Preventive Medicine (Division of Biostatistics)
Keck School of Medicine
The primary goals of the Biostatistics Methodology Section are to investigate design and statistical analysis issues related to epidemiologic studies in the general area of environmental health and genetic epidemiology. Specifically its objectives are:
To conduct statistical research on epidemiologic study designs for investigating the human health effects of environmental exposures and on host factors (genetic, nutritional, socioeconomic, etc) which modify the response to environmental agents;
To develop methods of analysis suitable for studying such relationships;
To collaborate with other investigators to identify emerging methodologic problems related to new and on-going research projects and to assist in the application of new methods to the design and analysis of such projects.