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Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design (BERD)

The Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design (BERD) Program provides investigators with clinical research design and interpretation expertise, including education in research design and analysis. 

The BERD program aims to expand the ability to meet statistical and methodological needs, particularly of early-career faculty; provide education in clinical research design with CTSA partners to meet local and regional needs; provide faculty expertise to catalyze development of novel tools and methods addressing barriers that impede clinical and translational research.

New Services Now Available

Biostatistical Support for Early-Career Faculty

Faculty with an early-career designation can now receive biostatistical support for research studies at no cost. Learn more. 

Drop-in Consultations

BERD will be holding open hours for statistical consultations. These hours are available to any faculty member who is seeking assistance with project ideas. Learn more.

Request BERD services and support through the CTSI Service Request Form.


Walter Ambrosius, PhD, Program Leader
Robert Byington, PhD, Associate Program Leader
Haiying Chen, PhD, Director of the Design and Analysis Unit
Greg Russell, Associate Director of the Design and Analysis Unit
Cindy Stowe, BERD Project Manager

Contact Information

Tamosia Lea: tmlea@wakehealth.edu | 336-713-2479

Power Calculations

Need to run a simple power calculation? Use the statistical power calculators from the Dept.of Biostatistical Sciences.

Use BERD? Cite the CTSA

Publications and other documents resulting from utilization of WF CTSI resources are required to credit the CTSA grant. Learn how.