Biostatistics Research Collaborative


Mission: The purpose of the collaborative is to generate collaborations between Georgia State University investigators for high-quality health-related research. Biostatistics Research Collaborative (BRC) team members collaborate with investigators on grant development, study design, statistical analysis, interpretation of results, and manuscript preparation.

Health-Research: The BRC is available to Georgia State investigators conducting health-related research. This includes faculty in the School of Public Health, Mark Chaffin Center for Healthy Development, the Center for Leadership in Disabilities, School of Nursing, College of Education & Human Development, Department of Sociology, and Department of Biology. The BRC is also available to School of Public Health postdoctoral fellows and doctoral students.

How the BRC works: Investigators interested in meeting with a BRC team member to discuss a grant application or manuscript submission can make a request by completing the online meeting request form. This form only needs to be completed once per project. Once submitted, you will be contacted to schedule a meeting. Please plan to share relevant study background materials prior to the initial meeting. Most funding applications take extensive planning and forethought and so adequate lead time on grant development efforts is needed and appreciated.

BRC Team: Our BRC team consists of six team members—each a full time faculty member in the School of Public Health and with an appointment in its Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Our team members have a diverse array of analytical expertise. You can read more about our team here. Our areas of expertise include but are not limited to:

  • Prevention Science
  • Clinical Trials
  • Psychometrics
  • Biostatistics Education
  • Bayesian Statistics
  • Causal Inference
  • Generalized Linear Models
  • Latent Variable Models
  • Multilevel Models
  • Longitudinal Data Models
  • Structural Equation Models
  • Survival Analysis
  • High Dimensional Data
  • Meta-analysis

Grant Development: Pre-award grant support is provided at no cost with the intention of developing a collaborative environment that will lead to funding success. BRC team members assist in grant development with the expectation that the principal investigator will invite the BRC team member to be a Co-Investigator or Biostatistician on the project. Early BRC involvement in a funding application will ensure that the study design, sample size determination, and analytic plan are appropriate and rigorous, which increases the chance that the grant will be funded. The level of funding support needed will vary by project and % effort discussed.

Contact Information: If you have questions or would like to discuss your needs and the BRC, please contact Matt Hayat at

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