Kairalla, John

Research Associate ProfessorFACULTY_KairallaJohn

  • Office:  CTRB 5233
  • Phone:  352-294-5918
  • Fax:  352-294-5931
  • Email:  johnkair@ufl.edu

Department of Biostatistics
College of Public Health & Health Professions College of Medicine
University of Florida
2004 Mowry Road
P.O. Box 117450
Gainesville, FL 32611


  • PhD, Biostatistics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • BSPH, Biostatistics and Mathematics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Curriculum Vitae

Professional Biography

John Kairalla is a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Biostatistics.  He received his PhD in Biostatistics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His areas of expertise include clinical trial design/ implementation/ analysis, adaptive clinical trials, linear models, and power analysis techniques. He has served as PI, Co-I, and statistician on multiple NIH, VA, and AHRQ funded projects in a wide range of areas including Nursing, Health economics, rehabilitation research, neurology, and nephrology.  Current funded work is focused on aging research and childhood cancer.  He is a Senior Statistician at the NCI funded Children’s Oncology Group Statistics and Data Center (COG SDC), where he develops and reviews concept proposals, trial design, sample size calculations, and develops/implements safety and efficacy monitoring rules for implements nationwide and worldwide clinical trials in the area of childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) including therapeutic treatment and neurocognitive outcomes.  He has taught courses on Applied Biostatistics, Design and Conduct of Clinical Trials, and Biostatistical Computing.


  • Linear models
  • Longitudinal data analysis
  • Power analysis
  • Sample size re-estimation procedures