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Division of Foodborne, Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases (DFBMD)

Biostatistics Office

The Biostatistics Office provides statistical expertise for the Division's investigations into disease outbreaks, research studies, and surveillance data analyses. The office is responsible for adapting existing analytical methodology and developing new techniques for statistical applications in the Division. The office works with epidemiologists and laboratory scientists on study design, sampling, bioassay, data analysis, statistical modeling, sampling strategies, and case/control methodology.

The office also manages the collection of data through PHLIS (the Public Health Laboratory Information System) which is used to gather core surveillance data from public health laboratories around the country.

The office also coordinates dissemination of information to public health officials and researchers, offers training in statistical methods, and maintains systems for collecting and processing the surveillance data gathered by the Division's branches.

Page last modified: November 05, 2007
Content Source: National Center for Zoonotic, Vector-Borne, and Enteric Diseases (ZVED)

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1600 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30333
Phone: +1-800-311-1603