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Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design (BERD)

Department of Quantitative Health Sciences

The vision of the Department of Quantitative Health Sciences (QHS) is to improve population and individual health by transforming health care delivery through methodological innovation and to become a nationally and internationally recognized resource for translational research. The Department has a three-pronged mission:

  • to fulfill the quantitative health science needs of the academic medical center as it moves towards its vision of becoming a leader in clinical and translational research;
  • to train the next generation of scientists that will fulfill the Vision; and
  • to weave service to the academic medical center into discovery of new approaches to address the health care needs of the nation and the world.

Research Opportunities

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 UMass investigators with clinical research support in biostatistics, experimental design, and data management.

Quantitative Methods Core - 3rd Tuesdays Methods Workshop

The Department of Quantitative Health Sciences and the Quantitative Methods Core will conduct monthly workshops to explore statistical issues of general interest.

BRIDGE to Success Research in Progress Workgroup - 2nd Tuesday of the month

This workgroup provides an informal setting for new and experienced researchers to share nascent ideas or research-in-progress and to receive just-in-time feedback.