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Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Shared Resource

Gregory Russell, MS


Senior Biostatistician
Associate Director of Design and Analysis Unit
Department of Biostatistical Sciences
Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Shared Resource
Comprehensive Cancer Center
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Medical Center Blvd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27157
Tel: (336) 716-5449
Fax: (336)716-6427


UNC - Chapel Hill, School of Public Health – M.S., Biostatistics
North Carolina State University – B.S., Statistics

Research Topics

  • Cancer research
  • Psychological effects of disease
  • Cancer prevention

Current Research

Mr. Russell received his M.S. in Biostatistics from the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) in 1990.  He has experience in analysis of both large and small datasets; in addition to analyzing the National Longitudinal Mortality Study for the effect of social status as a contributing factor to the stroke belt region of the United States, Mr. Russell has worked on numerous small trials for medical school investigators.    Over the past 24 years, he has worked with the Comprehensive Cancer Center on a number of projects, looking at the effects of invasive surgery on outcomes (including survival and quality of life); his work with the Center has ranged from study inception and design through manuscript writing and publication.  For the past 20 years, he has worked with the Department of Nephrology, investigating predictors of progression of diabetic kidney disease.  He is currently the Associate Director for the Design and Analysis Unit (DAU), a component of the School’s Biomedical Research Services and Administration.  Through the DAU, Mr. Russell provides services tailored to the investigators’ needs, including assistance with hypothesis development, choice of statistical methods, sample size estimation, and writing the statistical sections of applications. 

Selected Recent Publications    

  1. Sirintrapun SJ, Blackham AU, Russell G, Votanopoulos K, Stewart JH, Shen P, Levine EA, Geisinger KR, Bergman S.  Significance of signet ring cells in high-grade mucinous adenocarcinoma of the peritoneum from appendiceal origin. Hum Pathol. 2014 Aug;45(8):1597-604. PMCID: PMC4107056.
  2. Blackham AU, Russell GB, Stewart JH 4th, Votanopoulos K, Levine EA, Shen P.  Metastatic colorectal cancer: survival comparison of hepatic resection versus cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy. Ann Surg Oncol. 2014 Aug;21(8):2667-74. PMCID: PMC4083005.
  3. Levine EA, Stewart JH 4th, Shen P, Russell GB, Loggie BL, Votanopoulos KI.  Intraperitoneal chemotherapy for peritoneal surface malignancy: experience with 1,000 patients.  J Am Coll Surg. 2014 Apr;218(4):573-85. PMCID: PMC3965636.
  4. Duckworth KE, Forti AM, Russell GB, Naik S, Hurd DD, McQuellon RP.  Hematopoietic stem cell transplant candidate and designated proxy distress levels prior to hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2014 Dec;31(8):853-6. PMCID: PMC4000744.
  5. Beisswenger PJ, Howell SK, Russell G, Miller ME, Rich SS, Mauer M.  Detection of diabetic nephropathy from advanced glycation endproducts (AGEs) differs in plasma and urine, and is dependent on the method of preparation. Amino Acids. 2014 Feb;46(2):311-9. PMID: 24036985.
  6. Duckworth KE, Forti AM, Russell GB, Naik S, Hurd D, McQuellon RP.  The process of advance care planning in HCT candidates and proxies: self-efficacy, locus of control, and anxiety levels.  Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2014 Nov;31(7):710-6. PMCID: PMC3923853.
  7. Addington E, Russell G, Tedeschi R, Levine E, Shen P, Stewart J, Danhauer S, Duckworth K, McQuellon R.  Post-traumatic growth is sustained two years after cytoreductive surgery plus hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy [abstract]. Psychooncology2013; 22(Suppl 2):54. 
  8. Beisswenger PJ, Howell SK, Russell GB, Miller ME, Rich SS, Mauer M.  Early progression of diabetic nephropathy correlates with methylglyoxal-derived advanced glycation end products.  Diabetes Care.  2013; 36(10):3234-3239. PMCID: PMC3781566.
  9. Danhauer SC, Russell GB, Tedeschi RG, Jesse MT, Vishnevsky T, Daley K, Carroll S, Triplett KN, Calhoun LG, Cann A, Powell BL.  A longitudinal investigation of posttraumatic growth in adult patients undergoing treatment for acute leukemia. J Clin Psychol Med Settings2013; 20(1):13-24. PMCID: PMC3790319.

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Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Shared Resource
Executive Director
Ralph D'Agostino Jr., PhD


Xiaobo Zhou, PhD

Senior Biostatisticians
Janet Tooze, PhD

Doug Case, PhD

Fang-Chi Hsu, PhD

Senior Bioinformaticians
Carl Langefeld, PhD

Guangxu Jin, PhD

Jing Su, PhD

Scott Isom, MS

Greg Russell, MS

Beverly Levine, PhD

Jeff Chou, PhD

Liang Lui, PhD

Dave McWilliams, PhD

Jian Zhang, PhD

Tina Martin, BSBA


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