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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 offer 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.


  • Sign-up today for free one-on-one advice
  • Available in-person and online


  • Available as consultants and collaborators
  • Investigator bios included


  • Consultations with Department of Preventive Medicine faulty and staff available on a fee basis for both UTHSC and non-UTHSC clients


  • Masters and certificate programs
  • Seminars
  • Online articles

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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Contact Us

If you have any questions, please email berd@uthsc.edu.