Rochester, Minnesota




Paul J. Novotny, M.S., is a biostatistician who has spent over 25 years working on clinical trials. His primary focus is improving the quality of life of cancer patients, particularly the symptoms related to cancer and cancer treatment.

Focus areas

  • Alleviating the symptoms of cancer and cancer treatment so patients can continue to live their lives with minimal impact from the disease
  • Understanding how cancer affects patients physically, emotionally, mentally and socially so that deficits in these areas can be identified and addressed
  • Developing infrastructure to improve the design and reporting of clinical studies

Significance to patient care

While the main focus of cancer treatment is to cure the disease, Mr. Novotny's work is aimed at making sure patient care includes caring for all of the patient's needs.


Academic Rank

  1. Assistant Professor of Biostatistics


  1. MS - Statistics University of Iowa
  2. BA - major: Mathematics; minor: Physics (with distinction) University of Minnesota-Morris

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