The Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design (BERD) core is built on the strengths of our OUHSC College of Public Health partnered with genetic epidemiology (OMRF), bioinformatics (OMRF, OU-Tulsa) and geospatial/temporal analytics (OU-Norman) to provide unique consulting, training and methodology development for OSCTR investigators. The BERD provides expertise, collaborative support and training to students, trainees, faculty members and health care professionals at all of the partnering institutions.



  1. To provide biostatistical, epidemiological, and informatics consultative and collaborative research support during the design, implementation, conduct, analysis and reporting of clinical and translational research studies.
  2. To provide education, training and career development in the disciplines of biostatistics and epidemiology, with an emphasis on research design and data analysis methods.
  3. To develop and apply novel research designs and analytic methods that are applicable to clinical and translational research.


BERD Personnel 



BERD Core Leadership

Consultative and Collaborative

Support Unit Director:

Julie Stoner, PhD

Training Unit Director:

David Thompson, PhD, PT

Novel Methodologies Unit Director:

Hélène Carabin, PhD, DVM