Faculty and Staff

Faculty have appointments to the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Preventive Medicine.


Ji-Hyun Lee, DrPH

Ji-Hyun Lee, DrPH

Professor of Internal Medicine
Director, UNMCC Biostatistics Shared Resource
Cancer Research Facility (CRF) G19
505-272-3718
E-mail Dr. Lee

Research Interests
Statistical Methods in Cancer Research, Repeated Measurement Analysis, Group Randomized Trials, and Best Statistical Practices

Education and Training
DrPH, Biostatistics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
MS, Biostatistics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

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Herbert (Bert) T Davis, PhD

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Herbert T Davis, PhD

Research Professor Internal Medicine
Research Incubator Building, 1st Floor
505-272-4037
E-mail Dr. Davis

Research Interests
Statistical methods in research, Applications of inverse regression in biosensor calibration, Best statistical practices

Education and Training
PhD Statistics, Johns Hopkins Univ
MS Statistics, Univ. of Florida

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Huining Kang, PhD

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Huining Kang, PhD

Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
Cancer Research Facility (CRF) G-17
505-272-4195
E-mail Dr. Kang

Research Interests
Statistical modeling and analysis for high dimensional genomics data, Statistical methods for biomarker evaluation and clinical prediction.

Education and Training
PhD Statistics, University of New Mexico
MS Statistics, University of New Mexico
MS Applied Mathematics, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications
BS Mathematics, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications

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Li Luo, PhD

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Li Luo, PhD

Assistant Professor
Cancer Research Facility (CRF) G15
505-272-8704
E-mail Dr. Luo

Research Interests
Statistical genomics and genetic epidemiology, high-dimensional data reduction, next generation sequencing studies, genome wide association studies, gene-set/pathway analysis, genomic clinical trials

Education and Training
PhD Public Health (Biostatistics), The University of Texas School of Public Health
MS Mathematics, Fudan University, China
BS Applied Mathematics, Wuhan University, China

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Tawny Boyce, PhD

Tawny Boyce, MS, MPH

Tawny W. Boyce, MS, MPH

Research Scientist
Cancer Research Facility (CRF) G-22
505-272-9578
E-mail Boyce

Research Interests
Health disparities, population- based research, survey research, and nutritional epidemiology.

Education and Training
MPH Epidemiology/Biostatistics, Tufts University School of Medicine
MS Nutrition, Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
BA Biochemistry, Knox College


Ruofei Du, PhD

Ruofei Du, PhD

Ruofei Du, PhD

Research Scientist
Cancer Research Facility (CRF) G-22
505-272-6152
E-mail Dr. Du

Research Interests
Bayesian methods for clinical trials; statistical design and analysis of group-randomized trials; statistical approaches for studying microbial community with sequencing data

Education and Training
Postdoctoral associate, University of Arizona
PhD Biostatistics, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
MS Statistics, University of New Orleans


Yang Shi, MS

Yang Shi, MS

Yang Shi, MS

Research Scientist
Cancer Research Facility (CRF) G-22
505-272-9923
E-mail Shi

Research Interests
Statistical methods for high-throughput genomic data analysis; design and analysis of group-randomized trials.

Education and Training
MS Biostatistics, University of Michigan
BS Biological Science, Peking University, China


Li Li, PhD

Li Li, PhD

Li Li, PhD

Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Math Learning Center, 308
E-mail Dr. Li

Research Interests 
Bayesian methods, spatial survival analysis, recurrent events modeling, reliability and Bayesian nonparametric priors

Education and Training
PhD Statistics, University of South Carolina
BS Statistics, Wuhan University, China


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Zhanna Galochkina, MS

Zhanna Galochkina, MS

Research Scientist
Cancer Research Facility (CRF) G-22
505-272-6038
Email Galochkina

Research Interests
Statistical computing, data visualization, SEER data analysis.

Education and Training
MS Statistics, University of New Mexico
BS Economics and Mathematics, Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, Russian Federation


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John Pesko

John Pesko

PhD Candidate
Email Pesko
Research Assistant
Cancer Research Facility (CRF) G-22
505-272-9923 

Research Interests
Linear models, machine learning (Random Forests), data analysis, consulting

Education and Training
MS Statistics, UNM, 2013
BS Statistics, UNM, 2011
BA English & Russian, UNM, 2011