Department of Pediatrics

Biostatistical & Epidemiological Support Services


Services Offered

  • Statistical analysis plan development
  • Study design consultation
  • Sample size calculations
  • Data analysis & interpretation
  • Bioinformatic analysis (gene expression, mutation, methylation)
  • Machine learning
  • Grant proposal collaboration
  • Protocol development consultation
  • Abstract/Manuscript review for statistics
  • REDCap database development

Who We Serve

All researchers across the BCM Department of Pediatrics and the Texas Children’s Hospital System.

Cost of Services

Every effort is made to assist all researchers who request assistance. Biostatistics support is currently partially underwritten by the Department of Pediatrics and Texas Children’s Hospital. We provide the following guidance on cost recovery for our services.

For grant proposal development: Support can be provided for the development of grant applications. We have an expectation that the proposal budget provide an adequate level of funding for statistical support during the funding period.

For funded research projects: All funded projects should provide cost recovery for statistical support services according to the available funding and level of effort.

For unfunded research projects (including trainee research projects): All unfunded research will be evaluated by the team for level of effort required and availability of staff to support the project.


Request Services


To receive assistance from our team, please follow the link below and complete the online request form. A member of our team will contact you as soon as possible to schedule an initial meeting to discuss your needs and determine how we can help.

RRO Service Request

For general questions, please email to:

Our Team

Sukru Aras, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Xiaotian Gao, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Duc T. Nguyen, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Yi Zhong, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Ankona Banerjee, MSc
Senior Biostatistician

Kexin Guo, MS
Senior Biostatistician

Kenneth J. Nobleza, MS