About the Authors

Anvar Suyundikov

Affiliation Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Utah State University, 3900 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322-3900, U.S.A.

John R. Stevens

john.r.stevens@usu.edu

Affiliation Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Utah State University, 3900 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322-3900, U.S.A.

Christopher Corcoran

Affiliation Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Utah State University, 3900 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322-3900, U.S.A.

Jennifer Herrick

Affiliation Division of Epidemiology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Utah School of Medicine, 383 Colorow Road, Salt Lake City, UT 84108, U.S.A.

Roger K. Wolff

Affiliation Division of Epidemiology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Utah School of Medicine, 383 Colorow Road, Salt Lake City, UT 84108, U.S.A.

Martha L. Slattery

Affiliation Division of Epidemiology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Utah School of Medicine, 383 Colorow Road, Salt Lake City, UT 84108, U.S.A.

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AS JRS CC JH RKW MLS. Performed the experiments: AS JRS JH RKW MLS. Analyzed the data: AS JRS. Wrote the paper: AS JRS.