Dr. MinJae Lee joined Department of Population & Data Sciences and Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center as an Associate Professor in March, 2020. Prior to joining UTSW, she served as an Associate/Assistant Professor of Biostatistics in Division of Clinical & Translational Sciences at University of Texas McGovern Medical School, UTHealth (2012-2020), and a Research Instructor of Biostatistics at School of Medicine, Magee-Womens Research Institute, University of Pittsburgh (2010-2012). Dr. Lee received her Ph.D. degree in Biostatistics at Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh in 2010.
Dr. Lee has developed successful collaborations with research investigators of various specialties and actively participated in publications and grant submissions for the various studies that involve the application of advanced statistical analysis methods. As a result of her extensive collaborative/scientific research activities including cancer prevention/behavioral intervention trials, acute/chronic disease biomarkers analysis, maternal/child health studies, and multi-site longitudinal studies, Dr. Lee became familiar with varying levels of statistical/epidemiological challenges in analyzing complex data; she identified the areas requiring methodologic development and provided solutions to address clinically relevant questions by developing innovative statistical methods and illustrating their proper applications to real data. Dr. Lee developed multiple statistical approaches based on quantile regression, non-/semi-parametric statistical methods or Bayesian methodology to deal with various types of measurement errors in self-reported data, truncated/censored values due to limit of detections in biomarkers or environmental measurements, missing values in longitudinal/multi-level data under various mechanisms. She has also contributed to the university through teaching and serving on committees across campuses. She is a member of American Statistical Associations and an active reviewer/associate editor of several statistical and clinical journals.
- Development of statistical methods for analyzing censored/truncated biomarkers or environmental measurements subject to detection limits
- Imputation/estimation methods development for handling missing and/or censored values in longitudinal data
- Measurement errors in self-reported data
- Methodology for data management/quality assurance
- Multi-level/longitudinal data analysis methods
- Semi-/non-parametric statistical methods
- Statistical analysis and design for cancer prevention/behavioral intervention trials
- Statistical challenges of epidemiological research in maternal/child health
- Translational research
- Opioid Analgesic Use in Patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis: An Analysis of the Prospective Study of Outcomes in an Ankylosing Spondylitis Cohort.
- Dau JD, Lee M, Ward MM, Gensler LS, Brown MA, Learch TJ, Diekman LA, Tahanan A, Rahbar MH, Weisman MH, Reveille JD J. Rheumatol. 2017 Dec
- Influence of the neural microenvironment on prostate cancer.
- Coarfa C, Florentin D, Putluri N, Ding Y, Au J, He D, Ragheb A, Frolov A, Michailidis G, Lee M, Kadmon D, Miles B, Smith C, Ittmann M, Rowley D, Sreekumar A, Creighton CJ, Ayala G Prostate 2017 Nov
- Multicollinearity in Regression Analyses Conducted in Epidemiologic Studies.
- Vatcheva KP, Lee M, McCormick JB, Rahbar MH, Epidemiology (Sunnyvale) 2016 Apr 6 2
- Biologic Effect of Neurogenesis in Pancreatic Cancer.
- He D, Manzoni A, Florentin D, Fisher W, Ding Y, Lee M, Ayala G Hum. Pathol. 2016 Mar
- Race Disparities and Decreasing Birth Weight: Are All Babies Getting Smaller?
- Catov JM, Lee M, Roberts JM, Xu J, Simhan HN Am. J. Epidemiol. 2016 Jan 183 1 15-23
- The Effect of Ignoring Statistical Interactions in Regression Analyses Conducted in Epidemiologic Studies: An Example with Survival Analysis Using Cox Proportional Hazards Regression Model.
- Vatcheva KP, Lee M, McCormick JB, Rahbar MH, Epidemiology (Sunnyvale) 2015 Feb 6 1
- Quantile Regression For Longitudinal Biomarker Data Subject to Left Censoring and Dropouts
- Lee M, Kong L Communications in statistics: theory and methods 2014 21 43 4628-4641
- Plasma MicroRNAs as Novel Biomarkers for Endometriosis and Endometriosis-Associated Ovarian Cancer.
- Suryawanshi S, Vlad AM, Lin HM, Mantia-Smaldone G, Laskey R, Lee M, Lin Y, Donnellan N, Klein-Patel M, Lee T, Mansuria S, Elishaev E, Budiu R, Edwards RP, Huang X Clin. Cancer Res. 2013 Feb
- Multiple imputation for left-censored biomarker data based on Gibbs sampling method.
- Lee M, Kong L, Weissfeld L, Stat Med 2012 Jul 31 17 1838-48
- Urinary biomarkers and renal recovery in critically ill patients with renal support.
- Srisawat N, Wen X, Lee M, Kong L, Elder M, Carter M, Unruh M, Finkel K, Vijayan A, Ramkumar M, Paganini E, Singbartl K, Palevsky PM, Kellum JA, Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 2011 Aug 6 8 1815-23