Biostatistics & Quantitative Sciences

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.


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.
  • Development of statistical methods, tools, or computer programs that are required to conduct studies, if appropriate approaches are not currently available.
  • Short courses covering basic biostatistics for cancer researchers.


  • Director
    Ji-Hyun Lee, DrPH
    Division of Quantitative Sciences
    University of Florida Health Cancer Center;
    Professor, Department of Biostatistics
    University of Florida
    Office Phone: 352-273-9079
  • Administrative Assistant
    Donna Johnson
    Office Phone: 352-273-7137


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

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