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Division of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Preventive Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131
Phone: (505) 272-4180
Fax: (505) 272-2570

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Research Incubator Building (RIB)
2703 Frontier NE
Albuquerque, NM

Biostatistics in the UNM Department of Internal Medicine


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Biostatistics Section

The Biostatistics Section plays a significant role in many biomedical research projects by developing vital statistical methods and collaborating with other researchers. The section has expertise in a wide range of areas, including Bayesian statistical methods, statistical genetics, high-dimensional data analysis, survival analysis, general regression methods and biostatistical methods in epidemiology. The Statistical Genetics Group has expertise in the design and analysis of genomics, gene expression, genetic epidemiology and epigenetics studies and are developing methods for the statistical analysis of next-generation sequencing studies.

The Biostatistics Section has strong collaborative ties with the UNM Cancer Center, the Clinical Translational Science Center (CTSC) and the MIND Research Network, including the Cancer Center Biostatistics Resource and the CTSC Design, Statistics and Research Ethics Core.

Faculty are principal investigators or co-investigators on numerous external grants. The section is currently involved in comparative effectiveness research among dialysis patients, a genome wide association study of lung diseases, studies of the association of gene expression and alternative RNA splicing with outcomes among pediatric leukemia patients, environmental health along the US/Mexico border, and many other studies.

Faculty also are actively involved in teaching courses on statistical methods for graduate students and teaching statistics and evidence based medicine for the medical students.

UNM Cancer Center

Biostatistics Shared Resource

Ji-Hyun Lee, DrPH

Christine A Stidley, PhD

The Biostatistics Shared Resource (BSR) provides biostatistical collaboration and support for Cancer Center researchers, including:

  • Study design
  • Data analysis
  • Grant preparation, such as writing statistical sections, providing power calculations, conducting background data analyses, letters of support
  • Clinical trials: Design and analysis
  • Statistical methodology development

Working with the BSR

Although the purpose of the BSR is to provide support to Cancer Center members, the preferred mode of interaction is through productive collaborations in which biostatistics faculty become long-term collaborators within research teams, with funding from grants.

Please provide sufficient lead time.

To request support, please submit this brief request form. The form can be emailed to JiHyunLee@salud.unm.edu or faxed to Dr. Lee at (505) 272-2570.

With five members, the Biostatistics Shared Resource includes expertise in a wide range of areas, including statistical genetics, high-dimensional data analysis, Bayesian statistical methods, survival analysis, general regression methods, clinical trials and biostatistical methods in epidemiology. The BSR works extensively with clinical researchers; members serve on the Protocol Review Committee and the Data Safety Monitoring Committee and also collaborate on the design and analysis of clinical trials being conducted at the UNM Cancer Center.

Biostatistics faculty also collaborate with researchers in genomics research, including designing and conducting statistical analyses of next-generation sequencing studies in conjunction with the Keck-UNM Genomics Resource. Members are funded on several NIH grants to study cancer development, diagnosis and treatment.