Sean Devlin, PhD

Associate Attending Biostatistician

Sean Devlin, PhD

Associate Attending Biostatistician
Sean Devlin, Associate Attending Biostatistician


University of Washington

Current Research Interests

Dr. Devlin’s research interests are in the development of adaptive and nonparametric regression methods for cancer research. With colleagues at Memorial Sloan Kettering, he recently developed a novel algorithm to refine and improve the discriminatory ability of an existing prognostic classifier by incorporating new genomic markers for censored survival data. His current research interests also include developing risk scores for high dimensional survival data when multiple markers may predict treatment response. Dr. Devlin collaborates with researchers in the Leukemia, Bone Marrow Transplant, and Myeloma Services in the design and analysis of retrospective and prospective studies.


Selected peer-reviewed publications:

  1. Devlin SM, Satagopan JM. Statistical Interactions from a Growth Curve Perspective. Hum Hered. 2017 Jul 26;82(1-2):21-36. PMID: 28743105.
  2. Peled JU, Devlin SM, Staffas A, Lumish M, Khanin R, Littmann ER, Ling L, Kosuri S, Maloy M, Slingerland JB, Ahr KF, Porosnicu Rodriguez KA, Shono Y, Slingerland AE, Docampo MD, Sung AD, Weber D, Alousi AM, Gyurkocza B, Ponce DM, Barker JN, Perales MA, Giralt SA, Taur Y, Pamer EG, Jenq RR, van den Brink MRM. Intestinal Microbiota and Relapse After Hematopoietic-Cell Transplantation. J Clin Oncol. 2017 May 20;35(15):1650-1659. PMCID: PMC5455763.
  3. Devlin SM, Ostrovnaya I, Gönen M. Boomerang: A method for recursive reclassification. Biometrics. 2016 Sep;72(3):995-1002. PMCID: PMC4940305.
  4. Smith E, Devlin SM, Kosuri S, Orlando E, Landau H, Lesokhin AM, Chung DJ, Hassoun H, Lendvai N, Landgren O, Giralt S, Chari A, Jagannath S, Koehne G. CD34-Selected Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation for Patients with Relapsed, High-Risk Multiple Myeloma. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2016 Feb;22(2):258-67. PMCID: PMC4975432.

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Sean Devlin discloses the following relationships and financial interests:

  • Miltenyi Biotec Incorporated
    Professional Services and Activities

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