Jill S. Barnholtz-Sloan, PhD

Jill S. Barnholtz-Sloan, PhD

Jill S. Barnholtz-Sloan, PhD, Associate Professor, Associate Director of Bioinformatics Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, Associate Director for Clinical Informatics, Institute for Computational Biology, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio.

Dr. Jill Barnholtz-Sloan’s research focuses on genetic/molecular epidemiology of complex diseases, with a particular focus on cancer.  She is multi-disciplinary trained in biostatistics, population genetics, and human genetics, and has rich experience in multi-center cancer studies. She joined the faculty at Case Comprehensive Cancer Center (Case CCC) in 2007.

Dr. Barnholtz-Sloan serves in many roles within the Case CCC; as a as an Associate Director, as a Principal Investigator, as a collaborative Team Scientist, and as a Core co-Director.  As the Associate Director for Bioinformatics at the Case CCC and Associate Director for Clinical Informatics for the Institute of Computational Biology at CWRU she is responsible for organization, management and security of research data for human subjects and model systems.  She is the Bioinformatics Co-Director of the Case CCC Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Core Facility where she is responsible for directing the statistical analysis of high throughput “omics” data. She has extensive experience in hypothesis development, study design and analysis for studies of various phenotypes in humans.  As the Principal Investigator of the Ohio Brain Tumor Study (OBTS), Dr. Barnholtz-Sloan leads a multi-center study in Ohio to study genetic and environmental factors and their association with brain tumor clinical outcomes. Dr. Barnholtz-Sloan is also funded by multiple grants of various cancer types and other diseases either as local site Principal Investigator, Biostatsitics Core Director or collaborating Biostatistician.