Matthew S. Mayo, PhD, MBA

Associate Director for Shared Resources, The University of Kansas Cancer Center
Professor and Founding Chair, Department of Biostatistics, The University of Kansas Medical Center

Matthew Mayo

Dr. Mayo’s primary methodological research interests include linear models and experimental and clinical trial design. Dr. Mayo has extensive collaborative experience with clinical, population based and basic science researchers and has more than 15 years experience handling the biostatistics and data management for centers as well as multi-center clinical trials. Dr. Mayo has been a mentor and/or statistical advisor for eight K-awardees at the medical center and the recipient of the School of Medicine’s Excellence in Mentoring Award in 2007. Dr. Mayo has aided in the development of more than 60 NIH-funded grants and has authored more than 160 publications. Dr. Mayo created the Biostatistics and Informatics Shared Resource for the University of Kansas Cancer Center in 1998 and was awarded a five-year, $1.4 million dollar R24 grant “Biostatistics/Informatics Shared Resource” from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in April 2002. The purpose of this award was to enhance the biostatistics and informatics resources needed by investigators within the Cancer Center. The success of this resource led to the creation of both the Center for Biostatistics and Advanced Informatics (2004-2010) and the Department of Biostatistics (2007 – present), both of which Dr. Mayo founded and created. Dr. Mayo also created and led the biostatistical and clinical research informatics cores for the University of Kansas Medical Center’s GCRC (2007-2010) and is director of biostatistics for KUMC’s CTSA award (2011 – present). In addition, Dr. Mayo directed the Cancer Center’s Clinical Trials Office (2001-2006). In 2011, Dr. Mayo was elected Fellow of the American Statistical Association.

Prior to joining the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Mayo was a research assistant professor in the Medical Statistics Section, Division of Hematology/Oncology, in the Department of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). While at UAB, Dr. Mayo was a biostatistician and associate scientist of experimental therapeutics within the Biostatistics Unit of UAB’s Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Mayo also served as a GCRC statistician at UAB and was a statistician for the NIAIDs Collaborative Antiviral Study Group headquartered at UAB where he supervised all statistical, data management and data entry personnel for the multiple pediatric clinical trials conducted at more than 40 sites across North America.

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