The Biostatistics Branch carries out basic and applied research dealing with statistical issues of relevance to environmental health. The Branch's members develop new methodologies and apply existing techniques in novel ways to address environmental health problems. Members of the Branch also advise Institute scientists on computational, study design, database and statistical issues via both long-term and short-term collaboration in research projects throughout NIEHS. The Branch also offers training at regular intervals. Clarice R. Weinberg, Ph.D., is Branch Chief.
The Branch's research focuses on several areas:
- Design and analysis of laboratory animal toxicology/carcinogenicity experiments and development of improved statistical methods
- Application and development of methodology for epidemiological and clinical human studies
- Application and development of new bioinformatics techniques for harvesting information from high-dimensional genomic, gene expression and proteomic data
- Development of new design and analysis approaches in statistical genetics
- Development of broadly applicable statistical approaches
Scientific Support Staff
Tel (919) 541-2411
Fax (919) 541-4311
Open positions and fellowships with the Biostatistics Branch are also available online, as are application instructions.