E - Biostatistics and Bioinformatics

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development
E - Biostatistics and Bioinformatics

Center URL: http://vkc.mc.vanderbilt.edu/vkc/
Core URL: http://vkc.mc.vanderbilt.edu/vkc/iddrc/core_e/

Core Personnel
Core Director: Hakmook Kang, Ph.D.
Core Associate Director: Julie Lounds-Taylor, Ph.D.
Bioinformatics Analyst: Cole Beck
Bioinformatics Analyst: Jeremy Stephens
Data Management Specialist: Richard Urbano, Ph.D.

Core Description

Provides statistical consultation in experimental design, efficient data collection and storage, statistical analysis, and interpretation of findings. Develops bioinformatics platforms for automation of data processing from multiple sources and implementation of less used or novel data analysis approaches in IDD research. Develops EMR and genomic databases in a range of IDD conditions, with related training and support.


Biostatistics Consultation and Education
Consulting with researchers to help solve statistical and methodological problems, from design to final analysis, with specific expertise in bio-, behavioral, genetic, and neuroimaging statistics. Collaborating with investigators to develop novel statistical approaches. Organizes training series.

Platform Development, Complex Modeling
Assists investigators in developing platforms that are complex, semi-automated, combine many types of data, and allow for rich queries.

IDD Database Development Leveraging BioVU/Synthetic Derivative
Provides bioinformatics and data mining assistance to investigators to address gaps in phenotypic and genotypic understanding of IDD conditions.

Last Edited: 10/05/17 12:00 AM by Corina Miclea