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Quantitative Methods Core

The Quantitative Methods Core (QMC) is the service arm of the Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences. QMC was founded to provide UMass Chan Medical School investigators with clinical research support in biostatistics, experimental design, and data management. The QMC works in close collaboration with the Biostatistics and Epidemiology Research Design (BERD) component of the UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS).

We sponsor a seminar series focused on statistical issues of general interest.  Seminars occur on the first and third Tuesdays of the month during the Academic Year (September to May).

 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




QMC faculty and staff are available by appointment to help you with your research needs. Office Hours are available in the Sherman Center on most weekdays.  Please identify the type of assistance you are interested in and click the appropriate link, below to book an office hour.

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