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Kellie J Archer

Associate Professor, Department of Biostatistics

Brief Biosketch

Before joining Virginia Commonwealth University in 2002, I worked as a statistician for Cancer and Leukemia Group B (CALGB) Leukemia Correlative Sciences Committee. There I provided statistical support for translational research that correlated cytogenetic data (acquired chromosomal abnormalities) to clinical outcome (e.g., treatment response, overall survival). Due to the recent advances in both the assessment of genetic defects not identifiable cytogenetically and in the capability of microarrays, I became interested in developing my research focus in the area of bioinformatics, specifically in the analysis of microarray and single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) data. Currently, my research pertains to developing innovative statistical methods and software for the analysis of microarray data. Additionally, my collaborative research pertains to the statistical analysis of gene expression and SNP data in support of the NIH sponsored Genes Related to Hepatocellular Carcinoma (GR2HCC) project as well as studies pertaining to chronic allograft nephropathy. This work is in collaboration with investigators in the Hume-Lee Transplant Center.

Current Position

Associate Professor, Department of Biostatistics
Director, VCU Massey Cancer Center Biostatistics Shared Resource
Virginia Commonwealth University

Fellow, Center for the Study of Biological Complexity
Virginia Commonwealth University


Ph.D., School of Public Health, The Ohio State University (2001)
• Dissertation: “Goodness-of-fit tests for logisitic regression models developed using data collected from a complex sampling design”
• Advisor: Stanley Lemeshow, Ph.D.

Master Applied Statistics, Department of Statistics , The Ohio State University (1993)

B.A., Franklin College, Franklin , Indiana (1991)
• Double major: Applied Mathematics and Philosophy
• Minor: Computer Science

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