Denise Roe, DrPH

Professor & Section Chief, Biostatistics, Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health
Director Biostatistics
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(520) 626-2281
(520) 626-2467

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Professional Bio: 

Dr. Roe is a Professor and Director, Biostatistics in the Epidemiology and Biostatistics Department of the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, as well as Director of the Biostatistics Shared Resource (BSR) at the University of Arizona Cancer Center (UACC).  She has over 25 years of collaborative statistical experience working with basic scientists, clinical investigators and population-based researchers at the University of Arizona. Her areas of statistical expertise are in longitudinal data, pharmacokinetic studies, clinical trials, and translational research.

As Director of the BSR, Dr. Roe's leadership responsibilities include development of the structure and operations of the BSR, oversight of BSR functions, coordination of the efforts of statisticians, and educational activities. She is responsible for monitoring developments and research within the UACC to anticipate emerging needs for biostatistical support.

Dr. Roe also coordinates BSR activities with other UACC Shared Resources.  She assigns projects, review the responsibilities of the BSR faculty and staff, monitor the quality of the services provided and facilitate new collaborations with investigators.

Dr. Roe also has worked with the senior leadership of the UACC and the MEZCOPH to recruit the faculty needed to expand the UACC biostatistics group, selecting Shared Resource members with degrees from rigorous training programs and expertise in diverse areas that expand the depth and breadth of the BSR.

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Research Program: 
Cancer Prevention and Control
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Research Member
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Positions and Honors: 

1978 Maurice Davies Student Award for noteworthy work in statistics (Colorado-Wyoming chapter of the American Statistical Association); 1982 – 1983 Public Health Service Traineeship, University of California, Los Angeles; 1987 – 1988 In-Candidacy Fee Offset Grant, University of California, Los Angeles; 1988 Delta Omega Society Honorary Membership Based on AcademicExcellence and Demonstrated Leadership Qualities, University of California, Los Angeles; 1998 Educator of the Year, Arizona Prevention Center; 2005 Teaching Award, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health

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Master's Degree: 
University of Colorado, 1977 - 1979, M.S. Biometrics
Undergraduate School: 
University of California, Los Angeles, 1973 - 1977, B.A. Biology