The Biostatistics Core is designed to serve as a centralized resource for biostatistical expertise to support AIDS research at UCLA.
The aims of this Core are to enhance HIV/AIDS research and to establish and foster long-term collaborations between clinical, basic and behavioral researchers and biostatisticians at UCLA. This collaboration improves the biostatistical aspects of the AIDS research undertaken at UCLA and ensures that AIDS investigators have access to expert statistical consultation and support, and that the most appropriate and up-to-date methods are used. The kinds of support range from simple consultations to long-term collaborations and grant writing. The Core provides support to AIDS research in the following areas: statistical modeling and expertise to researchers in basic science departments, survey designs and analysis of observational data to social science departments, design of experiments and analysis for interventional studies including protocol implementation and randomization, and data modeling and analysis for clinical departments. Further the Core fosters the development of biostatistical methodology for immediate use by researchers in these groups. The Core supports AIDS projects in numerous departments of the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Public Health, Nursing and Policy: Medicine, Health Services, Pediatrics, Human Genetics, Digestive Diseases, Ophthalmology, Microbiology and Immunology, Nursing, OB Gynecology, Hematology and Oncology, Public Policy, Epidemiology, and Psychiatry. A consequence of the emphasis on long-term collaborative interactions is that this will lead to grant submissions and funding from other sources, thus allowing the Biostatistics Core to be available to focus on establishing new collaborations and supporting new research.

Public Health Relevance

The Biostatistics Core is very effective both cost-wise and quality-wise;its existence has allowed UCLA to recruit several biostatisticians who are dedicated to AIDS research, and the Core supports a wide variety of AIDS research at UCLA. The Biostatistics Core has established itself as a key component of AIDS research at UCLA, and has been integrated into the research of many different departments/units in the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Public Health, and Nursing.

National Institute of Health (NIH)
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Center Core Grants (P30)
Project #
Application #
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZAI1-UKS-A)
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
Budget End
Support Year
Fiscal Year
Total Cost
Indirect Cost
University of California Los Angeles
Los Angeles
United States
Zip Code
Das, Aritra; Li, Jianjun; Zhong, Fei et al. (2015) Factors associated with HIV and syphilis co-infection among men who have sex with men in seven Chinese cities. Int J STD AIDS 26:145-55
Shin, Sanghyuk S; Modongo, Chawangwa; Ncube, Ronald et al. (2015) Advanced immune suppression is associated with increased prevalence of mixed-strain Mycobacterium tuberculosis infections among persons at high risk for drug-resistant tuberculosis in Botswana. J Infect Dis 211:347-51
Lee, Sung-Jae; Li, Li; Lin, Chunqing et al. (2015) Challenges facing HIV-positive persons who use drugs and their families in Vietnam. AIDS Care 27:283-7
Holloway, Ian W; Padilla, Mark B; Willner, Lauren et al. (2015) Effects of minority stress processes on the mental health of Latino men who have sex with men and women: a qualitative study. Arch Sex Behav 44:2087-97
Epeldegui, Marta; Blom, Bianca; Uittenbogaart, Christel H (2015) BST2/Tetherin is constitutively expressed on human thymocytes with the phenotype and function of Treg cells. Eur J Immunol 45:728-37
le Roux, Ingrid M; Rotheram-Borus, Mary Jane; Stein, Judith et al. (2014) The impact of paraprofessional home visitors on infants' growth and health at 18 months. Vulnerable Child Youth Stud 9:291-304
Martin, N T; Nakamura, K; Paila, U et al. (2014) Homozygous mutation of MTPAP causes cellular radiosensitivity and persistent DNA double-strand breaks. Cell Death Dis 5:e1130
Preza, Gloria C; Tanner, Karen; Elliott, Julie et al. (2014) Antigen-presenting cell candidates for HIV-1 transmission in human distal colonic mucosa defined by CD207 dendritic cells and CD209 macrophages. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 30:241-9
Remenyi, Roland; Qi, Hangfei; Su, Sheng-Yao et al. (2014) A comprehensive functional map of the hepatitis C virus genome provides a resource for probing viral proteins. MBio 5:e01469-14
Sullivan, Sheena G; Wu, Zunyou; Cao, Xiaobin et al. (2014) Continued drug use during methadone treatment in China: a retrospective analysis of 19,026 service users. J Subst Abuse Treat 47:86-92

Showing the most recent 10 out of 498 publications