Biostatistics & Quantitative Sciences

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The University of Florida Health Cancer Center Biostatistics & Quantitative Sciences Shared Resource (BQS-SR) provides biostatistical leadership and analytic collaborative support to members of the Cancer Center.

Through this support, the BQS SR plays a critical role in clinical trials; population-based studies, including epidemiologic, health outcomes/behavior and health disparities research in our catchment area; molecular biology studies, including genome sequencing for translational research and experimental therapeutic studies; and laboratory-based research. 

The BQS-SR is directed by Ji-Hyun Lee, DrPH, with support from Unit Leaders Jason Brant, Ph.D. (Bioinformatics), Shu Wang, Ph.D. (Clinical Trials), and Rhonda Bacher, Ph.D. (Statistical Genomics).


To promote rigorous and reproducible statistical and quantitative sciences for research.

Program Aims

  • Provide biostatistical and quantitative assistance to members for the design of studies, development of grant proposals, analysis of data, publication and dissemination of findings.
  • Provide consultations and collaborate in the development and evaluation of innovative methodologies, data collection, and processing tools, and to select/ develop analytic software appropriate for study objectives pertaining to cancer informatics and electronic medical-record data.
  • Enhance transdisciplinary research and team science through coordination with other shared resources and facilitating collaborations among faculty.
  • Support the Cancer Center Clinical Research Office, thereby ensuring high quality of science, data integrity, and patient safety in clinical cancer research.
  • Educate members, staff, and trainees in current “best practices” and uses of biostatistics, bioinformatics and health informatics to ensure rigorous and reproducible research.


Services are provided as a no chargeback system and provides support for short and moderate term projects free of charge along with the development of research projects. Services include:

  • Conceptualization of a research project, including development of research questions and hypotheses.
  • Study design, including sample size justification/power analysis; analytical planning.
  • Basic data management, including guidance in the development of study databases, the establishment of procedures for monitoring data quality, and the preparation of analysis datasets.
  • Statistical analyses and interpretation of results for collected data.
  • Assistance in grant writing.
  • Assistance in manuscript writing.



Ji-Hyun Lee, DrPH

Division of Quantitative Sciences, UF Health Cancer Center; Professor, Department of Biostatistics

Director Ji-Hyun Lee

Unit Leaders

Bioinformatics Unit leader

Jason Brant, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics

Jason Brant, Ph.D.

clinical trials unit leader

Shu Wang, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics

Shu Wang, Ph.D.

Statistical Genomics Unit leader

Rhonda Bacher, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics

Rhonda Bacher, Ph.D.

Administrative Assistant
Colette Cimino
Office Phone: 352-273-6900


Cancer and Genetics Research Complex
2033 Mowry Road
Suite 145
Gainesville, FL 32610

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