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Penn Center for AIDS Research

Biostatistics and Data Management Core

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The Biostatistics and Data Management (BDM) Core provides CFAR investigators with statistical consultation and collaboration for exploratory investigations and proposal development, and data management and informatics expertise for research planning.

The Core Director is Dr. Susan Ellenberg, Professor of Biostatistics at the University of Pennsylvania. The Core Co-Director is Dr. Pamela Shaw, Associate Professor of Biostatistics.

Mr. Chris Helker, Director of Clinical Data Management at Penn’s Clinical Research Computing Unit, is the Core representative for data management needs.

Drs. Ellenberg and Shaw, supported by research staff of the Biostatistics Analysis Center, provide the majority of consultation and collaboration requested via the Core. Dr. Shaw’s expertise is in the area of statistical methodology to address measurement error, the evaluation of diagnostic tests, and design of medical studies. She is particularly interested in the design of clinical trials and statistical methods to analyze data that address error-prone or misclassified covariates and/or outcomes in HIV-related epidemiological and clinical investigations.

Every attempt will be made to link investigators with statistical collaborators who have particular expertise in the methods relevant to the types of data to be generated; other faculty and research staff may become involved in CFAR projects to provide specialized expertise when needed.

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