The Biostatistics and Epidemiology Research Design and Analysis Center (BSE RDAC), in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology in the OUHSC College of Public Health, was formed in 2002 to coordinate and expand existing biostatistical and epidemiological expertise and collaborative support for research initiated by OUHSC investigator and community partners.
The BSE RDAC’s mission includes:
- Serving the Health Sciences Center, along with public, community, and private health entities by providing biostatistical and epidemiological support for research projects and programs that involve clinical or health data
- Collaborating with University personnel to explore and develop joint research projects
- Developing research and training grants in the areas of biostatistics, epidemiology, data management, or informatics
The BSE RDAC staff consists of faculty biostatisticians, MS-trained research biostatisticians and a MS-trained programmer/analyst. The Center also employs graduate research assistants who are enrolled in the Department's PhD, MS, and MPH programs in Biostatistics or Epidemiology. Members of the BSE RDAC actively collaborate with researchers on all aspects of the research process, including formulation of research questions, design, implementation, monitoring, data collection, capture and management, analysis, and dissemination of research results. The array of expertise and personnel appointments (ranging from student GRAs to faculty) provides flexibility so research teams can efficiently and economically meet project demands.
Ashley White, MPH, Director