The Biostatistics Department provides biostatistical collaboration, consultation and quantitative research resources to clinical, laboratory and disease prevention scientists engaged in the planning, conduct, analysis, and interpretation of research studies. The statistical needs of cancer researchers encompass research/protocol design and data analysis for clinical trials as well as for epidemiologic, cancer prevention and control, and basic science studies.
These services accelerate discoveries from bench to bedside in a way that maximizes the benefit (scientific, clinical and societal) and minimizes the cost (consenting patients, time and resources) of cancer research. The input of statisticians is critical to the scientific quality of much of the research, especially for clinical trials and other patient-related studies.
The Biostatistics Department also develops new methodologies in biostatistics, provides educational programs in biostatistics for research scientists and clinicians, and develops biostatistical methods to improve the efficiency of current and future diagnostic, therapeutic, prevention and intervention studies.
Biostatistics Department Members
Michael J. Schell, PhD
Dung-Tsa Chen, PhD
Y. Ann Chen, PhD
Jongphil Kim, PhD
Ji-Hyun Lee, DrPH
Hui-Yi Lin, PhD