Miami CTSI


The Role for Biostatistics During a Pandemic


Shari Messinger Cayetano, Ph.D, and J. Sunil Rao, Ph.D., co-directors of the University of Miami Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design (BERD) program, have spent their careers developing health-related statistical models, applying statistical expertise to clinical and translational research, and drawing important conclusions from data. Now, they have leading roles in COVID-19 research — driving greater understanding of virus prevalence, treatments and outcomes.