Professor, Division of Preventive Medicine

Interim Director-BBSF, Deputy Director-CARDIA CC,

Contact Information:

Medical Towers 647A
1717 11th Avenue South
Birmingham, Alabama 35205
Phone: (205) 975-5121
Fax: (205) 934-4262

Research Interests

Clinical Trials, Health Disparities, Survival Analysis; Statistical Computing; Multistate Cancer Modeling; Biomarker Discovery; Outcomes Research, Chronic Disease Modeling;

Educational Background

  • University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, PhD, 1999, Biostatistics
  • University of Georgia, Athens, GA, MS, 1993, Statistics
  • University of Georgia, Athens, GA, BS, 1991, Computer Science

Professional Activities

  • Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB):
    • DSMB (2010-2014), Data Coordinating Center, Randomized Trial of  Physical Activity Self-management Intervention for Patients with COPD
    • Chair, DSMB (2009-2012), A randomized controlled trial of osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) and Ultrasound physical therapy for chronic low back pain, NIH-NCCAM
    • DSMB (2009-2012), Charter Member, NIH-NCCAM “Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine in Pregnancy: Physiologic and Clinical Effects”
    • Data DSMB (2009-2011), Charter Member, NIH-NCCAM, “A Study of the Efficacy of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome”
  • Chair, Member or Ad-hoc Member of Scientific Review Panels/Special Emphasis Study Sections of Funding Agencies (Past and Present)
    • NIH
    • Patient Centered Outcome Research Institute
    • VA Merit Review
    • DOD Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP)
    • Susan G. Komen for the Cure Grants Program
    • National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
    • CDC Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research Centers
    • Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality
    • Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science & Technology (OCAST)
    • American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grants Review UAB CCC
  • Organizer / chair-scientific sessions in conferences/congresses (Selected)
    • Organizer/Session Chair- International Congress on Modeling and Simulation, 2017 - Modeling cancer and chronic disease data in translational and clinical research
    • Organizer/Session Chair- International Congress on Modeling and Simulation, 2015 - Modeling Data in Health Sciences
    • Co-Chair, Statistical Consulting at Medical Centers: Opportunities and Challenges. Ordered Data Analysis, Models and Health Research Methods: An International Conference in Honor of H.N. Nagaraja for his 60th Birthday, University of Texas-Dallas, Texas, March 7-9, 2014.
    • Organizer/Session Chair- International Congress on Modeling and Simulation, 2013 Modeling Data in Health Sciences
    • Organizer/Session Chair- International Congress on Modeling and Simulation, 2011 Modeling Data in Health Sciences
    • Organizer/Session Chair- International Congress on Modeling and Simulation, 2009 - Statistical Modeling in Health and Biomedical Sciences
    • Organizer/Session Chair- International Congress on Modeling and Simulation, 2007 - Statistical Methods for Analysis of Public Health Data
    • Session Chair- “Risk and Safety Management System, Safety Culture, and Facility Siting” and “Accident and Incident investigation, Accident Database Case Studies,” World Conference on Safety of Oil and Gas Industry 2007 (WCOGI), Gyeongju, Korea
  • Referee for journals/conferences:
    PLoS ONE, Cancer, JAMA, Clinical Cancer Care, Urology, Statistical Modeling, Statistical Analysis and Data Mining, Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, Californian Journal of Health Promotion, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, Reliability Engineering & System Safety, Modeling and Simulation-MODSIM, Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Journal of British Nutrition, Journal of the National Medical Association, International Journal of Health Geographic, International Conference on Information Quality, Psychiatric Services, International Symposium on Knowledge Communication and Conferences, Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, Pediatrics, Ethnicity and Disease, Topics in Integrative Health Care, International Journal of Intelligent Technologies and Applied Statistics
  • Editorial Board:
    • International Journal of Food Safety, Nutrition, and Public Health, Emerging Themes in Epidemiology, Public Health International Bulletin
    • Scientific Journals International
  • Service to professional organizations:
    • Senior Scientist, UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging, Center for Outcomes and Effectiveness Research and Education, Comprehensive Diabetes Center, and Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Center
    • Department of Medicine Trainee Research Symposium, UAB (2013-Present)
    • UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center Annual Research Retreat, Poster Presentations Judge (2013-Present)
    • UAB CCC New Faculty Development Award in Cancer Research Grant Review (2012-Present)
    • Deep South Resource Center for Minority Aging Research (2012), Pilot Grant Review
    • Health Disparities Research Training Program (HDRTP), Grant Writing Retreat Panel Member (2012-Present)
    • UAB Health Disparities Research Grant Workshop (2012-Present), Panel member
    • Health Disparities Research Symposium (2012-Present), Oral and Poster presentations Judge
    • 5th Texas Health Disparities conference (2010, 2011), Poster Presentations Judge
    • Advisory Committee, Texas Cancer Registry, 2008-2012
    • Advisory Committee, Texas Cancer Registry, Data Sharing and Access to Texas Health Care Information Collection Data, 2008-2012
    • Cook Children’s Network/NorTex Interdisciplinary Research Team (CIRT), 2007-2012
    • North Texas Healthy Heart Study, 2007-2012
  • Professional Societies:
    • International Biometric Society
    • American Statistical Association
    • International Statistical Institute
    • Modeling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand
    • American Association for Cancer Research
    • American Society of Clinical Oncology

Selected Recent Publications

  • Bovell LC, Shanmugam C, Dhurjati B, Putcha K, Katkoori VR, Zhang B, Bae S, Singh KP, Grizzle WE, Manne U. The Prognostic Value of microRNAs Varies with Patient Race/Ethnicity and Stage of Colorectal Cancer. Clinical Cancer Research. 2013 Jul 15;19(14):3955-65.PMID:23719259; PMCID:PMC3746330
  • Hébert-Magee S, Bae S, Frost AR, Varadarajulu S, Ramesh J, Eloubeidi MA, Eltoum IA. The Presence of a Cytopathologist Increases the Diagnostic Accuracy of EUS-FNA for Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma: A Meta-Analysis. Cytophathology. 2013 Jun;24(3):159-71. PMID: 23711182
  • Ojha RP, Jackson BE, Tota JE, Offutt-Powell TN, Singh KP, Bae S. Guillain-Barre syndrome following quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccination among vaccine-eligible individuals in the United States. Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics. 2013 Sep 6;10(1). PMID:24013368.
  • Zhang B, Zhang B, Chen X, Bae S, Singh K, Washington MK, Datta P. “Loss of Smad4 in colorectal cancer induces resistance to 5 fluorouracil through activating Akt pathway” British Journal of Cancer. 2014 Feb 18;110(4):946-57 PMID:24384683. PMCID:PMC3929873.
  • Shim EH, Livi C, Rakheja D, Tan J, Benson D, Parekh V, Kho EY, Ghosh A, Kirkman R, Velu S, Dutta S, Chenna B, Rea S, Mishur R, Li Q, Guo L, Bae S, Wei S, Block K, Sudarshan S. L-2-Hydroxyglutarate: An Epigenetic Modifier and Putative Oncometabolite in Renal Cancer. Cancer Discovery. 2014 Sep 2. pii: CD-13-0696. PMID:25182153
  • Tabatabai MA, Kengwoung-Keumo JJ, Eby WM, Bae S, Guemmegne JT, Fouad M, Partridge EE, Manne U, Singh KP. Disparities in cervical cancer mortality rates as determined by the longitudinal hyperbolastic mixed-effects type II model. 2014 Sep 16;9(9):e107242. PLoS ONE PMID:25226583 PMCID:PMC416732
  • Russo, D. Coultas, J Ashmore, J Peoples, J Sloan, BE. Jackson, KP. Singh, SN. Blair, S Bae“Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Self-Management Activation Research Trial (COPD SMART): Results of Recruitment and Baseline Patient Characteristics” (2015) Contemporary Clinical Trials. 2015 Feb 3;41C:192-201. PMID: 25657053
  • Putcha BD, Jia X, Katkoori VR, Salih C, Shanmugam C, Jadhav T, Bovell LC, Behring MP, Callens T, Messiaen L, Bae S, Grizzle WE, Singh KP and Manne U. Clinical Implications of Rabphillin-3A-Like Gene Alterations in Breast Cancer. PLoS One 2015. Jun 12;10(6) PMID: 26070152 PMCID: PMC4466565
  • Alvarez RD, Huh WK, Bae S, Lamb LS Jr., Conner MG, Boyer J, Wu TC, Wang C, Sauter E, Paradis M, Hester S, Trimble C.A Pilot Study of pNGVL4a-CRT/E7(detox) for the treatment of patients with HPV16+ Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia 2/3 (CIN2/3). Gynecol Oncol. 2016 Feb;140(2):245-52 PMID: 26616223 PMCID:PMC4724445
  • Fouad MN, Acemgil A, Bae S, Forero A, Lisovicz N, Martin MY, Oates GR, Partridge EE, Vickers, SM.  Patient navigation as a model to increase participation of African Americans in cancer clinical trials.  J Oncol Practice, 2016 May 17. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:27189356
  • Kvale E, Huang Sylvia, Meneses K, Demark-Wahnefried W, Bae S, Azuero C, Rocque G, Bevis K, Ritchie C “Patient-Centered Support in the Survivorship Care Transition: Outcomes from the Patient-Owned Survivorship Care Plan Intervention” 2016 Jul 7. doi: 10.1002/cncr.30136. PMID: 27387096
  • Das S, Jackson WP, Prasain JK, Hanna A, Bailey SK, Tucker JA, Mulekar MS, Bae S, Wilson L, Samant RS, Barnes S, Shevde LA. Loss of Merlin induces metabolomic adaptation that engages dependence on Hedgehog signaling. Scientific Reports 2017 Jan 23;7:40773. PMID:28112165 PMCID:PMC5256100
  • Surolia R, Li F, Wang Z, Li H, Liu G, Zhou Y, Luckhardt T, Bae S, Liu R, Rangarajan S, Andrade J, Thannickal V, Antony V. 3D pulmospheres serve as a personalized and predictive multicellular model for assessment of antifibrotic drugs.JCI Insight. 2017 Jan 26;2(2):e91377. PMID:28138565 PMCID:PMC5256136
  • Yoo W, Kim S, Huh WK, Dilley S, Coughlin SS, Partridge EE, Chung Y, Dicks V, J Lee, Bae S. Recent Trends in Racial and Regional Disparities in Cervical Cancer Incidence and Mortality in United States. PLoS One. 2017 Feb 24;12(2): e0172548. PMID:28234949 PMCID: PMC5325259


  • Elected Fellow, Modeling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand (MSSANZ), 2017
  • Elected member - International Statistical Institute (ISI) member, 2009
  • Outstanding Public Health Faculty Advisor, UNTHSC, 2009
  • Keynote Presentation, Career Workshop Oct. 7, 2008; Chungju National University
  • Who's Who in America 2008
  • Best Paper award – Issues in Healthcare: Business and Health Administration Association, 2008
  • Elected member- Alpha Sigma Chapter of Delta Omega – National Honor Society for Public Health, 2007
  • Best Paper award - Issues in Healthcare: Business and Health Administration Association, 2007
  • Outstanding Research Faculty, UNTHSC, 2004