Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design (BERD) Unit

The Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design (BERD) unit of the TN-CTSI provides easily-accessible consultation and data analysis to help investigators produce scientifically rigorous, reproducible, and publishable research. The unit combines experts in epidemiology, biostatistics, biomedical informatics, community engagement and molecular informatics. We aim to efficiently and effectively connect investigators to practical analytical & technical resources. We encourage investigators to invest in BERD skills development by offering a range of user-friendly educational opportunities for individuals of all skill levels. The BERD unit also promotes innovations in tools and methods that address barriers to clinical and translational research.


BERD Clinic Biostatistics Consulting
  • Sign-up today for free one-on-one advice.
  • Available in-person and online

BERD Clinic

  • Department of Preventive Medicine faculty and staff are available to consult on a fee basis for both UTHSC and non-UTHSC clients


BERD Co-Investigators BERD Education
  • Available as consultants and collaborators
  • Bios and details on each investigator included

BERD Co-Investigators

  • Masters and Certificate Programs
  • Seminars
  • Online Articles

BERD Education

Online Resources

Read curated articles from our members on topics ranging from statistical methods to programming languages including Julia, R, SAS and more.

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