Division of Quantitative Sciences


To promote rigorous and reproducible statistical and quantitative sciences for UF Health Cancer Center researchers.

The goal of the Division of Quantitative Sciences at the University of Florida Health Cancer Center is to provide statistical and quantitative leadership and analytic collaborative support to members of the Cancer Center.

The Division of Quantitative Sciences facilitates the development of state-of-the art quantitative methods by members from biostatistics, bioinformatics, computational biology and health informatics. Some noteworthy research areas include adaptive trial designs, Bayesian approaches to personalized medicine, mediation analysis for microbiome, and novel techniques for single cell RNA sequence analysis. The division also provides education and disseminates information to ensure the scientific rigor of cancer research through seminars, individual sessions and short courses tailored to cancer researchers.

Specific Aims

  • Supports development of novel quantitative approaches. Division of Quantitative Sciences members research new quantitative methods required by state-of-the-art research to enable the advancement of cancer research.
  • Engages in methodological research. Members with biostatistical expertise, strategically aligned to a Cancer Center research program, contribute to furthering the statistical or bioinformatics methods relevant for each research program’s goals.
  • Encourages collaboration. With members from a wide variety of backgrounds, the division is able to leverage broad quantitative expertise. Groups of members are able to work together to approach standard problems in unique and productive ways.
  • Tailored education for cancer researchers. The Division of Quantitative Sciences provides education and disseminates information on resource technologies and services by offering short courses, lectures and workshops on fundamental biostatistical and bioinformatics topics for cancer researchers to enhance members’ research skills.

Program Leader

Ji-Hyun Lee, DrPH, joined the UF Health Cancer Center as director of the Division of Quantitative Sciences and Biostatistics and Computational Biology Shared Resource in July 2018. She currently serves as associate director for cancer quantitative sciences. Dr. Lee is also a professor of biostatistics in the department of biostatistics in the College of Public Health and Health Professions and College of Medicine.

Prior to joining UF, Dr. Lee was director of the Biostatistics Shared Resource at the University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center for four years and a faculty member of biostatistics at the Moffitt Cancer Center for 11 years.  Dr. Lee earned her doctorate in biostatistics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  She is the president-elect of the American Statistical Association (ASA), an elected ASA Fellow and a Certified Professional Statistician through the ASA (PStat®). Her research interests include clinical trials, group randomized trials based on communities, methods for repeated measurements, Bayesian approach and best statistical practices.

Contact Dr. Lee at jihyun.lee@ufl.edu and 352-273-9079. Download her CV here.


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