Biostatistics & Psychometrics Core
The Biostatistics & Psychometrics Core is a dynamic area that integrates methodologies and measurement tools to evaluate the efficacy and effectiveness of health care issues and interventions. The interdisciplinary unit has expertise in many areas including: statistical modeling and analyses; development of quantitative health research methods; and construction of reliable and valid health measurement scales, sensitive to the values and subjective experience of individual patients.
Research projects and interests include:
- Development of quantitative health research methods
- Development of questionnaires for health research
More details below.
Development of quantitative health research methods
Dr. Rollin Brant
- The use of biostatistics in linear and non-linear mixed effects modeling and model criticism diagnostics as applied to child and maternal health research
- The development of valid and reliable health measurement models in areas of pediatric emergency medicine, outcomes of prematurity, determinants of speech and cognitive development, and maternal health
Development of questionnaires for health research
Dr. Louise Mâsse
- Psychometric evaluations including the development of questionnaires and reliability and validity assessment
- Application of biostatistical analyses including classical test theory, item response theory, generalizability theory, structural equation modeling, among others