Isildinha M Reis, Ph.D.

Research Professor

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Field of Interest: Statistical Methods for Clinical Trials & Predictive Models

Dr. Isildinha Reis, DrPH, is a Research Professor in the Division of Biostatistics of the Department of Public Health Science (DPHS) and in the Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Core Shared Resource at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Reis is a member of the Sylvester’s Data and Safety Monitoring Committee (DSMC) and an alternate member of the Protocol Review Committee (PRC). She is also an affiliated member of the Biobehavioral Oncology and Cancer Epidemiology (BOCE) program and the BCR-designated statistician for both the Viral Oncology (VO) and the Molecular Targets and Developmental Therapeutics (MTDT) research programs as well as the breast cancer SDG.  

Dr. Reis earned her master’s degree in statistics from the University of São Paulo, Institute of Mathematics and Statistics, in 1989 and her DrPH in biostatistics in 1996 from the University of California at Los Angeles' School of Public Health.  Dr. Reis began her career as a statistician in a pharmaceutical company in São Paulo, Brazil in 1981 and then held a faculty position in the Biostatistics Division of the School of Public Health at the University of São Paulo for 10 years. Dr. Reis joined the University of Miami and Sylvester in 1999 as Research Assistant Professor in the former Department of Epidemiology and Public Health and was promoted to Research Associate Professor in 2006. Dr. Reis served as director of the Biostatistics Division of the Sylvester Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Core Shared Resource from 2012 to 2015. 

As a faculty biostatistician, Dr. Reis brings important statistical expertise to research projects at the University of Miami.  Her ongoing collaboration with numerous Sylvester clinicians and research scientists includes clinical trials, basic-science research, and translational investigations.  Dr. Reis’ areas of special interest include survival analysis, repeated measures analysis, and statistical methods for planning and analyzing oncology clinical trials and clinical epidemiology studies.  Dr. Reis regularly teaches a one-semester graduate course in survival analysis.