Dr. Kristopher Attwood Kristopher Attwood, PhD

Kristopher Attwood


Special Interests:

Classification Problems Decision Theory Operations Research Statistics Education

About Me


Dr. Attwood earned his PhD and MA in Biostatistics from the SUNY University at Buffalo (UB). He also earned a BS degree in Applied Mathematics from the University at Rhode Island, as well as a MS degree in Industrial & Systems Engineering from UB.

Dr. Attwood joined the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center (Roswell Park) as a Senior Biostatistician in 2011. He was later presented with an Assistant Professor of Biostatistics in 2012 at Roswell Park. In this capacity he has designed, reviewed and analyzed clinical, pre-clinical and translational studies for a variety of disease settings and outcomes. He regularly works with the Departments of Urology and Surgical Oncology, and is a current member of the Scientific Review Committee. In addition, Dr. Attwood has been teaching undergraduate and graduate level applied statistics courses at Daemen College since 2008.



Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Assistant Professor of Oncology
  • Co-Director, Biostatistics and Statistical Genomics Division
  • Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Research Assistant Professor


Education and Training:

  • PhD - SUNY, University at Buffalo, Buffalo NY
  • MA - SUNY, University at Buffalo, Buffalo NY
  • MS - SUNY, University at Buffalo, Buffalo NY
  • BS - University of Rhode Island, Kingston RI


Research Overview:

Dr. Attwood's collaborative research is supported by several NIH and DOD grants examining treatment options, biomarker indentification/development, and racial disparities in the prostate cancer setting.

He is also developing statistical methodologies for identifying biomarker based decision rules for patient classification (binary and multi-level), treatment, and outcomes (fixed and time dependent).


Full Publications list on PubMed
  • Attwood, K., Tian, L. & Xiong, C. Diagnositc threshold with three ordinal groups. Journal of Biopharmaceutical Statistics 2014; 24(3):608-633. PMID: 24707966
  • Montgomery, E., Gao, C., de Luca, J., Bower, J., Attwood, K. & Ylagan, L. Validation of 31 of the most commonly used immunohistochemical antibodies in cytology prepared using the Cellient automated cell block system. Diagnostic Cytopathology 2014; 42(12):1024-1033. PMID: 24678031
  • Koulikov, D., Mohler, M.C., Mehedint, D.C., Attwood, K., Wilding, G.E. & Mohler, J.L. Low detectable prostate specific antigen after radical prostatectomy--treat or watch? The Journal of Urology 2014; 192(5):1390-1396. PMID: 24678031 
  • Poch, M.A., Mehedint, D., Green, D.J., Payne-Ondracek, R., Fontham, E.T.H., Bensen, J.T., Attwood, K., Wilding, G.E., Guru, K.A., Underwood, W., Mohler, J.L. & Heemers, H.V. The association between calcium channel blocker use and prostate cancer outcome. Prostate 2013; 73(8):865-872. PMID: 23280547 
  • Schmidt, L.J., Duncan, K., Yadav, N., Regan, K.M., Verone, A.R., Lohse, C.M., Pop, E.A., Attwood, K., Wilding, G., Mohler, J.L., Sebo, J., Tindall, D.J. & Heemers, H.V. RhoA as a mediator of clinically relevant androgen action in prostate cancer cells. Molecular Endocrinology 2012; 26(5):716-735. PMCID: PMC3355556
  • Bailey, D.W., Nelms, B.E., Attwood, K., Kumaraswamy, L. & Podgorsak, M.B. Statistical variability and confidence iIntervals for planar dose QA pass rates. Medical Physics 2011; 38(11):6053-6064. PMID: 22047370