The Center for Biostatistics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) reflects the Institutional commitment to advancing interdisciplinary translational and patient-oriented research by providing state-of-the-art statistical support to investigators.
The Center for Biostatistics at ISMMS is committed to promoting excellence in statistics and data science in the domains of education and collaborative research. We aim to foster and promote an equitable and inclusive academic culture through our MS in Biostatistics Program and graduate-level coursework, Grand Rounds seminars, consultation services, mentoring relationships, and federally-funded statistical training programs, where all students, trainees, and investigators are adequately supported in their efforts to enhance their methodologic proficiency. Through our research collaborations and partnerships, our renowned statisticians and data scientists develop highly innovative statistical methodologies and find novel applications of existing methodologies all aspects of statistical education, to support investigators in clinical and basic science research and to develop highly innovative statistical methodologies in order to translate complex data into knowledge for the betterment of public health.
The Center for Biostatistics is the academic home for the ISMMS biostatisticians and data scientists, and provides a structure to support the professional growth of its members, and students, and trainees and to foster mutually rewarding collaborative relationships with colleagues at Mount Sinai. In alignment with Mount Sinai’s Road Map for Action as well as our department’s continued commitment to antiracism, the Center for Biostatistics strives to promote and sustain diversity, equity, and inclusion in education and training, mentorship, and research. Our members make every effort to ensure that our approach to the collection and analysis of data does not perpetuate racism or further stigmatize racial/ethnic minoritized groups. We also work diligently to transform the demographic landscape of our field through local, institutional, and national service aimed at increasing the recruitment, retention, and advancement of women, BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and other marginalized groups in statistics and data science.
We envision a world in which all individuals regardless of racial or social background are free from disease through innovations in population health science.
To foster collaborations that stimulate translational and clinical research across the Mount Sinai Health System, the Center has established Biostatistics Cores. The cores are designed to support the statistical needs of Departments and Institutes, and to assist in the development of research agendas. . Cores include junior and senior faculty members and Masters level statisticians at varying levels of effort as dictated by specific departmental needs. The goals of the biostatistics cores are to promote collegial interactions, facilitate strong academic relationships, initiate long-term thematic collaborations, and give biostatisticians the opportunity to develop new methodologies in specific clinical areas.
Statistical Consultation Resources
In close collaboration with the Mount Sinai Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA), the Center for Biostatistics offers a fee-for-service statistical consultation resource. The Statistical Consultation Service is a flexible, comprehensive and accessible resource aimed at providing and facilitating long-term collaborative and short-term consultative advice in study design and biostatistics, from the planning stages through interpretation and dissemination of study results. Consultations cost $125 per hour.
To request a Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design (BERD) statistics consultation, please complete a Request for Service form online.
For more information about BERD, please contact Yvette Hutson at email@example.com.
Stat-Chat is a walk-in consultation service meant to resolve easy problems and answer quick questions regarding data analysis, study design, model interpretation, etc. All faculty, fellows, residents, staff, and medical students are welcome to use this resource for quick statistics-related questions. Stat-Chat is offered once per week with two statisticians available for an hour on a first-come first-served basis. To request a STAT-CHAT consultation, please complete a request form online.
Our educational programs include those for degrees, courses, and summer learning.