Dr. Susan G. Hilsenbeck leads the Biostatistics and Informatics Group in the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center and the Biostatistics & Informatics Shared Resource in the Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center. She is a Vice Chair of the Baylor College of Medicine Institutional Review Board, and she has served on numerous NIH grant review panels, including the Cancer Biomarkers Study Section.
Dr. Hilsenbeck collaborates as the biostatistician on a number of clinical trials and is the leader of statistical shared resources for several multi-project grants. She has research interests in the identification and validation of prognostic and predictive factors in breast and other cancers, as well as in trials of targeted therapy and the design and analysis of trials for predictive markers. She has also authored or coauthored more than 251 publications.
Dr. Hilsenbeck has a Ph.D. in Applied Statistics. She spent many years in cancer centers in Miami and San Antonio, Texas, as part of the San Antonio Breast Cancer Research Group. She moved with the group in 1999 to join Baylor College of Medicine as a founding member of the Smith Breast Center, and she is a Professor of Medicine (tenured). In recognition of her contributions in teaching and as a collaborating statistician, she was elected as a Fellow of the American Statistical Association in 2011.