Research Centers

The Department of Biostatistics has a wide range of collaborative activities, either through the departmental centers listed below, or by having staff and faculty members engaged in research in other university centers. Members of the department provide statistical expertise for the design and analysis of multidisciplinary research projects and multi-center clinical trials. They also provide the infrastructure necessary to conduct these studies, including project management, clinical monitoring, database development, and web-based data entry.

Department of Biostatistics Collaborative Research Centers:

Other university centers with major collaborative ties with Biostatistics include:

  • CSCAR (Center for Statistical Consultation and Research)
  • MCRU (Michigan Clinical Research Unit)
  • MICHR (Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research)
  • ISR (U-M Institute for Social Research)

Community Outreach:

  • STATCOMstatcom-um@umich.edu is a student-led organization that provides pro-bono statistical consulting for governmental and non-profit organizations. Its clients generally do not have the funds to hire a professional consultant, but have information to collect or data to analyze that would help them in making more informed decisions about their operations. STATCOM's mission does not include consulting on projects from nongovernmental or for-profit entities, such as business or academic researchers.

Research Centers Spotlight

The University of Michigan Kidney Epidemiology and Cost Center
(UM-KECC), formed in 1993, has grown into a major research center at the University Of Michigan School Of Public Health with projects in many areas.

Directed by Joseph Messana, M.D., Professor, Nephrology, Internal Medicine and Research Professor, Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health, UM-KECC carries out a wide variety of epidemiological, clinical, medical outcomes, public policy, and economic research relating to End-Stage Renal Disease, Chronic Kidney Disease, and organ transplantation. UM-KECC projects are funded by multiple government and private sources, including Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Renal Research Institute, Department of Veterans Affairs and American Society of Transplant Surgeons.

Visit the KECC website