The Center for Biomathematics within the Department of Pediatrics at Columbia University provides statistical and mathematical
modeling help in clinical and basic science research inside as well as
outside Pediatrics. The division aims to be involved with researchers
from the outset, helping to design studies so as to have adequate statistical
power to answer the posed questions and test the stated hypotheses, and
analyzing the collected data with appropriate statistical procedures.
Within Pediatrics, the division collaborates actively with General Pediatrics
and with Gastroenterology and Nutrition. Outside the department,
work is ongoing with Preventive Medicine and Nutrition in the Department
of Medicine, with the Institute of Human Nutrition, with
the Irving Institute
for Clinical and Translational Research (CTSA), and with investigators outside Columbia University.
Dr. Rajasekhar Ramakrishnan, Director of the Center, teaches
in the graduate program in the Institute of Human Nutrition. He is
the biostatistician in the Clinical Research Resource (CRR) at CUMC's CTSA, and coordinates
a clinical research rotation for Pediatrics residents in the CRR.
Steve Holleran does data management and processing, and is also the division administrator.
He is an amateur pianist, and an avid chamber music player.