Biostatistics faculty members collaborate with colleagues in disciplines as diverse as law, oceanography, education, cardiology, neurology, psychiatry, reproductive health, and, of course, public health. Focusing on medical and public health research across the University, our collaborators include local, national and international colleagues and projects urban, rural, and global. We consult on study design and analysis, explore new methods, and develop statistical models to address public health questions throughout the life-span from the role of placental structure on birth outcomes to risk factors for depression and cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s disease.
Collaborations on randomized clinical trials and observational studies span the spectrum of public health concerns ranging from developmental to degenerative disorders, infectious to chronic diseases, and the influence of genetics, behavior, health disparities, and interventions on epilepsy, cancer, heart disease and HIV. Technological advances require new methods, study designs, data structures, and analyses which we are uniquely prepared to provide.
The list below gives a few of the major projects at the Columbia University Medical Center on which Department of Biostatistics faculty are currently serving as statistical collaborators.
NIEHS Center for Environmental Health
Provide consultative expertise in study design, execution, data management and statistical analysis to investigators who are planning or conducting research through the Center. Located in the Statistical Analysis Center (SAC).
Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health
Research on the health effects of pre- and postnatal exposures to common urban pollutants in the United States, China, and Poland.
Columbia Center for Homelessness Prevention Studies
Research to develop, test and disseminate effective individual and population-level prevention strategiesIn order to prevent homelessness among people with severe mental illness.
Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center
Research on the causes and treatment of developmental disorders of the nervous system.
WARCEF-CLIN (Warfarin vs Aspirin for Cardiac Low Ejection Fraction)
Data management and statistical operations for this NINDS-funded, double-blind 70-site randomized controlled trial are located within the SAC.
Thompson (PI), Levin
HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies
Conducts innovative studies on reducing transmission of HIV in high risk groups, improving the quality of life for HIV positive persons, and determining the factors that reinforce unprotected sexual behavior in order to design sound interventions.
College of Dental Medicine
Conducts research on the causes, prevention, and treatment of diseases of the mouth.
Department of Neurology, Stroke Center
Epidemiologic studies of the occurrence and recurrence of stroke.
Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
Columbia's federally funded general clinical research center, which provides scientific and technical support for the conduct of clinical trials involving in-patient treatment, care or data collection.
New York State Psychiatric Institute
Conduct studies on range of topics in psychiatry, provide biostatistical and data management methodologies relevant to psychiatric research.
Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center
Research on the causes, prevention, treatment and palliation of cancer.