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Karl E. Peace Center for Biostatistics and Survey Research

Welcome from the Director

Welcome to the website of the Karl E. Peace Center for Biostatistics and Survey Research. The center provides biostatistical consulting within the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health (JPHCOPH), Georgia Southern University.

The goals of the center are to function as a technical operations support center to Georgia Southern University and to the external community engaged in health related research; particularly in the areas of public health intervention trials and pharmaceutical drug, device, or biologics research and development. Support and services provided address all phases of the research process, including research planning (experimental or research design, research objective, sample size determination, data collection form design, protocol development, etc.), statistical simulation and computing, data management, statistical analysis, interpretation of the results, and report/manuscript development. The center also provides specialized courses, such as biostatistical aspects of the research, development and regulation of pharmaceuticals.

We support The Master of Public Health degree with an emphasis in Biostatistics and the Doctorate of Public Health degree in Biostatistics. The primary aim of the programs is to prepare students in practical and computational aspects of design and analysis of experiments conducted in public health environments and in the research and development of pharmaceutical products useful in the prevention and treatment of disease. Clinical trial support is a major focus. Graduates of the programs can have exciting and rewarding employment opportunities in the pharmaceutical industry, government and public health agencies (FDA, CDC, state and local), academia and research organizations.

We look forward to meeting with you to discuss ways that we may be able to assist you in your research. Thank you for your interest in our center.

Hani Samawi, Ph.D.
Director, Karl E. Peace Center for Biostatistics

Purpose

The Karl E. Peace Center for Biostatistics functions as a technical operations support center to University and to the external community engaged in health-related research, particularly in the areas of pharmaceutical drug, device, or biologics research and development. Support and services provided address all phases of the research process, including research planning (research design, sample size determination, data collection form design, protocol development, etc.), data management, statistical analysis, interpretation of the results, and report/manuscript development.

Faculty
Samawi_Hani Hani Samawi, Ph.D. M.S.
Professor, Biostatistics
Director, K.E. Peace Center for Biostatistics
(912) 478-1345
hsamawi@georgiasouthern.edu
KarlPeace Karl E. Peace, Ph.D., M.S.
Professor, Biostatistics
Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Cancer Scholar
(912) 478-7905
kepeace@georgiasouthern.edu
RobertVogel Robert L. Vogel, Ph.D., M.A.
Professor, Biostatistics
(912) 478-7423
rvogel@georgiasouthern.edu
LiliYu Lili Yu, Ph.D., M.S.
Assistant Professor, Biostatistics
(912) 478-1278
lyu@georgiasouthern.edu
Services

The Karl E. Peace Center for Biostatistics will be glad to help:

  • Assess research objectives and operations
  • Consult on statistical methods
  • Design experiments, surveys, clinical trials and protocols
  • Provide clinical development plans, statistical analysis plans and/or regulatory strategies
  • Design and develop data collection instruments
  • Design and implement databases
  • Provide data management, oversee and/or perform data entry
  • Create a statistical analysis plan and perform the appropriate statistical analysis and sample size calculations
  • Conduct simulation techniques
  • Conduct Monte Carlo methods of approximation, including MCMC and Gibbs Sampler
  • Provide interim and final documents reporting the results and interpretation of experiments, surveys and clinical trials
Pricing Information

For the consultation and service charges, please contact the director of the Karl E. Peace Center for Biostatistics.

Contact Us
The Karl E. Peace Center for Biostatistics

Hani Samawi, Ph.D., M.S.
Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health
Georgia Southern University
Hendricks Hall, Office 1006
PO Box: 8015
Statesboro, GA 30460

Phone: (912) 478-1345
Fax: (912) 478-2479
Email: hsamawi@georgiasouthern.edu

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health • P.O. Box 8015 Statesboro, GA 30460 • (912) 478-2674 • jphcoph@georgiasouthern.edu