Biostatistics is key to the rigorous research for which McLean Hospital is known. Our biostatisticians collaborate with investigators across McLean’s research programs from the early stages of developing grant proposals through to the publication of findings. Our expertise includes experimental study design, statistical methodologies, and the analysis and interpretation of results. Short-term biostatistical support is available to McLean investigators through our biostatistical consulting service.
In addition, we pursue our own research interests. These include methods for analysing longitudinal data, general missing data problems, and methods for detecting and adjusting for overdispersion. Our research in psychiatric epidemiology has concentrated on methodological problems surrounding the use of multiple informant data in mental health surveys. The Psychiatric Biostatistics Laboratory was founded in 2007.