Sunni A. Barnes, Ph.D.

Sunni A. Barnes, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor of Statistical Science
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Adjunct Professor of Statistical Science


  • Ph.D., Statistics, Baylor University, 2003
  • M.A., Statistics, Baylor University, 2000
  • B.S.E., Mathematics, Baylor University, 1999


Sunni is a biostatistician and Director of Analytics and Reporting for the STEEP Analytics, Measurement, and Reporting team of Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH). Prior to joining BSWH, she served as the Associate Director of the Mayo Clinic Survey Research Center. She assists several BSWH principal; investigators with the statistical analysis for projects pertaining to improving the delivery and quality of care in addition to facilitating the survey design, dissemination, and evaluation process and other program evaluation needs, including return on investment and cost effectiveness analysis.

Selected Publications

Xiao Y, Montgomery DC, Philpot LM, Barnes SA, Compton J, Kennerly D. Development of a tool to measure user experience following electronic health record implementation. J Nurs Adm. 2014 Jul-Aug; 44(7/8): 423-8.

Shafi S, Barnes SA, Rayan N, Kudyakov R, Foreman M, Cryer HG, Alam HB, Hoff W, Holcomb J. Compliance with recommended care at trauma centers: association with patient outcomes. J Am Coll Surg. 2014 Aug; 219(2): 189-98.

Millard M, Hart M, Barnes S. Validation of Rules of Two™ as a paradigm for assessing asthma control. Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent). 2014 Apr; 27(2): 79-82.

Shafi, S, Barnes SA, Millar D, Sobrino J, Kudyakov R, Berryman C, Rayan N, Dubiel R, Coimbra R, Magnotti LJ, Vercruysse G, Scherer LA, Jurkovich GJ, Nirula R. Suboptimal compliance with evidence-based guidelines in patients with traumatic brain injuries. J Neurosurg. 2014 Mar; 120(3): 773-7.

Carter JL, Trungale KR, Barnes SA. From bedside to graveside: increased stress among healthcare chaplains. J Pastoral Care Counsel. 2013 Sep-Dec; 67(3-4): 4.

Barakat A, Barnes SA, Casanova MA, Stone MJ, Shuey KM, Miller AM. Advance care planning knowledge and documentation in a hospitalized cancer population. Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent). 2013 Oct; 26(4): 368-72.

Dahdah MN, Barisa MT, Schmidt K, Barnes SA, Dubiel R, Dunklin C, Harper C, Callender L, Wilson A, Diaz-Arrastia R, Shafi S. Comparative Effectiveness of Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation: Differential Outcomes Across TBI Model Systems Centers. J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2013 Sep 18.

Houston S, Casanova MA, Leveille M, Schmidt KL, Barnes SA, Trungale KR, Fine RL. The intensity and frequency of moral distress aong different healthcare disciplines. J Clin Ethics. 2013 Summer; 24(2): 98-112.

Sobrino J, Barnes SA, Dahr N, Kudyakov R, Berryman C, Nathens AB, Hemmila MR, Neal M, Shafi S. Frequency of adoption of practice management guidelines at trauma centers. Proceedings (Bayl Univ Med Cent). 2013 Jul; 26(3): 256-61.