Our Expertise

Harvard Catalyst’s Biostatistics program provides comprehensive statistical and epidemiologic expertise on the design, conduct, analysis, and reporting of clinical and translational studies.

Drawing on a remarkably talented team of biostatisticians and epidemiologists from across the Harvard University academic and hospital community, our program provides biostatistical, epidemiological, and bioinformatics consultations on a range of relevant areas to investigators as they launch new clinical and translational projects.

Our consultation service provides advice at all stages of the research process, from study design and statistical analysis plan, to the interpretation and dissemination of study results. Each year the program provides approximately 1,000 consultations to postdoctoral and faculty researchers who are undertaking clinical and translational research.

In addition, the Biostatistics program provides various educational and training opportunities to strengthen community and expertise of Harvard-affiliated biostatisticians and quantitative scientists through seminars, short courses, and journal club activities that focus on cutting- edge topics in biostatistics.

The program is led by faculty director Garrett Fitzmaurice, professor of psychiatry at McLean Hospital and professor in the Department of Biostatistics at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.