Biostatistics and Epidemiology

Division Activities

The Division’s role is to support and encourage research at the medical college and to serve as an academic home for biostatistics and epidemiology. The Division’s other missions are to develop epidemiologic studies in various fields, including hypertension, brain injury, women's health, and cancer; to further epidemiologic methodology research; to train medical students, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and other research staff in the management of data, use of statistical software, and use of statistical methods; and to develop innovative statistical research methods guided by and benefiting clinical research projects, (for example, a blinding index [now built into STATA], and a medical cost estimator).

Faculty members are currently leading or have recently led projects in diverse areas including managing biostatistical data to assess medical devices, developing and distributing questionnaires for assessing chronic kidney disease risk, collaborating with VNS to evaluate and improve efforts to help patients self-manage their blood pressure, developing a collaborative program in nutrition and cancer prevention, modeling for esophageal cancer, examining psychosocial factors related to cardiovascular disease, and tracking New York State trauma centers’ compliance with treatment guidelines for severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients. Faculty and staff are co-investigators on numerous studies both inside and outside the medical center.


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