Kumar Srivastava, PhD

Division of Epidemiology & Cancer Control & Psychology

Director: Kumar Srivastava, PhD

Divisional Focus

The division of Biostatistics for Epidemiology and Cancer Control was established in 2008 with the focus of providing biostatistical oversight in designing and analyzing the studies/protocols originating within the Department of Epidemiology and Cancer Control. All the members work towards the goal of proposing the studies/protocols that are well-designed and using analytical approaches that are appropriate, innovative and take into account the recent developments in biostatistical literature. The Department of Epidemiology and Cancer Control was established in 2005 with the vision of establishing St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as an internationally-recognized leader in childhood cancer prevention and control through multi-disciplinary interactions within the Cancer Center. Most of the projects that our team works on originate from two survivor cohorts: the St. Jude Lifetime Study (SJLIFE, PI: Dr. Hudson) and the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (CCSS, PI: Dr. Armstrong). One of the major initiatives undertaken by the Department of Epidemiology and Cancer Control was the establishment of SJLIFE cohort to learn more about the late effects of cancer and its treatment and provide follow-up and supportive care to the survivors of childhood cancers treated at St. Jude Children Research Hospital. The CCSS is a multi-institutional study with the goal of assembling a cohort of survivors sufficiently large and diverse enough to enable investigators to characterize the experience of participants regarding these and other delayed effects of treatment. Our efforts of providing state of the art design and analytical approaches for the studies originating within these cohorts help us in fulfilling the broader mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital that is, “to advance cures, and means for prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment.”

Contact Us

Division of Epidemiology & Cancer Control & Psychology
MS 768, Room R6010
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place
Memphis, TN 38105-3678

Email: kumar.srivastava@stjude.org
Phone: (901) 595-3372
Fax: (901) 595-8843

 

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