Moffitt Cancer Center Hires Jae K. Lee, Ph.D. to Chair Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Department

July 07, 2014

TAMPA, Fla. – Jae K. Lee, Ph.D. has joined Moffitt Cancer Center as Chair of the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics. The Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Department is made up of scientists who collaborate with other researchers and physicians in designing, monitoring and interpreting research studies, as well as developing and analyzing data sets. This work enables discoveries in cancer research, treatment and prevention.

“A leader like Dr. Lee is a rare find. He is a peer review-funded scientist in his own right and has expertise in both biostatistics and bioinformatics. He is an outstanding recruit for Moffitt,” said Paul Jacobsen, Ph.D., associate center director of Population Science at Moffitt.

Lee’s independent research focuses on assessing therapeutic effects in multi-modality treatment based on genetic and clinical variables.  He is also interested in comparative effectiveness research.  He works in developing cancer therapies and compares them to alternative treatment options.

Prior to joining Moffitt, Lee was the Director of the Division of Biostatistics at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Before that, he worked as a research scientist at the National Cancer Institute’s Laboratory of Molecular Pharmacology.

Lee received his Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of Wisconsin. He completed postdoctoral research at the Center for Computational and Experimental Genomics at the University of Southern California.

About Moffitt Cancer Center
Located in Tampa, Moffitt is one of only 41 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, a distinction that recognizes Moffitt’s excellence in research, its contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Moffitt is the No. 1 cancer hospital in Florida and has been listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” for cancer since 1999. With more than 4,200 employees, Moffitt has an economic impact on the state of nearly $2 billion. For more information, visit, and follow the Moffitt momentum on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.