Environmental Statistics & Bioinformatics Core

The Environmental Statistics and Bioinformatics Core (ESBC)  provides biostatistical, statistical genetics and genomics, and bioinformatics support for Center investigators. Assistance is also available in several other specialized areas including environmental epidemiology, spatial statistics, and Geographical Information Systems (GIS). In addition to design and analysis support, ESBC faculty and staff advise investigators on data management issues, large-scale research computing infrastructure, and provide statistical training for graduate students and fellows working on Center-related projects.  Educational activities such as seminars and workshops on new statistical methods are offered throughout the year.

ESBC funding also provides support to Center investigators to access consults and services from the HSPH Center for Health Bioinformatics and to access to high-performance computing in the Harvard Center for Research Computing at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FASRC),

Core Members

Brent Coull, ESBC Director – Statistical methodology for environmental health research
Oliver Hofmann – Bioinformatics and computational biology
Xihong Lin – Statistical genetics and quantitative genomics
Steve Melly: Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Joel Schwartz – Environmental epidemiology
Antonella Zanobetti – Environmental epidemiology

How to Access Services

For information about ESBC services or to arrange a consultation, contact:

ESBC Director: Brent Coull, Professor of Biostatistics
bcoull@hsph.harvard.edu, 617.432.2376

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