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Johns Hopkins Biostatistics Center

About Us

Mission Statement

Advancing public health and medicine, using best practices and comprehensive biostatistics and data science expertise, through consulting and education

Since its inception in 1997, the Johns Hopkins Biostatistics Center (JHBC) has been the practice arm of the nationally-leading Johns Hopkins Department of Biostatistics. JHBC is primarily composed of PhD/Senior and MS level biostatisticians and data managers/programmers at the ranks from Research Associate to Associate Scientist (non-tenure track Associate Professor). It has collaborated with researchers within the Johns Hopkins Medical institutions as well as other academic research centers, health research organizations, pharmaceutical companies and government agencies to enhance the quality, integrity and validity of their research. Read more about JHBC.

Our Expertise

JHBC has supported clinical trials (including as a data coordinating center and for DSMB reporting) and observational studies. It has extensive expertise in standard biostatistics methods, such as power analysis and sampling methods, multivariable generalized linear, longitudinal, multi-level and hierarchical modeling, time-to-event methods (such as Cox regression with time-varying covariates, discrete survival analysis methods, parametric models), confounding adjustment (stratification, regression, propensity scores), and instrument development, validation and reliability. Other, more advanced levels in our portfolio include: data management and analysis of large electronic medical record databases, complex surveys, Bayesian methods, data mining, latent variable modeling (including factor analysis, structural equation modeling) and multiple imputation with chained equations and inverse probability weighting for analysis of missing data.

Steering Committee

JHBC is a non-profit service center within the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and is directly responsible to the Chair of the Department of Biostatistics, Dr. Karen Bandeen-Roche. A steering committee provides operational oversight for JHBC and includes department faculty who serve on a rotating basis:




Research collaboration is based on a set of mutually-shared values between the researcher, biostatisticians and data managers, one of which is ethical statistical practice. We abide by the ethical principles and guidelines for statistical practice as described by the American Statistical Association.

Our People

JHBC is primarily composed of PhD/Senior and MS level biostatisticians, data managers/programmers, administrative staff and faculty experts from the Department of Biostatistics

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