure is associated with greater alcohol drinking reduction in alcohol-dependent individuals treated with doxazosin., Drug and Alcohol Dependence.
Zywiak, W. H.,Bobroff, R.,Niu, G., Black Swan Years in American English, French, German, Hebrew, and Russian: Years that Reverberate in Ngram Viewer, Advances in Historical Studies.
Zywiak, W. H.,Hoffmann, N. G.,Floyd, A. S., Enhancing Alcohol Treatment Outcomes Through Aftercare and Self_help Groups, Medicine and Health / Rhode Island.
Zywiak, W. H.,Haass-Koffler, C. L.,Olinsky, A.,Cavicchio, L.,Ciliberto, D., Some Alcohol-Related Consequences for Women may Signal an Escape from Interpersonal Violence, Advances in Applied Sociology, 2021.
Haass-Koffler, C. L.,Zywiak, W. H.,Perciballi, R.,Brown, Z. E.,Lee, M. R.,Zywiak, W. H.,Kurtis, J.,Swift, R. M.,Leggio, L., Relationship Between Cotinine Levels and Peripheral Endogenous Concentrations of Oxytocin, β‐Endorphin, and Orexin in Individuals With Both Alcohol and Nicotine Use Disorders., American Journal on Addictions, 2020.
Nguyen, S.,Golas, E.,Zywiak, W. H.,Kennedy, K.,, ., Dimension reduction in Bankruptcy Prediction: A case study of North American Companies, Emerald Group Publishing, 2019.
Zywiak, W. H.,Kennedy, K.,Deluga, R., Evidence that personality and environment can interact to predict GPA for university students., Global Education, 2017.
Owens, M. D.,Zywiak, W. H., Replication of Psychometric Properties and Predictive Validity of the Important People Drug and Alcohol Interview., International Journal of Alcohol and Drug Research, 2016.
Leggio, L.,Zywiak, W. H.,Fricchione, S. R.,Edwards, S. M.,de la Monte, S. M.,Swift, R.,Kenna, G. A., Intravenous ghrelin administration increases alcohol craving in alcohol-dependent heavy drinkers: A preliminary investigation., Biological Psychiatry, 2014.
Zywiak, W. H.,Longabaugh, R.,Wirtz, P. W., Decomposing the Relationship Between Pretreatment Social Network Characteristics and Alcohol Treatment Outcome, Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 2002.
Zywiak, W. H.,Connors, G. J.,Maisto, S. A.,Westerberg, V. S., Relapse Research and the Reasons for Drinking Questionnaire: A Factor Analysis of Marlatt's Relapse Taxonomy, Addiction, 1996.
Honorary Coach for a Day, 2017
I enjoy teaching statistics and many other courses. With statistics you can find an answer to most questions that you can think of, on any topic. I find the moment of seeing the first results from new data very exciting. Students in Math 201 learn to be skeptical consumers of results presented in the media and journals. We live in an exciting time when more and larger datasets are made available to the public. Since joining the Bryant community in 2016, I have taught nine Math 201 (Statistics I) sections (including two Honors sections) three Math 110 (Calculus) sections, as well as AA 205, AM 332, Math 129, Math 350, and PSY 260. I have also advised one Honors Capstone Project so far.
As a statistician for NIH studies he has conducted research on a variety of topics, and his field of research continues to expand. He has more than 50 peer-reviewed publications, more than 10 of which are first authored. Several of his publications have been cited more than 100 times each. He has previously received a 280K secondary data analysis R21 award and a 2 million randomized trial R01 award from NIAAA of NIH. He enjoys developing new questionnaires to answer diverse research questions. He has created and or validated the Self-Description Inventory and the Reasons for Drinking Questionnaire.
Kappa Mu Epsilon
Mu Sigma Rho