Biostatistics Resource at Nationwide Children's Hospital (Website Content)


The Biostatistics Resource at Nationwide Children's Hospital (BRANCH) is an extension of the Center for Biostatistics and provides collaboration and assistance to investigators at Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) and the Abigail Wexner Research Institute (AWRI) at NCH for grant development, data analysis, publication-ready results, and statistical education. Our goal is to bolster the quality of research conducted within NCH and the AWRI.


Our group consists of a mix of faculty members and biostatisticians with expertise in a variety of areas including clinical trials, complex observational studies, and high-throughput statistical bioinformatics. We are experienced in both intramural and extramural grant submissions including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Defense (DOD), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), National Science Foundation (NSF), and foundation grants. Our team will work with investigators starting from the genesis and formulation of research hypotheses to assisting with the design of the study and writing a statistical analysis plan. This also includes selecting appropriate study populations and control groups, measures of exposures and outcomes, and datasets for secondary data analysis.


BRANCH members can also provide information and referrals for data management, bioinformatics, epidemiological methods, qualitative analysis, community engagement, subject recruitment, and other resources within NCH and OSU, including the Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS). In addition to applied biostatistical work, BRANCH members also develop new biostatistical methods inspired by collaborative work with investigators.


Please see our BRANCH website for specifics on our policies and the types of support we offer.