Quantitative Methods Core

The Quantitative Methods Core, within the Division of Biostatistics and Health Sciences Research in the Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, was founded to provide University of Massachusetts Medical School investigators with clinical research support in biostatistics, experimental design, and data management.


Tuesdays Methods Seminars



We help you:

  • Design your study, including
    • General medical studies
    • Clinical trials (Phase I - IV)
    • Preclinical
    • Quasi-experimental designs
    • Retrospective/prospective studies
    • Group - randomized designs
  • Write statistical methods sections for funding applications
  • Provide sample size and power calculations
  • Plan and deploy interventions that require health informatics or mobile technologies
  • Collect and manage your data
  • Advise you on resources available for conducting Health Services and Health Outcomes Research, such as
    • Claims data (Medicaid, Medicare)
    • Large survey databases (NHANES, BRFSS)
  • Analyze your study
  • Prepare reports and publications



Drs. Barton and Ash, and other faculty and staff within QHS, are available by appointment to help you with your research needs.

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Contact Information

Email:   QMC@umassmed.edu