Deo Kumar Srivastava, PhD
Deo Kumar Srivastava, PhD

Deo Kumar Srivastava, PhD

Member, St. Jude Faculty

  • Interim Chair, Department of Biostatistics
  • Director, Division of Epidemiology & Cancer Control & Psychology
  • Director, Division of Mentoring Assistant and Associate Faculty Members



BS – MS University of Baroda, India (1982)
MA – University of Rochester, Rochester, NY (1989)
MS – MS University of Baroda, India (1984)
PhD – University of Rochester (1993)

Research Interests

I have been in the Department of Biostatistics at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital since 1993. I am currently working with collaborators in Epidemiology and Cancer Control, actively involved in designing and analyzing clinical trials.

The areas of my research interests in statistics are robust inference, robust regression, multivariate analysis, longitudinal analysis, characterization of probability distributions, goodness-of-fit, and survival analysis. My PhD thesis was on developing robust test procedures for multivariate data.

Selected Publications

Brinkman TM, Ullrich NJ, Zhang N, Green DM, Zelter LK, Lommel KM, Brouweres P, Srivastava DK, Jain N, Robison LL, Krull KR. Prevalence and predictors of prescription psychoactive medication use in adult survivors of childhood cancer: A report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice March 7, 2013. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 23224753.

Armstrong GT, Joshi VM, Zhu L, Srivastava DK, Zhang N, Ness KK, Stokes DC, Krasin MT, Fowler JA, Robison LL, Hudson MM, Green DM. Increased tricuspid regurgitant jet velocity by doppler echocardiography in adult survivors of childhood cancer: A report from the St. Jud Lifetime Cohort study. Journal of Clinical Oncology January 7, 2013. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 23295810.

Pappo AS, Armstrong GT, Liu W, Srivastava DK, McDonald A, Leisenring WM, Hammond S, Stovall M, Neglia JP, Robison LL. Melanoma as a subsequent neoplasm in adult survivors of childhood cancer: A report from the childhood cancer survivor study. Pediatric Blood and Cancer 60:461-466, 2013. PMID: 22887858.

Srinivasan A, Flynn P, Gu Z, Hartford C, Lovins R, Sunkara A, Srivastava DK, Leung W, Hayden RT. Detection of respiratory viruses in asymptomatic children undergoing allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation. Pediatric Blood and Cancer 60:149-151, 2013. PMID: 22987475.

Rai SN, Pan J, Yuan X, Sun J, Hudson MM, Srivastava DK. Estimating incidence rate on current status data with application to a phase IV cancer trial. Communications in Statistics – Theory and Methods May 2012 (in press).

Srinivasan A, Gu Z, Smith T, Morgenstern M, Sunkara A, Kang G, Srivastava DK, Gaur AH, Leung W, Hayden RT. Prospective detection of respiratory pathogens in symptomatic children with cancer.Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal November 28, 2012. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 23190778.

Ojha RP, Oancea SC, Ness KK, Lanctot JQ, Srivastava DK, Robison LL, Hudson MM, Gurney JG. Assessment of potential bias from non-participation in a dynamic clinical cohort of long-term childhood cancer survivors: Results from the St. Jude Lifetime Cohort Study. Pediatric Blood and Cancer September 28, 2012. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 23024097

Brinkman TM, Reddick WE, Luxton J, Glass JO, Sabin ND, Srivastava DK, Robison LL, Hudson MM, Kull KR. Cerebral white matter integrity and executive function in adult survivors of childhood medulloblastoma. Neuro-Oncology 14:iv25–iv36, 2012. PMID: 23095827.

Krull KR, Sabin ND, Reddick WE, Zhu L, Armstrong GT, Green DM, Arevalo AR, Krasin MJ, Srivastava DK, Robison LL, Hudson MM. Neurocognitive function and CNS integrity in adult survivors of childhood Hodgkin Lymphoma. Journal of Clinical Oncology September 4, 2012. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 22949149

Gawade PL, Ness KK, Sharma S, Li Z, Srivastava DK, Spunt SL, Nottage K, Krasin MJ, Hudson MM, Kaste SC. Association of bone mineral density with incidental renal stone in long-term survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice September 6, 2012. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 22956305.

Srinivasan A, Wang C, Srivastava DK, Burnette K, Shenep JL, Leung W, Hayden RT. Timeline, epidemiology and risk factors for bacterial, fungal and viral infections in children and adolescents after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation August 23, 2012. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 22922523.

Nottage K, McFarlane J, Krasin MJ, Li C, Srivastava DK, Robison LL, Hudson MM. Secondary colorectal carcinoma after childhood cancer. Journal of Clinical Oncology 30(2):2552-2558, 2012. PMID: 22665546.

Hinds PS, Oakes LL, Hicks L, Powell B, Srivastava DK, Baker JN, Spunt SL, West NK, Furman WL. Parent-clinician communication intervention during end-of-life decision making for children with incurable cancer. Journal of Palliative Medicine 15(8):916-922, 2012. PMID: 22734685.

Brackett J, Krull KR, Scheurer ME, Liu W, Srivastava DK, Stovall M, Merchant TE, Packer RJ, Robison LL, Okou MF. Antioxidant enzyme polymorphisms and neuropsychological outcomes in medulloblastoma survivors: A report from the childhood cancer survivor study (CCSS). Neuro-Oncology 14(8):1018-1025. 2012. PMID: 22661588.

Kasow KA, Stewart CF, Barfield RC, Wright NL, Li C, Srivastava DK, Leung W, Horwitz EM, Bowman LC, Handgretinger R, Hale GA. A phase I/II study of CY and topotecan in patients with high-risk malignancies undergoing autologous hematopoietic cell transplantation: the St. Jude long-term follow-up. Bone Marrow Transplantation March 19, 2012. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 22426752.

Green DM, Cox CL, Zhu L, Krull KR, Srivastava DK, Stovall M, Nolan VG, Ness KK, Donaldson SS, Oeffinger KC, Meacham LR, Sklar CA, Armstrong GT, Robison LL. Risk factors for obesity in adult survivors of childhood cancer: a report from the childhood cancer survivor study. Journal of Clinical Oncology 30(3):246-255, 2012. PMID: 22184380.

Elbahlawan L, McArthur J, Quasney MW, Pei D, Srivastava DK, Dahmer MK, Barfield R. Association of IL-1 -511 polymorphism with severe veno-occlusive disease in pediatric-matched allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Journal of Pediatric Hematology Oncology 34(3):175-179, 2012.

Zhu L, Sun J, Srivastava DK, Tong X, Leisenring W, Zhang H, Robison LL. Semiparametric transformation models for joint analysis of multivariate recurrent and terminal events. Statistics in Medicine July 2011. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 21786280

Zhu L, Sun J, Tong X, Srivastava DK. Regression analysis of multivariate recurrent event data with a dependent terminal event. Lifetime Data Analysis 16(4):478-490, 2010.

Srivastava DK, Jianmin P, Sarkar I, Mudholkar GS. Robust Winsorized regression using Bootstrap approach. Communications in Statistics – Simulation and Computation 39(1):45-67, 2010.

Kollia GD, Mudholkar GS, Srivastava DK. Estimation using quantile function structure with emphasis on Weibull distribution. In: Platinum Jubilee Series - Statistical Science and Interdisciplinary Research – Vol. 4: Advances in Multivariate Statistical Methods Chapter 13, 215-235. Edited by Ashis SenGupta, World Scientific Publication, 2009.

Srivastava DK, Boyett JM, Jackson CW, Tong X, Rai SN. A comparison of permutation Hotelling’s T2test and Log-Ratio test for analyzing compositional data. Communications in Statistics – Theory and Methods 36(2):415-431, 2007.

Srivastava DK, Rai SN, Pan J. Robustness of an odds-ratio test in a stratified group sequential trial with a binary outcome measure. Biometrical Journal 49(3):351-364, 2007.

Last update: February 2013