Biostatistics and Epidemiology Program
Welcome to the Biostatistics and Epidemiology Program (BEMP)
The use of state of the art statistical and epidemiologic methods in laboratory or clinical research involves both the development of methodological tools and their introduction to the applied setting. The Biostatistics and Epidemiology Methodology Program (BEMP)* is contained within the Research Design, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Clinical Research Ethics (DEBE) of the CTSA at UPenn. Its mission is to help meet the increasing needs of the ITMAT community for access to state-of-the-art tools and researchers who can address novel methodological problems arising in translational research.
Some of the questions to be addressed by BEMP will come from faculty members' own research, but some will come from questions which emerge from the collaborations within the ITMAT SDAB Core. The components include all aspects of the spectrum of translational research, from the bench-to-bedside end of applying basic science technology, to the bedside-to-community end of implementing and evaluating successful programs. Most BEMP faculty have a primary association with the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology (DBE) and/or Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CCEB) in the School of Medicine. However, this research is by its nature interdisciplinary, and BEMP also involves collaborators throughout the UPenn research community. Some areas in which BEMP faculty are currently involved include:
- Methodological Research for Pre-Clinical Studies
- Methodological Research for Genetics and Genomics
- Methodological Research for Biomarker Discovery and Validation
- Methodological Research for Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER)
* Formally called the Biostatistics and Epidemiology Program (BSEP).