Illinois Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design (BERD) Core

The Illinois Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design (BERD) Core at IHSI offers expert biostatistical consulting and analysis services in support of health-related research. We work with internal (Illinois) and external (non-Illinois) researchers on basic science, social and behavioral research, and translational research studies and clinical trials. Our services include:

  • Study and questionnaire design, validation
  • Data management, analysis guidance
  • Power/sample size calculation
  • Development of data specifications, statistical analysis plans
  • Execution of data specifications requiring data manipulation and preparation of datasets
  • Analysis of existing data/interpretation of statistical findings
  • Assistance with grant applications, abstract, manuscript, and poster development
  • Advanced analytical methods (e.g., structural equation modeling, multilevel mixed effects modeling, bootstrapping)

If you have any questions regarding core services, please contact Amandeep Kaur, ( 

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