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Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center

Houston, Texas

The Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center's mission is to improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment of breast disease.
Lester & Sue Smith Breast Center
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Susan G. Hilsenbeck, Ph.D. - Biography

Susan G. Hilsenbeck, Ph.D.Professor of Medicine

Phone: 713-798-1627
Fax: 713-798-1693



  • 1974, B.S. Ecology and Ornithology, Department of Biology, University of Miami, Miami, Fla.
  • 1977, M.S. Mathematical and Population Ecology, Department of Biology, University of Miami, Miami, Fla.
  • 1990, Ph.D. Applied Statistics, Departments of Mathematics and Computer Science, Management Science, and Epidemiology & Public Health, University of Miami, Miami, Fla.

Research Interests

  • Design and analysis of expression array experiments, developing strategies for optimal design of microarray experiments, and in comparing methods of analysis
  • Modeling xenograft tumor growth, nonlinear parametric models of tumor growth, regression, and regrowth as a way to assess delay of resistance to treatment

Honors and Awards

  • 1997 - First Prize (Co-author), Poster Presentation Award, 23rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Division of the International Academy of Pathology Limited, Sydney, Australia
  • 1986-1989 University of Miami Fellow, University of Miami Graduate School, Coral Gables, Fla.
  • 1986 - Phi Lambda Pi Award, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Fla.
  • 1978 - Wilson Award, Wilson Ornithological Society
  • 1974-1977 - Maytag Fellow in Ornithology, University of Miami Graduate School, Coral Gables, Fla.
  • 1973 - Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • 2008-present - Member, American Statistical Association Board of Directors
  • 1991-1999 - Member, Southwest Oncology Group
  • 1992 - Member, American Association for Cancer Research
  • 1992 - Member, American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • 1991 - President, San Antonio Chapter of American Statistical Association
  • 1991 - Member, Southwest Oncology Group
  • 1985 - Member, Society for Controlled Clinical Trials
  • 1980 - Member, American Statistical Association
  • 1980 - Member, Biometric Society

Editorial Boards

  • 2008-present - AACR, Cancer Prevention Research (Biostatistics Editor)
  • 2005-present - Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
  • 1997-2003 - Journal of Registry Management

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