Sejong Bae, PhD


Professor,  Co-Director-BBSF, Deputy Director-CARDIA CC, Director DISC
Division of Preventive Medicine

Contact Information:

Medical Towers 645
1717 11th Avenue South
Birmingham, Alabama 35205
Phone: (205) 975-5121
Fax: (205) 934-4262

Research Interests

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

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-Present), Director, 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”
  • Scientific Review Panels:
  • 2007-Present Susan G. Komen for the Cure Grants Program Study Review Panel,
  • 2007-Present DOD Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP), Study Review Panel
  • 2005-Present NIDRR, Field Initiated Projects Study Review Panel
  • 2011 CDC Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research Centers, Study Review Panel
  • 2010-Present Member: Study Review Panel, NIH/BCHI
  • 2010 AHRQ, CHOICE Special Emphasis Study Review Panel
  • 2009 CDC Centers of Excellence in Public Health Informatics, Study Review Panel
  • Organizer / chair-scientific sessions in conferences/congresses
  • 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- World Conference on Safety of Oil and Gas Industry 2007 (WCOGI), Gyeongju, Korea
  • Risk and safety Management System, Safety Culture, and Facility Siting
  • Accident and Incident investigation, Accident Database case studies
  • Referee for journals/conferences:
    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
  • 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
  • American Public Health Association
  • Texas Public Health Association
  • Institute for Cancer Research, UNTHSC
  • Modeling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand

Selected Recent Publications

  • Kim KH, Dmitriev IP, Saddekni S, Kashentseva EA, Harris RD, Aurigemma R, Bae S, Singh KP, Siegal GP, Curiel DT, Alvarez RD. (2013) “A phase I clinical trial of Ad5/3-Δ24, a novel serotype-chimeric, infectivity-enhanced, conditionally-replicative adenovirus (CRAd), in patients with recurrent ovarian cancer”  Gynecologic Oncology 2013 Sep;130(3):518-24. PMCID:PMC3748258
  • Hébert-Magee S, Bae S, Frost AR, Varadarajulu S, Ramesh J, Eloubeidi MA, Eltoum IA. (2013) “The Presence of a Cytopathologist Increases the Diagnostic Accuracy of EUS-FNA for Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma: A Meta-Analysis” Cytophathology Jun;24(3):159-71. doi: 10.1111/cyt.12071.
  • Bovell LC, Shanmugam C, Putcha BD, Katkoori VR, Zhang B, Bae S, Singh KP, Grizzle WE, Manne U. (2013) “The Prognostic Value of microRNAs Varies with Patient Race/Ethnicity and Stage of Colorectal Cancer” Clinical Cancer Research May 29.  PMID:23719259; PMCID:PMC3746330
  • Ashmore J, Russo R, Peoples J, Sloan J, Jackson BE, Bae S, Singh KP, Blair SN, Coultas D.  (2013) “Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Self-Management Activation Research Trial (COPD SMART): Design and Methods Contemporary Clinical Trials” Contemporary Clinical Trials,  May 13;35(2):77 - 86. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2013.05.004. PMID:23680985; PMCID:PMC3703772
  • Frimpong JA, Jackson B, Stewart LM, Singh KP, Rivers PA and Bae S. (2013) “Health information technology capacity at federally qualified health centers: a  mechanism for improving quality of care” BMC Health Services Research 2013 Jan 31;13:35.doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-35 PMCID: PMC3570359
  • Tabatabai MA, Eby WM, Singh KP, Bae S. (2013): T model of growth and its application in systems of tumor-immune dynamics. Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering. 2013 Jun;10(3):925-38. PMID:23906156
  • Jackson B,  Singh K, Suzuki S, Coultas D, Bae S. (2013), “Rural Urban disparities in quality of life among patients with COPD” Journal of Rural Health 2013 Aug;29 Suppl 1:s62-9. DOI: 10.1111/jrh.12005
  • Nawaz MK, Jacobs LM, Hood JL, Bae S. (2012) “Burnout among workers in a  pediatric health care system” Workplace Health Saf. 2012 Aug;60(8):335-44.doi: 10.3928/21650799-20120726-03, PMID: 22850134
  • Vecino M, Pasipanodya JG, Slocum PC, Bae S, Munguia G, Miller TL, Drewyer G, and Weis SE. (2011) “Evidence for chronic lung impairment in patients treated for pulmonary tuberculosis” Journal of Infection and Public Health,  Nov;4(5-6):244-52. PMID 22118719
  • Bartolucci AA, Singh KP, Bae S, Triebe KL. (2011)   A time to event frailty model with Bayesian considerations.   Journal of Statistical Theory and Applications. ISDN1067-5817 18 (4); 127-135


  • Elected member of 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 in Issues in Healthcare: Business and Health Administration Association, 2008
  • Elected member of the Alpha Sigma Chapter of Delta Omega – National Honor Society for Public Health, 2007
  • Best Paper award in Issues in Healthcare: Business and Health Administration Association, 2007