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Biostatistics, Epidemiology & Research Design

Many of Northwestern University's Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design (BERD) activities take place within the Biostatistics Collaboration Center (BCC). The BCC is a resource for investigators with biostatistical, epidemiological, programming and data management support needs.

Specific areas of BCC expertise include statistical genetics, clinical trial design and longitudinal, multilevel and survival analysis. The BCC consists of PhD faculty and master’s-level statisticians who are committed to and experienced in collaborating with clinical and translational investigators. Learn more about how NUCATS works with BERD and the BCC, or visit the BCC website for more information.

Our goal is to collaborate with faculty investigators in the conduct of high-quality, innovative research, offering education and support in biostatistics, epidemiology and research design at every phase.”

Leah Welty, PhD, professor of Preventive Medicine in the Division of Biostatistics and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and director of NUCATS BERD

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Request an appointment or contact Leah Welty, PhD, at 312-908-1723 if you have questions.

Leah Welty, PhD

BERD activities are led by Leah Welty, PhD, who directs both the Biostatistics Collaboration Center and the Research design Analysis Methods Program (RAMP) within NUCATS. Dr. Welty is a past chair of the Clinical and Translational Science Award BERD Key Function Committee (KFC), president-elect of the Association of Clinical and Translational Statisticians and past co-chair of the BERD Special Interest Group within the Association of Clinical and Translational Scientists. Along with her BERD KFC colleagues, she has co-authored two manuscripts on the development and management of BERD units (one as first author), a manuscript of educational competencies for clinical and translational investigators and a manuscript on the evaluation and promotion of team scientists. She has more than nine years' experience as a collaborative biostatistician.

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