Biostatistical Support and Basic Courses

Department of Medicine Data Analytics & Biostatistics Core (DAB)

Provides biostatistics & study design, clinical data extraction, and biomedical informatics faculty-level guidance. Available to Department of Medicine only.
Cost: Options are available both for investigators who have funding to allocate toward DAB Core services as well as investigators, with a preference toward junior investigators, who do not have funding available. 
More information: contact Chad Robichaux at 404-727-8365 or click to submit a request.
Provides comprehensive biostatistical and epidemiological support including protocol development, statistical analysis plan and sample size/power calculations. Research faculty are also available to solve novel innovative problems in the areas of design of experiments, clinical trials and in longitudinal cohort studies. Support from BERD is intended for small pilot projects.
Cost: no cost, but investigators MUST cite “Supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number UL1TR000454” in any publications, press release, or other document or invention resulting from direct or indirect ACTSI support. 
More information: contact Alania Foster at 404-727-9734 or request a free consultation.

Institute for Quantitative Theory and Method:

Graduate Students:  The Institute for Quantitative Theory and Method offers a statistic help dest for graduate students.  Email to schedule an appointment.

RSPH: Biostatistical Consulting Center (BCC)

Provides fee-for-service technical biostatistical support and expertise involving preliminary data analysis and study design for proposed research projects. Consulting is primarily done by Department of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics faculty, with assistance from staff and graduate students. Personnel are available for discussion at any stage of research including preparation of grants/contracts, assistance in analyzing and presenting data, and statistical review of manuscripts in the publications process.
Cost: as of July 2013, cost ranges from $1,516 for preliminary data analysis for small research proposals (e.g., R03, R21, K) to $7,375 for Preliminary analysys and design for large program project proposals (e.g., P01, U01). Estimates are established after initial meeting. 
More information: contact Kirk Easley at (404) 712-9642, Lance Waller at (404) 727-1057 or Michael Kutner at (404) 712-9708.

Pediatrics Biostatistics Core

Must be doing pediatric research to use (Contact Stacy Heilman with questions regarding eligibility) but do not necessarily have to be affiliated with the Department of Pediatrics. Provides assistance with analytics and statistical methodology for the design and preparation of studies, grant proposals, and manuscripts. Staff members include a PhD-level biostatistician and a data analyst to assist in the design of simple research databases. Does not provide data entry assistance.
More information: Contact Stacy Heilman at (404) 727-4819.

Winship Cancer Institute: Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Shared Resource (BBISR)

Provides analysis for Clinical Trials, Restrospective/Prospective cohort analysis, Microarrays, Next Generation Sequencing, and Customized Gene Panels. Focused on optimizing study design to research goals, improving research quality, resolving statistical issues, and assuring appropriate statistical methods.
Cost: Services are subsidized for Winship members, including help with grant preparations and clinical protocols.  For investigators within and external to the Cancer Center, BBISR typically establishes academic collaborations with appropriate grant support and academic credit.
More information: contact Jeanne Kowalski at (404) 778-5305.

CFAR: Biostatistics & Biomedical Informatics Core

Strengthens the statistical rigor of HIV/AIDS-related research and investigator’s capacity to mine biodata from multiple sources. Designed to increase Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) investigators’ abilities to submit fundable applications, conduct innovative studies, and successfully publish their results. If an investigator is not a CFAR member but has an infectious disease proposal (not just HIV) and they request help, the CFAR core may be able to help (or refer them to the BCC). Join CFAR by contacting Kimberly Hagen at (404) 727-8855.
More information: contact Kirk Easley at (404) 712-9642.

Help from students or recent graduates

MSPH and MPH students in Emory’s Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics must fulfill 200 hours of practical professional experience before they can graduate. These experiences need to be in ‘the real world’ and to use the knowledge and skills they learn in the classroom.  As a practicum supervisor you could employ a student to setup or improve databases, clean data, run analyses, and write reports. 
More information: contact Bob Lyles, PhD, MS or Lisa Elon. To post a position, we would need a short description of the proposed project, the general skills required, and your contact information and biosketch.

Diane Sophia Sant-Victor, BA, MPH is a global health graduate from Emory's RSPH and has had several epidemiology courses, a statistics course using SAS as well as a statistics course with SPSS in her undergraduate career.
Cost: $12/hour
More information: contact Ms. Saint-Victor at
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Non-degree Basic Courses

Biostatistics for Translational Research Course

Offered through ACTSI Certificate Program in Translational Research but also open to faculty who are not currently enrolled in this program. Introduces statistical concepts and analytical methods; emphasizes basic concepts of study design, including clinical trials, and inferential methods in order to analyze biomedical and public health data.
Prerequisite: College algebra and permission from Certificate Program (see contact below). Only offered in the Spring; registration is approximately 1-2 months prior to the start of semester in January.
Cost: Tuition may be covered by Emory courtesy scholarship for those who are eligible (view requirements).

More information: contact Cheryl Sroka at (404) 727-5096.

RSPH Public Health Informatics (PHI) Courses

Anyone can apply to the full PHI certificate program OR apply as a Special Standing Student to take individual courses (read more about special standing). Tuition maybe covered by Emory courtesy scholarship for those who are eligible (view requirements). In the past, the department has sponsored introductory short courses over the summer and is willing to explore that option again if there is enough interest.

More information: contact Melissa Sherrer at (404) 727-3968.