The overarching goal of the Research Design and Biostatistics Function is to foster collaborative, interdisciplinary research and apply novel research strategies to improve health outcomes and reduce health disparities among vulnerable populations and underserved communities. The Function supports and facilitates the development and implementation of methodologically sound and culturally appropriated biomedical investigations at the University aimed at the reduction of health disparities. Researchers from several disciplines (medicine, science, epidemiology, biostatistics, health services, and environmental) bring a diversity of investigative methods and conceptual frameworks to collaborative scholarship on the health and well-being of the diverse communities. The Research Design and Biostatistics Function is the catalyst for translational research approaches among AXIS functions, community partners, and other health scientists at the University and across partnering institutions.
Provide high quality research related services and training with emphasis on investigative methodology for clinical and translational research related to health disparities and taking into account cultural and community values. These will be provided to Charles Drew University members as well as members of the RCMI Translation Research Network interested in utilizing the clinical and translational research to reduce/eliminate health disparities which will improve the health and well-being of the populations.