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Request for Core Support

The Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design (BERD) Core will enhance methods, data collection, and data analysis, and will increase mentoring opportunities in seven component areas of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Research Design, Data Science, Psychometrics, Mixed Methods, and Economic Analysis to increase the overall capacity for high-quality clinical and translational research. Particularly innovative features of the BERD Core include the analysis and visualization of extremely large datasets (data science), and the analysis of cost-effectiveness and sustainability of interventions (health economics).

Consultation, training, and mentorship in 7 research methodology/analysis areas leading to research projects, dissemination (e.g., peer-reviewed publications), and extramural research grants/contracts:

  • Biostatistics
  • Epidemiology
  • Research Design
  • Data Science
  • Psychometrics
  • Mixed Methods
  • Economic Analysis
  • Database design/collection and analysis, including using REDCap

Core Leaders

headshot of Eunjung Lim
Eunjung Lim, PhD
Core Director
Lead – Biostatistics and Research Design
John A. Burns School of Medicine, UHM
headshot of Rylan Chong
Rylan Chong, PhD
Lead – Data Science
Chaminade University of Honolulu
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Kathryn Braun, DrPH
Lead – Qualitative and Mixed Methods
Thompson School of Social Work and Public Health, UHM
headshot of Deborah Taira
Deborah Taira, ScD
Lead – Economic Analysis
Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy, UH Hilo
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