Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design (BERD)


The Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design (BERD) program is designed to provide investigators with ready access to research methods help. With funding from the Academic Health Center and the CTSA, biostatisticians and epidemiologists involved in BERD are able to help investigators with a variety of problems. As well as getting direct help on a project, investigators can find long-term methodological collaborators to join their research teams, and they can participate in any of the educational programs offered by BERD.

BERD is directed by Jareen Meinzen-Derr, PhD. She is experienced at coordinating a broad array of interdisciplinary clinical and translational research projects, applying methodological principles to complex research problems, and training junior faculty, fellows, and residents at all research skill levels. BERD’s biostatisticians and epidemiologists come from all over campus. They are dedicated to supporting the needs of investigators, and between them have experience and skills in nearly every aspect of biostatistics, epidemiology and research design. If one of our BERD Faculty is unable to help an investigator, we have a broad network of methodologists on campus and beyond who are poised to help.