Support Unit 1

Quantitative Methods Facility Support Unit


Roger Peng, Hopkins University)

Frank Curriero, (Johns Hopkins University)


The Quantitative Methods Facility Support Unit (QMU) for the SEARCH center will provide centralized statistical and data analytic services to all projects in the Center. The Unit will be will be led by Dr. Roger Peng with Dr. Frank Curriero. The QMU brings extensive expertise in the analysis of environmental health and spatial-temporal data, and the Unit investigators have longstanding collaborations with many other members of the SEARCH research team. 

The objectives of the Quantitative Methods Facility Support Unit are to: 

  • Objective 1. Provide statistical analysis support for all four Center projects, including methods development, design consultation, analytical work, and manuscript preparation 
  • Objective 2. Conduct statistical methodology research for application in all Center projects when existing approaches are insufficient to address the scientific questions of interest 
  • Objective 3. Coordinate efforts across projects to ensure that all research findings are reproducible by making computer code and datasets available when possible