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Lee, Ji-Hyun Director and Professor of Biostatistics, UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center


Dr. Ji-Hyun Lee is a Professor in the UNM School of Medicine, Division of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Preventive Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine. She is also the Director of Biostatistics Shared Resource at the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center (UNMCCC). Dr. Lee has significant expertise in the design and conduct of cancer clinical trials, including early phase clinical trials; in the design of population cohort studies, community-based randomized control trials, and behavioral interventions; and in studies focused on cancer health disparities. To enhance the Resource’s engagement in design, conduct, and oversight of cancer clinical trials at the UNMCCC, she leads the Biostatistics Clinical Trials Group and serves on the UNMCCC Protocol Review and Monitoring Committee (PRMC). She also directs the Resource effort in education, prioritizes and provides biostatistical support to UNMCCC researchers, mentors junior faculty, and oversees biostatistical staff. Dr. Lee is a Certified Professional Statistician through the American Statistical Association (PStat®). Her research area includes: Correlated data analysis, Group/cluster randomized trials; Generalized linear mixed effects models, Cancer research in epidemiology; Health outcomes and behavior research in cancer prevention, and Best statistical practices.
Keywords: Cancer Research, Environmental Health, Longitudinal Data Analysis, Group Randomized Trials, and Best Statistical Practices.

Research Areas


  • Kinney, Anita Yeomans

    Carolyn R. Surface Endowed Chair inCancer Population Sciences

    Tenured Professor, Division of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Preventive Medicine

    Department of Internal Medicine and

    Associate Director for Cancer Control and Population Sciences

    UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center

  • Lewis, Johnnye Research Professor
  • Wheeler, Cosette Faculty Member
  • Willman, Cheryl Director

selected publications

teaching overview

  • Biostatistics 101 for cancer reserachers at UNM Cancer Center

education and training

  • D.P.H. in Biostatistics, Biostatistics, UNC-CH, Practical Issues Arising in Clustered Data: Modified GEE and Goodness-Of-Fit Test, Overdispersion, and Change-point Models. Advisor: Bahjat F. Qaqish, Ph.D. 2000 - 2003
  • M.Sc. Master of Science in Biostatistics, Biostatistics, UNC-CH 1997 - 2000

name suffix

  • Ms. Connie Volker
    Administrative Assistant
    Email: cvolker@salud.unm.edu    
    Phone: 505-272-4180 Fax 505-272-2570

mailing address

  • 1 University of New Mexico
    Albuquerque, New Mexico  87131-0001
    United States of America