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Biostatistics Methods Core

The COHO/COR Biostatistics Methods Core  provides methods expertise for the design, conduct, analysis, and reporting of  health outcomes studies. It consists of PhD biostatisticians and  Master’s-level data analysts. Dr. Diane Fairclough (Core Director), Dr. Miriam Dickinson (Associate Core Director), and Ms. Brenda Beaty head up the biostatistics core.

Examples of areas of expertise include:

  • longitudinal data
  • techniques for dealing with missing data
  • hierarchical modeling
  • clinical trials implementation 

The Core leadership works very closely with the analysts to provide investigators with thorough, cutting-edge analyses of their data.  They serve as advisors in study design, power estimation,  appropriate analytic methods for specific data sets and co-investigators on research grants. The methods core also researches and publishes articles on innovative methods.