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Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics

Faculty members in the PHS Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics collaborate with and provide statistical expertise to investigators within and outside Penn State College of Medicine. The division functions very successfully as data coordinating centers for National Institutes of Health (NIH) – funded, multicenter clinical trials and observational studies. The Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics directs the Asthma Clinical Research (ACRN) and Childhood Asthma Research and Education (CARE) Network, both of which conduct multicenter clinical trials vital to the understanding of optimal treatment of asthma in adults and children. The funding for these two networks will be exhausted in 2011, so the NIH has initiated a new network, called AsthmaNet, which will conduct multicenter clinical trials and mechanistic studies in adult and pediatric asthma – the Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics was awarded the AsthmaNet Data Coordinating Center in 2009. The Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics also directs the Community and Child Health Network (CCHN), which aims to gain new insights into the reasons for disparities in maternal health and child development; as well as the Assessment, Serial Evaluation, and Subsequent Sequelae in Acute Kidney Injury (ASSESS-AKI) Consortium, which is conducting a prospective cohort study to investigate the long-term occurrence of cardiac and renal events in patients with acute kidney injury and matched controls.

Division Chief 

Jiangang (Jason) Liao, Ph.D. Professor


Arthur Berg, Ph.D. Associate Professor and Director, PhD Biostatistics Program

Georgia Brown Faulkner, M.S., R.N. Senior Instructor

Tonya S. King, Ph.D. Professor

Lan Kong, Ph.D. Associate Professor

Allen R. Kunselman, M.A. Senior Instructor

Susan J. Kunselman, M.A. Senior Instructor

Rebecca Antle Lengerich, M.A. Senior Instructor

Dajiang Liu, Ph.D. Assistant Professor

David T. Mauger, Ph.D. Professor

Gail M. Snyder, M.P.A. Instructor

Ming Wang Ph.D. Assistant Professor

Rongling Wu, Ph.D. Distinguished Professor

Chengwu Yang, M.D., Ph.D. Assistant Professor

Junjia (Jay) Zhu, Ph.D. Assistant Professor

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