Effective clinical and translational research teams need the expertise of biostatisticians, epidemiologists, and methodologists in all stages of their projects – research design development, data analysis, and interpretation and reporting of the results. Innovative multidisciplinary research must often rely on innovative statistical methods to provide optimal solutions to problems.
Penn State University has biostatisticians, epidemiologists, and methodologists with a diverse set of expertise located within several departments and centers at the Hershey and University Park (UP) campuses. The CTSI Biostatistics/Epidemiology/Research Design Core pools Penn State resources at UP and at the College of Medicine to offer training in biostatistical and epidemiological methodologies and assistance to investigators in study design, data management and analysis.
The Research Design and Biostatistics Program can:
- Match the needs of basic, clinical and translational investigators to the appropriate biostatisticians and/or epidemiologists
- Offer biostatistics and epidemiology education to students and investigators in basic, clinical and translational science via in-person, videoconferenced, and on-line classes
- Provide biostatistics and data management support to investigators