Access B&B Core Services

How to contact the Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Core for Services:

If you want B&B help with a new project, you can do any of the following:

  1. Contact one of the 5 Core Triagers (Table 1).
  2. If your project is related to one of the current CFAR Scientific Working Groups (SWGs), contact the liaison to that SWG. (Table 2)
  3. If your project is related to one of the current CFAR Scientific Programs (SPs), contact the liaison to that SP. (Table 2)
  4. If your project is related to one of the other CFAR Cores, contact the liaison to that Core. (Table 2)
  5. Look through the research areas below to find one that comes closest to your project and contact (one of) the B&B Core member(s) listed with that research area. (Table 3)
  6. If you have worked with a member of the Core in the past and you want to work with that person again, feel free to contact that person directly.
  7. If you have worked with a member of the Core before but don't think your current project falls into the research area of that member, feel free to use any option A to E.
  8. If you have worked with a member of the Core before but don't want to work with that person again, feel free to use any option A to E.
  9. If you are submitting a NIH grant and want to put money in the budget to pay a CFAR statistician, it is administratively easier if you work with a CFAR statistician at your institution or one of the institutions with which you are already planning a subcontract. There are CFAR statisticians at DFCI, MGH (and Ragon Institute), and HSPH. If you want to put money in the budget for a bioinformatics expert, please contact John Hutchinson.

 

Table 1. Biostatistics & Bioinformatics Core members who triage projects for various Harvard Institutions

Institutions the person triages

Triager

Email address

BIDMC, BWH, DFCI, HMS, FAS

Rebecca Gelman

gelman@jimmy.harvard.edu

BWH, CHB, HSPH (biostatistics)

Laura Smeaton

smeaton@sdac.harvard.edu

HSPH (bioinformatics)

John Hutchinson

bioinformatics@hsph.harvard.edu

MGH, Fenway Health

Robert Parker

rparker4@partners.org

Ragon Institute

Musie Ghebremichael

musie_ghebremichael@dfci.harvard.edu

Table 2.Biostatistics & Bioinformatics Liaisons to Other Harvard CFAR Cores, SWGs, Scientific Programs

CORES

Core

Name

Institution

Email Address

Administrative

Rebecca Gelman

DFCI

gelman@jimmy.harvard.edu

Advanced Laboratory Technologies

John Hutchinson

HSPH

jhutchin@hsph.harvard.edu

Bio-Behavioral &

Community Science

Robert Parker

MGH

rparker4@partners.org

Clinical Core

Laura Smeaton

HSPH

smeaton@sdac,harvard,edu

Developmental &

Mentoring

Rebecca Gelman

DFCI

gelman@jimmy.harvard.edu

Human Immune System

Mouse

Musie Ghebremichael

Ragon

musie_ghebremichael@dfci.harvard.edu

 

SCIENTIFIC WORKING GROUPS (SWGs) AND SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMS (SPs)

SWG OR SP

Name

Inst

Email Address

Adolescence & HIV SWG

Denise Jacobson

HSPH

jacobson@sdac.harvard.edu

Aging & HIV SWG

Robert Parker

MGH

rparker4@partners.org

Health Economics

Robert Parker

MGH

rparker4@partners.org

HIV Eradication

John Hutchinson Rebecca Gelman

HSPH DFCI

jhutchin@hsph.harvard.edu gelman@jimmy.harvard.edu

HIV Vaccines

Rebecca Gelman John HutchInson

DFCI HSPH

gelman@jimmy.harvard.edu jhutchin@hsph.harvard.edu

Reproductive Health SWG

Laura Smeaton

HSPH

smeaton@sdac,harvard,edu

Table 3. Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Core Personnel with Experience in Various Types of Research

Research Area

Name

Inst

Email Address

BIOINFORMATICS

B&B Core Bioinformatics: RNA-seq, scRNA-seq, small RNA-seq, whole genome sequencing, resequencing, exome-seq, ChIP-seq, copy number variation, Boston

WG on high dimensional flow cytometry

HSPH

bioinformatics@hsph.harvard.edu

Bioinformatics Navigator (matching CFAR user needs to non-CFAR Harvard-related Bioinformatics Cores)

DFCI

aedin@jimmy.harvard.edu

BIOSTATISTICS

Animal Models

Rebecca Gelman Musie Ghebremichael

DFCI

Ragon

gelman@jimmy.harvard.edu musie_ghebremichael@dfci.harvard.edu

Basic Science

Rebecca Gelman Musie Ghebremichael

DFCI

Ragon

gelman@jimmy.harvard.edu musie_ghebremichael@dfci.harvard.edu

Behavioral Research

Robert Parker

MGH

rparker4@partners.org

Cancer and HIV

Rebecca Gelman Hajime Uno

DFCI DFCI

gelman@jimmy.harvard.edu huno@jimmy.harvard.edu

CFAR Clinical Cohorts

Musie Ghebremichael

Ragon

musie_ghebremichael@dfci.harvard.edu

Clinical Research

Laura Smeaton

Robert Parker

HSPH

MGH

smeaton@sdac,harvard,edu

rparker4@partners.org

Cost Effectiveness

Robert Parker

MGH

rparker4@partners.org

Epidemiology

Denise Jacobson

HSPH

jacobson@sdac.harvard.edu

Health Equity

Laura Smeaton

HSPH

smeaton@sdac.harvard.edu

Implementation

Robert Parker

MGH

rparker4@partners.org

 

Laboratory Studies

Rebecca Gelman Musie Ghebremichael

DFCI

Ragon

gelman@jimmy.harvard.edu musie_ghebremichael@dfci.harvard.edu

Maternal to Child Transmission of HIV

Laura Smeaton

HSPH

smeaton@sdac.harvard.edu

Non-Communicable Diseases and HIV

Robert Parker Denise Jacobson

MGH HSPH

rparker4@partners.org jacobson@sdac.harvard.edu

Population Surveys

Emanuele Mazzola

DFCI

mazzola@jimmy.harvard.edu

Statistical Education: web, videos, Boston courses and

seminars

Hajime Uno

DFCI

huno@jimmy.harvard.edu

TB/HIV

Laura Smeaton Musie Ghebremichael

HSPH

Ragon

smeaton@sdac.harvard.edu musie_ghebremichael@dfci.harvard.edu

Viral & Bacterial Co-

infections

Laura Smeaton Musie Ghebremichael

HSPH

Ragon

smeaton@sdac.harvard.edu musie_ghebremichael@dfci.harvard.edu