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Sedigheh Mirzaei, PhD
Sedigheh Mirzaei, PhD

Sedigheh Mirzaei, PhD

Assistant Member, St. Jude Faculty



BSc (Statistics) - Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran      
MSc (Statistics) - Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran   
PhD (Statistics) - Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India

Honors & Awards

  • 2018  Member of American Statistical Association
  • 2017  Member of Eastern North American Region
  • 2017  Member of Editorial board of Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research
  • 2016  Fellowship, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore
  • 2016 - Fellowship, National Institutes of Health, USA
  • 2016  Excellent Ph.D. thesis, Applied Statistics Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, India
  • 2015  Best Student paper award, International Indian Statistical Association, India
  • 2012-2015  Indian Statistical Institute, Graduate Student Association Travel Award, India

Research Interests

  • Statistical methods for incomplete Survival/Time-to-Event data
  • Growth Model
  • Computational Statistics and M-health
  • Clinical Trials

Selected Publications

Mirzaei S., Martínez JM, Chow EJ, Ness KK, Hudson MM, Armstrong GT, Yasui Y. Association Analysis of Self-reported Outcomes with a Validated Subset. Statistics in Medicine., 2023

Kang G., Mirzaei S S., Zhang H., Zhu L., Rai S N., Srivastava D. Robust Behrens-Fisher Statistic based on Trimmed Means and its Usefulness in Analyzing High-Throughput Data. Frontiers in Systems Biology,, 2022.

Foster, KL, Mirzaei Salehabadi S, Green, DM, Xing M, Ness KK, Krull KR, Brinkman TM, Ehrhardt, MJ, Chemaitilly W, Dixon SB, Bhakta N, Brennan RC, Krasin MJ, Davidoff AM, Robison LL, Hudson MM, Mulrooney DA. Clinical Assessment of Late Health Outcomes in Survivors of Wilms Tumor. Pediatrics, e2022056918. PMID: 36300342; PubMed Central PMCID: NIHMS1829429, 2022.

Yasui Y., Letsou W., Wang F., Im C., Sapkota Y., Wang Z., Mirzaei Salehabadi S., Baedke j L., Moon W J., Liu Q., Robison L., Martinez J M. Inference on the Genetic Architecture of Breast Cancer Risk. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. EPI-22-1073. doi: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-22-1073, 2023.

Yeung E, Putnick D, Ghassabian A, Sundaram R, Lin T-C, Mirzaei S, Stern J, Bell E. Examining attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and related behavioral disorders by fertility treatment exposure in a prospective cohort. Annals of Epidemiology,, 2023.

Papini, C., Mirzaei S., Xing, M., Olsson I T., de Blank, P., Lange, K R., Salloum R., Srivastava, D., Leisenring, W M., Howell, R. M., Oeffinger, K C., Robison, L L., Armstrong G T., Krull, K R., Brinkman, T M. Evolving therapies, neurocognitive outcomes and functional independence in adult survivors of childhood glioma. J Natl Cancer Inst, doi: 10.1093/jnci/djad190. PMID: 37688569, 2023

Onerup A., Mirzaei SS., Bhatia S., Ware, ME., Joffe L., Turcotte LM., Goodenough CG., Sapkota Y., Dixon SB., Wogksch MD., Ehrhardt MG., Armstrong GT., Hudson MM., Ness KK. Lifestyle and subsequent meningioma in childhood cancer survivors: A report from the St. Jude Lifetime Cohort study. Cancer Reports. PMID: 38009808. doi: 10.1002/cnr2.1944., 2023

Onerup A., Mirzaei SS., Wogksch MD., Goodenough CG., Lambert G., Sapkota Y., Mulrooney, D., Hudson MM., Jacola L., Ness KK. Movement efficiency in survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia: a report from the St. Jude Lifetime Cohort Study. Journal of Cancer Survivorship,, 2024.

Onerup A., Mirzaei S., Bhatia S., Ware, ME., Joffe L., Turcotte LM., Goodenough CG., Sapkota Y., Dixon SB., Wogksch MD., Ehrhardt MG., Armstrong GT., Hudson MM., Ness KK. Lifestyle and Subsequent Malignant Neoplasms in Childhood Cancer. Cancers,, 2024.

De Blank PMK, Lange KR, Xing M, Mirzaei SS., Srivastava D, Brinkman TM, Ness KK, Oeffinger KC, Neglia J, Krull KR, Yasui Y, Howell R, Turcotte LM, Leisenring W, Armstrong GT, Okcu MF, Bowers D. Temporal Changes in Treatment and Late Mortality and Morbidity in Adult Survivors of Childhood Glioma: A Report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. Nature Cancer, 2024

Williams, AM, Liu, W, Ehrhardt, MJ, Mirzaei, SS, Panoskaltsis, AP, Phillips, NS, Mulrooney, DA, Flerlage, JE, Yasui, Y, Srivastava, D, Robison, LL, Hudson, MM, Ness, KK, Sabin, ND, Krull, KR. Systemic Biological Mechanisms of Neurocognitive Dysfunction in Long-term Survivors of Childhood Hodgkin Lymphoma. Clinical Cancer Research. 2024

Yoshida T, Alexander T, Xing M, Mirzaei S, Williams AM, Lubas M, Brinkman TM, Chemaitilly W, Robison LL, Hudson MM, Krull KR, Delaney A. Hypogonadism and Neurocognitive Outcomes among Childhood Cancer Survivors. European Journal of Endocrinology, 2024.

Morales S, Mirzaei Salehabadi S, Srivastava DK, Gibson TM, Leisenring WM, Alderfer MA, Lown EA, Zeltzer LK, Armstrong GT, Krull KR, Buchbinder D. Health-Related, and Cancer Risk Concerns Among Siblings of Childhood Cancer Survivors: A report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (CCSS). Journal of Cancer Survivorship Jun;16(3):624-637, 2022. doi: 10.1007/s11764-021-01056-0

Philips N, Khan RB, Li C, Mirzaei Salehabadi S, Brinkman TM, Srivastava DK, Robison, LL, Hudson MM, Krull K, Sadeghi ZS. Seizures' Impact on Cognition and Quality of Life in Childhood Cancer Survivors. Cancer Jan 1;128(1):180-191, 2022. doi: 10.1002/cncr.33879

Smarr M, Mirzaei Salehabadi S, Buck Louis GM, Sundaram R. A Multi-Pollutant Assessment of Preconception Persistent Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals and Incident Pregnancy Loss. Environment International Dec;157:106788, 2021. doi.10.1016/j.envint.2021.106788

Williams AM, Mirzaei Salehabadi S, Xing M, Phillips N, Yasui Y, Ehrhardt MJ, Howell R, Oeffinger K, Gibson T, Chow EJ, Leisenring W, Srivastava D, Robison LL, Armstrong GT, Krull KR. Modifiable risk factors for neurocognitive and psychosocial problems after Hodgkin Lymphoma. Blood May 19;139(20):3073-3086, 2021. doi:10.1182/blood.2021013167

Mirzaei Salehabadi S, Ahmed Bhatti F, Hamedani GG. On BURR III-INVERSE WEIBULL Distribution with COVID-19 applications. JIRSS 2021 20(1):101-121, 2021.

Ahmed Bhatti F, Hamedani GG, Ali A, Mirzaei Salehabadi S, Ahmad M. Characterization and Reliability Measures of the Generalized LOG BURR XII Distribution. Advances and Applications in Statistics 69(1):69-84, 2021.

Lubas MM, Mirzaei Salehabadi S, Lavecchia J, Alberts NO, Krull KR, Ehrhardt MJ, Srivastava D, Robison LL, Hudson MM, Brinkman TM. Suicidality Among Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer: Report from the St. Jude Lifetime Cohort. Cancer Dec 15;126(24):5347-5355, 2020. doi.10.1002/cncr.33187

Ahmed MG, Hamedani GG, Mirzaei Salehabadi S, Yousof HM. The BURR XII-BURR XII Distribution: Mathematical Properties and Characterizations. Pak J Statist 35(3):229-248, 2019.

Mirzaei Salehabadi S, Sengupta D, Ghosal R. Estimating menarcheal age distribution from partially recalled data. Biostatistics 2019. doi: 10.1093/biostatistics/kxz013.

Williams AM, Mulrooney DA, Liu W, Mirzaei Salehabadi S, Ehrhardt MJ, Panoskaltsis-Mortari A, Srivastava D, Yasui Y, Hudson MM, Robison LL, Sabin N, Krull KR, Associations between Persistent Inflammation and Oxidative Stress with Neurocognitive Impairment in Long-Term Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivors and Community Controls. Blood, doi: 10.1182/blood-2019-126041, (2019).

Morales S, Mirzaei Salehabadi S, Srivastava D, Gibson TM, Leisenring WM, Lown A, Armstrong GT, Krull KR, Buchbinder DK. Health and cancer concerns among siblings of childhood cancer survivors: A report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (CCSS). Journal of Clinical Oncology, doi: 10.1200/JCO.2020.38.15_suppl.12117, (2020).

Xu J, Mirzaei Salehabadi S, Bandyopadhyay D, Chakraborty B. SMART design for periodontal disease with spatially-clustered outcome and informative missingness. Biometrical Journal 2019.

Santos C, Valdívia A, Mirzaei Salehabadi S, Katzmarzyk PT, Vasconcelos O, Garganta R, Maia J. Growth velocity curves and pubertal spurt parameters of Peruvian children and adolescents living at different altitudes. American Journal of Human Biology 2019. doi:10.1002/ajhb.23301 

Gad M, Hamedani GG, Mirzaei Salehabadi S, Yousof HM. The BURR XII-BURR XII Distribution: Mathematical properties and characterization. Pak J Statist 35(3):229-248,  2019.

Mirzaei Salehabadi S, Sengupta D. Recent advances in the statistical analysis of retrospective time-to-event data. Advances in Growth Curve and Structural Equation Modeling Springer, (Chapter 9) pp 137-150, 2018.

Northridge ME, Chakraborty B, Mirzaei Salehabadi S, Metcalf SS, Kunzel C, Greenblatt AP, Borrell L, Cheng B, Marshall SE, Lamster IB. Does Medicaid Coverage Modify the Relationship between Glycemic Status and Teeth Present in Older Adults? Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 29, 2018.

Chakraborty B, Widener MJ, Mirzaei Salehabadi S, Northridge ME, Kum SS, Jin Z, Kunzel C, Metcalf SS. Estimating peer density effects on oral health for racial/ethnic minority older adults. BMC Oral Health, doi: 10.1186/s12903-017-0456-4, 2017.

Datta Banik S, Mirzaei Salehabadi S, Dickinson F. Preece-Baines model 1 to estimate height and knee height growth in boys and girls from Merida, Mexico. Food and Nutrition Bulletin 38:182-195, 2017.

Mirzaei Salehabadi S, Sengupta D. Nonparametric estimation of time-to-event distribution based on recall data in observational studies. Lifetime Data Analysis 22:473-503, 2016.

Mirzaei Salehabadi S, Sengupta D. Regression under Cox's Model for Recall-based Time-to-Event Data in Observational Studies. Computational Statistics & Data Analysis 92:134-147, 2015.

Mirzaei Salehabadi S, Das R, Sengupta D. Parametric estimation of menarcheal age distribution based on recall data. Scandinavian Journal of Statistics 42:290-305, 2015.

Last update: March 2024