Biostatistical Consultation

Biostatistical Consulting

The Biostatistics & Epidemiology Research Design (BERD) Program provides support to the program by providing statistical support to investigators on study design, data management, data entry, scannable form development, statistical software usage and analysis. It offers collaboration on the development of Institutional Review Board (IRB) proposals, federal and private grant proposals and Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) proposals and assistance in using national databases to study important health issues.

The program provides continuing education in statistical design and statistical methods for clinical and basic science investigators. BERD faculty perform original biostatistical research on topics related to the design and analysis of Clinical and Translational Research.

Statistical Support

Statistical support is provided through two complementary units of the Medical College of Wisconsin:

  • The Division of Biostatistics of the Institute for Health and Society provides statistical support to investigators throughout CTSI. Basic statistical support is provided through the Biostatistical Consulting Service. The Division offers a PhD in Biostatistics, continuing education lectures in Biostatistics and a bimonthly newsletter. Faculty in the Division perform orginal statistical research related to topics of interest to CTSI investigators.
  • The Quantitative Health Sciences Division of the Department of Pediatrics provides statistical support for pediatric studies. In partnership with Children’s Research Institute, QHS helps train junior researchers, work with more mature researchers in obtaining and maintaining funding, and develop standardized data management protocols which facilitate the collection of quality data.

Lecture Series

The faculty of the MCW Division of Biostatistics present a yearly statistical lecture series targeted at basic and clinical investigators. The series provides an introduction to statistical techniques and concepts used in medical research; a wide range of topics are included.

187 kBView the 2015-2016 Biostatistics Lecture Series Schedule
Videos of Past Lectures

Watch videos of past lectures at the MCW Biostatistics YouTube page.


Short, free statistical consultations with statistical staff on study design, analysis and interpretation of statistical results are available daily in the locations listed below.

Medical College of Wisconsin
Tuesday and Thursday
Building: Health Research Center (HRC)
Room: H2400 Biostatistics
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Froedtert Hospital Adult TRU
Monday and Wednesday
Building: Pavilion
Room: TRU Conference Room L742
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 PM

MCW Cancer Center
Wednesday 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Friday 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Building: MCW Clinical Cancer Center
Room: Clinical Trials Support Room CLCC: 3236 (Enter through C3233)

Veterans Affairs Medical Center
1st and 3rd Monday of the month
Building: 111, 5th Floor, B-wing
Room: 5423
Time: 9:00 – 11:00 AM

Statistical Assistance by Appointment

Longer consultations with faculty and staff are available by appointment at either the Biostatistical Consulting Service or the Quantitative Health Service. This service is available without charge to investigators at any of the CTSI partnering institutions.

Biostatistics Consulting Service
Online Application for Services
Phone: (414)955-8280

Quantitative Health Service
Online Application for Services
Phone: (414)955-7675

NIH Funding Acknowledgment: Important Reminder - Please acknowledge the NIH when publishing papers, patents, projects, and presentations resulting from the use of CTSI resources by including the NIH Funding Acknowledgement.
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