HOP Biostatistician Selected to Join National Cancer Institute Cancer Care Delivery Research Steering Committee

Keith E. Muller, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Health Outcomes & Policy, has been invited to join the Cancer Care Delivery Research Steering Committee of the National Cancer Institute as a statistical representative.

The steering committee aims to identify and promote the best science in cancer care delivery research and represents a diverse set of stakeholders and investigators with expertise in translational science, community oncology, patient advocacy, and biostatistics.

“I am honored to be invited to employ my knowledge of complex statistical models to making advances in cancer care delivery,” said Muller, who is a fellow of the American Statistical Association and will be the 27th member to join the committee. “Team science – where individuals with diverse backgrounds come together for a common goal – is one of the key ways to move discoveries forward and ensure that the most rigorous and most promising science receives funding.”

Muller is a nationally recognized biostatistician, and his work with the design of multilevel and longitudinal studies has received multiple NIH-funded grants, including two grants that will help make this information more accessible to scientists across American. The first grant, which is from the National Library of Medicine and totals $50,000 per year for three years, will allow Muller and his collaborator Deborah H. Glueck, Ph.D., at the University of Colorado Denver, to write a textbook on how to design multilevel and longitudinal studies effectively. The second grant, which is from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences and totals roughly $200,000 per year for four years, will facilitate the creation of a short course on multilevel and longitudinal health studies.