Kumar Srivastava, PhD

Division of Biostatistics for the Department of Epidemiology and Cancer Control

Director: Kumar Srivastava, PhD

 

Divisional Focus

The Division of Biostatistics for the Department of Epidemiology and Cancer Control (DECC) was established in 2008, with the aim of providing oversight in designing and analyzing the studies and protocols initiated by the DECC by using state-of-the-art tools and approaches. With a highly productive multi-disciplinary research program and comprehensive clinical care program, the DECC, since its inception in 2005, has made St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (St. Jude) an internationally renowned center for childhood cancer prevention and control. Most of the projects handled by our team originate from two survivor cohorts: the St. Jude Lifetime Cohort (SJLIFE, PI: Dr. Hudson, NCI – U01CA195547) and the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (CCSS, PI: Dr. Armstrong, NCI – U24 CA055727). The SJLIFE cohort was established with the primary focus of learning about the late effects of cancer and its treatment and provide follow-up and supportive care to the survivors of childhood cancer treated at St. Jude. The CCSS is a multi-institutional study with the goal of assembling a cohort of survivors that is sufficiently large and diverse enough to enable investigators to characterize the experience of participants regarding these and other delayed effects of treatment. Members of the Division actively collaborate with investigators in proposing studies or protocols that are well designed and use the most modern analytical approaches. The complexities of types of data encountered in these large cohorts studies with prospective follow-up serve as a fertile ground for members of the Division to develop new methodological approaches, which in turn makes them better and productive collaborators. Our steadfast support to all the projects of the DECC from inception to publication helps us  fulfill the broader mission of St. Jude of advancing cures, and means for prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment.

Contact Us


Division of Biostatistics for the Department of Epidemiology and Cancer Control
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

Members

    • Chenghong Li, MS, PhD

      Li

    • Wei Liu, MS, PhD

      Liu

    • Mingjuan Wang, MS

      Wang