Dell Medical School

From Great Ideas to Clear Results

Data, Epidemiology & Statistics for Clinical & Population Health Investigation

Target Audience

Dell Med faculty and trainees who could benefit from learning about research design are encouraged to apply. This includes new-to-research faculty, early career faculty, fellows, and residents.

Tentative Program Schedule


Research Methods 1



Introduction to Data Computing**



Introductory Biostatistics**


RM1, RM2 & data computing***

Research Methods 2



*Research Methods classes meet on Thursdays from 11:00am-12:00pm

**Introduction to Data Computing and Introductory Biostatistics will be meeting Thursdays from 11:00am-12:15pm

***or equivalent and can be concurrent

Full Course Schedule

How to Apply

For full consideration, applications are due by July 12, 2020. Apply at

Please submit all requested application materials to the link above:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement
  • Research project description (title, objective, mentor’s name and letter of support from mentor)
  • Department Chair letter

Contact with any questions or issues.

Core Program Faculty

Alison G. Cahill, M.D., M.S.C.I., is Professor of Women’s Health and the Director of the Dell Medical School Health Transformation Research Institute. She is a perinatologist and clinician-scientist, and is widely recognized for her outcomes-based research which focuses on pregnancy and labor and delivery management and the impact on maternal and child health.

Elizabeth Matsui, M.D., M.H.S., is Professor of Population Health and Pediatrics and Director of Clinical and Translational Research at Dell Med. She is a pediatric allergist-immunologist, epidemiologist, and a leading international expert on environmental exposures and their effects on asthma and other allergic conditions.

Paul Rathouz, Ph.D., is Professor of Biostatistics in Population Health and Director of the Biomedical Data Science Hub at Dell Med. The Hub is a collaborative resource for data science activity, including both clinical and population health biostatistics and bioinformatics, among other quantitative areas. Rathouz is a biostatistician by training with collaborative experience in observational and clinical investigation, health services research, developmental psychopathology, and developmental disabilities, among other areas.

Program Coordinator

Dylan Hussey is a Senior Administrative Associate in the Department of Women’s Health. She is a recent graduate from California State University, Long Beach where she graduated with honors in Women’s, Sexuality, and Gender Studies. She can be reached at:

Sponsored by the Health Transformation Research Institute (HTRI), Department of Women’s Health, Department of Population Health, and the Biomedical Data Science Hub.