Biostats, Epidemiology, and Research Design (BERD) Clinic


Social Distancing Update

In the interest of social distancing, all meetings will be held virtually until further notice. 

Easily-Accessible Consultations

With advance registration, UTHSC faculty and residents can meet with specialists for biostatistics, epidemiology, and research design consultations. These consultations are limited in scope and intended to help researchers understand the underlying statistical aspects of their research design so they can adequately plan projects (e.g. study design, analytic approaches, simple power analyses, see below). For investigators looking for a collaborator, or consulting services, an initial meeting through the BERD Clinic is required to connect you to those services.

See an example BERD Clinic project workflow and review common questions for first time meetings.

Register for an Appointment

To view available time slots or to register online for an appointment, please select your appointment type below. Up to 15 slots are available weekly via Zoom and in-person at 66 North Pauline (11 hours). This service is available for all UTHSC faculty, residents, and students from any UTHSC campus.

Clinics with a Biostatistician or Epidemiologist

Virtual BERD

Clinics with Other Specialists

Biomedical Informatics Molecular Bioinformatics Health Services Research Quality Improvement

Personalized Advice On

Statistical Analysis Design Biomedical Informatics Planning
  • Formulating a Statistical Analysis Plan
  • Appropriate Selection of Statistical Tests
  • Interpretation of Statistical Results
  • Advice on Display of Data & Results
  • Responding to Reviewers
  • Setting up your Dataset for Analysis
  • Data Management Using REDCap/Unity
  • Data Safety & HIPAA
  • Project Management
  • Cohort Identification
Study Design Specialized Advice
  • Choice of Study Population
  • Sample Size & Power Calculations
  • Randomization Planning
  • Molecular Bioinformatics
  • Health Services Research
  • Population Health

Maps & Directions

The BERD Clinic is available to registered participants at the BERD Clinic Office, 66 N Pauline, and virtually via Zoom.

66 N Pauline St

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please email

Quick BERD Stats for 2021

Clinic Service Hours Clients Served
  • 896 hours of service provided to residents, fellows and faculty investigators.
  • 162 Clients Served
Consulting Hours Connected Projects Started
  • 965 hours of biostatistics consulting connected through the BERD Clinic
  • 69 projects begun through the BERD Clinic.