Biostatistics/Epidemiology/Research Design Key Function Committee

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The CTSA Biostatistics/Epidemiology/Research Design Key Function Committee serves as a forum for the exchange of information on current approaches to the integration of biostatistics, epidemiology, and research design into clinical and translational science research programs within and across CTSA institutions; encouraging the identification and implementation of best practices among institutions; and identifying existing barriers to major gains in efficiency in the national clinical research effort with development of strategic plans for overcoming those barriers. Plans may include development of new methodologies as well as novel educational approaches.

BERD Liaisons to Other KFCs and SGCs
     - Education and Career Development KFC - Robert Oster
     - Clinical Effectiveness Research KFC - Chang Yu
     - Clinical Research Managment KFC - Chris Lindsell
     - Evaluation KFC - Nawar Shara
     - Informatics KFC - Brad Pollock
     - Strategic Goal Committee #5 - Kate Propert

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There are no committee announcements at this time.

Goals and Objectives

  • To foster the collaborative team approach to help optimize the study process timeline 
  • To develop best practices guidelines for biostatistical support in research study design
  • To develop statistical teaching tools and new methodologies for use in study planning
  • To provide an open access, interactive learning environment for the CTSA consortium and the research community in general

Leadership

Chair(s)
Leah Welty (Northwestern University)

Chair Elect(s)
Rickey Carter (Mayo Clinic)

NIH Coordinator(s)

PI Liaison(s)
Gordon R. Bernard (Vanderbilt)
S. Clay Johnston (UCSF)

Ex-Officio(s)
Brad Pollock (University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio)

Subgroups

BERD - Biostatistical Consult and Collaboration Manuscript Group
BERD - Data Management and Quality Working Group
BERD - Education Manuscript Group
BERD - Education Working Group
BERD - Ethical Practice of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Study Design in Clinical and Translational Research
BERD - Evaluation
BERD - Online Resources Task Force
BERD - Operations Group
BERD - Promotion and Tenure Manuscript Group
BERD - Reproducible Research

Annual Reports

Aug 30, 2013Aug 31, 2012

Meeting Frequency

The Biostatistics/Epidemiology/Research Design Key Function Committee meets the 4th Thursday every other (even) month from 3 - 4 p.m. EDT via web conference.

ListServs


Abdel-Rasoul, Mahmoud (Ohio State)
Lavori, Philip* (Stanford)
Ahn, Chul* (U Texas Southwestern at Dallas)
Lee, MinJae (U Texas at Houston)
Apperson-Hansen, Carolyn (Case Western)
Leu, Szu-Yun (UC Irvine)
Asal, Nabih (Florida)
Li, Yi-Ju (Duke)
Ascheim, Deborah (Mount Sinai)
Li, Yuan (Chicago)
Ash, Arlene (UMMS)
Lindsell, Christopher* (Cincinnati)
Azen, Colleen (USC)
Lindstrom, Mary* (UW-Madison)
Bacchetti, Peter (UCSF)
Liu, Mengling (NYU)
Bagiella, Emilia* (Mount Sinai)
Lokhnygina, Yuliya (Duke)
Banach, Mary (Vanderbilt)
Love, Thomas (Case Western)
Bandeen-Roche, Karen* (Johns Hopkins)
Lyles, Robert* (Emory)
Bang, Heejung (UC Davis)
Macaluso, Maurizio (Cincinnati)
Barton, Bruce (UMMS)
Mack, Wendy* (USC)
Beck, Gerald* (Case Western)
MaWhinney, Sam (Denver)
Bedrick, Edward* (UNMHSC)
Mayberry, Robert (Emory)
Berbaum, Michael* (Illinois)
Mayo, Matthew* (Kansas)
Bernard, Gordon (Vanderbilt)
Mazumdar, Madhu* (Cornell)
Betensky, Rebecca* (Harvard)
McCabe, George (Indiana)
Boyce, Cheryl (NIDA)
McCarter, Robert (CNMC)
Brauer, Deb (UW-Madison)
McCarthy, Meghan (Yale)
Breeze, Janis (Tufts)
McCloskey, Donna Jo (NINR)
Brimacombe, Michael (Kansas)
McGwin, Gerald (Birmingham)
Buechler, Steve (Indiana)
Meinzen-Derr, Jareen (Cincinnati)
Bush, Heather (Kentucky)
Messinger, Shari* (Miami)
Byrne, Daniel (Dan) (Vanderbilt)
Michalek, Joel (U Texas at San Antonio)
Cabral, Howard* (Boston U)
Miller, J. Philip* (Washington U)
Cai, Chunyan (U Texas at Houston)
Mittleman, Murray (Harvard)
Cai, Jianwen (UNC)
Mohanrao, Shoonya (UWashington)
Carlson, Nichole* (Denver)
Morris, Nathan (Case Western)
Carter, Rickey* (Mayo)
Morton, Sally (Pittsburgh)
Catalano, Paul (Harvard)
Moskowitz, Alan (Mount Sinai)
Chaisson, Christine (Boston U)
Moy, Claudia (NINDS)
Chalise, Prabhakar (Kansas)
Myles, James (U Michigan)
Chaloner, Kathryn* (Iowa)
Newcomb, Robert (UC Irvine)
Chang, Rowland (Northwestern)
Nguyen, Danh* (UC Irvine)
Chen, Zhen (NICHD)
Nietert, Paul* (South Carolina)
Chen, Rui (Rochester)
Noubary, Farzad (Tufts)
Chinchilli, Vernon* (PSU)
O'Brien, Ralph (Case Western)
Chou, Chih-Ping (USC)
Oakes, David (Rochester)
Chow, Mosuk (PSU)
Oster, Robert* (Birmingham)
Christianne, Lane (USC)
Panagis, James (NIAMS)
Chyou, Po-Huang (UW-Madison)
Pappas, Lisa (Utah)
Clarke, William (Iowa)
Parides, Michael (Mount Sinai)
Cnaan, Avital* (CNMC)
Patino-Sutton, Cecilia (USC)
Cohen, Hillel (Einstein)
Paulus, Jess (Tufts)
Collier, Elaine (NCATS)
Peduzzi, Peter* (Yale)
Connett, John* (UMN)
Perkins, Susan* (Indiana)
Coresh, Josef (Johns Hopkins)
Pletcher, Mark* (UCSF)
Cotch, Mary (NEI)
Pollock, Brad* (U Texas at San Antonio)
Creasman, Jennifer (UCSF)
Price, Lori Lyn (Tufts)
Cucchiara, Andrew (UPenn)
Propert, Kathleen* (UPenn)
Davey, Cynthia (UMN)
Rademaker, Alfred (Northwestern)
Davis, Robert (Indiana)
Rahbar, M. Hossein* (U Texas at Houston)
Dawson, Jeffrey (Iowa)
Rao, Sunil (Miami)
del Junco, Deborah (U Texas at Houston)
Rao, Sowmya (UMMS)
DeLong, Elizabeth* (Duke)
Reynolds, Jesse (Yale)
DeMets, David (UW-Madison)
Rhodes, Rosamond (Mount Sinai)
Dillon, Pamela (VCU)
Roberson, Paula* (Arkansas)
Donohue, Michael (UC San Diego)
Rocke, David* (UC Davis)
Dunn, Michelle (NCI)
Rogatko, Andre (UCLA)
Dzekov, Jeanne (USC)
Rolnitzky, Linda (NYU)
Dziura, James (Yale)
Rosner, Bernard (Harvard)
Eastwood, Daniel* (MCWisc)
Rudser, Kyle (UMN)
Economy, Jennifer (VCU)
Ruthazer, Robin (Tufts)
Egger, Marlene (Utah)
Saravia, Maria (Mount Sinai)
Elashoff, David* (UCLA)
Satagopan, Jaya (Cornell)
Elashoff, Robert (UCLA)
Sauer, Brian (Utah)
Enders, Felicity (Mayo)
Sawczuk, Andrea (NCATS)
Fernandez, Soledad* (Ohio State)
Schechtman, Ken (Washington U)
Fine, Jason (UNC)
Schork, Nicholas* (Scripps)
Finkelstein, Dianne (Harvard)
Scott, Tammy (Tufts)
Fishman, Alice (UCSF)
Shaffer, Michele (UWashington)
Fox, Erin (U Texas at Houston)
Shara, Nawar* (Georgetown)
Gajewski, Byron (Kansas)
Shukla, Rakesh (Cincinnati)
Gelfond, Jonathan (U Texas at San Antonio)
Shuster, Jonathan* (Florida)
Gelijns, Annetine (Mount Sinai)
Sicotte, Hugues (Mayo)
Geller, Nancy (NHLBI)
Simmens, Sam (CNMC)
Gennings, Chris* (VCU)
Simpson, Rosemary (UNC)
Gezmu, Misrak (NIAID)
Spencer, Horace (Arkansas)
Ghosh, Debashis (PSU)
Spino, Catherine* (U Michigan)
Giambrone, Ashley (Cornell)
Sposto, Richard (USC)
Gillespie, Catherine (CNMC)
Spratt, Heidi (U Texas Medical Branch at Galveston)
Godbold, James (Mount Sinai)
Spruijt-Metz, Donna (USC)
Goldberg, Judith* (NYU)
Stephens, Julie (Ohio State)
Gona, Phil (UMMS)
Stewart, Paul (UNC)
Gordon, Mae (Washington U)
Sweeney, Carol (Utah)
Grambow, Steve (Duke)
Szabo, Aniko (MCWisc)
Greene, Tom* (Utah)
Tarczy-Hornoch, Peter (UWashington)
Harrell, Frank* (Vanderbilt)
Terrin, Norma* (Tufts)
Harris, Emily (NHGRI)
Thisted, Ronald* (Chicago)
Hart, Kim (Cincinnati)
Thomas, Steven (Duke)
Haynes, Erin (Cincinnati)
Thompson, Rick (Johns Hopkins)
He, Jianghua (Kansas)
Thurston, Sally* (Rochester)
Heagerty, Patrick* (UWashington)
Tighiouart, Hocine (Tufts)
Henderson, David (NCC)
Torkamani, PhD, Ali (Scripps)
Hills, Nancy (UCSF)
Torner, James (Iowa)
Hindorff, Lucia (NHGRI)
van Meter, Emily (Kentucky)
Holcroft, Christina (Tufts)
Vaughan, Roger* (Columbia)
Hurwitz, Shelley (Harvard)
Waalen, Jill (Scripps)
Ibrahim, Joseph (UNC)
Wagenaar, Alexander (Florida)
Ittenbach, Richard (Cincinnati)
Wakim, Paul (NIDA)
Jenkins, Rebecca (PSU)
Walton, Marc (FDA)
Jennings, Kristofer (U Texas Medical Branch at Galveston)
Wang, Jiangxia (Johns Hopkins)
Johnson, Laura (NCCAM)
Wang, Nae-Yuh (Johns Hopkins)
Johnston, S. Clay (UCSF)
Ware, James (Harvard)
Jovanovic, Borko (Northwestern)
Weinberg, Alan (Mount Sinai)
Ju, Hyunsu (U Texas Medical Branch at Galveston)
Welge, Jeff (Cincinnati)
Kahlon, Maninder (UCSF)
Welty, Leah* (Northwestern)
Karrison, Theodore (Ted) (Chicago)
Wick, Jo (Kansas)
Katz, Barry (Indiana)
Wilkinson, Gregg (U Texas Medical Branch at Galveston)
Kaufmann, Peter (NHLBI)
Wisniewski, Stephen* (Pittsburgh)
Kiefe, Catarina* (UMMS)
Wittkowski, Knut* (Rockefeller)
Kim, Hajwa (Illinois)
Wright, Fred (UNC)
Kim, Kwang-Youn (Northwestern)
Wright, Elizabeth (NIDDK)
Kim, Mimi* (Einstein)
Wu, Tianying (Cincinnati)
Kim, Dongkyu (CNMC)
Xie, Hui (Illinois)
Kopras, Elizabeth (Cincinnati)
Xie, Changchun (Cincinnati)
Kosorok, Michael* (UNC)
Xu, Ronghui (Lily)* (UC San Diego)
Kryscio, Richard* (Kentucky)
Yeh, Henry (Kansas)
Kunselman, Allen (PSU)
Yu, Chang (Vanderbilt)
Kuo, Yong Fang* (U Texas Medical Branch at Galveston)
Zhong, Judy (Hua) (NYU)
Kwagyan, John (Georgetown)
Zhou, Xi (Cornell)
Kyriacou, Demetrios (Northwestern)
Zhu, Hongtu (UNC)
Lapidus, Jodi* (OHSU)
* = Voting Member
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