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Study Design and Biostatistics Center Core, Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS)

The mission of the Study Design and Biostatistics Center (SDBC) is to advance high quality research at the University of Utah and affiliated institutions by:

  • Providing expert collaborations for study design, health measurement, and statistical analysis.
  • Developing novel methods and software for advancing clinical/translational research.
  • Providing statistical and epidemiological education to the University researchers.

The SDBC consists of 35 statistiticians, epidemiologists and quantitative health scientists, including 22 at the PhD/MD level. We specialize in a wide variety of methods including clinical trial and observational study design, survey design and questionnaire development, item response theory and computer adaptive testing, statistical genetics and genomics, longitudinal analysis, linear and nonlinear mixed models, survival analysis, multivariate methods, modern causal inference, methods for patient-centered research, Bayesian modeling, computational statistics, cost effectiveness analysis, and diagnostic testing. We collaborate on more than 700 projects with over 350 investigators each year, with biomedical focus areas including cancer, internal medicine, pediatrics, orthopedics, OBGYN, surgery, ophthalmology, neurology and other specialties.

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